Friday, October 11, 2013

Superman Wonder Woman #1

   The budding romance between Superman and Wonder Woman is one of the most logical romances in comics - and also the one that doesn't really work at all.

   That's because Superman doesn't seem "right" when he's not in love with Lois Lane (or Lana Lang or another "LL" alternative).

   There's also the conflict between Diana's myth-based origins and Clark's science fiction-based background - it makes for an odd match.

   This series is addressing the romance (and, in fact, hints that the two have gone beyond just smooching), and throws in a bit of superhero action along the way.

   This is the only place outside of her own comic that we see a Wonder Woman who is rooted in the same realm of horror and myth - and that's probably a good thing.

   The issue is written by Charles Soule, and it's a good effort, somewhat redeemed by the shocking final panel.

   The art is by Tony Daniels, who turns in excellent work, with powerful layouts and strong character designs.

   It's a little too early to tell if this series is going to work - it's off to a good start - but I still think the two leads make an odd couple.

Grade: B+



Dwayne said...

Clark Kent would never be in a relationship with Wonder Woman, so neither would Superman. Supes works best when the written as a "regular" guy with super powers, NOT as a "god among us."

Chuck said...

Dwayne, I agree. It's the old question about which one is "real" - Superman or Clark. I prefer the idea that he's Clark, and Superman is the disguise.