As regular readers of this blog know my daughter Jamie is getting married this weekend and I’m rather busy. Still I managed to get to the comic store today and snuck in reading Superman Secret Origin #6. This was a great Superman story and unfortunately I believe shows the inherent flaws in the Superman walking tour.
In this issue we see Superman fighting Metallo, the army, Lex Luthor. We see fantastic battles, Superman fighting and trying to save the public, Superman flying into space, inspiring people, facing down Lex Luthor. We get moments with Clark Kent, some cute, yet hokey moments between Superman and Lois that just fit the character to a “T”. Superman is the boy scout.
I swear the art is bigger, but losing the borders often helped and of course Gary Frank and Jon Sibal delivered a stellar art job. If it wasn’t for All Star Superman this could easily be the top Superman story every.
Why this is a problem, is the current Superman book looks pedestrian (pun intended) next to it.
If I had more time I would go on and on, bottom line this book is Superman done right.