By: Cynthia Ayala
Hey there avid readers! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. I’m opening up this week much like most of my weeks in the DCU. First up is Superman/Wonder Woman #10, where Lois has finally revealed herself as the villain and it’s Lois versus Wonder Woman in the battle for Metropolis, followed by Superboy #33 that pulls off a convoluted mess by balancing on it’s amazing characterization. Happy Monday!
Superman/Wonder Woman #10 (RELEASE DATE: JUL 9, 2014 | COVER PRICE: $3.99)
Superman Doomed | [Superdoom] – Chapter 2
Lois Lane makes a great villain. That is amazing. This is something that hasn’t really been done (to the best of my knowledge). But anyway, it works well in the series. Another great addition to the story arc is Lana Lang. While she has never been one of my favorite characters in the DC realm, Soule has done an amazing job of really making her character shine with strength. She’s a strong character who has gone out of her way to team up with Steel in order to figure out what is going on in Smallville and Metropolis. The Superman doomed story arc has given DC a way to reinvent other characters, like Steel, Lana and Lois in order to bring the story arc to like.
All in all, it’s a well written issue that really has a lot to offer readers. It’s not just the story but the characterization and the character development that is really done well for this issue. The dynamic between the characters, and the showdown between Lois Lane and Wonder Woman was masterfully done. But again, seeing Lois’s darker side is what makes this arc very interesting because she is bringing forth Brainiac and Cyborg Superman to claim Earth.
Additionally there is the Superman Doomsday story arc that continues to show the split in Superman’s personality showing a very different side to his character and this is a big break from the norm and a big break for his character.
WRITER: CHARLES SOULE
PENCILLERS: PAULO SIQUEIRA & PASCAL ALIXE
INKER: PASCAL ALIXE
PUBLISHER: DC COMICS
Superboy #33 (RELEASE DATE: JUL 9, 2014| COVER PRICE: $2.99)
I love seeing Kon again. He is the best version of Superboy this far, and now readers and fans know what is going on with him, what he went through and how he is alive again! Woohoo!
Superboy comics has gone through a directional change when they killed Superboy only to bring in Prime Superboy, the first Superboy, the person Kon was cloned from, and that has allowed for a lot of character growth for the SUperboy character and a lot o very doog development in terms of the characters creation and dynamic.
Over all, it was a good issue where Superboy’s personality was really explored, and not just his but the past and the present and future Superboy was as well. There was just a lot going on in this issue from the multiverse, bringing in the different variations of Superboy that the writing decided to take a main focus on the characters and their potentials, their strengths that turns them into heroes at the end of the day. It also served as a short cut for turning these characters into heroes. But now evil Superboy Prime has awoken from his slumber and ready to tear everyone to pieces. I hope I’m making sense here because there was a lot of character development crammed into these32 pages and when it comes down to it, that is the selling point and why it’s worthwhile to read.
WRITER: AARON KUDER
ARTIST: JORGE JIMÉNEZ
INKERS: RICHARD AND TONYA HORIE
PUBLISHER: DC COMICS