Superman/Wonder Woman #1

Superman/Wonder Woman #1

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Batt, Tony S. Daniel Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 9, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 34 User Reviews: 12
7.6Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Beginning a bold new series that details the relationship between The Man of Steel and the Warrior Princess as rising star writer Charles Soule is joined by fan favorite artist Tony S. Daniel to tell the tale of a romance that will shake the stars themselves. These two super-beings love each other, but not everyone shares their joy. Some fear it, some test it—and some will try to kill for it. Some say love is a battlefield, but where Superman and Wonder Woman are concerned it spells Doomsday!

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Oct 14, 2013

    Soule makes this the emotional crux of the story going forward because the reader now has two things to cheer for. You not only want them to win in battle and save the day, but now you want them to succeed as a couple and their single biggest hurdle has been brought into the limelight. The story was great, Tony S. Daniel's artwork is always right on the money, and in turn, we have a really good first issue that not only comes out swinging in its maiden voyage but has plotted a course of unique destinations ahead. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Oct 9, 2013

    For those worried that Superman/Wonder Woman was code for a 1960s-inspired Supermans Girlfriend, Wonder Woman, you can rest easy. Soule and Daniel have proven that it is possible, with the right care and smart characterization, to bring these two icons together without diminishing either one. Will this pairing last forever? Most certainly not, Im sure. But in the meantime, Im duly impressed with this bright start. Its certainly the best Ive seen Diana handled in a relationship to date, and gives us a whole new dynamic to consider for both characters. If youve doubted this pairing could work, or were frankly outright against it, Id encourage you to give it a shot. The respect and thought put into these pages by the creators will win you over. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Following The Nerd - Jake Tanner Oct 10, 2013

    This series started off with a BANG and I can't help but think we're just seeing the very tip of the iceberg. Soule does such a fantastic job adding kindling to the fire bit by bit until the big payoff. I was apprehensive at first, but after reading issue #1, this series is a must read! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Matt Sculthorpe Oct 10, 2013

    I cant recommend Superman/Wonder Woman #1 enough. Soule has proven, with just one issue, that the characters are in great hands, with Tony Daniel doing his best to keep up. The two creators bring subtlety to DC that has been much needed since the New 52 and offer glimpses of what a cohesive universe actually looks like. I cant wait for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Oct 11, 2013

    The question on my mind, and probably on that of everyone else's as well, is just how long can they keep it up? And by they, I mean both Clark and Diana as well as Daniel and Soule. Is there enough chemistry to truly explore this relationship further? Or is this destined to be doomed, due to fan outrage and comparisons to Twilight? (Seriously, I saw no Twilightesque shenanigans in this. At all.) I look forward to some great future stories looking into "masks," so to speak. I've always thought Wonder Woman and Batman were actually the ideal pair, but that would be too easy. Superman and Batman's friendship works because they are so different. So why can't Clark and Diana's work on the same token? Or at least, why can't they try desperately to make it work and draw it out as long as possible? Either way, if the rest of the issues are as good as this one, consider me on board. Until Lois comes back and is actually written as someone other than a plot device. That'd be neat. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 11, 2013

    As big and splashy as you could possibly hope for from a comic like this, with a pretty high caliber of quality that's unexpected for a series so poised for disappointment. A pleasant surprise in almost every way. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Oct 10, 2013

    The art in here is everything I personally could want. Superman and Wonder Woman together has the potential for some brilliant art and Tony S. Daniel does not disappoint. The cover is amazing. It is actually a wrap around/ poster cover that shows characters from their whole world, showing us that this couple will affect a lot of things and people. The interiors are amazing as well. The first page of the two of them flying in the storm took my breath away. I will be picking up this book as long as it continues. I was pleased with this first issue. Here's a shot of that opening page. Stunning. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Oct 9, 2013

    Superman/Wonder Woman could end up seriously redefining the idea of a power couple. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 11, 2013

    It's a little too early to tell if this series is going to work - it's off to a good start - but I still think the two leads make an odd couple. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Oct 10, 2013

    Overall, just in this first issue Soule has made me understand the relationship between these characters much better and given us a hint as to what they might see in each other, and offer each other. In the first issue he's given us some solid action mixed with humanizing interaction. Soule is adding depth to characters that can both use some in their other series. These are depictions of these characters I can enjoy and he's got me hooked to see what's in store next. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Oct 10, 2013

    The only thing missing is the chemistry between the two title characters. In fact, it's actually kind of awkward seeing the two together. It doesn't really hurt the book overall though, and the story is interesting enough that I'm willingly to keep the series on my pull list. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Oct 9, 2013

    It's unclear how this fits, if at all, into the current Forever Evil storyline, and allusions to Wonder Woman's recent trials and tribulations in her own title are assumed knowledge. However, unlike Batman/Superman, the new Superman/Wonder Woman has a clearer focus on how the relationship is going to be defined. The longevity of the approach is still questionable, but if DC continues to treat the two icons as characters, then there is potential for this to be one of the strongest titles featuring either of them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Oct 9, 2013

    Superman and Wonder Woman are two of DC's greatest characters and we're finally getting a series devoted to the two together. Charles Soule gives a great mix of action, emotion and character development in this debut issue. It should convince you to stick around for more to come. Tony Daniel's art adds depth to the characters. His layouts make this feel completely different than the regular SUPERMAN or WONDER WOMAN comics yet it feels like this is how it was meant to be. While we do get a mix between the action and quiet times, you will be left hanging and hungering for more, especially when you get to the end. It's a glorious start and let's all cheer for DC's "power couple." Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Oct 9, 2013

    This is a strong offering by Soule and Daniel that sets the tone of the Wonder Woman and Superman relationship, while interesting some new facets to keep things interesting. Fans of the characters should give this a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Oct 9, 2013

    The story is captivating because, for the first time really, Superman and Wonder Woman's relationship is front and center. Not just their romantic relationship, but also their working relationship as heroes. In the past, Clark and Diana's actions have always reflected on the Justice League in some form or another. Whether or not their heroics inSuperman/Wonder Woman will have greater ramifications through the ‘New 52′ is yet to be seen, but for the time being, it's nice to read a story about these two titans working together without worrying about how the League will react on the next page. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Oct 10, 2013

    DC has really knocked this out of the park. Charles Soule and Tony S. Daniel are a wonderful team, which poses a problem: how long will they stay on this title? These guys are in demand and in todays comics, which means they usually have brief runs. Whatever the case, lets enjoy it while we can. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jason Motes Oct 12, 2013

    So no, it wasn't flawless, but it was damn good. I had a lot of reservations about this book and I haven't been completely on board with slapping Superman and Wonder Woman together as a couple, but Soule takes the bull by the horns and confronts the differences between the two. And he seems to have a great grasp on both of them. And the art is very pretty. I'm good with this! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Oct 14, 2013

    Where this series will succeed or fail is in how the relationship between the title characters proceeds. Will they be allowed to find some semblance of happiness, at least for a while, or will this fall into the 'publicity stunt' category. I'd like to see this become part of the New52 status quo, at least for a few years before the powers that be at DC mess with it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Graham MacDougall Oct 10, 2013

    Great. Great, great, great. If this is a taste of what's to come, I can't wait for next month, and every month coming. Charles Soule and Tony S. Daniels give a powerful first issue with lots of great hooks and a lot for fans to love. Go pick this up. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Melissa Grey Oct 9, 2013

    While the issue isn't without its flaws, its strong characterization and impactful art enough to leave me wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Oct 9, 2013

    The thing about it is that it isn't very" exciting or something that really draws you in. Don't get me wrong, all the writing is fine and I do buy this relationship from what our writer, Charles Soule, has shown. The dialogue and exchanges are pretty solid in establishing the friendships and relationships with everyone. It just does not click though in making you want more. You read it and you know you read a well written book, but you don't feel an urge to get more. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 9, 2013

    Superman/Wonder Woman #1 is a real good start to the series. Charles Soule does a great job fleshing out the two titans without getting too cliche and/or boring. It's a character study with comics true power couple. I just wonder how long a book like this will last. Hopefully, the twist end will get even more people reading because it is real good. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    ComicBuzz - Ollie Oct 21, 2013

    The strongest part of the book is without a doubt the art, Daniels is one of the best artists working in comics at present and it really shows why on this book. The inks by Banning compliment the artwork by giving the art a crisp finish. Soule seems to be becoming one of the good to writers for Marvel and DC these, with the likes of Thunderbolts, the upcoming She Hulk, Red Lantern and this book among others. So far have not being overly enamoured by his writing on the other book but thought that this was his best book so far. He seems to have a decent grasp of how to write super heroes in action but struggles on the more mundane aspects of their personnel lives which is something that he will need to work on this book is probably going to revolve around the relationship between Superman and Wonder Woman. All in all a strong first issue and would recommend fans of mainstream comics give it a go if for no other reason than to see Daniel's amazing art. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Oct 9, 2013

    Superman/Wonder Woman #1 is a strong but slightly rocky beginning that could be a welcome landscape for audience members that yearn for more adventures with Diana Prince and Clark Kent. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Crux - Cal Cleary Oct 10, 2013

    Superman/Wonder Woman still has its fair share of problems to overcome; even just one issue in, we end on a cliffhanger of Wonder Woman 'in peril' against Superman's beefy, bone-headed nemesis. But, despite my misgivings, Soule and Daniel turn in legitimately solid work here, putting together a series that I would actually happily check out again. Despite its problems and almost against my better judgment, I have to say: Superman/Wonder Woman #1 is a good start to what could be an excellent new adventure. It still doesn't sell Superman and Wonder Woman as a romantic pairing that makes any sense outside of a WB exec's head, of course, but" y'know, baby steps. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 14, 2013

    DC hasn't been able to get me to stick with Wonder Woman or Superman's various solo titles, but I'm at least a little interested to see where this will lead. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Oct 14, 2013

    Like Clark and Diana's relationship, this issue has its ups and downs, but it's like a good first date; one can't be sure where things are going to go, but so far it's gone well enough to want the second. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Kassim Mirza Oct 16, 2013

    Superman and Wonder Woman #1 ends on a very powerful cliffhanger, which would have been more powerful if not for Daniels complete lack of sequential understanding. Regardless, I'm definitely going to pick up the next issue, and if you're at all interested in a fresh, character driven take on Wonder Woman and Superman, I suggest you give this book a shot Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Oct 12, 2013

    This was a brilliant start to the series, and although it didn't reach the level of quality I hoped it would, it did a brilliant job for an opening issue, showing tons of promise for the series's future. It also had some brilliant interaction, and some very exciting sequences, with the ending being the most exciting of them all. Due to all this I'd recommend giving this issue a try, as although overall it didn't hit the high mark, the ending is bound to grab your interest. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    CHUD - D.S. Randlett Oct 11, 2013

    I would hesitate to put Superman/Wonder Woman on the shelf next to Green Arrow or Wonder Woman, but all told it's a solid experience that (so far) manages to do what has evaded an entire comic book line: make a romantic entanglement between two of superhero comics' biggest icons feel like an actual story rather than a simple gimmick. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 12, 2013

    I wanted to like this issue, and it's fine for what it is, but it's nothing special. I don't think Superman and Wonder Woman even share a single kiss. There's no chemistry between them. They are Superman and Wonder Woman, and they tell each other they are in a relationship because that's what marketing decided. Soule does a fine job handling the characters themselves, and Daniel draws a great comic, but this series is missing the most important part. There's no intimacy, no chemistry, no nuance or romance. I appreciate the focus on the two heroes as human beings, but Soule has a lot of work ahead of him to convince me that this romance has heart. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Oct 17, 2013

    I think there is some potential in this. Who is Doomsday in this new universe? What will Clark do when Cat wants to break a story he wants to bury? And it really is a beautiful book. Daniel really does wonders here. But the back and forth flashbacks felt jarring. And I still don't feel the romance here. Will Soule be able to convince me these two really have romantic feelings for each other?? Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Oct 11, 2013

    They just don't seem to have enough chemistry going on, the whole relationship they have feels forced. The couple pages of it in Justice League felt a lot more substantial than an entire book about it. Maybe after another issue or two it will open up some more, but right now I just can't find any reason to keep reading the book. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Taylor Lilley Oct 15, 2013

    Considering Soule's intelligence as a writer, this is very basic superhero comics. Considering Daniels' popularity, this is bland art. Considering the potential chemistry between Clark and Diana, this is a frigid first date. To paraphrase Irving Berlin, there may be trouble ahead, but while there's moonlight and music and love and romance, why read this comic? Read Full Review

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