Sheep Cannon wrote:
I had no clue JMS left Wonder Woman and Supes... And now he's back on my shit list for it. I was actually enjoying both of those books. I wish Rucka was still around because he could save Wonder Woman (again). Here hoping they don't give it to James Robinson, Grant Morrison or G. Willow Wilson (who just wrote Superman 704 as a one shot fill in). I wouldn't mind JT Krul, Judd Winick or Paul Cornell taking over either of those.
And even though Earth One Superman may have sold well I have yet to come across anyone say anything good about it.
Just read it. Just a reboot origin tale. Has its moments, but ultimately, it's pretty meh. JMS is trying to make Superman/Clark Kent into Spider-Man/Peter Parker.
Clark is unsure what to do with his life, but his Uncle Ben, I mean...adopted father tells him blah blah power blah blah responsibility. Clark even considers using his powers at first for financial gain by trying out for a professional football team. Yep. You read that right.
Not to spoil anything as far as plot but in the end, people are not as trustful of Superman as you'd first expect so many of them are not sure if he's a hero or a menace.
So yeah, I feel JMS tried to write an interesting new origin tale but instead ripped off Spider-Man when it came to some of the character points. The art was pretty good but nothing to scream about. And Superman's look isn't bad...but his "nerdy" Clark Kent is actually pretty damn hilarious when you first see it.
Oh and the villain is completely forgettable. His motives do bring up some unanswered questions that will most likely be answered in future stories, but even that isn't really that intriguing to me.
Also, there's one panel that is really confusing me. There's a panel where is shows a flashback of Clark when he was about 10 years old or so....and he's getting beaten up by a bully. Like a bully is punching him in the face and Clark falls to the ground. Oh...maybe in this version, he doesn't develop his powers until later? Nope, another flashback later...this one showing him as an infant, shows a moment where his newly adoptive parents are shocked to see that the infant twisted a tire iron into a pretzel. So....powers right off the bat....how in the world did that bully not break his hand???
Honestly, JMS really pisses me off at this moment and I'm kinda hoping his venture into graphic novels falls short and he has to crawl back to DC and/or Marvel and ask for some work again doing monthlies. Because if this is what he's gonna dedicate his full time towards, well...he really shouldn't have quit his day job...literally.
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