April 27, 2004
By Avi Green
JLA #90: Perchance…
Writer: Joe Kelly
Inker: Tom Nguyen
Wonder Woman and Batman are contemplating their love affair
together, and Diana turns to Martian Manhunter to use some of his
virtual reality equipment to think it all over. In the end, after
having spent some time in the device, she meets with Bruce, and, as
much as they do like each other, it’d be better to discontinue the
affair that they’d been having to some extent in the past two years.
Overall, this was a pretty nice issue, wrapping up writer Kelly’s
run on the book, and it’s pleasing to be able to read something that
isn’t overly political for a change. And it was also nice to see
darling Diana flash back on her love affair with Bats while chatting
with Faith (while Major Disaster passes by with a kindly bit of
humor), though it’s a pity that some of it had to be displayed in
the dull Obsidian Age
story arc, which sadly took up more than a bit of the run in late
2002. But if you can look past that part, ditto the sloppy way that
Diana is drawn on the first page, then this issue, to say the least,
is a pretty good pleaser.
It’s quite an amazing trip through the land of VR that WW takes, as
she chats with Bats about where they stand on all these matters, and
some of the encounters that take place along the way, including some
parts on Themyscira, and even a very flattering sequence in which
Diana finds herself in the role of “Batwoman”, fighting crime
alongside the Bat in Gotham City in a very stunning costume. And
their moments together are quite warm.
So a pretty good ending to the run of the past year this was, and
while it’s a bit of a shame that this affair couldn’t have been as
expanded upon and explored as much as I’d like to have seen, I guess
it’s for the best that they’ve parted ways in the end, but
hopefully, there’ll be more team-based love affairs to come in time.
Copyright 2004 Avi Green. All rights reserved.
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