Written by Charles Soule
Artist: Tony S. Daniel
Inks: Sandu Florea
Published by DC Comics
When we last left our heroes, they were dealing with a huge storm that by the end of issue #1 turned out to be caused by Doomsday. For anyone not familiar with Doomsday, he’s Superman’s physical equal, if not superior. At the beginning of issue #2, things definitely don’t look good for DC’s power couple. After Wonder Woman’s battle with Doomsday, he just vanishes into thin air. Superman deduces that the links holding the Phantom Zone might be weakening and that’s why Doomsday was able to escape in the first place. It’s evident that they’re going to need divine help to defeat Doomsday if he pops up again. Enter Hephaestus, the blacksmith of the Gods. After a short test of strength, Superman is deemed worthy of Hephaestus’s work, but before the weapon is created, Apollo shows up at the forge to weigh in on Wonder Woman’s new squeeze.
Charles Soule is making the absolute most out of his first chance to write Supes. In this issue we get a display of how powerful Superman can potentially be, and let me tell you, it’s pretty damn impressive. I think my favorite thing about this book so far is the fact that it’s more about a partnership between Superman and Wonder Woman, not their relationship. I’ve been pretty vocal about the pairing of the two as a couple, and Soule does a great job making sure that their relationship is a secondary storyline, not the thing the book focuses on. It’s almost staggering how many characters from Supes and WW’s mythos have already been brought into this series and he doesn’t look to slow down any time soon. (The last page is a HUGE character and I can’t wait to see what their presence in the book is going to stir up!)
Tony S. Daniel’s art is absolutely beautiful. I love that Wonder Woman is actually wearing armor. Most of her costumes in recent memory almost look like swimming suits, not something you’d go to battle in. There are a few action sequences in this issue and he does a great job displaying the scale of power the characters in the issue are really operating on. These guys and girls are all SERIOUS heavy hitters! (The Supes & Apollo fight is INCREDIBLE!) Mr. Daniel also did the cover. I think it does a fantastic job displaying our heroes on a totally unified front. Props all around to Tony S. Daniel!
This is a book that I can’t wait to read more of. It’s only 2 issues in, but with Charles Soule writing it, it’s already one of the first things I read when it comes out. (If the art stays on par with what we’re being shown, it’s going to keep crawling up the pile!) If you were on the fence about whether or not to read this book, because like me, you weren’t so sure about the romance between Supes and WW, take my word for it; READ THIS BOOK. It’s packed with action, humorous banter, and gorgeous art. At only 2 issues in what do you have to lose?
5 out of 5 nerds