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‘Superman: Heroes #1’ (review)

Written by Brian Michael Bendis,
Matt Fraction, Greg Rucka, Jody Houser

Art by Kevin Maguire, Steve Lieber,
Mike Perkins, Mike Norton, Scott Godlewski

Published by DC Comics


This issue shows some of the ramifications of Clark revealing to the world that he is Superman. Of course, it is an extra sized issue. There are some decent creators in this book, especially the artists. Is this any good?

Well, it is better than the work currently happening in the main Superman titles. And a bunch of creative people worked on this comic including writers Brian Michael Bendis, Matt Fraction. Greg Rucka, and artists Kevin Maguire, Steve Lieber, Scott Godlewski, Mike Perkins and Mike Norton. With this amount of good creators there are definitely a lot of bright spots.

We open with a young Clark Kent complaining to Jon and Martha Kent how school sucks. We then get to see Jon have a nice talk with Clark about his feelings. This is a great little scene and it really sets the tone for the rest of the book.

We then get a cute little scene between Lois and Clark. Then, Clark flies off into the sky. He makes his way to the Hall Of Justice. We get to see the various members of the Justice League and their reaction to Clark outing himself. The art and facial expressions of the various characters is handled extremely well by master artist Kevin Maguire.

And that is basically what the rest of the issue is: people reacting to Clark telling the world that he is Superman.  We get to see Bruce and Diana have tea and discuss it in a really nice scene. We get a few other points of view beyond that. The best scene is the scene between Superman and Jimmy Olsen. That scene in particular is handled with expertise.

The ending is a little weak truthfully. And the whole thing does feel a bit redundant. But that is okay. This is an above average Superman book. It is highly readable and the main titles should take a cue from this and emulate it as best they could.

This is a fairly decent read.




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