Sunday, May 28, 2017

Face It, He is Better ThanYou

Peter J Tomasi, Patrick Gleason, “Superman, Volume 2: Trial of the Super Sons” (DC Comics, 2017)

This is a fantastic book.  Really.

After all the misfires over what seems like the last couple of decades, here’s a Superman book that embraces the core of the character.

Too often it’s felt like there’s some sort of embarrassment about a character who is fundamentally nice.  But that’s just it: Superman IS better than us.  That’s the point.

Here we have a big hearted Superman who is a loving family man – a husband and a father. And can I just say that if there has ever been a hero who felt right as a father it is Superman!

We get to see Superman interact with Batman, consistent with contemporary continuity, but still harkening back to when they were best friends.

I love this book.

This is what Rebirth is all about.

Read it.

Thanks to DC Comics & Netgalley for a review copy.

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