Publisher’s Summary: “BOYZARRO RE-DEATH” part two! What do you get when you try to fit a boy from a square planet into a round one? Boyzarro! Superboy and Kathy try to keep the lid on their Bizarro-sized can of worms as Boyzarro tears a rage-filled path of destruction from Metropolis to Hamilton and beyond! But what happens when Superman and Bizarro find out what their kids have been up to?
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– The Chief
Part of the reason that I enjoyed Superman #42 so much was that it didn’t really feature Superman; the issue’s focus was placed on Bizarro and Boyzarro and the so-called Bizarroverse. You can read that review by clicking here: Superman #42 Review. While Issue #43 does spend more time with Supes, the focus remains on Boyzarro–as it should–and ultimately, Patrick Gleason and Peter J. Tomasi gift readers another great comic book.
Issue #43 begins in Hamilton County, with Beacon and Nobody, and quickly moves to Metropolis where Jon Kent is face-to-face with his broken-mirror counterpart, Boyzarro. The action starts almost immediately after Boyzarro meets Superman, and before long, there are helicopters falling from the sky and our heroes are taking a trip to the Bizarroverse.
Gleason and Tomasi make an epic team and this current ‘Boyzarro Re-Death’ arc is a testament to their combined talents. Superman #43’s ending is spectacular and generates incredible amounts of interest and momentum. The Bizarroverse is continuing to expand and as it does, I grow more and more excited for what’s to come, knowing that two very competent creators are working on the project.
The Bottom Line:
Wonderfully written, visually stunning, and thoroughly entertaining, Superman #43 is a must-read comic for Bizarro fans. And as interesting and exciting as Superman #43 is, the book’s ending sets the stage for what promises to be an epic follow-up issue