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Saturday, September 01, 2012 

Jim Lee ripped off some of his own imagery for Superman/Wonder Woman affair

Through this post on Wired's Geekmom, I discovered that Jim Lee had used the posings and positions for the imagery seen in the new Superman-Wonder Woman romance before in Superman: For Tomorrow:
...that’s exactly how this romance is being written, by re-using the iconic images, words of love, and reasons for being together directly from the Superman and Lois pairing.

First, there’s Jim Lee re-using his own art of Superman and Lois embracing from For Tomorrow to put Superman and Wonder Woman in the exact same pose. [...]

Even the words Superman says to Wonder Woman are close to what he’s said to Lois previously. The words that lead to this kiss are “Do you ever feel alone?” “Of course I … do.”

Which is an echo in the Lois & Clark: The Adventures of Superman series.

Lois Lane and Wonder Woman are not the same person. I don’t think that needs to be said out loud but, apparently, given how one is being slotted into exactly the same images and exactly the same kind of romantic connection, the powers that be at DC seem to think they are.

Superman’s reaction to them is exactly the same.
In other words, Lee basically swapped Lois Lane with Wonder Woman in the same position, and then Geoff Johns does the same with the dialogue by borrowing almost verbatim from past Superman stories and TV series. Which just shows how absurdly derivative they've become, so much they can't even think of how to build the romance with their own ideas for dialogue and imagery.

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