Here is today's Guest Reviews by Anj from Supergirl Comic Box Commentary for DC's Superman/Wonder Woman #3. I have also added my rating after each review. If you have any questions about my rating or want to discuss anything just leave me a comment.
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Superman/Wonder Woman #3 - Zod
Zod unleashed! Can Superman and Wonder Woman stop this madman before he gains full power under the Earth’s yellow sun? Guest-starring the JLA, and featuring a shocking conclusion that could mean the end of Superman and Wonder Woman together!
From the beginning, I have felt that the Superman/Wonder Woman romance was wrong for both characters. I didn't think it suited either of them or was consistent with more classic interpretations of either Clark or Diana. I wasn't 100% closed to the idea but I knew it would take something spectacular, something new, to make me think this was right for either of them.
With that in mind and knowing that the first arc was going to redefine the Phantom Zone villains, I decided to add Superman/Wonder Woman to my pull list. I would give the book a shot to see if writer Charles Soule could sway me. Besides, I knew already that I enjoyed Tony Daniel's art. At the very least, it would be a beautiful book to look at.
Superman/Wonder Woman #3 came out this week and like the first two issues, the characterization of the characters seems just a bit off. They don't seem comfortable with each other. This relationship feels somewhat forced. And the characterization of the two doesn't jibe with me. Now don't get me wrong, there are a couple of nice moments in the book. And the art is stunning. But this Diana is a far cry from the God of War in her solo title. And this Superman seems to eager to distance himself from humanity. And then they seem to pick the oddest time to get amorous and frisky. Maybe this is the early stage of any relationship, where passion seems stronger than love?
Anyways, unless things change, I don't know if there is going to be a second arc in my collection.
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Images Unplugged Rating
Cover & Solicit - 4
Art, Colors & Inking - 5
Layout & Flow - 5
Story - 5
Verdict - 4.9 (10/10) - (Buy Superman/Wonder Woman) SAVE 10%
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