The New 52 Reboot in 2011 bought about many changes in DC’s continuity and one of the most divisive of these changes was to erase Superman’s relationship with Lois Lane and Wonder Woman’s relationship with Steve Trevor so that the two DC powerhouses could date each other.
‘Power Couple’ starts with Clark and Diana attempting to figure out how to proceed with their relationship. Diana doesn’t understand Clark’s need for a human identity. Add to the mix, a Phantom Zone that isn’t holding its captors as it should be and you have a whale of a mess. From the Zone, escapes General Zod and Faora who attempt to unleash an army in order to take over the planet. Superman and Wonder Woman will need everything they have, and maybe a little bit more in order to combat this threat.
One thing that I think this novel did really was to explore the dichotomy between Clark and Diana. To anyone on the outside, these two members of the League are the most similar in their power-set, however, their differences are so much more vast. I do also think that it was really endearing how Diana attempts to understand Clark more by doing things like getting him a Christmas Present.
I believe the artist of this novel was Tony Daniel who has this very distinct style but one that I think when it’s good, it’s really good! His covers were also very impressive. Overall, this was an enjoyable novel to read, and I look forward to continuing the series.
Superman. It was a close call, but he literally threw a Greek God into space.
Story Arc: ★★★½
Character Development: ★★★½