Thursday, January 16, 2014

Superman/Wonder Woman #4 Review

Written by: Charles Soule
Art by: Tony S. Daniel and Paulo Siqueira
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: January 15, 2014

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The secret is out and so is Zod.  Superman and Wonder Woman begin to deal with the World knowing about their relationship while Zod tries to reunite with his love.  Clark wants to know who leaked the story, but Cat just wants to party all the time (my girl likes to...)

Charles Soule has done such a good job with this book by concentrating on what makes Superman and Wonder Woman tick.  It's just as much about who they are as what they are together.  Superman/Wonder Woman #4 continues the greatness.  We get one of my favorite explanations of why Superman keeps the Clark Kent identity going.  It makes so much sense...but so does Wonder Woman's reasoning to drop it.  That is the key.  The book shows just how different these Heroes (and lovers) are and also how good they are together at the same time.

The book is called Superman/Wonder Woman, but the star of the issue is Zod.  He shows how conniving and badass he really is.  Seriously, he pretty much mocks Superman for how stupid he is and he's pretty much right on the money.  Why is Zod doing what he does?  Money?  World domination?  Nope.  He wants his lady back.  Badass.

The second part of the issue involves Clark bugging Cat about who sent the Superman/Wonder Woman story to her and Cat bugging Clark to cut loose and party. They both come off as a bit annoying in their own lovable way.  Seriously, how hard would it to be for Cat to say she doesn't know and Clark to pretend to have a little fun.  It's a bit of a let down from the action packed first part, but it doesn't ruin the issue.  We do get a full page spread of the global reactions to the news with some funny cameos and a little later, Batman crazy reaction.

Tony S. Daniel does the art in the first part and all is good.  Paulo Siqueira does a good job in the second half though it's hard to get a grasp of what he's capable of since not much action is happening.  I must give a shout out to second part colorist Hi-Fi for having such a kick ass name.

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Superman/Wonder Woman #4 continues the greatness of Soule and Daniel.  This is the comic to read if you want to know who Superman and Wonder Woman are as super people, super heroes and a super couple.  With Zod now fully in the mix and the World aware of their relationship, the stuff is about to hit the fan.


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