Comic Review: Superman #22 (DC Comics)

The Black Dawn Arc continues in the pages of Superman. There is something very strange happening in the town that Superman and his family reside in. All kinds of activity […]

The Black Dawn Arc continues in the pages of Superman.

There is something very strange happening in the town that Superman and his family reside in. All kinds of activity have been happening ever since they moved there and it most certainly isn’t by coincidence. While Superman is off investigating, Lois Lane makes effort to find her son and she gets some uninvited guests who bare I’ll for her and the Super Family. What will both Superman and Lois discover? Who is behind the disappearances of their son Jon, Batman, Robin and town’s people? And what do they have planned for Superman?

This issue is a Lois-centric issue, but don’t let that stop you from reading because it is jam packed with story and action that is entertaining to read. Tomasi and Gleason continue to weave their story and chemistry with the same amazing formula that’s made this title fun, relevant and exciting. The narrative focusing on Lois Lane utilizing her journalistic, investigative expertise to find the source of the problem is exciting. The writing team sorta switched gears a bit making it a more thriller /mystery centric issue that plays off of a character who is not as powerful as the Man of Steel, and not as resourceful as the Caped Crusader, but manages to hold her own. The story is tight, and keeps the entire mystery intact as the rest of this arc has so far. Who the foe is that is scheming has yet to be revealed, but it makes for an exciting sense of anticipation that’ll have readers itching for the next issue.

Doug Mahnke’s artwork is cranked up to noir levels aesthetically fits perfectly for this arc. His pencils are strong and exude power with each page and panel drawn. And given the tone for this arc, the sleekness and shadows cater to the narratives benefit.  The rest of the colors and ink on this book by the rest of the contributing creative team are consistent and solid.

This series is continuing to be an enthralling series full of fun, twists and turns that make it a worthwhile read. Definitely, add this to your pull list.

Anthony Andujar Jr.

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