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Gimme Some Sugar, Baby!

Here's a "revised" cover for Justice League #12 with Superman and Wonder Woman in the throes of passion:

Modified JL cover


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Aug. 25th, 2012 03:27 am (UTC)
That is such a guy thing to say. :P
Aug. 25th, 2012 04:22 am (UTC)
Agreed. And it surprises me how, given how much DC is shifting to prurient male fantasies instead of creating good stories and characters (like, off the top of my head, what they did to Starfire), that this is just a gag from someone on the Internet and not an actual cover editorial ordered.
Aug. 25th, 2012 04:28 am (UTC)
That makes me think of a Superman comic I flipped through a while a go. It featured a Lex Luthor / Lois Lane paring story and I was horrified. Not only that but right away they got in bed together. Blah, blah. And why does Superman like Lois Lane? She's all ways treated him like a bitch.
Aug. 25th, 2012 12:46 pm (UTC)
Ah, yes. Lois Lane, driven and determined and supposedly Superman's intellectual equal, getting it on with someone her reporter background should tell her is bad news. Sort of like when Venom made a deal with Spider-Man so he could be a superhero -- why is Spider-Man agreeing to let a psychotic murderer run loose in the city, regardless of his dreams?

DC can be inconsistent with characters, but when it comes to women, they are all over the map. Before the reboot, Supergirl was either a wide-eyed innocent, a good-intentioned klutz, a slut, or a bitch, depending on who was writing her (the first appearance of the third Terra comes to mind. A monster attack happened in the middle of a club Kara was partying at, and Terra was fighting it. When Kara complained about the party being over, Terra lectured her about being a hero. When you have a character making their first appearance telling Supergirl about being a hero, something is wrong). The current Supergirl is consistent, but 1) it's still early and 2) I still think the red panel on her new costume is friggin' ridiculous.

For the most part, Lane seemed to be Superman's love interest because, well, that's how she's always been. In the 70's, when they started depicting her as a tough as nails reporter, I saw the dynamic working. But with the move to trying to be more outrageous and get people talking, Lois' character does things she simply shouldn't (your example) that looks great in a synopsis, but from a story perspective, just doesn't work.
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