Mild Mannered Reviews – Superman: Coming of the Supermen #4
Scheduled to arrive in stores: May 4, 2016
Cover date: July 2016
“The Coming of the Supermen” – Part 4: “Sun of New Gods”
Writer: Neal Adams
Penciller: Neal Adams
Inker: Neal Adams with Buzz and Josh Adams
Reviewed by: Keith Samra
It is still very evident that this issue is a chapter in the larger story that Adams has plotted. It certainly reads that way.
I’m not sure where to start. My main gripe with this series has always been the dialogue, it’s so bizarre and out there at times, it barely makes sense in the narrative. Also it’s so out of character in places, for example the opening line by Superman:
“Return the boy, you useless animal. Nothing requires you. You make our existence ugly with your presence. Give me the boy or your life is forfeit”.
Firstly, those are some harsh words, they do illustrate Superman’s feelings toward Kalibak, but I’d never imagine him saying such things.
I know people like to complain about expositional dialogue… But we can sure use some in this series I feel. It may help the story flow better. I had a really hard time following the story with this issue. I don’t usually like to be negative, and try to find the good in issues I review, but I’m finding it hard with this one.