Am I the only one who gets giddy when they get to read new issues of Superman? Please say someone else does too. I was never one to collect comics but I’m definitely going to have to invest in some trade paperbacks…..and I’ll be starting with this series.
What’s Superman #23 about? From the publisher:
“BLACK DAWN” part two! The mysterious force behind Superman’s defeat reveals itself. Superboy wonders what is so great about Truth, Justice and the American way. Will Jon turn against his father?
I honestly don’t even know where to begin. Comics like Superman #23 are the reason I love doing what I do. I’ve never had a job where the work itself was a reward. My biggest reward has to be this series. I jumped in just after “Superman Reborn” and every issue since has pulled me in deeper. Each time adding a new type of creepiness. This time it’s of the A Clockwork Orange variety.
Superman #23, like the previous issues in this arc, is fantastic so I have to resort to nitpicking if I want to have something negative to say. So, here we go. In the face of monsters destroying a town, Superman’s anti-killing stance came off as kind of preachy. I understand that the only way you can believe in him is if he always sticks with it and that it’s obviously setting us up for an emotion conflict between Clark and his son, but it was a bit overkill. Also, unless it’s Lex or Zod, chances are I don’t know who any villain is. Looks like I’m off to the Superman wiki…