Wonder Woman presides over the marriage of two women in a new comic out on 20 August.
In latest issue of the Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman, Chapter 48, the superhero is sent on a UN mission to Russian occupied Crimea with Superman.
After averting a war, Wonder Woman ends the day by officiating the wedding of a lesbian she met while volunteering in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina.
Superman’s alter ego Clark Kent asks in surprise: ‘You officiate weddings? Is no detail too small for Wonder Woman.’
‘I’m licensed in every state and country that would allow me. I don’t do it often,’ she replies.
When Kent says he didn’t know she was a proponent of gay marriage, she gives the perfect response: ‘Clark, my country is all women. To us, it’s not ‘gay’ marriage. It’s just marriage.’
Wonder Woman is an Amazon princess from Paradise Island, which is inhabited only by women.
The issue’s illustrator, Jason Badower, said the subplot was inspired by the US Supreme Court’s June ruling that legalized gay marriage nationwide.
‘Wonder Woman is such a recognized icon she’s like an international diplomat,’ he told the Sydney Morning Herald.
‘When she says “this is what I do and it’s no big deal to me” she can pave the way to make [gay marriage] more normal for everybody.
‘Popular culture reflects who we are now, but it can reflect who we want to be. I think DC superheros are who we want to be. Marvel are who we are, but DC is who we want to be.’
Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman, Chapter 48
Read the marriage scene below: