@ScottyLobdell @grantmorrison @geoffjohns @andydiggle : More thoughts on the New Status Quo as explored in Superman #13
There are many unanswered questions. First I’d caution - the story isn’t finished yet. It maybe that Geoff Johns will tell us Diana and Clark - at least at this point in their lives - aren’t compatible. We’d - naturally - respectfully disagree, if that were to be the case, but that’s comic books. Things change. Equally Geoff might say yay they are compatible, and then we’ll Squee. What’s certain is that DC would be mad to tell us at this point which way this drama will play out!
When telling a story there has to be danger, and in romance that is uncertainty; will they won’t they? and we have that to some extent here in Superman #13.
We know Diana has a past - holding hands - with Steve Trevor. Clark has a past too. For me it’s realistic to recognise people have conflicting emotions and feelings. Not only is the future story untold, but the past history isn’t yet revealed. Although I’m confident the remaining issues of Action by Grant Morrison will fill in some of the gaps. Answering questions about the nature of Lois and Superman and Clark’s relationship. Morrison has shown Clark a possible outcome - a possible future where he and Lois are a couple in a world of super-people, but as a co-author of Hypertime as named by Mark Waid, Morrison is very much a disciple of the notion all stories are valid within and of themselves, and canon is just the narrative that the editors and writers elect to tell. DC have said Diana and Kal is the new Status Quo, it’s our preferred outcome, but we’re not selfish to pretend it’s the only one!
It maybe in this New 52 canon reality, Superman and Lois ”dated” as in the Bronze age, and here as then, Lois decided that their relationship couldn’t work - or it could be Clark had a crush on an older successful colleague who he admired, and his pining is just part of one chapter of his life ending as he moves on. Anyone who has experienced unrequited love knows how emotionally crippling that can be.
Lastly the bottom line matters. If the people who actually go out and buy comics in print or digitally continue to enthusiastically embrace the idea of Superman and Wonder Woman, as early sales indicate they have, then WB/DC will ship books with our OTP front and centre.
So in conclusion support Diana and Kal in print, and by buying licensed merchandise - and the creators including @DCComics by shouting out the love for things that they get right.
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