Superman/Wonder Woman #10 Review


Is there anything really worthwhile in this couple-centric title? Read on to find out.

The official description from DC:

Twelfth level intellect Lois Lane uses all her new Psi Power against the God of War, Diana, in the ultimate showdown! And Superman must go up against the new Cyborg Superman as an invading armada arrives in space!

Superman-Wonder Woman 10_Variant CoverThat’s right my fellow fanboys and fangirls, it’s time for yet another chapter in the ongoing multiple series crossover: Doomed. I’ll be the first to admit that I thought the pitch for this entire narrative, at the onset, felt largely forgettable and wholly unnecessary. But the various creative teams have proven that there’s some worth to be found within the confines of this re-imagined threat. This latest piece of the puzzle continues that trend but I have to admit it does stumble along the way.

Charles Soule continues to be an exemplary scribe for both our primary icons. It would be easy to get lost in the mind of either Superman or Wonder Woman, but the author has the ability to look at both honestly without making one too similar to the other. Even in the midst of an infection, separation and an imminent Brainiac incursion there’s heart to the text as it flows with a purpose. And I have to say the whole of the plot carried itself well but there were a couple bits of dialogue with our so-called Lois Lane that made me cringe.

The illustrations by Paulo Siqueira and Pascal Alixe are exactly the caliber fans of the Man of Steel or Goddess of War expect from this crossover franchise. They’re soft but strong, as consistent pencil strokes effortlessly build up this work without ruining the designs that preceded this endeavor. Add in the colors by Hi-Fi and I have absolutely no complaints, except for a few moments where some panels just needed additional attention to be fully realized.

Superman/Wonder Woman #10 is a really good entry that sets up the next part of Doomed while maintaining its own integrity as an ongoing property . It earns a recommendation from me.

OUR RATING
8
  • + Offers up a solid script.
  • + Carries some spectacular art.
  • + Doomed remains rather interesting.
  • - A few bits of dialogue were questionable...
 

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