Category: SUPERMAN

Superman: American Alien #6

Written by Max Landis Drawn by Jonathan Case Published by DC Comics PREVIOUSLY: SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN #5 Max Landis continues his rewrite of Superman’s origin. It’s a year since the previous issue, with Clark firmly established in his duel-identity of Superman, who has become quite a citywide sensation. Clark’s childhood best friend Pete Ross and…

Superman: American Alien #5

Written by Max Landis Drawn by Francis Manapul Published by DC Comics PREVIOUSLY: SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN #4 With this issue, we jump ahead 6 months, Clark and Lois are interns at the Daily Planet together, and Clark has been going out in a makeshift costume, which includes the cape he took from Batman, and going…

Superman: American Alien #4

Written by Max Landis Drawn by Jae Lee Published by DC Comics PREVIOUSLY: SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN #3 This issue of the latest retelling of Superman features several first in the Man of Steels career. His first trip to Metropolis, and his first encounters with Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, Dick Grayson, and Bruce Wayne/Batman. Oliver Queen…

Superman: American Alien #3

Written by Max Landis Drawn by Joelle Jones Published by DC Comics PREVIOUSLY: Superman: American Alien #2 After last issues’ somber tone, Max Landis lightens things up with this issue. Clark is older now (again, no specific age is mention, but he appears to be college-age, at least) and has won a free trip to…

Superman: American Alien #2

Written by Max Landis Drawn by Tommy Lee Edwards Published by DC Comics PREVIOUSLY: SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN #1 Things take a bit of a darker turn in this issue. A teenager named Owen who was kicked out some time ago by his parents due to drugs (whether he was selling and/or using is not made…

Superman: American Alien #1

Written by Max Landis Drawn by Nick Dragotta Published by DC Comics PREVIOUSLY: SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL by John Byrne SUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT by Mark Waid and Leinil Yu SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE by J. Michael Straczynski and Shane Davis SUPERMAN: SECRET ORIGIN by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank Superman’s origin is a story that’s been told…

SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE vol. 3

Written by J. Michael Straczynski Art by Ardian Syaf Published by DC Comics Yes, yes I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking: J.R. didn’t like SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE, and J.R. didn’t like SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE vol. 2 SO WHY THE *@#* DID HE EVEN BUY VOL. 3?!? Good question. I wish I had a good…

ACTION COMICS #39

Written by Greg Pak Drawn by Scott Kolins and Aaron Kudor, Colored by Wil Quintana Published by DC Comics PREVIOUSLY: Action Comics #38 UNDER THE SKIN is the final chapter in Greg Pak’s HORRORVILLE storyline. The mysterious entity that has enveloped Smallville and possessed most of its citizens has been revealed as a new version…

Action Comics #38

Written by Greg Pak Drawn by Aaron Kudor, Jae Lee, and June Chung Colored by Wil Quintana Published by DC Comics PREVIOUSLY: Action Comics #37 The HORRORVILLE storyline continues in this latest chapter titled HOME IS WHERE THE HELL IS. We open with Superman, as Clark Kent, being haunted by nightmares of his parents house…

Action Comics #37

Written by Greg Pak Drawn by Aaron Kuder Colored by Wil Quintana Published by DC Comics PREVIOUSLY: Action Comics #36 Picking right up from the end of the previous issue, the living mist has still engulfed the entire town of Smallville and Superman is trapped inside it along with Lana, John Henry Irons, and all…

Action Comics #36

Written by Greg Pak Drawn by Aaron Kuder Colored by Wil Quintana Published by DC Comics PREVIOUSLY: Action Comics #35 This is the first chapter of HORRORVILLE. Things are getting wonky in Smallville. Lana Lang is having recurring nightmares about her dead parents rising from their graves as zombies. She’s shacked up with John Henry…

Action Comics #35

Written by Greg Pak Drawn by Scott Kolins and Vincente Cifuentes Colored by Wil Quintana Published by DC Comics I haven’t been following most of the mainstream DC Comics titles, including Action Comics, since the Nu52 era began. I started picking up the regular Superman series earlier this year, starting with #33 mainly because of…

Superman and Elvis Presley

SUPERMAN! ELVIS PRESLEY! Two of my favorite heroes (one fictional, one historical). Y’know, I observed many years ago that these two seemingly disparate characters actually have quite a few similarities. And, no, I don’t mean the fact that they were both known for wearing capes. Elvis got that idea from a different superhero. Seriously. So…

Jimmy Olsen #1

Written by Nick Spencer Drawn by RB Silva and Amilcar Pinna Published by DC Comics Another retro-review for tonight! Jimmy Olsen is probably the 2nd-most famous sidekick in comic-book history, after Robin. The character was so popular that for 20 years, from 1954 to 1974, he starred in his own comic-book series, “Superman’s Pal Jimmy…

Superman/Batman #77

Written by Joshua Williamson Drawn by Ale Garza Inked by Oliver Nome Published by DC Comics Retro-review time! Superman/Batman was an ongoing series that DC Comics started publishing back in 2003, which teamed up Superman and Batman on various adventures. It lasted 87 issues until it was canceled in 2011 just before DC rebooted their…

Superman Unchained #9

Written by Scott Snyder Drawn by Jim Lee and Dustin Nguyen (cover by Bryan Hitch) Inked by Scott Williams Published by DC Comics PREVIOUSLY: Superman Unchained #8 Well, this is it, the big finale. As we left off last issue, Wraith has seemingly been defeated, only for Superman to discover that a massive armada of…

Superman Unchained #8

Written by Scott Snyder Drawn by Jim Lee Inked by Scott Williams Published by DC Comics For the past three months I’ve been enjoying the regular Superman title by Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr., and I’m glad that it has so far remained self-contained so that I don’t need to also buy any other…

SUPERMAN #34 by Geoff Johns & John Romita Jr.

Written by Geoff Johns Art by John Romita Jr. Inks by Klaus Janson Colors by Laura Martin Published by DC Comics PREVIOUSLY: SUPERMAN #33 by Geoff Johns & John Romita Jr. This issue opens with Superman and Ulysses meeting Ulysses’ biological parents, whom we last saw in flashback in Superman #32 and together they give…