Thursday, December 25, 2014

Superman #37

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   Give credit to writer Geoff Johns and artists John Romita, Jr. and Klaus Janson - they've devised a suitably oversized story to kick off their run on Superman.

   It revolves around the Man of Steel's encounter with another super-man - an earth man named Ulyssess who was sent to another world as an infant, where he gained powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men.

  For several issues the two have become friends, but now the real goal behind Ulysses' mission has been revealed, and for all his power, it may be beyond Superman's abilities to stop.

   They're operating on a big scale here, with the lives of millions of people - and a planet's existence - hanging in the balance.

   It's all in Romita's wheelhouse, as he channels Kirby and Buscema - you'll see titans collide and cities crumble.

   And it's good to see a Superman who's trying to save everyone - unlike the character in a certain recent movie I could name.

   (Sorry, couldn't resist the easy shot.)

Grade: A-


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