Lois & Clark 'Never Likely to Date in New 52,' Says AP

Update 08/28/12: It seems this "new status quo" is quite serious. In an interview with the Associated Press, Johns and Lee hinted that the other elephant in the room, Lois Lane's previously-thought destined relationship with Clark, simply doesn't exist. AP writer Matt Moore even went so far as to say "She's still around, but the two have never dated, nor are they likely to."

 

Lee added to the assumption, and noted that this relationship will reach far beyond just the pages of Justice League or just the reactions of other superheroes.

"The way Geoff unfolds the story and the implications of 2 of the most powerful characters in the DCU becoming a team is something that goes beyond the question of 'What about Lois and Clark?" This is a statement to every nation and geopolitical organization in the entire DC Universe giving creative teams ample material to explore this relationship on so many different levels."

Meanwhile, at the New York Daily News, Lee says he likes that this will get people talking.

“If you change anything from the length of a cape to the shape of a belt buckle, there's always some fan that notices and is appalled.

“We're very lucky to have a very passionate fan base.”

He also provided the Daily News with a new image of the pair kissing, which can be seen here!
 

Original Story: It's a match made in heaven.

Er... actually in Krypton and Paradise Island.

In the pages of this week's Justice League #12, Wonder Woman and Superman begin a relationship, something that's been hinted for the last few issues.

DC today released a new cover by series artist Jim Lee that shows Superman and Wonder Woman kissing, with her golden lasso wrapped around the caped hero.

And according to series writer Geoff Johns, it's no longer flirtation, but a new partnership that he intends to continue in future issues.

"This is the new status quo,” Johns told Entertainment Weekly, indicating that the relationship will have an impact on the entire DCU.

 

 

This isn't the first time a relationship between the Man of Steel and the Amazon Princess has been explored in comics — having hooked up most notably in the acclaimed Kingdom Come story by Mark Waid and Alex Ross, as well as a brief flirtation in Action Comics #600. Frank Miller also explored the power couple in his The Dark Knight Returns-verse, including the Dark Knight Strikes Again and All-Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder.

 

 

But it does add a new twist to the stories of the two characters in the relaunched New 52 version of the DCU, where heroes are younger and less experienced. Justice League has recently been exploring a relationship between Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor. A recent interview with Brian Azzarello on Newsarama also had fans hoping that Wonder Woman might find a love interest in Orion, who just showed up at the end of this month's issue #12.

 

Superman, meanwhile, had been married to Lois Lane before the relaunch, but the hero was suddenly rebooted

into being single and available. Until now, that is.

”Hopefully this will raise a lot of eyebrows,” DC co-publisher Lee said. “We welcome the watercooler chatter.”

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