Superman/Wonder Woman #7 Review by The Brotherhood of Gaming
"Anytime Clark and Diana are together…it really stating to feel like a real relationship"
Review Starts at 9:23
Soule Looks to Subvert Expectations with Superman: Doomed - Charles Soule discusses his DC Comics slate, and how his current busy comic book writing schedule is literally a dream come true.
Let’s get into the books, starting with “Superman/Wonder Woman” — it was clear that some people had a distinct perception of that series before it even came out. Now that the actual work has come out, that notion has seemed to dissolve. How annoyed were you at that initial reaction, and do you think it’s been satisfactorily overcome?
I don’t think that’s a “Superman/Wonder Woman” [thing]. I think whenever you have a new title announced that’s something different that people haven’t seen before, they like to put things in boxes, so they’re like, “This is probably going to be this,” and then people start talking about it that way. People like to talk about things. “Superman/Wonder Woman,” people expected I guess a lot of romance, or maybe something that wasn’t emotionally deep. Who knows?
Ultimately, it doesn’t really matter, because the book is what the book is — which is a huge superhero epic action book that happens to have a strong relationship at its core, between two of the coolest characters in the DC Universe. That’s what it is, everybody knows what it is now, and it’s going to stay in that vein. I’m very happy with the way the book’s come together. This whole weekend, people have been coming up to my booth, being thrilled.
Those are two of the biggest characters in any type of fiction, being presented in a slightly different context, since there is the romance element, which hasn’t really been there before. How much do you enjoy that blend of something that is so established, but in a way that people haven’t seen?
I love it. Honestly, that is one of the things that attracted me to this project in the first place, because it was a chance to do something new with characters that everything has been done with, and that does not come along very often. So I jumped on it the minute it was offered. I feel like it’s a responsibility, and it’s something that I spend a lot of time trying to get right. I obsess over it in a way that I don’t obsess over some of the other books, but hopefully that shows in the scripts and the finished product.
Doomsday has been a part of the book since the beginning, and things are now moving to the “Superman: Doomed” crossover. What interested you about Doomsday, and were you reading DC Comics during the original “Death of Superman” back in 1992?
Yes, I was, and that was one of the first big crossover events that really grabbed me as a kid. As far as Doomsday now, it’s been more than 20 years since that happened, so this is a chance to take that storyline and subvert people’s expectations of it a little bit. It’s kind of like “Superman/Wonder Woman” itself — people think it’s going to be X, and we’re going to do Y, Z, A, B, C, 1, 2, 3 — a whole bunch of different things that they’re not necessarily expecting to happen. Which is fun. It’s part of the process of working on a big event like that. I’m working on it with Greg Pak and Scott Lobdell, and we’ve really come up with some cool stuff.
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We are exclusive to Superman and Wonder Woman here and yes it can take up quite a bit of time when you have to juggle real life, which has to take the priority over a hobby. But we love some Batman/Catwoman action too in this verse. I myself am partial to power couples be it a meta one like Clark and Diana or street level one like Bruce and Selina. I just think they are more dynamic and interesting when a pairing can share the action together via their heroics and even pit their abilities against each other and or watch each other’s back. Then seeing them in their down time together can be just as interesting.
But to be totally honest, I don’t think I would be interested in shipping anyone in terms of blogging nor buying comics were it not for Superman/Wonder Woman.
I love you Diana…
Superman loves Wonder Woman.
Got it…..loved it and will buy the DVD as well. An excellent intro to the new 52. There’s action, a little bit of drama, and a little bit of romance (just flirting). To me it was the total package so much that even my wife watched it entirely and was supportive of the Power Couple’s interaction. Here’s hoping we get more onscreen in the near future.
For those interested in the Superman/Wonder Woman ongoing series you can jump on board easily. Issues #1-4 are out and can be bought online still from Midtown comics or Things From Another World or digital download from comixology.
Issues #5 and #6 coming in February and March are looking badass!