Superman/Wonder Woman #5 is out next Wednesday, and Newsarama has posted a five-page preview of the issue. Wonder Woman’s visiting Paradise Island (she was just there last month in Wonder Woman #27 as well) and Superman lets Zod and Faora escape the Fortress of Solitude. Let’s take a look:
First off, “FAORA — her name means DEATH!” is a great tagline in a classic, pulpy kind of way. That was definitely my favourite part of the preview.
The rest is what we’ve come to expect from the series. This preview showcases the book’s, shall we say, spartan aesthetic. Three of the five pages here have a combined nine words of dialogue and ten panels. Doing Superman/Wonder Woman must feel like a vacation for Charles Soule and Tony S. Daniel, given its impressive amounts of empty space. It’s no wonder Soule can write a million books a month.
I do like that Wonder Woman is questioning her relationship with Superman, but I’m also rather certain that they’ll stay together. DC’s gone all-in pretty hard on this relationship, what with giving them their own series and all.
Anyway, this book is not my cup of tea, and my annoyance at this relationship makes me snarky when I talk about it. If you’re digging the series, Superman/Wonder Woman #5 is out next Wednesday online and in comic shops everywhere.