It’s no fun at Schott Toys any more. The workers are already disheartened because their boss went bonkers and became criminal crafter the Toyman and now Winslow Schott is aiming his ire at them. In the shape of dinosaurs.
Clark Kent smells a story and seeks out Lex Luthor, who recently bought Schott Toys. Lex stonewalls Clark.
Making his day yet more delightful, Clark is chewed out by editor Perry White for calling on Lex without his permission.
On the streets, Toyman amps up his attention seeking.
And later, he delivers a message to The Daily Planet.
Well, it’s only May but there’s my nomination for Coolest Lois Lane Moment of 2020… talk about Mrs Superman!
I’m also pretty sure that Dangerous Games will prove one of my favourite Superman stories. Once again writer Robert Venditti gives us a pitch-perfect Metropolis fable, full of good guys, vile villains and brilliant bystanders… my favourite solid citizen this time is the little girl above, so gorgeously brought to life by penciller Paul Pelletier and inker Drew Hennessy. Watch for how she helps Superman out as the saucers attack.
That action sequence includes an especially stunning Super-move, but it’s not the climactic battle, as the challenge of the Toyman only escalates. That Superman rises to the occasion isn’t a surprise, but the sheer fun of the fight choreographed by Venditti and Pelletier is; Toyman as funster has been tough to take since the Nineties, following his murder of Cat Grant’s little boy, but the side continuity of this series allows for a fresh start. The creative team gives us that in spades.
Previously I’ve said that 24pp for 99p is brilliant value, but a UK government tax cut on online reading a few days ago means DC Digital First books are now just 79p. It’s one more reason to smile at the bright, bombastic Superman: Man of Tomorrow #3.