Superman Wonder Woman – 28


Superman Wonder Woman – 28

General Info

Issue No:
28
On Sale Date:
April 2016
Cover Date:
June 2016
Era:
New 52
Story Title:
The Final Days of Superman Part 4: Last Kiss

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Paul Renaud
John Romita Jr, Scott Hanna (variant)
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Penciller:
Ed Benes
Inker:
Ed Benes
Letterer:
Rob Leigh
Colourist:
Alex Sinclair
Editor:
Eddie Berganza, Andrew Marino (assistant)

Characters

Main:
Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Superman (Clark Kent/Kal El)
Heroes:
Supergirl (Kara Zor-El)
Villains:
Superman (Denny Swan), Ulysses
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
Steve Trevor
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This story continues from Action Comics #51 and continues in Batman Superman #32. Diana has also reverted back to wearing her standard New 52 costume in this issue.

Synopsis

Wonder Woman has come to the Fortress of Solitude to ask if the rumours regarding Supermans’ health are true. Supergirl feels she needs to give them some space and takes off after assuring her cousin he can count on her whenever he needs her.

Superman confirms he’s dying. He also says he hadn’t told Diana about his illness yet because it would be hardest to tell her. Diana wants to search for some cure or even beg for divine intervention, but Kal is sure his death is inevitable and tries to talk her out of it before kissing her.

Their kiss is interrupted by two calls of Lois Lane and Steve Trevor. Both heroes head to Stryker’s Island Penitentiary and Superman learns someone claiming to be him has murdered several persons. That person is locked up, screaming he can’t help people if he’s being kept in that cell. Superman and Wonder Woman note his body is glowing like Superman’s when he used his Solar Flare power against Ulysses. Superman wonders if Ulysses has something to do with this and visits him. Ulysses is still trapped in his power-draining cell, and still angry with Superman, but he doesn’t say if he was altered by the flare.

Meanwhile, Denny Swan, the man who claims to be Superman, grows angrier every passing second, claiming he’s being impersonated by an impostor, Wonder Woman has betrayed him, and he’s needed outside. He punches his cell’s energy walls before finally dissolving them with a Solar Flare, and he pounces on Diana.

His outburst causes a power failure, and Ulysses takes advantage of it to attack Superman.

Wonder Woman and Dennis Swan, the Energy Superman, trade blows until Dennis manages to shake her off and escape. Meanwhile Ulysses stops fighting Superman when he realises Kal is dying.