Review: Superwoman #7

[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers.]

Writer: Phil Jimenez
Artists: Phil Jimenez, Matt Santorelli, Jack Hebert & Hi-Fi

Summary
Superwoman and her team confront Ultrawoman and her clone army.

Positives
I really like the cover by Andy Kubert and Hi-Fi. It’s really intense and cool looking even if it does spoil an aspect of the story.

The art in the book is great. I like a lot of the creative panel layouts; it’s a unique looking book. The faces are all nicely expressive and the action all looks really cool. Hi-Fi’s colors are amazing; I always look forward to seeing work by Hi-Fi.

I like the scale of this story. Lena feels like a massive threat. Jimenez does a good job of establishing stakes which works well for the book.

Negatives
Unfortunately, I found this issue to be a little dull. It’s mostly big over-the-top action. It’s certainly a little fun and it all works great but I had a hard time getting engaged. The book also jumps around a lot because of the scale which makes it a little harder to get invested in anything. By the time you get interested, the scene has changed and the focus is on someone else.

I found Lana’s narration to be a little tedious. It’s not a big problem but it kept irritating me as I was reading.

Verdict
This is an okay issue. It’s wonderful to look at with great art, layouts and colors. I do like the scale and some of the action is neat. I just had a hard time getting engaged in the characters because so much is happening. I recommend waiting for the trade with this one.

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Sean Blumenshine

I am currently a senior at Wichita State University studying communications. I started reading comics in 2013 because of how much I loved Man of Steel and season one of Arrow. My favorite hero is the Green Arrow and my favorite villain is the Joker.