Monday, March 28, 2016
Comic Book Review: Superman: The Coming of the Supermen #2 - DC Comics (2016)
Colorist: Alex Sinclair
Superman and the Supermen must go another round with Kalibak and the forces of Apokolips. Lex Luthor appears to be assisting the Superman's side in this battle.
Neal Adams is crafting a very good story about Superman and some of his biggest fans who have similar powers and the desire to live like their hero. The Supermen dress like Superman and attempt to ward off Kalibak and his band of baddies but without near the success of the Man of Steel. Lex Luthor is in this story as well and you know he has nefarious actions he is looking to keep hidden.
There is also the story of Rafi, the boy Superman saved in the Middle East that he has brought to America. I find this story fascinating as one of the political hot buttons in the real world is whether the United States should welcome refugees from other countries; particularly countries in the Middle East. Neal Adams has not been shy in the past when it comes to bringing political views to the comic light and I'm glad he doesn't appear to be shy to this day.
Neal Adams' art is, as always wonderful to look at. Detailed facial expressions are a specialty of Adams and this book illustrates his talent amazingly well. Comic book readers that appreciate the superhero story should definitely check out this six issue mini-series. It's only on issue number two so you can catch up pretty quick.
What are your thoughts on Superman comic books? Where do you think Neal Adams ranks on the all time list? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.
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