Saturday, November 16, 2013

Superman/Wonder Woman #2 Review

Written by: Charles Soule
Art by: Tony S. Daniel
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 13, 2013

Gods and Monsters

Superman and Wonder Woman are two parts of DC's Trinity, the most powerful couple on Earth and now the stars of one of the best books in the New 52.   I had my concerns about this book, but Charles Soule and Tony S. Daniel have really come through in spades.

Wonder Woman has brought Superman home to meet her Family.  Most of us know how awkward that can be, but when the "Family" is a dysfunctional bunch of Gods, it can get crazy real quick.  Of course, it does.  Apollo doesn't approve of Diana's choice of Boyfriends and lets them both know.  After reading this issue you will know what happens when Superman fights a God and let me tell you, it's awesome.

Charles Soule proves last issue was no fluke.  Where others may have chosen to ignore the main characters other titles, he cherry picks the best parts of both and mixes them into this book to produce something even greater than it's parts.  The book fits so well into both hero's mythos and the New 52 in general. Superman/Wonder Woman is also pretty damn funny (Clarke's answering machine and a shout out to Batman vs Guy Gardner are both hilarious).  Furthermore, the issue is bookended by two popular villains, the later creating a cliff hanger that will surely prove exciting in issues to come.

Tony S. Daniel's art is also a great combination of the Wonder Woman and Superman titles.  Everything looks great, but more importantly, everything looks right.  A special shout out to Tomeu Morey on colors.  Everything is so bright and vibrant that it just jumps off the page.

Bits and Pieces:

Superman/Wonder Woman #2 continues to impress.  Charles Soule is giving us a personal tale of two of Earth's most powerful Heroes.  Tony S. Daniel's art compliments both the story and it's main characters so well.  This is now become one of my top five books in the New 52.


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