Thursday, July 10, 2014

Superman/Wonder Woman #10 Review

Written by: Charles Soule
Art by: Paulo Siqueira and Pascal Alixe
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: July 9, 2014

Let Me Put My Recap On

This book should be made for me.  I have enjoyed the Doomed story and I LOVE Superman/Wonder Woman.  Two great tastes that go great together, right?  Maybe, but the World may never know.  Instead of being a great Doomed story or a fantastic Superman/Wonder Woman issue, Charles Soule plays catchup and gives us neither.  Don't get me wrong, it's not a total disaster.  If you're a new reader you may even love it, but fans keeping up with the event or this book (or hopefully both) may wonder why they are taking a walk down memory lane.

The issue starts with the usual recap page, a Daily Planet article by Lois Lane.  I've seen some people criticize these pieces, but I like them.  I've read every page of the event so I don't really need it. but it's nice to get everyone up to speed.  The problem here is, the rest of the issue is mainly recap, even recapping this recap.  I understand the need to help out readers who can't read every book and also be new reader friendly. but this issue is a bit ridiculous. After all that, I still  have to give kudos to Charles Soule.  He still manages to progress the story a bit, mainly with Lois Lane.

The bulk of the issue deals with Lois and Wonder Woman "discussing" their man issues.  I understand she is in full Brainiac mode, but the whole scene is a bit uncomfortable.  The dialogue is cringe worthy and what Lois does is straight up crazy. Believe me, after seeing what she does to "her man", I will not be applying for that position any time soon. 

Of course, we also get SuperDoom and those parts are pretty good.  I've enjoyed the inner struggle between Doomsday and Superman and this issue continues that.  We also get a guest star that is one of my favorites, but even his arrival felt forced.  After all is sad and done, Superdoom decides to return to Earth and I can't wait to see what happens next.  That's the power of Soule...even when I don't fall in love with an issue, he hits enough notes to leave me whistling. `

Paulo Siqueira and Pascal Alixe share art duties and besides Steel looking a little off, the art was pretty good.  I am very biased towards Tony S. Daniel's art, but the they did a good job filling in.

Bits and Pieces:

Superman/Wonder Woman #10 suffers from being too user firendly.  It's not bad, but suffers from too much recap and catchup exposition.  Even so, Charles Soule still manages to push the story ahead and I can't wait to see the fireworks when SuperDoom gets back to Earth.


1 comment:

  1. This was the third pointless issues in a row that portrayed Wonder Woman as a fuckwit yet people still praise the crap out of Charles Soule cause you're all so fucking stupid,