Superman/Wonder Woman #21

Superman/Wonder Woman #21

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Jaime Mendoza, Doug Mahnke Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 16, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 9
6.3Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

The epic Truth arc hits close to the heart as dark secrets come to light, forcing Superman and Wonder Woman to question whether their relationship can work in this new world of identities revealed and questionable actions.

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 16, 2015

    Given the gold mine of storytelling possibilities that Tomasi has with Superman/Wonder Woman - especially given Clark Kent's new status quo - it's weird that this book feels like it's spinning its wheels a bit. It looks spectacular, but I have to believe there's more to Clark and Diana's romantic dynamic than what their conflict of the month might be. But couples change and grow and evolve, and sometimes it takes one party a little longer to catch up - so even if the conflict in Superman/Wonder Woman might feel less than organic, it doesn't mean it's impossible. Here's hoping that with time, this book can grow and mature along with them. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 17, 2015

    Tomasi (as well as the rest of the Superman team) are shaking things up, and it looks like we're finally seeing the end of DC's power couple. That's not a bad thing at all. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - John McCubbin Sep 17, 2015

    Superman/Wonder Woman #21 marks the end of yet another part of Truth, and despite having a rather slow pace, it really gives depth to our titular characters' relationship moving forward. It also gives us yet more teasers towards Superman's future, with this being a title to look out for down the line. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    IGN - Levi Hunt Sep 17, 2015

    Superman/Wonder Woman #21 plays out with the same frustrating mix of strong characterization and unnecessary conflicts that have plagued all the issues of this arc. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Sep 17, 2015

    "Superman/Wonder Woman" #21 clearly sets up a larger storyline still to come (especially with the final page tying into the other Superman family titles this month) and, as a result, it's understandable there are going to be some lackluster moments. If it wasn't for Lois' moments under the lasso, I suspect this issue would have been entirely forgettable, but it's there that Tomasi and Mahnke remind us they normally deliver much stronger stories. This is transition, pure and simple; it's not bad but it's not more than average, either. I look forward to seeing where the title is heading, but hopefully the heavy lifting was completed this issue so things can get a bit more exciting in October. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Sep 18, 2015

    But the character of Superman here just felt off to me. This is a far cry from the Superman in Action Comics. It is closer to the less than rational guy in Superman. And I suppose a lot of this stems from self-loathing. He knows he did this to himself. And now everyone else is paying the price. More than ever, I am wondering why these two were together to begin with. This has never felt like love. Read Full Review

  • 5.9
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 16, 2015

    This was an odd issue for me to rate.  While it didn't infuriate me like some of the other Truth issues, the characterizations felt off and the story was surprising, but in a "I don't understand what's going on" sort of way.  It did end with a scene that readers of the entire Truth arc will surely enjoy, but Superman acts too much like a jerk before that for me to recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Sep 27, 2015

    Where this issue fails is in making us want to root for the supposed superheroes. Read Full Review

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