‘Superman/Wonder Woman’ No. 10: Man of Steel battles Doomsday mutation

July 05, 2014 | 8:00 a.m.
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Lana Lang calls for urgency from Steel in "Superman/Wonder Woman" No. 10, written by Charles Soule, with pencils by Paulo Siqueira, inks by Pascal Alixe and colors by Hi-Fi. (DC Entertainment)

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Lana Lang prepares a message for Superman in "Superman/Wonder Woman" No. 10. (Paulo Siqueira / DC Entertainment)

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A space exiled Superdoom has an internal debate about "letting go" in "Superman/Wonder Woman" No. 10. (Paulo Siqueira / DC Entertainment)

The “Superman/Wonder Woman” series was meant to explore the new couple’s burgeoning relationship, but between battling General Zod and Faora and contending with the Man of Steel’s worsening Doomsday mutation, the nascent lovebirds haven’t had much time for romance as of late.

And if the preview of the new issue is any indication, it will still be a while before the two get much in the way of alone time.

Hero Complex readers can check out pages from “Superman/Wonder Woman” No. 10  in the gallery above or by clicking on the links below.

Cover Karl Kerschl variant cover | Page 1 | Page 2-3 | Page 4-5

The issue continues the “Superman: Doomed” crossover story in which, after a battle with Doomsday, the Man of Steel undergoes an agonizing mutation into Superdoom, a Doomsday-like creature who most recently has found himself exiled in space as an enemy of the state.

Wrestling with his Clark Kent-embodied conscience who is attempting to will away the mutation, Superdoom has come under attack from the Red Lanterns, who only cease their assault on the damaged and deranged version of the Man of Steel due to Wonder Woman’s intercession.

As evidenced by the early pages of Issue No. 10, the drama will continue in space, with Lana Lang and Steel racing to get a message to the embattled, mutated hero.

In an interview with Hero Complex earlier this year, “Superman/Wonder Woman” writer Charles Soule said that exploring the legendary heroes’ love affair was of primary interest.

“It’s a really nice angle into them as human beings … as opposed to these godlike characters who have basically infinite power. So it’s a way to make them relatable and it’s a way to put them in new situations that we may not have necessarily seen them in before. Those are really the things that attracted me to the project in the beginning, and I’ve tried to bear that out in the scripts.”

“Superman/Wonder Woman” No. 10 hits stores Wednesday.

– Justin Sullivan | @LATHeroComplex


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