Next week, in Justice League #12, The Man of Steel and the Amazing Amazon will ... get their respective super-powered grooves on, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Writer Geoff Johns hints that some event — possibly tragic — will impact every member of the Justice League, and cause Superman and Wonder Woman to seek solace in each other and move from super-powered colleagues to power couple. This is no one-issue stunt: "This is the new status quo," says Johns, adding that the relationship will have a seismic impact on all the heroes and villains in the DC universe.
... "Power couple." Oy.
The two have been romantically linked in the past, by writers like Frank Miller (The Dark Knight Strikes Back) and John Byrne (Action Comics #600). But Miller's romance took place in an alternate-future that exists inside the writer's increasingly wackadoo head, while Byrne's Superman and Wonder Woman were two ships — er, fully armed and operational battle stations — passing in the night.
This isn't quite the scandal it could be. DC's universe-wide "New 52" relaunch dissolved the Superman-Lois Lane marriage last year, even as it served to further complicate Wonder Woman's already complicated love life.
In her own post-reboot title, written by Brian Azzarello, Wonder Woman is too busy dealing with gods-and-monsters-style mythic horror to worry much about making kissy-face with anyone, while in the pages of Justice League, writer Geoff Johns not-so-coyly suggests that Diana's broken her share of hearts (male and female, mortal and im-) in her time.
Will these two crazy kids make a go of it? Will the gossip pages fill with all manner of wild speculation over
SuWon KalDi SUP4WON?
After the jump, NPR's Monkey See has intercepted a series of texts between a "BigRedESS" and a "1derWymyn" which may provide a clue.
BigRedESS (5:33 a.m.): watchin u sleep now ;)
BigRedESS (5:34 a.m.): ur pretty :)
BigRedESS (5:45 a.m.): lookin at ur lungs. They r clean haha
BigRedESS (5:46 a.m.): man ur heart is big lol
BigRedESS (5:47 a.m.): i mean like large anatomically haha tho u r really generous too i bet
BigRedESS (5:50 a.m.): wow you got out of bed fast
BigRedESS (5:51 a.m.): mouthwash is in the medicine cabinet top left
1derWymyn (5:52 a.m.): DUDE. WHY ARE YOU TEXTING ME? I AM RIGHT HERE.
BigRedESS (5:52 a.m.): goooood moooorning!!!!!!!!!!
BigRedESS (5:52 a.m.): ?
BigRedESS (5:52 a.m.): u r shouting at me now but u r still cute not a morning person i guess ok lol
1derWymyn (5:53 a.m.): OKAY SINCE YOU ARE NOT ANSWERING MY QUESTION WE'LL DO IT THIS WAY. HOW DID YOU KNOW I WAS LOOKING FOR THE MOUTHWASH? ARE YOU X-RAY VISION-ING ME? IN THE BATHROOM? SERIOUSLY?
1derWymyn (5:55 a.m.): NO ANSWER?
BigRedESS (5:56 a.m.): lucky guess
BigRedESS (6:00 a.m.): u were great last nite :O
BigRedESS (6:01 a.m.): hello?
BigRedESS (6:02 a.m.): helloooooo? my amazon princess? xxoo
BigRedESS (6:03 a.m.): haha you flew out the bathroom window lol u r funny too :)
BigRedESS (6:04 a.m.): lunch ltr?
BugRedESS (6:05 a.m.): well?
BigRedESS (6:05 a.m.): ?????
BigRedESS (6:06 a.m.): ok well i will text u ltr gotta save da world etc etc haha
BigRedESS (8:05 a.m.): flyin 2 the moon 4 a thing. the stars look like your shorts sexxxxyyyyy ;)
BigRedESS (8:06 a.m.): so i m thinking of u is my point :) :) :)
BigRedESS (10:00 a.m.): hey
BigRedESS (10:05 a.m.): u around?
BigRedESS (10:06 a.m.): its just that i ran into atlas the titan and he sed he dated u?
BigRedESS (10:07 a.m.): its cool i just didnt kno that
BigRedESS (10:07 a.m.): wuz he good 2u? u can tell me
BigRedESS (11:15 a.m.): where r u lets meet 4 lunch
1derWymyn (11:30 a.m.): BUSY
BigRedESS (11:31 a.m.): oh me too earthquakes etc no its fine
BigRedESS (11:32 a.m.): txt u ltr 4 dinner?
BigRedESS (1:34 p.m.): wonder womaaaaaan! wonder womaaaaaan! all the world is waiting for uuuuuu! and the powers u possesssssss!
BigRedESS (1:36 p.m.): stop a bullet cold! make the axis fold! change their miiiiinds! and change the woooooooorld!!!! :)
1derWymyn (1:37 p.m.): IT WAS A MISTAKE.
BigRedESS (1:37 p.m.): there you are princess! thai food 2nite?
1derWymyn (1:38 p.m.): CIRCE. SHE'S MY ARCH-VILLAIN. SHE SLIPPED ME A LOVE POTION. IT WAS A WHOLE THING. I DON'T THINK OF YOU THAT WAY. LET'S STAY FRIENDS. IT'S NOT YOU IT'S ME WHATEVER JUST STOP.
BigRedESS (1:39 p.m.): ?
BigRedESS (1:40 p.m.): very funny i knew u were funny :)
1derWymyn (1:41 p.m.): NO JOKE. IT'S BEEN REAL. SEE YOU AROUND. OH AND DON'T MENTION THIS TO BATMAN. HE GETS SQUIRRELY. YOU KNOW.
BigRedESS (1:42 p.m.): who is putting you up to this is it
1derWymyn (1:43 p.m.): AND NO, IT'S NOT LUTHOR. THERE'S NO ONE ELSE. I'M JUST NOT LOOKING FOR A RELATIONSHIP RIGHT NOW.
BigRedESS (1:44 p.m.): its luthor isn't it?
1derWymyn (1:45 p.m.): IT'S REALLY NOT.
BigRedESS (1:45 p.m.): that dastardly villain!!!!!! >:( i will save you!!!!!
1derWymyn (1:46 p.m.): DON'T NEED SAVING.
BigRedESS (1:47 p.m.): is this because ur a
1derWymyn (1:48 p.m.): WOW. OK, PHONE IS DYING. GOTTA GO. BUT IF IT HELPS, YES. WHATEVER. BYE.
BigRedESS (1:49 p.m.): knew it wondered y u hadnt made a play 4 me b4
BigRedESS (1:50 p.m.): its cool i m cool w/it. FYI.
BigRedESS (11:28 p.m) beeteedubs if u & whoever (hawkgirl?) want to party sometime call me maybe haha right lol ;) ;)