Diana and Bruce in Planetary/JLA: Terra Occulta:
After you, Ms. Prince, please.
Chivalry is not dead.
Diana and Bruce in Planetary/JLA: Terra Occulta:
After you, Ms. Prince, please.
Chivalry is not dead.
Clark: I can’t find Bruce.
Diana: Hold on, I got this.
(Cups hands together)
Diana: SURE KAL I’D LOVE TO GO OUT TO DINNER WITH YOU!
Bruce: CLARK I’M KICKING YOUR ASS!!
Diana: Found him, but you might want to run.
Batman & Wonder Woman: “… you and I have a more intimate relationship with darkness”
DC Holiday Special 2017 – “Solstice”
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Bilquis Evely, Romulo Fajardo Jr
Letters by Dave Sharpe
❄ To help us all get into the holiday mood for the upcoming event! ❄
dceu meme: 1/3 relationships
↳ We make it through tonight, you can stay in the shadows forever. Dress up like a bat. I won’t even sue. — If, we get through the night.
OK, I’m kind of late for this one but better that then never 😉
The whole 6 Issues Mini-series is a Wonderful Work courtesy of Liam Sharp and I have to confess that I can’t wait it to be made into a Book.
The following Pictures are extracted from DC’s “The Brave and the
Bold : Batman and Wonder Woman” Issue 3 with Liam Sharp as
Writer and Artist.
A little romantic setting for the two Heroes alone in an foreign realm, will always leave some sweet memories. Thank you for that Liam Sharp.
In the “DC Rebirth – Trinity” Issue 18, Superman was mounting a Unicorn with a blue mane (hinting to his mostly blue colored Costume) but Batman had the one with a mane matching in color (mostly red) Diana’s Costume/”Religious Habit”(See JL(2016) #35) and Wonder Woman had the one with a White/light Gray mane reminding us of the Dark Knights “Black and White” colorless pattern.
In this Issue of ‘the Brave and the Bold” Liam Sharp seems even more Obvious about the color switch. Diana and Bruce both mount a horse matching the other one’s main color pattern. Diana showing off a lot of fair skin with a mostly red Costume/Habit like Bruce’s horse. The two shades of Dark/Light Gray of Bruce’s Costume matching the colors of Diana’s horse.
If that’s not a hint about how perfectly these two complement each other…
But back to DC Rebirth’s Batman #39-#40 …
This little comment from Diana to Bruce while facing the romantic sundown in Liam Sharp’s story is most interesting.
According to Liam Sharp, this story is supposed to happen shortly after Diana starts dating Steve Trevor in “DC Rebirth – Wonder Woman #25″. So this should have happened prior to “DC Rebirth – Batman #39 and #40″. This means that even if it was Published later it fits in the timeline shortly before Diana and Bruce were trapped in the Realm of Gehenna and that could explain why Diana and Bruce refrained from giving into their mutual desire at that point. Obviously Diana and Bruce knew time could flow with a different speed from one realm to another because they experienced it first hand not so long before in “Tir Na Nog”. Leaving them unsure about how much time will have past once they return home from “Gehenna”, if they ever did. That could explain why Diana said the very cryptic sentence : “No, we can’t … Ever” in “Batman #40″.
In Tir Na Nog, both heroes seemed to “discover” that time can flow differently in another realm, explaining why Diana is shocked about how long its Inhabitants had been really trapped there. But neither one of them seemed to be surprised (the very moment they returned from Gehenna) that Selina hadn’t aged after the 37 years they spend trapped there … They had expected that possibility. They must have anticipated the time flow differences prior to the near kiss. For how long ? I am pretty sure it didn’t take them long to come to that conclusion considering both knew Selina was supposed to make sure the “Gentle man” returns, … maybe days, weeks, but not more … Still that knowledge couldn’t change how their attraction and feelings
for each other evolved within the realm until it came to that boiling point. The Mind can control how you
act and it did in the end, but it doesn’t control what your Heart feels or wants deep down …
(Pictures from DC Rebirth – Batman #40 – Written by Tom King)
Liam Sharps story in “Tir Na Nog” shows us how the passage of time strongly affects our memory, that slowly fades away, … changing the way our heart perceives things, how former Friends (the Fomorians and the Dé Danann) can change into Enemies or helping us to cope with the death of a loved one … but the same way it can change Friends into Lovers … I am starting to doubt Tom King chosed to expose Bruce and Diana to such an incredible level of stress during nearly 40 years peaking with a near kiss after only 10 years just to promote BatCat or WonderTrev and trash WonderBat…
Anything that happened after these 10 first years just proves how strongwilled and compassionate Diana and Bruce can be. How both Heroes are able to sacrifice everything in order to stay true, and respect the feelings of the people they care about and who love them : Selina and Trevor. But the following 27 years just got Diana and Bruce even closer, sharing things neither one of them ever opened up with anyone else: Dropping the mask and showing off their weaknesses to one another (both are well known to never ever give up and yet they do it in front of each other – Batman even used Wondy’s unfaltering combativity to make a Contingency against her). When they are together alone they don’t need to hide or pretend anymore – both allow themselves to let go knowing they can draw upon he other one’s willpower the strength to keep going on … Mocking gently Clark. Diana talking about Jumpa (surely the Kangaroo she uses as a mount in her very first Issue of 1942) or could anyone imagine the fearsome Batman confessing to someone else that he misses his Dog ? … surely not even to Clark … and he isn’t that open with Selina even if he undoubtedly cares a lot for her … just like Diana talking about “my Steve Trevor” rather than just “Steve” reminds of older stories of Wonder Woman were she used his full name to keep up some distance all the while she was in a relationship with him.
I may read too much into this, but then again why did Liam Sharp specifically set this story “shortly after Wonder Woman #25″ and why even use the time flow differences ? Why did Tom King add Diana’s cryptic sentence in “Batman #40″ and why did’nt he write any real surprise other than Diana’s “Where…” and Bruce’s “Home” ? Why did he write Diana and Bruce in an embrace on the bridge of their arrival before either one of them even talks to Selina ? Why don’t they care about the fact that Selina didn’t age ? … IMO the answer is : They knew ! … and they knew because of “Tir Na Nog”…
I was disappointed with several “mistakes/inconsistencies” in both Issues of Batman (#39 – #40), but with “The Brave and The Bold: Batman and Wonder Woman” set at an earlier timespot those inconsistencies just vanish. Though, once put together both stories shed another light on the journey in Gehenna, as well as on Bruce and Diana’s real closeness afterwards. Especially if you add the “Metal event” (with the stories of “the Merciless” and “the Batman who laughs”) to the mix.
It looks like DC pushed them both once again way beyond “Best Friends” but they won’t allow themselves to act on it.
Are we already back to a pre-flashpoint kind of relationship between Diana and Bruce ?…
(extracted from DC’s “Blackest Night : Wonder Woman” #3 written by Greg Rucka)
Kind of amazing the effect Diana has on Bruce… I am sure you all think Batman has some serious rational rules to stay away from a relationship with the Princess of the Amazons … but the truth is the Playboy isn’t afraid to start a relationship with any woman except for Diana Prince.
After the “Obsidian age” kiss, Diana and Bruce decide to have a talk … so comes up a Dinner Date !
(pictures edited from DC’s comic : JLA(1997) Issue #80)
It is kind of funny and cute to see Bruce Wayne, the fearless Batman at Night and confident Playboy Billionaire the Day, totally nervous prior to the arrival of Diana. He repeats himself “.. don’t be wearing perfume .. don’t be wearing perfume ..” as a Mantra fearing he won’t be able to resist her if she does. Then he sees her and understands how much trouble he’s in. You’ve got to love the moment it downs on him : “… of course you don’t need it. … Oh Boy…”
He runs away from the Dinner as fast as possible as soon as Batman is needed in Gotham … Diana ends up doing some missions awaiting for him, and of course they didn’t talk about it … he agrees he’d chickened out and apologizes … another wonder only Diana can achieve.
So she asks him for another date with no running away, … but don’t think for a second the Princess of the Amazons is any bolder when the subject of the relationship is named Bruce Wayne.
Both seem to drag the talk for quite some time until the Issue #90 of JLA (1997). This time Bruce agrees to the second date but Diana has to try J’onn’s Machine first, just to be sure … What she discovers is how deep she’s is gonna fall for him, she discovers she would do anything for him and that the hardest thing she will ever have to face in her immortal life is loosing him one way or the other.
So when Bruce asks Diana how it was … the Fearless Amazon Princess chickens out just the same and tells him “it was terrible…” and she knows now that she would beg to have just one more day with him for as long as she could get one …
In the Issue #87 of “the Brave and the Bold” published in December1969-January1970 … Diana Prince meets Bruce Wayne for the first time at a Car Race, ignoring he is her old JLA teamate “Batman”. Bruce on the other hand knows she is “Wonder Woman” and wants to protect her from a bad Guy who tries to approach and seduce her.
(The pictures bellow are all edited from Issue #87, #105 and #158 of DC Comics – “the Brave and the Bold” serie starting in 1955)
The Princess of the Amazons doens’t shy away from the Billionaire Playboy’s reputation and lets him woo her. The smiles and looks quickly do their magic in this charming game.
And soon follows a invitation to a Date night …
The bad guy wanted to rig Bruce’s Car but the latter discovered it and was fighting some thugs as Diana arrived. Bruce had to refrain to keep Diana from discovering his secret Identity. Seeing him beat down the bad guys, Diana would have recognized immediately Batman’s fighting style.
This was the time where Diana Prince had exchanged her Powers and Immortality to live a life as a human. An impressive Diana, … when you have everything but still choose the humility of a mortal life … but even as only a normal woman she still acted as a Heroine with courage, determination and compassion …always a Wonder Woman. When I compare this one, or the one in DC Rebirth Trinity #17-#19 (Blind), to the miserable one who lost her powers in “Act of God”… I can only think that each time Wondy and Supes are together, good or evil, it is always the worst version of themselves that you get …
During the fight, Bruce gets knocked down and the Thugs escape. Having a concussion the Medic forbids him to race. Diana who knows who is behind all this, is already hooked enought to take his place knowing it is going to be a dangerous Car Race. To avoid that he wants to use his Batman personna to do the job. Surely a good point for him from Diana’s POV if Bruce Wayne has her teamate Batman as friendly acqaintance.
Batman rides the Car but Diana learns the bad guy set up traps along the road to kill Batman. She takes her car and saves Batman’s life several times.
Unfortunately, she got captured at the last Trap. Helpless she will have to look Batman falling into the deadly trap. The moment the last thug triggers the trap she actually cries believing Batman’s will get killed. But its the Thug’s boss that dies.
Diana mistakenly took the wrong car to protect Batman during the race and now she is dragged into Jail for that … unless Bruce goes for her Bail … I have no doubt that she did eat her meal in a fancy restaurant that night and not in a Jail cell.
”the Brave and the Bold” Issue #105 in 1973 : A few years later, It is Batman who asks Wonder Woman for help (and invites her to come to Gotham!) … she still doesn’t have any powers… but he trusts her anyway.
I don’t know what happened during that dinner night in 1970 or how many “Dinner nights” followed that first one … but now she obviously knows his secret Identity. And when the damsell in distress jumps on a surprised Batman to kiss him. Diana in the background doesn’t really seem happy about it.
In “the Brave and the Bold” Issue #158 (10 years after their “First Date”), this time Diana who recovered her Powers doesn’t take long to answer to his invitation even if it is going to be a “late” into the night Dinner … and she knows she will Date the real Him not just one personna or the other.
I really want to celebrate the deep and informative analysis posts that @toughguywithbossygirlfriend does, so be prepared to see a few reblogs from him this week! ~ Maiden
Be sure to show dee_stroyer some love on Twitter if you like her art!❤️ ~ Maiden