Fans of DC Comics are rejoicing as Wonder Woman has a girlfriend in the new comic series, Dark Knights of Steel.
The limited series is set in a fantastical universe that vaguely resembles medieval times, but there’s nothing medieval about its representation.
The new series begins with Lois Lane arriving on Themyscira, the island home of the Amazons, to deliver bad news to Wonder Woman and princess Zala of the House El – the daughter of Jor-El and sister of Kal-El, aka Superman.
She visits Wonder Woman and Zala in the middle of a fierce training session on the battlefield before sharing with Zala that her father has been murdered.
The princess distraught, as Wonder Woman comforts her and says she will always be on hand to help her.
Wonder Woman then pulls Zala into a close embrace and the two share a heartbreaking yet beautiful kiss before grief-stricken Zala flies off.
Sadly, their relationship isn’t explored any further in the issue.
However, GamesRadar have hinted that their romance may be revisited later in the series.
They did stress, though, that their relationship may not be so ‘idyllic’ as Zala murders Black Lightning’s son by dropping him out of the sky, seeking revenge for her father’s death.
The comic is written by Tom Taylor, Yasmine Putri, Arif Prianto and Wes Abbott.
This is first time fans get to see Wonder Woman in a same-sex relationship, but writer Greg Rucka confirmed she is part of the LGBTQ+ community in the DC Universe too.
When asked if Wonder Woman has been in love and had relationships with other women, he told Comicosity: ‘The answer is obviously yes.’
This year in particular has been a revolutionary one for LGBTQ+ superheroes.
Superman’s son, Jonathan, came out as bisexual and shared a sweet kiss with high school reporter Jay Nakamura.
Series writer Tom Taylor insists the storyline ‘is not a gimmick.’
‘When I was offered this job, I thought, ‘Well, if we’re going to have a new Superman for the DC Universe, it feels like a missed opportunity to have another straight white saviour,’ he told Reuters.
He also didn’t want sexuality to be the focus of the story, but rather for it to be about how ‘Superman finds himself, becomes Superman and then comes out.’
The writer added that he was proud ‘more people can see themselves in the most powerful superhero in comics.’
Credit: Original article published here.