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Superman/Wonder Woman Annual #1 Preview: “Doomed” Rolls On

August 5, 2014

In an odd move that may irk some customers, DC Comics is continuing the ongoing “Doomed” crossover between Superman/Wonder Woman and Action Comics in a pair of $4.99 annuals this week. So to get the full story, you have to shell out another ten bucks on top of what you’re already paying to get both series each month. It’s a bizarre distribution method. I could see an epilogue or something in an annual, but a middle chapter of the story is unusual.

All that to say, Superman/Wonder Woman Annual #1 is out this week, written by Charles Soule with art by a team that includes Ed Benes, Tony S. Daniel, Pascal Alixe, and many more. Crave Online has a massive preview of the book, so let’s take a look:

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Annuals tend to be almost twice as long as a regular comic, which is probably why we got such a big chunk of the book. In terms of percentage, it’s about what we usually get in a preview.

Anyway, Superman is still all Doomsdayed up, but now he’s fighting Cyborg Superman. I have no idea what’s up with Cyborg Superman in the New 52; the whole past continuity with Doomsday and the Reign of the Supermen doesn’t exist, right? So I don’t know how we ended up with another Cyborg Superman. Or Steel, for that matter.

Wonder Woman is in three panels in this seven page preview, so that’s bothersome. Her name’s in the title, yet we’ve got two Supermen and barely any Wonder Woman at all. That seems a bit unbalanced. Hopefully she’ll have more to do in the rest of the issue. If she doesn’t, just go read Aquaman Annual #2 again; Wonder Woman had a bigger role there than she’s ever had in this series.

Superman/Wonder Woman Annual #1 is out in comic shops everywhere and online tomorrow, so if you’re following the “Doomed” crossover be sure to pick it up!

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Superman/Wonder Woman #10 Preview OR No Wonder Woman So Far

July 8, 2014

The “Doomed” storyline continues in this week’s Superman/Wonder Woman #10, following up on whatever happened in the last issue of Action Comics. Superman is turning into a Doomsday monster and doing lots of crazy things, I guess. I don’t know; Superman is not why I read this book. Which is irksome this month because Wonder Woman doesn’t appear in any of the five pages of this preview, courtesy of Hero Complex. Take a look, and maybe click the double page spreads for a better view:

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So Superman’s in space, Lana Lang and Steel are going after him, and Wonder Woman is nowhere to be seen. But fear not! Wonder Woman is supposed to fight Lois in this issue, so we’ve got that to look forward to. Hurrah.

Although he was scheduled to draw the book, it looks like Tony S. Daniel is only doing the cover, with Paulo Siqueira and Pascal Alixe handling the interior art. Daniel was recently announced as the writer and artist of a new Deathstroke series, set to begin this fall, so I’m not optimistic that we’ll see him back on Superman/Wonder Woman apart from his already drawn covers.

If you’re not terribly excited about this Wonder Woman-less preview, here’s something to cheer you up. DC is celebrating Batman’s 75th anniversary with a series of variant covers this month, and the fantastic Karl Kerschl did the variant for Superman/Wonder Woman #10 with a cool futuristic vibe. Check it out:

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Man, I love Karl Kerschl. And I’d love to see him draw Wonder Woman someday.

Look for Superman/Wonder Woman #10 in comic shops and online tomorrow! Hopefully Wonder Woman will show up at some point.


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