When Superheroes Fall in Love…: “Superman / Wonder Woman” Takes Both Characters in a Bold, New Direction
Even though comic purists have grown used to the fact that Clark Kent/Superman was in love with Lois Lane and would never, ever leave her, what would happen if he fell in love with another woman? And what if that woman was Princess Diana of Themiscrya, known to the wider world as Wonder Woman? That’s exactly the tale Charles Soule set out to tell when he wrote the Superman/Wonder Woman comic series, which revolves around the repercussions of Princess Diana and Clark Kent falling in love.
Unlike the romance in some Young Adult novels, Clark and Diana’s relationship is one built on mutual respect. There’s a bit of snark between them much like Han Solo and Leia Organa in the Star Wars films, but Clark knows that his Amazonian Princess is able to defend herself without his help and he admires her strength. Soule also fleshes out both Superman and Wonder Woman so they are free of tired old stereotypes. Although both of them are superheroes, there is a uniquely human element to their personalities that will make readers want their relationship to thrive.
Finally, Tony Daniel’s stunning, classic artwork perfectly compliments Soule’s fantastic writing, and his visuals help to bring the characters to life in a way that separates them from their usual trademark personalities. If you’re looking for a believable comic book romance with a strong female heroine, then you’ll love Charles Soule’s series!