DC teased a powerful Justice League lesbian romance that may never exist
Wonder Woman has a perfect relationship with Kal-El’s newly introduced sister, but she may never make it to canon.
WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Dark Knights of Steel # 2, on sale now.
Dark Knights of Steel # 2 (by Tom Taylor, Yasmine Putri, Arif Prianto, Wes Abbott) began with the revelation that the Wonder Woman in this high fantasy themed story is dating new Kryptonian sister Zala Jor-El. of Superman. Their relationship is revolutionary; an equal partner found in each other, but at the same time it is also tragic.
It’s not because of a doomed future between the two, although at the end of the problem things for Zala take a decidedly calamitous turn and it could indeed end in a war. Yet the true the tragedy is the fact that this is an alternate universe outside of continuity. As such, he will likely never exist in the main DC Universe. And that’s a shame.
The idea of ââa romantic relationship between Superman and Wonder Woman has already been explored, which often resulted in the creation of an exceptionally powerful lineage. However, this is something entirely new. Wonder Woman has been canonically bisexual for a few years now, but she’s never really had the opportunity to have a romantic relationship with a woman who could be her equal in terms of power. For someone like Diana, who naturally has a number of powerful enemies, that would be a miracle. Zala is not only able to support Diana, but also to stand by her side in the worst of dangers she encounters.
It doesn’t even take into account the symbolism of their relationship. Diana has always been an emissary in the world of men in an attempt to reform the corruption that had taken root there, thus becoming a champion of truth and justice. Likewise, Zala is also not originally from the world she lives in, being conceived by parents. literally from another world, who took charge of protecting it. They also each have powers that separate them from humanity. The two were raised as princesses on this world, but there are differences that keep them disconnected from most people. This distance from others brings them closer together because they have someone to turn to who understands how they are feeling.
Ever since Wonder Woman turned bisexual, fans have wanted to see her in a committed relationship with a woman for some time. The point is, Wonder Woman is a difficult person to pair with anyone. It’s not because Diana isn’t a loving person – quite the opposite, in fact, because she has already been chosen by a Violet Lantern ring. due to its connection to love – but because it is difficult to follow. It’s hard to imagine that anyone could stand on an equal footing with such a paragon, which is probably why Superman is paired with her so often. That being said, there’s little chance it’ll get hot anytime soon.
For starters, Zala does not exist in the DC Universe. There’s a Supergirl, Kara Zor-El, but she’s Superman’s youngest cousin. Zala Jor-El is clearly a replacement, however, and seeing a similar relationship flourish in the DC Universe proper would be a fascinating thread. Power Girl also returned to stories with One Star Squadron. Since his ethics are apparently flawed through The world of man (and the economic forces that govern it), this too would constitute fertile ground for exploration. Unfortunately, DC Probably not in that direction, despite its recent inclusion with other LGBTQ + relationships in its flagship characters like Robin and Superboy.
It’s unfortunate that this romance is likely only explored in an alternate universe and doesn’t get as much commitment as Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy relationship. It actually bears some similarities to Marvel having Hercules as bisexual, when fans claimed that he and Wolverine are a couple. On the bright side, as this is an alternate reality story, the love between Diana and Zala will undoubtedly be explored, having already proven to be excellent partners for each other. As the story escalates into tragedy, it can be even more fleeting.
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