Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Superman vol. 1 Before Truth by Gene Luen Yang and John Romita Jr

This is the first Superman comic I have read in a long time and my assumption in having "vol. 1" as part of the title was wrong. This drops you into a story already in progress.

My first gripe is why does every Superman comic have to give him a reason to lose his powers? Superman goes therm o-nuclear but then his power gauge drops to "human" levels. And Jimmy knows?? What all did I miss?

See how the vol. 1 can be misleading?

This is a decent story. I liked how Clark Kent has moved up in the world and uses text messaging now. And that's a big plot point as it's used to blackmail him. Plus there are ninjas. Ninjas in a Superman comic!

My second gripe is how I felt in the Sam Raimi Spider-man movies: how come everyone has to know the secret identity? Wasn't the whole point that people didn't figure it out? And part of the fun of Superman was that it was so obvious!

Well know pretty much everyone knows.

The illustrations are fantastic. Romita really doesn't disappoint here. And the jokes aren't too bad.

It felt weird as a vol. 1 but it was a decent Superman story to get things running.

This comic was provided for review, at no cost, by DC Comics.

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