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 SuWonKalDi 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.