Superman: Earth One Vol. 3
The follow-up to the NEW YORK TIMES #1 bestselling graphic novels SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE VOL. 1 and 2 is here! Written by J. Michael Straczynski with art by Ardian Syaf, SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE VOL. 3 follows a young Clark Kent as he continues his journey toward becoming the World's Greatest Super Hero.
DC Collectibles Superman By Moebius Statue
Based on the artwork of Moebius. Sculpted by Chris Dahlberg. Legendary artist Moebius brings his unique artistic style to the Man of Steel line with this newest entry in the line of statues based on the artwork from Superman #400. Limited edition of 5,200. Measures approximately 8.25" tall.
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Cover date: August 19, 2009
Writer: John Arcudi
Artist: Lee Bermejo
Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti
Artist: Amanda Conner
Reviewed by: Barry Freiman
Superman's fighting another alien. Ma and Pa Kent are in church. The alien seems to hear Clark's thoughts and zooms off toward the church. For anyone not paying attention, the alien makes clear what was clear to most in the first strip - that the alien species are telepaths preying on Clark's insecurities for some unknown reason. Meanwhile and far away.
In Supergirl, by Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner, Aquaman reams Kara for not realizing he can't talk to anything but fish - just like I wrote in last week's review. Aquaman hooks Kara up with Dr. Mid-Nite and Kara flies off to meet the blind physician hero. Uh, problems with animals - I'm no super friend like Aquaman but how about referring Kara to someone like Animal Man or B'wana Beast; even Congorilla or Rex the Wonder Dog would be a step in the right direction.
Like her cousin's strip, Kara's isn't going far from where it began but it's just so darn silly, it's harder to care. Like the cartoon "Krypto the Superdog", this strip makes a wonderful entry point into the DCU for young boys and girls. The positive message on defenseless animals - whether dogs, cats, or sea creatures - helps too.
See ya next week in the funny pages!
Check out the Comic Index Lists for the complete list of Superman-related comics published in 2009.