Comic Review: Superman #2 (DC Comics)

It’s not about heroes, it’s about fathers and sons. I have to admit, it’s been a long while since I’ve been a Superman fan. The last two stories that really […]

It’s not about heroes, it’s about fathers and sons.

I have to admit, it’s been a long while since I’ve been a Superman fan. The last two stories that really caught me was John Bryne’s Man Of Steel, and Mark Waid and Leinil Francis Yu’s Superman: Birthright. I’m not knocking Superman stories, but I just wasn’t a huge fan of Superman. I love the character and all, but something about his solo stories just really never attracted me for some reason. That is until Rebirth.

Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason’s Superman is more than a regular Superman story. This is a book about a father and son. As we saw in Superman #1, Jon’s powers are starting to develop, so in issue #2 Superman decides to take Jon with him on patrol.

There’s a lot of action and heart in this story. It’s really a nice balance here. I really love the parts of Superman just talking to Jon about his powers and responsibility. It really reminded me of the relationship between Superman and his father (which I think was the point).

I’m really hooked with this storyline and hats off to Tomasi and Gleason for doing a different type of Superman story, where the emphasis is more on the “man” than the “super”

Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

About Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

An avid comic collector/reader for over 40 years and self-proclaimed professor of comicology, Brian original started up the site Pendragon's Post to share his voice. Well that voice has been shared, and evolved into The Fanboy Factor. Brian is an advocate for remembering comic roots, and that we don't forget what was created in the past, and encourage everyone to read it as well. When not swimming in geek culture, he can be seen corrupting..introducing his young son to comics, much to his wife's chagrin.