Superman/Wonder Woman #6
When the Phantom Zone is breached by Zod, Superman and Wonder Woman are forced to do the unthinkable to stop the tyrant from global destruction. But can they do what must be done – and will the world forgive them?
On sale Wed 12th March 2014
This issue for the most part is a huge fight between Superman, Zod and Faora and later joined by Wonder Woman. Despite the action that make up most of the plot characterization doesn’t lack and as …
This issue for the most part is a huge fight between Superman, Zod and Faora and later joined by Wonder Woman. Despite the action that make up most of the plot characterization doesn’t lack and as always Charles Soule delivers bringing in little nuances. The story picks up from where it left of last issue, with Superman fighting the creatures that Zod unleashed to distract Superman while he freed Faora from the Phantom Zone. There is a bit of struggle between Zod and Superman, with Zod gaining the upper hand and fleeing the Fortress of Solitude with a very disoriented Faora. Zod struggles with Faora as he is trying to bring her back to her senses and so there is a bit of a fight there until Zod succeeds. Superman mean while calls Batman and tells him to inform the JL not to confront Zod and Faora as he wants to handle it himself. Batman tells Superman to call Wonder Woman, but Supes tells him he can’t reach her and it might do with the little discussion they had last issue. Batman thinks the worst, but Superman tells him off and asks him to contact Cyborg to help him contact Wonder Woman. While this is going on Wonder Woman is in Paradise Island seeking some advise from her mother, still a statue since the events from earlier in the Wonder Woman title. There still is a certain level of doubt within Diana about her relationship with Superman, they are so alike and yet very different from each other, particularly his choice of living a rather mundane life as Clark Kent doesn’t sit very well with her. Moments later she is told by the Amazons, who were turned to snakes that there is a problem. Wonder Woman notices that the door to Tartarus has been breached and fights one of the creatures from the underworld defeating him and sealing the door with her lasso. As she is leaving the island she receives Cyborgs call and is informed of Superman’s fight with the escaped Kryptonians. She reaches the fight and joins the fight helping an overpowered and outnumbered Superman. By the end of the issue it’s a draw, Wonder Woman has overpowered Faora, but so has Zod overpowered Superman and so it is agreed to end the fight with no one dying.
Soule does an exceptional job showing the differences between Superman and Wonder Woman and Superman and Zod. Superman is outmatched by Zod and while this might seem horrible to some hard-core Superman fans it makes perfect sense as Zod is a trained soldier and Superman has no particular training. Things get to a more even playing field once Wonder Woman shows up, as she is a trained warrior herself. This also hearkens back to the first issue where Wonder Woman points out Superman’s lack of training, so things are going full circle. The characterization as I said before is great and it shows the little differences between the leading characters as well as the villains.
The art by Tony S. Daniel is as always wonderful as he is able to show both the quieter more reflective moments with Wonder Woman to the full on action. My favorite page has to be page 18, where Wonder Woman shows up and challenges Zod.
As always a top-notch read by a top-notch team.
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This is just so adorable. This baby gets it.
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!
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