Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Superman/Wonder Woman #11 Review

Written by: Charles Soule
Art by: Thony Silas
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 13, 2014

Zoned Out

This issue continues the Doomed story with Superman Doomed [Last Sun]: Chapter 2.  Rolls right off the tongue, right?  Don't get me started.  The Doomed story has been up and down, but after three strong issues last week, things haven't been better.  Until this week. Yes, Charles Soule brings us back to Earth with an issue that while fun, doesn't do much to further the overall story and may even hamper it.

The big draw going into this issue was Mongul and Non coming out of the Phantom Zone ready to party. They certainly look the part, but when they see what Brainiac is up to, the party ends before it even starts.  It's the biggest disappointment this issue, but it's not the last.

The rest of the book is a mixed bag.  Cyborg shows how badass he is while Steel continues to show that every problem can be solved by covering it in metal.  While Superman flies off and summons his inner Doomsday, Wonder Woman makes a desperate move.  It's Wonder Woman's actions that end the book and takes the story in yet another direction.  It's pretty epic, but doesn't really have me excited.  Maybe because this story has already had a few bumps in the road, this issue hasn't ruined my overall feelings for Doomed.  I'm still looking forward to next issue.

I am a big fan of Thony Silas from his work on Batman Beyond 2.0.  While his style is more cartoony than Tony S. Daniel, I love it.  I hope this issue shows everyone what they've been missing.

On a side note, I really can't wait to get back to the regular run of Superman/Wonder Woman.  I have enjoyed the whole Doomed story, but Wonder Woman has really been neglected.

Bits and Pieces:

Superman/Wonder Woman is an okay issue in the Doomed story.  It's got some fun bits, but in the end actually hurts the overall story. I really liked Thony Silas' art, but overall I can't recommend this issue.


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