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Wonder Woman has a lesbian lover in DC's new comic series

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DC Comics superhero Wonder Woman will lock lips with her new girlfriend in DC Comics' latest addition to the "Dark Knight of Steel" comic book series.

In the second issue of the "Dark Knights of Steel," Princess Diana (Wonder Woman) has a newfound love interest in Zala-El from the House of El. Diana's new same-sex relationship departs from precedent set by the original comic storyline since her debut in 1941, in which she had very few relationships with homosexual characters. However, it has been "strongly implied numerous times" that Wonder Woman is bisexual, according to Screen Rant. Historically, Wonder Woman's predominant love interest has been Steve Trevor, the pilot who crash-landed on her home island of Themyscira.

In "Dark Knights of Steel #2 " by writers Tom Taylor, Yasmine Putri, Arif Prianto, and Wes Abbott, Wonder Woman makes her first appearance in the series. The story opens up with Lois Lane arriving on the island of Themyscira after traveling by ship to deliver some bad news.

The story then cuts to Lois finding Diana sparring on a battlefield with a woman who readers learn is Zala-El from the House of El. Lois tells Zala that her father, Jor-El, has been murdered. Wonder Woman immediately rushes to comfort the heartbroken Zala-El, telling her that "she will be there for her no matter what," and the two women share a passionate kiss, Screen Rant said.

Zala-El is a brand-new character to the DC universe and will play an important role in the story development of the "Dark Knight of Steel" series. It is suspected that Wonder Woman will likely fight side-by-side with her new lover to defend Zala-El after the Princess House El kills one of the sons of Black Lightning in an act of revenge for the death of her father, according to Screen Rant.

Wonder Woman's new lesbian love affair is just one part of DC Comics' new host of coming LGBT characters.

On Oct. 11, DC announced that it will introduce many new LGBT characters, including Jon Kent (the son of Lois Lane and Clark Kent), The Flash, Batwoman, and Green Lantern. These are just a few of the comic heroes expected to have homosexual storylines within the year, according to Yahoo! News.

"I've always said everyone needs heroes, and everyone deserves to see themselves in their heroes, and I’m very grateful DC, and Warner Bros. share this idea,” DC Comics writer Tom Taylor said in a statement released by DC.

The latest issue of "Dark Knights of Steel" is now available in comic book stores everywhere.

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