Future State Superman Wonder Woman #2
The second installment of Superman Wonder Woman gets a few points over many Future State books simply for not being so dark and gloomy. There’s a relatively simple adventure that reads like a Silver Age Superman story that Grant Morrison used as the inspiration for All-Star Superman.
Writer Dan Watters keeps the story simple as Superman and Wonder Woman swap similarly solar-themed opponents. The fate of the world isn’t at stake and neither hero is battling against an overwhelming force — Watters just gives them a space to be heroes learning to trust one another.
The art from Leila Del Duca seems a bit too simple with a style probably better suited for fringe fantasy titles than traditional superhero icons.
This was a basic comic that worked more because it embraced fun over the tone of way too many of the Future State titles. It’s a quick read with only two issues but it ends on a cheery, optimistic note instead of one continually shrouded in darkness and despair.
Rating: 7 out of 10