June’s #DCYou mini-relaunch has promised exciting new developments for most of their returning titles, but it seems that the only thing new with Wonder Woman is that she’s all wrapped up in the big changes rocking Superman. His secret identity has been exposed and his powers are wonky, and he seems to be having a rough time of it. And of course his loving girlfriend Wonder Woman is there to comfort him. Let’s take a peek at Superman/Wonder Woman #18, courtesy of Newsarama:
The eight page sneak peek of Superman/Wonder Woman we saw a couple of weeks ago ended with Superman telling Wonder Woman that he didn’t love her, anymore so I’m not sure what’s going on here. The couple’s in bed together and Wonder Woman’s wearing his shirt and staring at him all moon-eyed. Did Wonder Woman not get the message? Have things changed? Was the sneak peek a fake out? I suppose we’ll have to buy the book next week to find out.
Everything in this five page preview is about Superman, from Wonder Woman swearing to protect him to the couple fixing to visit Smallville, Superman’s hometown, to help out Lana Lang, Superman’s childhood sweetheart. And, of course, the book is connected to the “Truth” storyline that follows the reveal of Superman’s secret identity. The book was tied up in the “Doomed” Super-books crossover last year, and now it’s in another one. Wonder Woman may share top billing on the series, but it’s rarely been about her and it doesn’t look to be particularly focused on her and her corner of the universe now. It’s basically just been a Superman book, and Wonder Woman’s tagging along.
I’m still holding out hope that the declaration in the sneak peek means that the end of Superman and Wonder Woman’s romance is nigh, but these first few pages of the book sure put a sizeable dent in said hope. There’s still a lot of book left, though, both to address the duo’s relationship and to bring in some Wonder Woman elements. Superman/Wonder Woman #18 will be out next Wednesday in comic shops and online, and we’ll get the full scoop then.