Comic Review: Superman #26 (DC Comics)

As things settle down Superman decides to take teach Jon how to solve situations beyond the use of powers. But it doesn’t seem Superboy is gonna listen, always headstrong and […]

As things settle down Superman decides to take teach Jon how to solve situations beyond the use of powers.

But it doesn’t seem Superboy is gonna listen, always headstrong and ready for a fight instead of using his brain. It’s a father /son issue, a matter of brain or brawn. Will Jon truly understand what his father is trying to instill in him or will he make a huge mistake that could cost his life?

This is a nice breather issue, with a one-shot story that’s just centered on the daily slice of life stuff. This is very much story about one generation trying to incorporate the very foundations into the next generation. And there is no better use of that than Superman and his son Superboy. The overall narrative correlates with the side plot that shows a young Clark Kent learning from the lessons of his Pa Kent. As the story progresses, it manages to wrap up the main plot and the side plot in a satisfying way. The writing by Michael Moreci does a good job at displaying a fictional father and son relationship ship that feels believable due to the conversations that Superman and Superboy have. These conversations or learning lessons from your peer and from your own mistakes is exactly what most healthy relationships are like between parent and child. Guiding your child but also allowing your child to learn from their own experiences are very relatable despite the fictional circumstances.

The artwork by Scott Godlewski is fun and lively. There is a certain animated flair that Godlewski has that makes the comic feel as though it could have fit easily within Superman The Animated Series. The artwork is actually suitable for this kind of story letting the story visually sync with the story as it should.

This is a nice breather issue where one can just pick up and read it. In truth, no one needs to pick this issue up since it’s not a bombastic arc full of stuff. It’s just a nice quiet, fun, self-contained issue. Definitely recommended for any Superman fan, but not necessary reading. But for those that want to have a breather, this is the issue for you. It’s parental guidance at its best (if you had super powers I guess….). In all seriousness, it’s a good issue that I believe anyone can pick up and enjoy.

Anthony Andujar Jr.

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