Comic Review: Superman #36 (DC Comics)

Tomasi and Gleason wrap up the Imperius Lex arc with Superman issue 36! All out war is spilling all over Apokolips, with Darkseid no longer in the throne, and the […]

Tomasi and Gleason wrap up the Imperius Lex arc with Superman issue 36!

All out war is spilling all over Apokolips, with Darkseid no longer in the throne, and the clashing sides now know that Lex Luthor is not the real King of Apokolips, only one is to fulfill the prophecy of Apokolips..Superman. can Superman get his family home? Will Superman help Apokolips find momentary peace? If so, will that mean Superman will have to take up the reigns of the new Lord of Apokolips!?!?!

This was a very fun issue, that Tomasi and Gleason has written, featuring The Super-family waging battle against Granny Goodness, The Furies, and the rest of Apokolips. Despite the dire situations that occur during the battle, it’s great to see that Tomasi and Gleason maintain the characters moral compasses. This could have easily been an arc where Superman would have gone dark and slaughtered people (especially in light of the Oz Effect arc tying into Doomsday Clock). But thankfully, the writers handle the pace and story well. There is gonna be an interesting slew of stories that I think readers will be eager to see once they get to the end of the issue. Although I feel, some may be disappointed in how one character may be returning to their roots.

The art by Doug Mahnke is great. There are some great splash pages, and cool moments thanks to the art of Mahnke. Although I don’t think this issue was his very Super best as he usually does with this title, it’s still good, easy to follow the narrative, and joy to read. Mendoza and Mahnke’s inks are strong and Wil Quintana’s colors are vibrant and I’d like to see more of his stuff on this title down the road.

This is another fine issue delivered by Tomasi and Gleason. They’ve managed to keep the great momentum of good pacing, story, and fun alive within their Superman run this far. Definitely, check this issue out, it’s a worthwhile read that I think any fan of Kirby, New Gods, and Superman would enjoy.

Anthony Andujar Jr.

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