DC Entertainment has been setting up some unusual partnerships of late and this may just be the most innovative: a team up with dating site Match.com to present profiles of Superman and Wonder Woman, who are rumored to be hooking up in JLA #12. Perhaps realizing that many young comics fans are single, DC has surveyed male AND female Match.com users to discover that Superman is the most kissable superhero and other stuff like that. Which makes us say that Match.com users, you are totally wrong because it is Batman all the way!
BTW, DC is getting a huge amount of PR mileage out of the Supes/Wonder Woman relationship, despite the fact that it has happened before— and in some of their most high-profile books, such as KINGDOM COME and DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN (yes, those were imaginary stories). Which proves that a story is new for every new generation.
Wonder Woman is one lucky lady. Match.com, the world’s largest dating website, today reveals that according to its users Superman is the most kissable Super Hero in the world.
This revelation comes just as the summer’s biggest love affair between Superman and Wonder Woman heats up in the latest issue of DC Comics JUSTICE LEAGUE #12. This news is part of a wealth of material mined from a partnership between Match.com and DC Entertainment that includes results from a survey of more than 1,000 single male and female users of Match.com and a compatibility analysis, which weighs the characters’ chances for a long-term love affair. Superman and Wonder Woman’s first kiss and budding relationship is revealed in JUSTICE LEAGUE #12, available in stores on August 29.
The start of their relationship, like any other, is sealed with a kiss – a kiss that Match.com’s survey showed most single ladies would leap for with 76.2% choosing Superman as the most kissable Super Hero in the universe. As for the top place singles would want to experience a Super Hero kiss? It’s no contest: flying in the air was the clear winner (Males 42.4%, Females 42.9%), while teleporting through time zones ranked last (Males 3.4%, Females 6.3 %).
According to Match.com’s Chief Scientific Advisor and renowned biological anthropologist, Dr. Helen Fisher, the importance of the kiss between Superman and Wonder Woman is as meaningful as it is powerful, “A Super Hero kiss is exciting, but it can be thrilling for people without super powers too. A great first kiss can be exhilarating due to the way the brain responds through the dopamine system, so Superman and Wonder Woman’s first kiss could very well push them over the threshold toward falling in love.”
To find out if Superman and Wonder Woman are more Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson than Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, Dr. Fisher measured their compatibility. After reviewing the data and history of each character she surmised, “As a couple, they are a classic match of a high-testosterone male and the high-estrogen female, and they have many cultural and biological traits that will fuel their romance.”
Geoff Johns, DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer and writer on JUSTICE LEAGUE #12 added, “This is going to be an interesting ride for these two heroes. It raises all kinds of questions? Does this relationship go public? Is it secret? How would Lois Lane or Steve Trevor react? The Justice League? The villains? The world? And…Batman? They’re certainly compatible, but the environment they live in is about as stressful as it can get. We’ll see what wins out.”
To find out more survey results, get an in-depth look at Dr. Fisher’s compatibility analysis and check out Match.com profile pages for Superman and Wonder Woman, please visit: http://blog.match.com/superman-wonder-woman.
JUSTICE LEAGUE #12 is the conclusion of “THE VILLAIN’S JOURNEY” story arc revealing a struggle between the team of Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg and Green Lantern as they combat their newest adversary, Graves. During this time the chemistry between Superman and Wonder Woman heats up, reaching a boiling point that will have long lasting effects. The story is written by the best-selling and award-winning DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer, Geoff Johns with breathtaking illustrations by renowned artist and DC Entertainment co-publisher, Jim Lee.
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.