DC Future State: Superman/Wonder Woman #2 [of 2]
Scheduled to arrive in stores: February 9, 2021
Cover date: April 2021
“The Planet’s Finest” – Part Two
Writer: Dan Watters
Penciller: Leila Del Duca
Inker: Leila Del Duca
Cover: Lee Weeks
Variant Cover: Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson
Reviewed by: Craig Boehmer
Superman wakes up in the Fortress of Solitude, Wonder Woman carried him there following his collapse at the end of last issue. She is busy trying to tame the horse of the moon, Jon intervenes and settles the horse relatively easily. He quickly disappears to help save a planet in an alternate dimension from a black hole, something he has to do at the same time every day. They then remember the two problems they must deal with, the fight with Solaris and the race with Kuat. Wonder Woman takes the device Superman used against the Black Hole to fight Solaris and Superman takes the horse of the moon to race Kuat. Wonder Woman’s plan works against Solaris, she shoots him with a sort of energy which causes him to burn blue, removing his only defense against Superman. Solaris then flees. This also fully charges Superman who had been struggling from the effects of the red sunlight. The fully charged Superman easily defeats Kuat in the race, causing him to lose his temper. Jon, realizing that Kuat is connected to the sun, flies away from him and punches the sun. This punch disrupts Kuat’s power causing him to plummet to earth, with Jon saving him. It ends with Wonder Woman helping Superman with his daily responsibilities and the two having breakfast together.
Story – 4: A fun simple story that highlights both of these characters really well. This story doesn’t feel epic or amazing, but it didn’t have to. As an introduction to these characters and their relationship it worked really well. I would really like to see a maxi series focused on these two characters. Their relationship has great potential and could be a very good read.
Art – 3: For the most part the art is great. The layouts work well, the colours are vibrant and bright, and the figure work is dynamic. However, the faces… the artist’s interpretation of Jon’s face just did not work for me, and seemed like a very poor choice.
Cover Art – 3: The art on the cover is a dynamic layout that is compelling. Superman and Wonder Woman riding the horses of the Sun and Moon from issues one provides an interesting peak at the story’s contents. However, the face on Superman is still poorly drawn, and the dark colours detract from the image.
Variant Cover Art – 4: This cover is my preferred cover. It is bright and eye catching. Both figures are strong and beautiful.
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