Comic Review: Superman/Wonder Woman Volume 1 Power Couple - Charles Soule

Release Date: September 23rd 2014
Published By: DC Comics
Pages: 192
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Rating: 4 out of 5

Synopsis: Beginning a bold new series that details the relationship between The Man of Steel and the Warrior Princess as writer Charles Soule (Swamp Thing) is joined by artist Tony S. Daniel (Batman) to tell the tale of a romance that will shake the stars themselves. These two super-beings love each other, but not everyone shares their joy. Some fear it, some test it-and some will try to kill for it. Some say love is a battlefield, but where Superman and Wonder Woman are concerned it spells Doomsday!

Collects Issues #1-7 of Superman/Wonder Woman

Review: Let me preface this review by saying that whilst I consider myself a pretty big Wonder Woman fan, I’ve never really been much of a Superman fan. I’ve always found him to be quite boy scouty and lacking much of a personality if I am honest. Probably explains why I love Batman so much. ;)

Now that I’ve gotten out of the way, if you too don’t love Superman, this is a GREAT reason to read Superman/Wonder Woman Volume 1. I know that doesn’t make sense on the surface. But honestly, this book helped me really like Superman as a character. I saw so much more depth in his character than I’ve ever seen in any standalone Superman comic.

The reason this book is different to most, is that it’s ultimately a romance. If you’re new to comics, I’ll say it now. Romance and comics don’t often come together in a story. Especially in a DC Superheroes story! So to have this series, it’s quite exciting.

We still see so much action and we see Superman and Wonder Woman team up to take on their enemies together, so it’s not lacking ANY of the standard action you should come to expect in a superhero comic. In actual fact, this had plenty of action scenes and some very worth adversaries in Doomsday and Zod.

It’s really interesting for me personally to see the Internets reaction to this comic title in general, because so many people love Superman and Lois Lane together. I am going to say it now… I think Lois Lane is needy, clingy and desperate. There. I said it. I feel so much better for having gotten that off my chest.

The thing I love about Wonder Woman and Superman together is that they are both equals. Wonder Woman does not need Superman. She wants him. She is a strong and independent woman who is constantly showing Superman that she can take care of herself and doesn’t need to be protected. Interestingly enough, it’s when they’re out of uniform where we see that she too can be vulnerable at times when she gets upset that Clark wants to keep their relationship a secret. We als0 get to see Diana’s (Wonder Woman) ex Steve Trevor getting all jealous of her relationship with Superman as well which showed a very different side to these characters.

The art is beautiful, and I truly believe that a comic book is more enjoyable when the art is good to look at also. I thought there was some really beautiful scenes in this comic. :)

I really enjoyed this book; if you’ve never read a comic before, this can be picked off the shelf and enjoyed - you don’t have to know much about comics to understand this! It’s a pure love story. :)




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