Future State Superman Wonder Woman #1
Written by Dan Watters
Art by Leila Del Duca
Colors by Nick Filardi
Letters by Tom Napolitano
The Rundown: A new force in the sky will prompt two heroes to team up.
Jon Kent has a morning routine that he uses to tell the people of Metropolis that he is there and on the job to protect them. When something strange disrupts that routine, Jon looks to the sky to find a second sun in the heavens. At the same time, the second sun disrupts air travel in Brazil prompting Wonder Woman to step in to stop the problem. Believing that the problem is caused by her friend the Sun God, she races to his home to see him.
Seeing a new sun in the sky, the Sun God takes to the skies to confront the threat. A threat looking for Superman. When the confrontation between the Sun God and Solaris ends in a stalemate, Jon steps in but the effects of having two suns might be more than he can handle and he’s going to need some help from Wonder Woman.
The Story: Dan Watters begins an interesting new story for Superman and Wonder Woman. I like the tenuous nature of their relationship and how they start off the issue with their loyalties squarely to the places they call home. There is the beginnings of a friendship between the two of them that is intriguing, but there is enough tension there to be interesting. The villain didn’t really leave much of an impression in this first issue so I found myself more engaged with the relationship between the characters.
The Art: Leila Del Duca delivers some impressive art in this first issue. The contrast between the characters and their environments is impressive and the characters look good.