Comic Review: Man Of Steel #6 (DC Comics)

With Man of Steel issue 6, this miniseries from DC comes to an end. However, the story doesn’t stop there! So far, for those not following Man of Steel, Superman […]

With Man of Steel issue 6, this miniseries from DC comes to an end. However, the story doesn’t stop there!

So far, for those not following Man of Steel, Superman is fighting Rogol Zaar, an interspace baddie, intent on ‘cleansing’ all Kryptonians from the universe. Rogol has been tanning Superman’s hide for some time now, wearing him down. Superman needs to DO SOMETHING for goodness sakes, and soon!!!

Meanwhile, Lois and Jon are in chats with JorEl, who would love to spirit young Jon away on a field trip. But what is his real agenda? Superman (as Clark) is not excited about Jon’s possible voyage among the stars with Grampy.

This issue advances both of these storylines and introduces a few interesting twists.

This issue is brought to you by writer Brian Michael Bendis, and artist Jason Fabok, with Alex Sinclair on colors. Bendis gives us a good proportion of action and physical drama to match the (mostly) static domestic drama that cooks alongside. Artist Fabok is very good with figures, poses, and intergalactic war scenes. The domestic moments with Lois, Clark, and Jon feel a little stiff, but then what can you do with 6 panels of family discussion per page?

Look for the continuation of this storyline to move to Superman #1 and Action Comics #1001.

DC Comics, Man of Steel $6, $3.99 for 31 pages of content, Rated Teen.

Alan Spinney

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