Comic Review: Superman #8 (DC Comics)

Jon Kent returns in DC Comics’ Superman, issue 8. He’s older and he’s wiser. It’s all about Jon Kent’s ‘endless summer’ vacation with Granddad Jor-El, and it’s as angst-filled as […]

Jon Kent returns in DC Comics’ Superman, issue 8. He’s older and he’s wiser.

It’s all about Jon Kent’s ‘endless summer’ vacation with Granddad Jor-El, and it’s as angst-filled as a Beach Boys reunion. Outer space has a way of making a man out of a boy, even prematurely.

The story unfolds in a beautifully paced way, and the illustrations in this issue are simply outstanding. There is a sadness demonstrated here in words and pictures that is so well communicated, you simply must check out this issue. It’s told to the reader in voice, gesture, body language and pacing. Really a terrific read.

Brilliantly written by Brian Michael Bendis, this issue is illustrated by Ivan Reis, Brandon Peterson, and Joe Prado, with colour by Alex Sinclair. With a variant cover by Rob Liefeld.

DC Comics, Superman #8, $3.99 for 19 pages of content. Rated Teen

Alan Spinney

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!