Friday, June 1, 2018

The Man of Steel #1

The Man of Steel #1 not only gives us a little bit of backstory to the new character of Rogol Zaar but it also gives readers a day in the life of Superman as the Man of Steel literally puts out a Metropolis fire, uses minimal effort to take down a pair of villains stupid enough to set up shop in Metropolis, meets a new friend, and finds a quiet moment of contemplation and joy in an unexpected moment between saving the day.

Maybe I'm just reading into things, but I was surprised by the hints of martial discord sprinkled throughout the issue. Is there trouble at home, Clark? I'm curious to see how this may play out.

Brian Michael Bendis does quite a bit to sell me on his version of Superman (although I still have some big questions about Rogol). Ivan Reis proves to be an excellent choice of artist for the issue that feels both classic and modern, and I can't say how happy I am to have the Big Blue Boyscout not going commando anymore. Worth a look.

[DC, $3.99]

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