Young Romance: The New 52 Valentine’s Day Special – 1


Young Romance: The New 52 Valentine’s Day Special – 1

General Info

Issue No:
1
On Sale Date:
February 2013
Cover Date:
April 2013
Era:
New 52
Story Title:
Truth or Dare

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Kenneth Rocafort
Writer:
Andy Diggle
Penciller:
Robson Rocha
Inker:
Julio Ferreira
Letterer:
Dezi Sienty
Colourist:
Marcelo Maiolo
Editor:
Darren Shan, Eddie Berganza

Characters

Main:
Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Superman (Clark Kent/Kal El)
Heroes:
N/A
Villains:
Sirens
Olympians:
Eros
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
N/A
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Wonder Woman appears in the sixth story of this anthology one-shot.

Synopsis

At the recommendation of her cousin Eros, Diana invites Clark Kent to dinner at a restaurant in Tuscany. She has revealed little about her own family to him, thinking it better that their relationship is confined to the two of them. Understanding the need for secrecy, Clark explains how his own need to keep secrets has been a burden to him, as he has needed to keep his identity secret from everyone he has ever cared about, despite fighting for truth as Superman.

Their conversation is interrupted when two singers with the live band single Clark out, and he feels impossibly compelled to go to them. Diana is confused until Eros appears and explains that Clark has been bewitched by sirens – and not by accident. He conspired with them as part of a deal. The daughters of Achelous are gathering weapons and armour, and they want Diana’s. If she gives them up, the sirens will agree not to compel the innocent bystanders – including Clark – to dash themselves on the rocks.

Rather than comply, Diana transforms into Wonder Woman, and entraps Eros within her Lasso of Truth. This breaks the sirens’ spell on him, but it does nothing to stop Superman from attacking his own girlfriend under their influence. Frustrated, she wraps her lasso around him, but the sirens’ hold on him is too strong. Eros, though, manages to fire his pistols of love at the sirens, causing them to fall in love with him, and break their hold on Superman at his bidding.

Superman is apologetic for hurting Diana, but Eros warns that he will never hurt her again – because he will never love another. He fires one of his bullets at Superman, much to Diana’s distress. She explains that she never wanted his feelings for her to be anything but his own choice. Feigning injury, Superman opens his palm, revealing that he caught the bullet, and confirms that it is still his own choice.