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Things We Learned From Frank Miller's Clark Kent in Superman Year One #1

“Superman: Year One”: Let’s Talk About Frank Miller’s Creepy Clark Kent

A look at how Frank Miller’s portrayal of a young Clark Kent might not have gone done the way it was intended.   Superman: Year One is one of the the most anticipated – or dreaded – DC books this year. Frank Miller had been threatening to tell his Superman origin stories for ages after portraying him as […]

Superman #1 cover by Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, and Alex Sinclair

Superman #1 Review: A Downplayed Start

Superman goes into space to look for Lois, Jon, and the alleged Jor-El. He has no guide, though, and the only thing he finds is a Dominator fleet heading straight for Earth. He deals with the problem and returns home. He desperately misses his family, and the Justice League tries to console him. With their […]

Man of Steel #6 cover by Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, and Alex Sinclair

Man of Steel #6 Review: Bombastic, Genuine, and Fun

Jor-El has come to Earth to take Jonathan Kent away to learn more about his power, his people, and where his life may be headed. Jon wants to go, but Lois and Clark are reluctant to send their son away with someone who might be his grandfather. In the present, Superman fights Rogol Zaar to […]

Man of Steel #5 cover by Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, and Alex Sinclair

Man of Steel #5 Review: Bringing Back the Quality

Superman has taken Rogol Zaar off the Earth to battle it out in orbit. However, Rogol is powerful and able to lay out the Man of Steel all too quickly. The Justice League arrives in Metropolis to provide support to Supergirl, whom discovers Superman’s unconscious body on the moon. The team regroups to discern Rogol’s […]

Super Sons #16 cover by Jorge Jimenez and Alejandro Sanchez

Super Sons #16 Review: A Charming Send-Off

Superboy tries to hold off Kid Amazo and free the incapacitated Justice League while Robin and Cyborg make their way to the Kid Amazo’s base of operations. Kid Amazo is drawing upon the power of the captured Leaguers, putting Superboy at a severe disadvantage. However, Robin, as he often does, has a plan involving Cyborg…even […]

Superman Special #1 cover by Jorge Jimenez and Alejandro Sanchez

Superman Special #1 Review: DC’s Continued Superman Quality Streak

Superman and Superboy have a promise to keep for Captain Storm on Dinosaur Island, and the two Kents return to save the only surviving member of the Losers. In another story, Superman returns to Earth after a long mission in space, exhausted and drained of energy. Unfortunately, a giant insect is attacking Metropolis, so the […]

Superman #44 cover by Patrick Gleason and Alejandro Sanchez

Superman #44 Review: Night of the Living Bizarros

Superboy, Boyzarro, and their friends are trying to figure out how to hold the Bizarro world of Thrae together while Superman battles Bizarro himself. They discover that the planet is tied to Bizarro himself, and Bizarro feels like his life is falling apart. They need Bizarro to want to save Thrae if the world is […]

Action Comics #999 cover by Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund, and Andrew Dalhouse

Action Comics #999 Review: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Cyborg Superman?

General Sam Lane visits his daughter, Lois, and grandson, Jonathan, for the first time. While this tense reunion is happening, Superman is breaking apart an asteroid that could have threatened the Earth. Within the asteroid, he finds a crystalline material that will help him with a different problem: Cyborg Superman in the Phantom Zone. Action […]

Superman #42 cover by Patrick Gleason and John Kalisz

Superman #42 Review: Entertaining, but the Bizarro Speech Gets Confusing

Superman #42 opens on Bizarro World, and we get to see how the Bizarro version of the Superman family looks and behaves. After this, we turn back to our world and our Superman family. Superboy is smitten with a girl in Kansas, and it leads him to minor conflict with his family. While I do […]

Superman: Action Comics #998 cover by Will Conrad and Ivan Nunes

Action Comics #998 Review: A Satisfying Finale to an Overlong Story

Superman and Booster Gold are in the process of being executed by the Zod Family’s heat vision. Their only hope was Skeets, and he appeared to be destroyed. However, the little robot had a few more tricks up its sleeve, and he may just be able to save our heroes. Even if he does, Big […]

Superman #41 cover by Viktor Bogdanovic and Mike Spicer

Superman #41 Review: A Bittersweet Conclusion to a Nuanced Story

Superman, Superboy, and Klain speed to Klain’s compound in the hopes of escaping the religious zealots of Galymayne. Klain reveals his plan to send an egg pod of his species to another planet to survive. Unfortunately, the religious overlords of Galymayne are not too far behind and still intend to stop any plans of Klain […]

Superman: Action Comics #997 cover by Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund, and Andrew Dalhouse

Superman Action Comics #997 Review: Badly Padded and Noticeably Empty

Superman and Booster Gold face Lor-Zod, the child of the infamous General Zod, and the Eradicator. They face him on the planet the villain calls New Krypton. Soon Zod and Ursa join the fight, and the fight appears hopeless for Superman and Booster. Back on Earth in our present, Lois Lane finally finds her father, […]

Superman #40 cover by Viktor Bogdanovic and Mike Spicer

Superman #40 Review: History Repeats Itself in an Attempt to Stop History From Repeating Itself

It’s the anniversary of Krypton’s destruction, and Superman has brought his son, Jonathan aka Superboy, to the Fortress of Solitude to observe the occasion. While the two men of Krypton are there, the Fortress’ computers detect another planet undergoing the same processes which Krypton experienced before its destruction. Superman goes to help, and Superboy convinces […]

Super Sons #13 cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Adriano Lucas

Super Sons #13 Review: Charming, Fun, and Full of Mommy Issues

Jonathan Kent develops a crush on a girl as his Super Sons ally, Damian Wayne, continues to fit in poorly at their Metropolis-based West-Reeve School. Plus, Jonathan is staying with the Waynes for the weekend! However, Talia al Ghul is in town and wants to bring her son in for an assassination contract. The odd […]

Action Comics #996 cover by Dan Jurgens, Trevor Scott, and Hi-Fi

Action Comics #996 Review: Decent Story Hampered by Major Art Shift

Action Comics #996 finds Superman and Booster Gold at the mercy of an Eradicator drone once more. The two manage to dispatch the robot, and they find themselves in an unknown future on a world now called New Krypton (which is actually the same planet Jekuul from Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #37). […]

Action Comics #995 cover by Dan Jurgens, Trevor Scott, and Hi-Fi

Action Comics #995 Review: On the Issue of Fathers

Superman and Booster Gold find themselves back on Earth in Action Comics #995. However, it’s not the time period they intended, as Skeets reveals. They are in the 25th Century, the time period of Booster Gold’s origin. Despite that, Booster and Superman’s presence could still impact the time stream, so they must behave with caution. This […]

Justice League #28 Review: Parental Bonding To Give You Feelings

The Justice League continue spending time and getting to know their future children and the world they come from. A lot of bonding is done and feelings are shared. Unfortunately, everyone knows that this cannot last, and the Kindred threat is on its way. Worse yet, an ulterior motive begins to rear its head with […]

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Superman #30 Review: Another Reason The Sinestro Comic Should Come Back

Thal Sinestro is the greatest DC Comics villain. I want to make sure you all are aware of that. This issue of Superman finds the Man of Steel possessed by the Yellow Avatar Parallax and on the verge of snapping Sinestro’s neck. The two are brought to Qward, a planet in the Antimatter Universe, by […]

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Love And War In Comics: Looking Back At Superman #28 And Batman #28

With some encouragement from Rich Johnston and Mark Seifert, I’ve decided to take a look back at comics I’ve reviewed from time to time to analyze some interesting themes that they may share or conflict upon. This past week’s Superman #28 and Batman #28 both look at war in a way. They approach it in similar […]

It’s Damian Wayne Vs Jonathan Kent In The Latest DC Versus

The latest DC Versus is another showdown that I never would’ve thought of… mainly because I’m a little behind on my reading and I’m not too familiar with Jonathan Kent, the new Superboy and I’m not the biggest Damian Wayne fan. That said… I am fascinated by the potential of this particular battle. We’ve seen […]