Comic Review: Superman #12 (DC Comics)

“I grow tired of being God’s lonely man..” The Super Monster Arc concludes in Superman issue 13. After Frankenstein reveals that the wanted Alien criminal Kroog was posing as Candice […]

“I grow tired of being God’s lonely man..”

The Super Monster Arc concludes in Superman issue 13. After Frankenstein reveals that the wanted Alien criminal Kroog was posing as Candice the editor and friend of Lois Lane. Things seem to be honky dory until another player enters the fray which is revealed to be none other than. Frankenstein’s Bride and boy do they have some marital scores to settle with one another. With Frankenstein’s Bride in the field, how much trouble will she cause Frankenstein, Lois, and Superman?

Peter J Tomasi and Patrick Gleason deliver a solid issue, filled with awesome writing, comedic timing and an overall satisfying story to boot. Frankenstein’s Bride is hilarious in terms of her cold demeanor, and her chemistry with Frankenstein makes it all the more enjoyable in terms of their arguing. It’s humorous enough that it drives Superman and Lois nuts. The only thing I wish that Tomasi and Gleason did in this issue was to show whether or not Lois found the real Candice or not. I felt that detail was unclear and made me wonder if Lois had any luck finding her. Other than that the story was enjoyable.

Doug Mahnke’s art continues to do its job at providing an awesome energy. Although personally, I feel that his art was a bit subdued compared to the art he did in issue 12 (the prior issue to the current one). Nonetheless, Mahnke delivers and although the art isn’t as energetic as the prior, it still holds up in terms of driving the story forward. The rest of the team on this issue delivered as well. It’s an overall enjoyable short, little fun arc, with that, said, I’d say pick it up.

Anthony Andujar Jr.

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