Comic Review: Superman #39 (DC Comics)

Man does Tomasi and Gleason know how to put on the waterworks! After a battle with some small time supervillains, Superman takes the time to visit children suffering from cancer […]

Man does Tomasi and Gleason know how to put on the waterworks!

After a battle with some small time supervillains, Superman takes the time to visit children suffering from cancer and decides to take them out on a safe day of fun. This issue is a one-shot that is heartwarming in all the right ways. Gleason and Tomasi do a great job at crafting a little story where there is no large world ending threat, or large-scale alien invasion. They weave a story about a day where children get to hang out with their heroes and the heroes learn to enjoy the small things in life through the children that they hang out with.

It’s one of those small one-shots that’s rarely seen in this day and age, and it speaks volumes to anyone that knows close friends or family that may be suffering from such illnesses. There’s not much that needs to be said about this issue other than that the fact that it put a tear in my eye the last few pages. It’s not often that readers get to have these little one-shots that focus more on the little, simple things in life to balance out all of the action and events that are current in modern comics today. It’s a great one shot and the artwork by Barry Kitson does a good enough job to make even The Batman, Smile.

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