Mild Mannered Reviews – Superman #1

Superman #1

Mild Mannered Reviews – Superman #1

Scheduled to arrive in stores: June 15, 2016

Cover date: August 2016

“Son of Superman” – Part 1

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi & Patrick Gleason
Penciller: Patrick Gleason
Inker: Mick Gray
Cover: Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray & John Kalisz
Variant Cover: Kenneth Rocafort

Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel

Secrets & lies… that is what we have here and it expands for a really good read and a great opening to the new direction of the Superman mythos in modern continuity.People often complain that Superman is too powerful and that he can ‘end a fight in seconds’, those people don’t often read comics and were also those to argue the point with the recent Batman v Superman movie, so it is great to have a book that isn’t focusing on punching things and instead one that is willing to explore the human dramas and maybe open their eyes a little that Superman is more than a fist fighter.

There are interesting parallels to be drawn here not only with Action Comics but with Superman’s past. In terms of Action, this is clearly the book exploring the character and his relationships, while that book runs full steam ahead into fisticuffs. Very little happens in terms of ‘Super Feats’ but the emotional dial is turned up to 10, and I’m really ok with that.

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