As I noted the other day, there was a lot of hullabaloo about the Superman/Wonder Woman book from those who favor the Clark/Lois pairing and a non-romantically-entangled Wonder Woman. Writer Charles Soule has commented on his blog and dropped a few more hints about the book:
This sort of thing has been done in the past – Batman and Superman in particular have a long history of teaming up in a single title, from “World’s Finest” to the most recent iteration of “Batman – Superman,” written by my pal Greg Pak (the first issue of which hits shelves next week, in fact.) What makes S/WW different is that the main characters are currently embroiled in a romantic relationship, and the title will explore that angle in a significant way. It’s not going to just be about that, but they’re absolutely “together,” in every sense. In fact, that’s what attracted me to the project in the first place – it’s a chance to tell stories about superhero adventures on a gigantic scale with a very personal angle attached to it. (Although let’s get real here – ANY chance to write a title featuring two of the most popular and significant characters in all of popular culture is nothing to sneeze at.)
After giving his thoughts on some of the lessons of love, he concludes:
In a nutshell, then – I think that exploring a relationship between Superman and Wonder Woman will help both characters grow significantly. Whatever happens in their futures (and I’m sure it’ll be all kinds of crazy business – it’s comics, after all), this is where they are now, and I feel fortunate to be the one seeing how it all works out.
Soule notes he won’t be dropping any of his other books—his own LETTER 44 for Oni, and SWAMP THING, RED LANTERNS, and THUNDERBOLTS.
I’ll just throw in here that maybe one way to overcome DC’s Ongoing Dread of Wonder Woman (ODoWW) is to see her in a healthy relationship with a great guy. Okay, I know it kind of sucks for fans of the warrior woman, but that obviously isn’t going to fly. Even in an invisible plane.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.