razzatazz's Superman/Wonder Woman #1 - Power Couple review

No Direction for the Future

There are those that think that the Superman and Wonder Woman romance is the best thing to happen to comics since ... (some other random thing which has happened to comics.) I tend to not fall into this category as I regard the combination of the two a bit more critically, both because of one half of the romance being my favourite character and partially because I tend to be more critical about some of the writing and with less suspension of disbelief. That having been said I thought I would give this a chance to see how it might progress, but found myself not fully sold on the idea. I have been following the romance elsewhere in bits and pieces (mostly cringing a lot) but there is something different here. I am still not sold on a lot of the concepts behind the romance (can't talk, hot date with Wonder Woman!) but here it seems to have taken a turn into some weird writing. The "Woman as Dominant Teacher" idea is a bit harried and almost seems as though some writer wishes that Wonder Woman would show up and whip him into fighting shape. If this is the best idea that the writing team can come up with to keep this story in line, then I am not sure of the way ahead for this series. It might be better to focus on the romance instead and just show them hanging out in hospitable places having candlelit dinners.

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Posted by Vance Astro

I kind of don't even get the point of this book...

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Posted by RazzaTazz

@vance_astro: Exploitation of people that want to see the two heroes kissing?

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Posted by Mercy_

I kind of don't even get the point of this book...

bringing in the 'twilight' crowd

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Posted by Vance Astro

@razzatazz said:

@vance_astro: Exploitation of people that want to see the two heroes kissing?

He should be with Lois. I don't want him touching my Wonder Woman.

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Posted by RazzaTazz

@razzatazz said:

@vance_astro: Exploitation of people that want to see the two heroes kissing?

He should be with Lois. I don't want him touching my Wonder Woman.

Yes

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Posted by RazzaTazz

@mercy_ said:

@vance_astro said:

I kind of don't even get the point of this book...

bringing in the 'twilight' crowd

How so?

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Posted by Renchamp

@razzatazz said:

@mercy_ said:

@vance_astro said:

I kind of don't even get the point of this book...

bringing in the 'twilight' crowd

How so?

Odd pairing. Romance. Adventure. Extraordinary power. Superheroes are the new vampire?

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Posted by Mercy_

@mercy_ said:

@vance_astro said:

I kind of don't even get the point of this book...

bringing in the 'twilight' crowd

How so?

It's DC's attempt to try and pull in more female readers by using romance (because clearly that's all girls want to read - especially when it's a couple as utterly awful as this).

Quote from Tony Daniel

can we create a book that targets a little bit more of the female readership that’s been growing. And maybe a book that has a little bit of romance in it, a little big of sex appeal, you know, something that would, for lack of a better example, that hits on theTwilight audience.

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Edited by RazzaTazz

@renchamp said:

Odd pairing. Romance. Adventure. Extraordinary power. Superheroes are the new vampire?

Maybe the first ones, not so much the latter.

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Posted by RazzaTazz

@mercy_: Oh I think the so-called Twilight audience is not as uniform as they think it is. Nor as gullible.

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Posted by SC

Oh cool was hoping you would review this. Nice review.

@mercy_ said:

You forget that all female readers also want more Superman butt shots! Right DC? Self congratulatory pat on the back certain DC creators, well done.

"Tony Daniel: Are you asking if you’ll see like, Superman butt shots? I’ll be sure to keep it even" - Always a good way to address readers worries heh heh.

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Posted by johnkmccubbin91

Great review. I rather liked this issue, but it still has some way to go before becoming brilliant.

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