"We are each other's shelter from the storm."
SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #6
One day I walked into a library and my eyes fell on a book called Kingdom Come. I picked it up and to my surprise it was a comic book...or rather as I later learned, a graphic novel. But I saw beautifully painted panels and heroes that I recognized from my childhood who seemed ...well, grown up. I borrowed that book and I was moved and fascinated by, not only the story of men and women who are great heroes, but by they way they showed their humanity. They suddenly were not two dimensional people who just fought bad guys. They were deeply complex. I love books and reading on the whole and I guess getting into the comic genre as an adult woman was a case of serendipity. It led me to finding DC comics and the heroes I grew up with on TV and saw in movies and newsprint. It led me to finding Clark Kent or as he is known by his other name, Kal-El, and Princess Diana. I fell in love with them and am obsessed with all things Amazonian and Kryptonian now. I love their relationship. I love what they stand for. I love the contrasts of the princess/farmer's son; reporter/ambassador; pragmatic warrior/idealistic protector and empathetic teacher/enforcer of justice. A girl born of the earth and a boy who fell from the sky. The first daughter of Themyscira and last son of Krypton. And it surprised me to find that there were many fans like me, who adore them too.
DC rebooted their universe in 2011 and my favorite pairing is now canon!!! Yay.
Disclaimer : Superman and Wonder Woman are the property of DC comics.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Superman/Wonder Woman #8
This issue follows Superman :Doomed #1 and it's really a good one. Diana finds Clark after he has been infected by the Doomsday virus and she has to deal with a Clark who is not himself to put things mildly. We see here why Soule gets Diana so well. Daniel's art kicks ass too. 5 out of 5 stars.