Monday, January 27, 2020

Superman #19

Superman #19 offers a follow-up to last month's issue in which Superman revealed to the world that he and Clark Kent are the same person. There's not much fallout here, other than Clark getting fired from The Daily Planet (for all of about 10 seconds before being re-hired) and some awkwardness of his co-workers getting used to the new normal. Superman still hits the streets to save the day and look to the stars to take on intergalactic threats.

The folks at the Planet, in Metropolis, and in the Hall of Justice seem totally onboard with the reveal suggesting it may be a bit before any possible negative consequences raise their heads.

Brian Michael Bendis brings back Mongul for the first villain to face Superman since coming out to the world. While I wouldn't rate the villain as a favorite, he does have the physical might to stand toe-to-toe with the Man of Steel for several rounds making him a legitimate threat (which is underlined by Mongul knocking Superman unconscious by the end of the issue). Worth a look.

[DC, $3.99]

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