Comic Review: Superman #30 (DC Comics)

“The time for questions has long since passed. Let us finally come to learn.. what scares the mighty Superman…” Champagne’s A Moment Longer arc concludes!!  The source of the missing […]

“The time for questions has long since passed. Let us finally come to learn.. what scares the mighty Superman…”

Champagne’s A Moment Longer arc concludes!!  The source of the missing children in Metropolis has been revealed! Parallax has been harvesting the fears of children to gain power, and after his fight with Superman has possessed him. Sinestro has been searching for Parallax and is now confronted by a fear infected Superman.

While Peter J Tomasi and Patrick Gleason are gearing up for the upcoming arc, Champagne manages to wrap up this arc with a satisfying conclusion. Personally, after seeing Champagne’s writing during this two part arc, I can definitely see him as a runner up that could carry this title should Tomasi and Gleason decided their tenure to be complete and done with down the road. Champagne did a good job at wrapping up the two parter providing a lot of action between Superman and Sinestro. Sinestro is desperate to revive his core by repossessing Parallax. It’s fun to see Superman fight Sinestro and seeing these two forces confront one another. The story and pacing is fine, although admittedly I wished there was a little more visual closure in regards to the missing kids from the prior issue. While yes, it’s mentioned off panel that the kids were returned safe, it would have been nice to have seen Superman makes his way back to Metropolis after his battle with Sinestro. But that’s just a minor nitpick.

In regards of the art, Tyler Kirkham, Philip Tan, and Ed Benes do a solid job at delivering action, cool set pieces and distinct imagery that make this a fun issue to visually witness aside from reading it. The colors and inks are all.solid thanks to the following colorist and inkers involved In this issue. I will admit, I was looking forward to seeing Doug Mahnke drawing this issue, but figured that it’s understandable that he’s best saving that art for the upcoming arc. Everyone involved in this issue did a phenomenal job, making use of their art, making good decisions in regards to paneling and gutters.

This is a good conclusion to a two part arc that provides some cool moments and battles with Sinestro, and Parallax. Champagne does a good job at making this arc a fun read and the art delivers. Definitely, pick this issue up.

Anthony Andujar Jr.

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