Johns said he took the plunge in “Justice League” for one reason: story. “We have a story for it. As you saw in ‘Justice League’ #12, right now it’s just a kiss. Issue #13 follows up on that, and #14 goes further. We’re trying to let it really play out, and build to a storyline that kind of illustrates, if these two are together, how people view them. How does Batman view it, how does the team view it, what does it mean to them, their private lives, the villains, the world?” Johns said. “There’s a lot of ramifications to it, and whether they are compatible or not in the long run is the story.