Young Romance Comes to the DC Universe

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As a great TV show once reminded us, love is exciting and new. This is doubly true when said love involves superheroes getting it on. So in an effort to pander to fan fiction writers everywhere, DC has just announced Young Romance: A New 52 Valentine’s Day Special. Just because they are tortured by their burden to protect mankind, superheroes still love things like getting gifts from Tiffany’s and snuggles with their boos just like us normal folk! Lesson learned. Here’s what the company’s press release has to say about the matter:

Hitting stores on February 6, YOUNG ROMANCE: A NEW 52 VALENTINE’S DAY
SPECIAL #1 is a 64-page anthology-style issue that will surely get your
heart pumping with excitement.

Featuring characters such as Wonder Woman, Superman, Batgirl,
Catwoman, Batwoman, Aquaman, Mera, Apollo, Midnighter, and Dick Grayson,
perforated Valentine’s Day cards featuring the stars of its stories.

From writers Andy Diggle, Ann Nocenti, Cecil Castellucci, and Peter
Milligan, and artists Gene Ha, Emanuella Luppichinno, Phil Jimenez,
Sanford Green, and more, this is an issue you don’t want to miss! 

Really? Because I kind of do want to miss it, even with the promise of included Valentines I could send to myself to briefly forget that I am totally unlovable*. Then again according to Kenneth Rocafort’s above cover, superheroes get off on destruction. And I have always wondered what comics written by J.G. Ballard would be like. Oh DC, your attempts at profiting from fanwankery have left me feeling so conflicted!

*Today’s daily quotient of self-loathing.