Friday, November 28, 2014

Superman #36

   After a nice buildup, this story really catches fire with this issue.

   Superman's adventures, now in the capable hands of writer Geoff Johns and artists John Romita, Jr. and Klaus Janson, have been telling the story of another powerhouse - the Earthman named Ulysses who was sent away as a child to escape the apparent death of our world - and has returned with incredible powers - and a lot of mystery.

   The story's a great fit for Romita's style - lots of intensity, with epic, Earth-shattering stories and battles between titans.

   And Johns is keeping pace, with a story that threatens millions of lives (or does it?). There's a lot at stake here, and it's not clear if it's a problem Superman can solve.

   It's been a lot of fun watching the story unfold, and I have to say, it's great to see the world's most famous hero getting the kind of quality storytelling he's deserved all along.

   Jack Kirby famously said Superman was such a great character that it wouldn't be possible to tell a bad story with him. We've seen that he was wrong there - I've seen quite a few bad Superman stories.

   It's wonderful to see a great one.

Grade: A-


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