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Superman/Wonder Woman #4 - What Any Man Would Do; The Blog Read Around the World

5

Superman and Wonder Woman's secret is out. And what exactly is Zod up to?

The Good

It's almost hard to imagine that the world still didn't know Superman and Wonder Woman were a couple. Of course it makes perfect sense because why would they tell anyone? If they were off together on missions, it could just be that they are teammates in the Justice League.

Charles Soule takes a different approach on the discovery of this news. While we do see some reaction by other characters and average citizens, getting some insight into how Superman and Wonder Woman feel about all of this and each other makes their relationship feel more…real. Many felt the two of them together was simply a gimmick. But Soule writes them both in a way that despite how massively powerful they are, they do let their guard down with each other. They do have a softer side beneath the powerful image they convey.

Then, of course, there's General Zod. Soule makes the scenes with him incredibly juicy. This is a different Zod than we're used to. He is powerful but we see he is a brilliant strategist as well. He has his own plan and that could mean bad news for Superman.

Tony Daniel's art is superb. He beautifully captures the private moments between Superman and Clark when they are having a candid conversation. When the action kicks in, he doesn't miss a beat. Soule and Daniel are a great combination on this book.

There is a back up story as well that focuses on the news revelation from Cat Grant's perspective. It's further adds to making these characters more credible by allowing the supporting characters for both Superman and Wonder Woman to have roles in the story.

The Bad

At the end of the main story, there was a confusing "Krrrrrack" sound. I looked at that and the next page several times but wasn't quite sure where the noise came from.

The Verdict

SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN is becoming one of my favorite DC titles. Charles Soule does a great job balancing the incredible feats the two heroes are capable of as well as showing us a more human side to them. Tony Daniel's art just keeps getting better and better. The back up story was a nice addition. It makes it feel as if we really got a bonus story in great issue. SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN is a comic fans of the superhero genre should not miss out on.