Friday, June 22, 2018

The Man of Steel #4 (of 6)

   I suspect this issue of The Man of Steel is what many readers were expecting when writer Brian Michael Bendis moved over to DC.

   It's an action-packed issue, as Superman and Supergirl face off against the monstrous Rogol Zaar, an alien creature who (apparently maybe) was responsible for the destruction of the planet Krypton - and who's arrived on Earth to clear up a few loose ends.

    He's one of the few villains who can stand up to (or possibly overmatch) Superman, and he's very, very smart - so it's a fast-paced slugfest, with terrific art by comics legend Kevin McGuire.

   We also get some more (surprising) information about the disappearance of his wife Lois and son Jon - and a welcome guest star.

   One of Bendis' strengths as a writer is knowing how to build tension in the story, and there's a lot of that in evidence here - and I really like the way he writes Superman, as a smart, caring hero. 

   So far, so good!

Grade: A-


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