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Things We Saw Today: Wonder Woman & Superman Making Out

This is the cover to DC Comics Valentine’s Day special. Young Romance: A New 52 Valentine’s Day Special #1. It will be a 64-page anthology featuring Superman, Wonder Woman, Catwoman, Batman, Apollo and Midnighter. (via Robot 6

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  • Anonymous

    That Valentine’s Day issue is startingly disrespectful. It’s the 75th anniversary of Superman and instead of celebrating the history of the character the editorial continues to marginalize Lois Lane further and further while pushing this stunt. Also, the art for Diana is cringeworthy on this cover. She’s an object. The focus is on her rear end and her breasts. It feels like such a calculated message of, “Look teen guys! Superman dumped his wife and got this hot girl! Isn’t Superman so cool and edgy?” It’s just…gross. For all involved.

  • Bel

    Wow, Wondie’s boobs are on all wrong. That is an awful piece of art. And is it just me or is it unlike them to be making out on the battlefield over the bodies of their fallen foes?

  • Captain ZADL

    Hear hear!

  • Sarah

    Spines don’t work that way either.

  • Queen LaQueefah

    Dear DC,
    Things That Are Not Sexy or Romantic:
    - Dead bodies
    - Making out while hovering over dead bodies
    -Spines doing anything that make you question where a woman’s organs have gone to
    - Cover art that uses an iconic heroine’s arse as an object to be stared at.
    Yours Sincerely,
    Yet another comic fan fed up of the same old creepy shit.

  • Chanel Diaz

    After reading this a while back:

    Objectifying FEMALE Superheroes compared to Male Superheroes. I instantly thought about that when looking at this cover. UGH.

  • monkeypants2230

    Oh don’t let’s be a hypocrite now Mary , Lois objectified herself a lot in for example Smallville with her french maid, leather and bunny rabbit and lots of sexy little outfits. But knowing you, she’s empowered. Your rants are so funny especially when Lois has many instances in comics she’s drawn as cheesecake but that’s sexy to you. Let’s not pretend you give a crap about WW, shall we?

  • Laura Truxillo

    That’s a lot of “ew” in one TWST.

    Gadangit, Wonder Woman and Superman kissing is just…gross. It’s like watching cousins make out or something.

  • Lindsey Stock

    Since nothing about this half assed relationship has wormed it’s way into Wonder Woman’s solo title…I choose to pretend it doesn’t exist. I choose to pretend pretty much anything that happens in Johns’s JL doesn’t exist. So, since this relationship doesn’t exist, Wonder Woman is not making out with Superman over a bunch of corpses while wearing red and blue body paint, while Superman breaks her spine. Nope. Doesn’t exist. *Fingers in ears* la la la la la la la, non-existent!

  • strife

    Valentine’s issue is for Valentine’s Day. It’s not 2013 yet, so no it’s not the 75th anniversary of Superman. Not “startlingly” disrespectful to Superman at all, especially when he’s in this issue and on the cover.

  • strife

    Superman didn’t dump Lois. They were never together yet in New 52.

  • strife

    1 and 2 are arguable.

  • strife

    Why do fans think it’s okay for Batman/Wonder Woman but not Superman/Wonder Woman. Even Gail Simone said Superman makes way more sense than Batman even though her pick will always be Lois.

  • WellYesYouMay

    He hugged her so hard he broke her SPIIIIINE!

  • Calum Syers

    I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who gets sick of this spine-twisting boobs n’ butts shit.

  • Vovo

    I agree 100%

  • Vovo

    You see them as cousins how exactly?

  • Anonymous

    Ok, here goes:

    * Exhibit A

    * Exhibit B

    * Exhibit C

    * Exhibit D

  • Jerilyn Nighy

    DC, where the worst of the early 90′s is alive again.

  • Jerilyn Nighy

    Ultra-violent WW in her solo book doesn’t exist for me, either.

  • Jerilyn Nighy

    Because of JL/JLU animated. Only Superman and Lois makes sense.

  • Anonymous

    Only if it’s Deadpool ;)

  • Anonymous

    Ah, thanks Mary Sue readers, I was totally going to post a rant about the anatomy and you guys already said everything I was gonna say :)

  • Laura Truxillo

    Did…did I say anything about Batman/Wonder Woman? Because I’m fairly certain I did not. It was really cute in the DCAU, in a they’ll-never-really-get-together-but-even-these-baby-steps-are-probably-good-for-Bruce sort of way.

  • Laura Truxillo

    Emotionally. Physically, a bit. They’ve always been such similar characters to me. And it seems like most of their interaction has always been that of trusted, platonic friend

    But it was a simile. Did I need to make, I dunno, some kind of family tree?

  • Vienna De La Concheta

    Super sexy

  • Anonymous

    “They were never together yet.”
    Reboots mock the English language!

  • you guys

    Wonder woman’s ass is not sexy? Did you include any males in your sample group?

    All kidding aside, yes, it is a sexist male-gaze cover, I don’t know why you’re surprised after 60 years of this.

  • Anonymous

    To be frank, I’m more bothered that Wondie’s got her leg over Supes’ than I am about the exaggerated spinal flexibility: makes her look flaky and clingy instead of strong and confident. Maybe that’s just me, though. Also, no wonder the poor woman’s bosom is all misshapen, crushed up against Superman’s armour (!?!?!?) like that.

    Then again, if I were making a cover involving Wondie and Supes kissing, I’d have Wondie bending Supes over in an inversion of “V-J Day in Times Square” – but again, that’s probably just me.

  • Anonymous

    LOL, “Lois objectified herself a lot” – How does one go about objectifying oneself when you’re a fictional character? But let’s pretend for a second that she was real. Are you really going to go down the path of slut shaming women on their clothing? Yikes.

  • Anonymous

    Lois and Clark were shown as having sex in movies, comics and TV for years. It’s only people who are obsessed with the a 40 year old essay or Mall Rats who have an issue with it.

  • Vovo

    And, because of that, to you that would make them cousins?