Thursday, February 13, 2014

Superman/Wonder Woman #5 Review

Written by: Charles Soule
Art by: Tony S. Daniel
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 12, 2014

(Wonder) Woman Power

Wonder Woman goes home while Superman fights Zod and Faora.  Batman likes to say "I told you so" and if Diana doesn't help, Superman will have to agree.  Superman bleeds while Wonder Woman kicks butt and in the end, this book makes me love comic books,  Chares Soule and Tony Daniel more than ever.

What more can I say about this book?  If you read either Wonder Woman of Superman, this is a must read.  If you like Wonder Woman and/or Superman, this is a must read.  If you just want a great book that happens to have Wonder Woman and/or Superman, yes, this is a must read.  When I say must read, I mean that if you don't get this book now I will hunt you down, grab you...wait, actually I mean, go out and buy it now.  You will thank me.

Charles Soule continues the story of the DC's Power Couple by showing the reader what they mean to each other, but more importantly, what their relationship means to the World.  They had a little spat last issue and Wonder Woman has returned to Paradise Island to recharge her batteries and catch up. Unfortunately, things aren't right on Themyscira and she must fix them.  Soule shows us Wonder Woman's insecurities and her sense of honor and responsibility so well in just a few panels.

Superman, in the meantime, is having a problem of his own.  He's getting his ass kicked by Zod and Faora.  This is where Batman gets preachy (though like France, he was right).  The Justice League is a team, but the team has been compromised by their relationship.  I've always heard that work place relationships are dangerous, but this is taking it to a new level.  Zod's dialogue here is great and puts Superman's abilities in a whole new light.

When Wonder Woman finally joins the fight, the reader sees who really wears the pants in the relationship.  She saves the day, for now, but her and Superman still have issues to work out and they better do it quick.  There are two overpowered Kryptonians still out and about.  Speaking of quick, I want the next issue now.

Tony S. Daniel is a master and this book proves it.  Action, quiet scenes, characters...everything looks great.  Seriously, I love his work.

Bits and Pieces:

Superman/Wonder Woman has become one of my favorite books in the New 52.  This issue again shows just how well Soule knows both characters and the repercussions of their relationship.  Daniel's outstanding art is icing on an already delicious cake.


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