Comic Review: Sueprman #1 (DC Comics)

Superman issue 1 from DC continues the storyline that writer Brian Michael Bendis has established in the Man of Steel miniseries. Available with multiple variant covers, Superman number 1 picks […]

Superman issue 1 from DC continues the storyline that writer Brian Michael Bendis has established in the Man of Steel miniseries.

Available with multiple variant covers, Superman number 1 picks up where last week’s final Man of Steel issue left off. Artist Ivan Reis is on pencils, Joe Prado on inks and Alex Sinclair is the colorist. Variant covers are by Adam Hughes and David Mack.

Superman is easily distracted. While in outer space, he is thinking of Lois. While chatting with a superhero friend in mid-air, he is distracted by urban cries for help. But who is helping Superman? Well, the Justice League of America is trying to give him comfort as he relocates his priorities. But their dialogue probably meant to give the reader a laugh, grates. These are grown adult superheros, talking like they are hanging around the high school hallway for goodness sake.

Despite the irreverent chatting, there are lots of wonderful moments in this issue; heavy discussions, heavy decisions to make. One thing about Superman, and since this is “issue 1”, nice to see it’s consistent; when things get small, they get Kandorian small. When they get big, they get astronomically big.

Check out this issue, there is lots going on to get interested in!

DC Comics, Superman #1, $3.99 for 20 pages of content. Rated Teen

Alan Spinney

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