Mild Mannered Reviews – Superman: American Alien #7

Superman: American Alien #7

Mild Mannered Reviews – Superman: American Alien #7 (of 7)

Scheduled to arrive in stores: May 18, 2016

Cover date: July 2016


Writer: Max Landis
Penciller: Jock
Inker: Jock

Reviewed by: Michael Bailey

It took seven issues but it finally hit me. The answer to the question, “Why didn’t I like this series beyond the first issue?”It wasn’t for me.

This series was for a newer reader or a reader that was more open to seeing Superman’s early days explored in a modern context from a more introspective standpoint.

That’s not me.

So all of my problems with this final issue are kind of moot. I am not the audience for Landis’ dialogue, which tries to be amusing as well as hard hitting. The conversation between Superman and Lobo where Lobo asks why Superman is trying to protect dead people is meant to be funny and to some it probably was. Just not me. The whole thing with Clark talking to Jimmy at the beginning about Lois leaving before he wakes up was meant to humanize the character and make him more relatable but it just didn’t hit me that way. To me it came off as trying to be edgy and failing. The only scene I got anything out of was the final one and even that fell flat.

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