Thursday, June 7, 2018

The Man of Steel #2 (of 6)

   It feels like this Man of Steel mini-series is sending mixed signals.

   The cover shows us Pa and Ma Kent showing young Clark the small star ship that brought him to Earth as an infant - and nowhere inside this issue does that scene occur.

   Instead, writer Brian Michael Bendis gives us another snippet of history from the destruction of Krypton - and then we jump forward to the mystery of what the heck is going on with Superman's family.

   His wife, Lois, and their son, Jon, have disappeared under mysterious circumstances - and other than a single alarming image, we don't get any info about that.

   But what we do get, happily, are three terrific artists - 13 pages by Doc Shaner, two by Jay Fabok and eight by living legend Steve Rude - so it's worth buying for that.

   Otherwise it doesn't really advance the ball much - it's all tease and little story.

Grade: B+


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