- As far as double dates go, what are your thoughts on this story?
I thought it was good – I really like this take on Zod, someone who at this point seems to have more pity for Clark because of how out of touch and lost he is of his own heritage. I also LOVE that we get Faora into the main continuity with this story – I think one of the few things people can agree about in regards to Man of Steel is that Faora was a massive badass, and it was cool to see her used as Wonder Woman’s foil. I just wish she did more after this.
Also, the interactions between Superman and Wonder Woman are great – not just with each other, but with other characters. I like that we get to see them talk about their relationship with other characters like Hessia and Batman. It helps further the humanity and reliability of our two leads.
I just wish the rest of the series got to really examine them more – but sadly between all the Superman events going on at the time, their relationship really started to feel like an afterthought at times. Like literally the next issue of this is a prelude which, while directly following up on the events of this story, almost immediately goes into something much bigger and by that point Wonder Woman just feels like a guest star who’s a little more attached.
- What did you enjoy about the action/art?
It’s clear and concise, and yet still has loads of dynamism. There’s one page that I was particularly struck by, which was 6-9 panels of all our main characters in shadow punching and hitting and reacting, and I was struck by how much it reminded me of Jae Lee, and now I can definitely see more of that style in Daniel’s work in general.
- What are some other DC couples you would enjoy teaming up/going up against one another?
I gotta be on brand, so a team-up (or going against would be pretty interesting too) maybe something like Batman/Catwoman and Harley/Ivy. Both couples have something in common in terms of one being super committed to their mission and the other being more of a seemingly care-free wild card.
Ooh! Bat/Cat with Elongated Man and Sue Digby could be fun. Two detectives trying to out-solve the case together with Selina and Sue roasting them the entire time.
Okay, so some non-Bat ones…Superman/Lois Lane & Flash/Iris West, or specifically, it would be cool to see the two women reporters working together.
Hawkman/Hawkgirl working with a GL couple like Hal and Carol would be cool – a bunch of space cops. OR, if we want it extra spicy, it could be John and Fatality, with John having had a past relationship with Kendra before regaining her memories.
Something with the couple in focus here, Superman/WW with Apollo and Midnighter. Would be fun seeing Clark bristle at the other couples more extreme methods that Diana would be more at home with. Plus, Diana could instantly pick up the parallels between them and Bruce and Clark, which would amuse Diana to no end and Clark would have no idea what she’s talking about.
Okay, maybe I need to stop there before DC sees this and starts getting ideas.