Comic Review: Superman #8 (DC Comics)

Peter J Tomasi and Patrick Gleason set up a new arc for Superman and his son Jon aka Superboy. The comic begins with Superman, Jon, and Krypto working on Jon’s […]

Peter J Tomasi and Patrick Gleason set up a new arc for Superman and his son Jon aka Superboy.

The comic begins with Superman, Jon, and Krypto working on Jon’s science project for the school fair. They end up developing a cube but unbeknownst to our protagonists, they accidentally trigger  something within the cube. This  causes them to get sent to an island where all sorts of.dinosaurs exist. Along the way, they discover old World War 2 weapons and remains. Superman, Superboy, and Krypto must discover the secrets of the mysterious island that they reside in and find a way back to their correct time.

I really appreciate the consistency and tone of the book. It’s fun and never feels dull. Doug Mahnke’s art is fantastic as always. It never fails to keep the comic looking fun, stylistic and fresh with every page turned. The inks by Mendoza are really beautiful and bold in this issue and the colors by Quintana are perfect and help cement the misty setting that our Protagonists are stuck in. Rob Leigh’s letters also provide as much power as the actual action drawn. I also love the little-mentioned tribute to Darwyn Cooke since islands and dinosaurs with superheroes in the mix is right up his alley. This story has New Frontier vibes which is probably why it plays as a good story honoring what came before with Darwyn Cooke. A great issue and a definite pick up.

Anthony Andujar Jr.

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