Mild Mannered Reviews – Superman: Coming of the Supermen #6


Mild Mannered Reviews – Superman: Coming of the Supermen #6 (of 6)

Scheduled to arrive in stores: July 6, 2016

Cover date: August 2016

“The Coming of the Supermen” – Part 6: “Answers”

Writer: Neal Adams
Penciller: Neal Adams
Inker: Neal Adams with Buzz

Reviewed by: Keith Samra

This book (and series) is the Sharknado of comics.

I really wanted to mark this book higher, but with all the unanswered questions, even now that the series has concluded and such a loose plot and “out there” dialogue, I can’t justify giving it a higher grade than a 2. Originally I gave it a 1, but to be honest, I actually had fun reading this book and series… Maybe it broke my brain?…

This final chapter is called “Answers”, but leaves too many unanswered… Darkseid’s father, why are the New Gods human, Why was Highfather disguised as Isa the dog, who the Messenger is, Why is his name “EL”, and what significance does that have to Superman’s own lineage being from the house of EL himself, and why was Darkseid afraid of him?

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July 11, 2016 1:35 am

Well, at least we got to see something resembling the *true* Superman suit for a bit…even if Neal fudged the belt buckle to a tacky version of his chest symbol a la “Superman Returns”.

I liked the art to the book a lot, but it is similar to Batman Odyssey as many have pointed out…Neal’s dialogue ain’t the best, for one thing. Nevertheless, I thought it was interesting for what it was….wonder if Neal will do The Flash next…

Kal L
Kal L
July 11, 2016 3:28 am
Reply to  Kel

Ahhh Kel, you never disappoint… I have a feeling the comment about the cover was meant for you in a round about way.

But at least Superman is wearing trunks!

As for Adams next project, I personally hope he takes on Green Lantern… I like his take on action in space.

July 11, 2016 10:25 am

When I first found out about this series it sounded great. Superman vs Apokolips is always a recipe for a great story, I thought. After the conclusion I guess I can only walk away thinking maybe Neil Adams just isn’t a great writer for Superman (or Darkseid for that matter). Maybe it just hearkened back to the Bronze era of story telling more than I am used to, I don’t know. I just know I was glad when it was over.

July 11, 2016 7:24 pm

Neal on Superman is a good thing but it really needs to be a situation where he’s the art robot IMO.