Review: Superman #1

superman-1-header-636x310 Review by: G. Clark Kent

2016-06-11-supermanStory Tellers: Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason

Inker: Mick Gray

Colorist: John Kalisz

Letterer: Rob Leigh


Remember Nineties sitcoms? If you do, you might agree that this issue read like one, and that is not a bad thing. Clark is not going to have it easy, not only is he Superman, but also a husband and a father of a child with Super powers of his own.

In Rebirth one shot, Mr. Oz told Clark that “You and your family are not what you believe you are” And neither was the fallen Superman”. Keep that in mind as you read through these and Action comics, I have a hunch that there is a big swerve on its way. In this issue Clark touches the soil where New 52 Sups is buried and where his hand print was , a glowing blue hand print was left behind, hmmmm that is not a power I am familiar with.

Clark continues to try to teach Jonathan to slow down and to only use his powers when necessary and tells him to go do his chores. While walking through the field a hawk swoops down and picks up his cat. Jonathan gets angry and before he realizes it Fries the bird and his cat with his heat vision. It is here where we are introduced to his Lana as the girl next door witnesses this unfortunate series of events. Later that night Superman is visited by Wonder Woman and Batman while young Jonathan looks on. The book ends with Superman appearing in Jonathans doorway and says “Quickly and quietly, you’re coming with me.”

This issue left more questions than answers. What does the trinity want with Jonathan? How is the neighbor girl going to react to what she saw, ans why is the grass a fluorescent blue? While the book had almost 0 Action, it was a great read of how a “family” Superman handles day-to-day life. Writing and Art were spot on, Overall I give this book 8.5 out od 10.



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