Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Superman/Wonder Woman #2

The second issue of Superman/Wonder Woman is equal parts entertaining and frustrating. The tease in last month's issue about a big throwdown between Superman and Wonder Woman vs. Doomsday is over in just a handful of panels before it ever really begins. And the way it ends is also odd as Doomsday simply stops beating Diana half-to-death to disappear as Superman saves the freighter from the storm. Consider of the unstoppable killing machine, I guess?

From there the two heroes spend time in both the Fortress of Solitude to discuss Doomsday who Kal-El fears may have found a way to temporarily escape the Phantom Zone and to the halls of Hephaestus who Diana beseeches to build a suit of armor for her love. The issue also teases the *sigh* arrival of another Kryptonian on Earth.

Although I'm against Superman needing magic god armor to take on anyone, the series of events does get the Man of Steel bitch slapped by Apollo whose second move is nowhere near as intelligent and leaves the god at the mercy of Superman. Hit-and-Miss.

[DC, $3.99]

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