Soule and Daniel on Superman/Wonder Woman

#1 Edited by lilben42 (2556 posts) - - Show Bio

Interviewer: Charles, how do you plan to differentiate between whose power-set supersedes and takes precedence over another? Even who throws the first punch?

Soule: One of things that I would like to do is have the way they approach battles grow over time as they get to know each other better so that fights become more coordinated. Wonder Woman has the background as a warrior dating back to when she was very little. Ares, in the New 52, was her warrior teacher when she was 12. She has a strategic, practical approach to battles where Superman, it's not like he rushes in guns-a-blazing, but he has a slightly less schooled approach to his attack.

When you are constructing a battle scene with characters this powerful, you have to differentiate between the two. Otherwise, it's just two people punching things. Obviously, Diana has her lasso. She has her sword. She has military training. While Superman has his various superpowers like heat vision, x-ray vision and stuff like that so the way that those can be combined and played out is going to be a lot of fun.

Interviewer: What can we expect from the opening arc? Which challenge or villain do they face?

Soule: I don't want to share too much just yet, but what we're planning on doing in the first main story arc is based on seeds that have been planted in "Action" and "Superman" for a while. Once you see the direction that it's going to go, I think you'll say, "Okay. Cool." At the same time, it's very important to me, actually it's crucial that we make this incredibly accessible. I don't want a book steeped in Superman and Wonder Woman continuity. Anyone who picks up an issue should be able to figure out what's going on from within those pages.

The goal is to really show people something new about these characters and maybe have them try a book about these characters when they aren't necessarily reading some of the other books. It's just about creating another access point for these fantastic characters. We want to make it a satisfying experience for those reading all of the books but also who haven't been reading any of the books.

The whole interview is here http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=46176

#2 Edited by Saren (25900 posts) - - Show Bio

Eh, as far as battles go there are going to be some predictable moments. Superman's magic vulnerability is going to get overplayed and characters like Doomsday are going to job to make Wonder Woman look relevant to the teamup.

Should at least keep the more feat-hungry Wonder Woman fans happy, I suppose.

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#3 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

I really hope this fails hard.

#4 Posted by dondave (38515 posts) - - Show Bio

Eh, as far as battles go there are going to be some predictable moments. Superman's magic vulnerability is going to get overplayed and characters like Doomsday are going to job to make Wonder Woman look relevant to the teamup.

Should at least keep the more feat-hungry Wonder Woman fans happy, I suppose.

#5 Edited by Lvenger (20753 posts) - - Show Bio

I really hope this fails hard.

Regrettably, it has a good creative team and enough promise to satisfy dissatisfied Wonder Woman fans not to mention people who for some reason like the relationship.

#6 Posted by SandMan_ (4528 posts) - - Show Bio

Alrighty then.

#7 Posted by consolemaster001 (5830 posts) - - Show Bio

Eh, as far as battles go there are going to be some predictable moments. Superman's magic vulnerability is going to get overplayed and characters like Doomsday are going to job to make Wonder Woman look relevant to the teamup.

Should at least keep the more feat-hungry Wonder Woman fans happy, I suppose.

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#8 Posted by TDK_1997 (14985 posts) - - Show Bio

Let's hope that a few people will buy it and it would get cancelled in the end.

#9 Posted by jointron33 (1902 posts) - - Show Bio

Kill it with fire. And then snap it's neck.......oh wait, then Mark Waid might complain............

#10 Posted by SanoHibiki (1588 posts) - - Show Bio

Are this comic series about relaitionship between them? Or just team-up, like Superman-Batman ? Anyway, this is fifth Supes's title, gonna order it.

#11 Posted by Ciriel (410 posts) - - Show Bio

I actually hope it does well

#12 Posted by Lvenger (20753 posts) - - Show Bio

@ciriel said:

I actually hope it does well

Are you dissatisfied with Azzarello's run then? Just curious if there will be a trend between those who dislike Azzarello's run jumping onto this title to get their Wonder Woman fix?

#13 Posted by Billy Batson (58152 posts) - - Show Bio

@lvenger said:

@ciriel said:

I actually hope it does well

Are you dissatisfied with Azzarello's run then? Just curious if there will be a trend between those who dislike Azzarello's run jumping onto this title to get their Wonder Woman fix?

Nah, just read the first page of the recent Azz thread. Who wouldn't want a comic to do well?
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#14 Posted by lilben42 (2556 posts) - - Show Bio

I am excited or the book. I just don't want them kissing all the time.

#15 Posted by Z3RO180 (6622 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm looking forward to this

#16 Edited by SanoHibiki (1588 posts) - - Show Bio

Putting aside fact that I am Superman's fan and this is his 5 title(even if shared), just find one more reason to order this comic. Looks like we will see Wonder Woman vs. Faora from MOS. That I dont gonna miss !

#17 Posted by lilben42 (2556 posts) - - Show Bio
#18 Posted by toptom (1215 posts) - - Show Bio

@sanohibiki: that pic is amazing! where have you found it?

#19 Edited by Jayc1324 (12803 posts) - - Show Bio

Is this gonna be an on going series or like a one shot? I don't want a book about superman and Wonder Woman making out every month. Nor do I want a love story. If this is ongoing I hope it gets cancelled and maybe we can get a shazam book

#20 Posted by drgnx (3565 posts) - - Show Bio

If they job Doomsday, Bizzaro, and other villains for either characters, I'm done with it. I'm okay with magic, kryptonite, and red sunlight though. There should be foes one can beat and not the other though, and some they need to team up to beat all the time. Guessing Wonder Women will be heavily weapons based like Thor and his Hammer.

#21 Posted by SanoHibiki (1588 posts) - - Show Bio

@lilben42: Agree, that would be bad-ass. Granted, it wasnt firmly told that there would be WW vs. F-fight, but its most logical way to applease a readers, doesnt it ? Two hot superwomans fighting.

@toptom: Look in http://splashpage.mtv.com/2013/07/16/man-of-steels-faora-superman-wonder-woman/

On side note, in the end of Trinity War SM/WW relationship would end, so its probable that in early issues we will see their break-up, and then just some friendly team up ( like SM/BM).

#22 Posted by darknightspideyfanboy (1326 posts) - - Show Bio

@sanohibiki: your making it really hard for me to hate this comic lol

#23 Posted by SanoHibiki (1588 posts) - - Show Bio

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