Welcome to something new. From now on Seppin and occasionally Rek will be reviewing the comics that appear each week. Each book that they review will get it’s own post and will have it’s own score to the book.
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Seppin’s review for Superman #2 by Brian Michael Bendis
Ever Since Brian Bendis boarded Superman, I have been super excited to see what he was going to do with the book.
Tough crowd. However, this book delivers in so many ways. Bendis learned the trick to write Superman. You have to make the villains important and memorable otherwise the fight will end in a few seconds and no one will care for your story. Rogol Zaar is the first villain that Bendis has introduced and he is a bad ass. This issue solidifies him as one of the most dangerous enemies Superman has ever come up against. We saw in the Man of Steel mini-series that he was dangerous, but now he has become even more feared.
The Man of Steel’s story has just been getting better and better since Rebirth. Bendis continues this perfectly by giving us the modern day Superhero. Superman has always been a representation of what a superhero is and Bendis writes that. We get a modern Superman with a family and a job. This is a slightly more realistic superman, but he is still full of hope. This issue builds on Clark missing his family and how terrified he is that he doesn’t know where they are.
Plus, there is a Superman IV reference.
(Sorry for the bad quality, but it’s Basically Rogol Zaar fighting Nuclear Man)
Overall this issue is critical to any Sueprman fan. Bendis, you are the best!
(How good is the story? Does it stand up to others?)
(Does it tell the story? Does it work well with the character?)
(Does this story need to be told? Is it helping the Character?)
(Is the character represented well? Does the writer understand the character?)
Total: 17 / 20