Week 39 2014 | Part 3 | Comic Reviews


By: Cynthia Ayala

I’m getting there! Catching up on my reviews isn’t as stressful as I thought it would be. I enjoyed my little break but I’m back. Todays reviews focus on Superman/Wonder Woman: Futures End #1 where Soule introduced Wonder Woman’s future role against the Goddess Nemesis and Red Lanterns: Futures End #1 where Guy Gardner, now a Blue Lantern, has teamed with Bleeze to rid the universe of the Red Lanterns before they go up against their strongest foe and former ally.

Superman/Wonder Woman: Futures End #1
Superman/Wonder Woman: Futures End #1

Superman/Wonder Woman: Futures End #1 (RELEASE DATE: SEPT 17, 2014 | COVER PRICE: $3.99)

War & Peace

Charles Soule gets wonder woman. No question about it, he really understands the roots of her character and what the creator of Wonder Woman – William Moulton Marston – intended. Soule gives her a chance to change her persona in this issue, to fight war with love and compassion, the two elements that have always been the foundation of her character.

With that in mind, the issue reveals that the last pages of Wonder Woman: Futures End #1 was actually a trick by Nemesis. She trapped her in Tartarus in order to win the war, in order to become the supreme God on earth. It’s impressive how Soule wrote the story in order to give Wonder Woman a new future and a new destiny, having her step out of the battle and turn it into something else. Love, life, peace, those are all elements that make Wonder Woman incredibly captivating.

Those futures end story arc that Soule has written is impressive and well written. Over all, it really is the one that I like the most.

STORY: CHARLES SOULE

ARTIST: BART SEARS

PUBLISHER: DC COMICS

Red Lanterns: Futures End #1
Red Lanterns: Futures End #1

Red Lanterns: Futures End #1 (RELEASE DATE: SEPT 24, 2014 | COVER PRICE: $3.99)

Blood Debts

I hope Dex-Starr is okay. I know, it’s silly that my first concern is for a fictional cat. I like cats.

But I digress. Guy has turned over a new leaf becoming a blue lantern and working toward ridding the universe of Red Lanterns. Personally, I like the Red Lanterns and think they should live forever, but still, to help them find peace and leave them with hope is what I loved about this story.

Soule is an amazing writer, he has turned Guy into a herald of peace, a character who knows and understands the red lanterns and seeks to help them rid themselves of their rage. The cast was small in this issue, mostly filled with Bleeze and Gardner as they put an end to the red lantern fleet in order to stop one person: Rankorr, Red King Jack. He has gone mad with power from the rings, turning Bleeze and everyone else against him.

But the essence of the story is about hope and forgiveness, about what it means to be a red lantern, the pain that follows the rage. Soule put a lot of emotion into this Futures End issue, giving readers an interesting in depth story.

Like I said, Soule is a talented writer,

WRITER: CHARLES SOULE

ARTIST: J. CALAFIORE

COLORIST: GABE ELTAEB

PUBLISHER: DC COMICS

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