Superman/Wonder Woman, vol. 3: Casualties of War

Superman/Wonder Woman, Vol. 3: Casualties of WarSuperman/Wonder Woman, Vol. 3: Casualties of War by Peter J. Tomasi
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

(Received from Netgalley for review.)

This was just ok. The story is kind of blah, not much to write about. A mysterious new hero shows up who’s even less compelling than Superman normally is for me, which is fine because he’s really a shell for Circe’s vaguely defined revenge. I guess it’s supposed to be an object lesson in how these heroes who routinely save people by the thousands and occasionally the millions need to care more about individual people. And I take the point, I really do, because that’s one of the things that irked me about the Man of Steel movie- did you realize that more people were saved by Marvel’s bunch of a-holes than DC’s Boy Scout? Because I totally did. But the point is clumsily made, so much so that I never really had the feeling that it had been absorbed. Except surprise! It totally was, by like osmosis or something, because Diana gave no indication of even really paying attention to the object lesson. Ok, whatever.

This might have been a three star book, except holy crap is the art bad. It’s really incredibly ugly. The faces aren’t just attractive, they’re really odd looking. And not like this is the artist’s unique style, more like this is the best the artist could do. He’s trying really hard to make attractive people! And failing badly. It could make some pages outright unpleasant. Mediocre writing and bad art equals two stars for me.

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