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.
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Cover date: September 16, 2009
Writer: John Arcudi
Artist: Lee Bermejo
Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti
Artist: Amanda Conner
Reviewed by: Barry Freiman
With one more week to go, this is where we are? Really? So, in one remaining strip, I expect to find out who these aliens were and what they wanted with Superman and/or Earth. Suggestion to the new DC Entertainment - next time you try this format (if you do), go with 12 stand-on-their-own strips starring Superman instead of 11 weeks of psycho-babble and super-whining. Still, it'd be nice if we saw Supes fly to Gotham City next week to tell Batman 'Toldya so'.
In week 11 of Supergirl, by Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner, Kara tries to explain things to the aliens but they interpret her moves as an attack so they attack her. Kara can feel the ray guns. Regaining her senses, she looks up and sees she's about to be joined by Krypto and Streaky.
Like I said last week, this strip suddenly feels less fun and more dire. The tone shifted from the weekly go-nowhere-but-fun strip to a real-world threat that affects Earth's atmosphere and animals (albeit super animals). Global warming metaphor anyone? Young naïve Kara. You assume the aliens don't know about the unintended effects of their dumping. Perhaps they do know and just don't care; or maybe they just deny the science that could've predicted the dire consequences for the super pets and Earth. Again, I say - global warming metaphor anyone?
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.