Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Comics Rant: Superman #6

Superman #6
Story by Peter J. Tomasi & Patrick Gleason
Pencilled by Patrick Gleason
Inked by Mick Gray
Colored by John Kalisz

Finally, Superman kicks the hell out of the Eradicator. This shit took 6 issues. Who wrote this? Bendis? Sure as shit feels like it. The souls of all the Kryptonians team up with Superman to fight the Eradicator. Don't ask me how, but Superman pulls out the soul of Krypto, the super dog. I really need someone to explain this one to me. Well, we get a Superman and Krypto team up where they punch and kick and bite Eradicator back to the Stone Age.

During the battle, the Space Satellite goes off and shows the U.S. and even the world, that the Man of Steel is back in the new DCU. I
guess Krypto is back now, too. The new DC! There's no stopping us now! So I'm guessing the new era of Superman by Tomasi and Gleason is back to the smiling and fun loving and brightly colored Superman. About time.

Superman is back and even gets the key to the city of Metropolis. I wonder how many of those things Superman has sitting around at home. Supes comes back to the Kent family farm to give his son a pair of glasses. Superman tells his kid that you'd be surprised how often those things work to disguise someone in plain sight. I mean they worked for over 75 years so he may have a point.

Superman tells his son that one day he'll be his own man but until he's properly trained by Superman himself, it's best to keep his powers a secret. But then that completely goes out the window when Superman takes Jon to the JLA Watchtower to meet Batman and Wonder Woman as the new Superboy. What the hell was the point of secrecy?!? Kind of hodgepodge story but you know what, how awesome is it to have Pat Gleason drawing Batman again? Always loved his work on Batman & Robin. It was a real treat to see him draw the big three in Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. The more I think about it, I'd really like to see him on JLA. But that's for another time. Superman and Son feels like it ran out of steam midway through. Here's hoping the creative team can recapture that special mojo.

-Tash Moore

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