Superman #19 review

There’s a moment this issue which has Super Son Jon Kent, cast into limbo by Mr Mxyzptlk, seeming to fly. He doesn’t know if he actually is flying – an ability his developing Earth/Krypton physiology has so far denied him – or floating because there’s no reference point. Still, the scene jibes with my feelings as […]

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Action Comics #975 review

Superman and Lois are on the warpath. Their son, Jon, has been taken away by a strange light and they reckon there’s only one suspect – the Clark Kent doppleganger who’s been haunting them. Reaching his Metropolis apartment, they find him. And he’s angry.  So who is he? Someone who has magical powers, given his […]

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Superman #18 review

In a prison cell, somewhere, Tim Drake laughs.  But who did Mr Oz have locked up, who would be obsessed with Superman and have the power to  break out of a cosmic cell? Elsewhere, it’s Lois and Clark’s wedding anniversary, but there’s an uninvited guest.  The Clark Kent doppelgänger who recently tried to romance Lois […]

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Superman #17 review

Lois is in the big city and Clark is on a mission, leaving son Jon all alone. He’s gorging on ice cream while watching a creature feature. And while he’s faced real-life monsters, he’s a kid, he can get spooked.  It’s neighbour Kathy Branden, who wants helps to find her grandfather, Cobb, who’s not come […]

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Superman #16 review

Superman has allowed himself to be captured by the monstrous villain known as Prophecy. As it turns out, in his own mind, Prophecy is a good guy.  Superman’s not convinced, given he’s had his powers drained and is tossed into a big hole where previously defeated Supermen are being forced to dig their own graves. […]

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Superman #15 review

Multiplicity continues with our Superman leading Justice League Incarnate on a rescue mission. They’re out to extract the Supermen of as many worlds as possible before the hungry hordes of a villain known only as Prophecy can consume them.  In a way that’s slightly reminiscent of the Earth 3 scene in Crisis on Infinite Earths […]

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Superman #14 review

The Russian Superman from Earth 30, the Red Son, appears in front of our All-American Boy and asks for help. He’s being pursued by the Gatherers, terrifying monsters who want to consume him on behalf of someone known as Prophecy. And It’s not just him they’re after – they want to consume Supermen from throughout the […]

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Superman #13 review

When I was a kid, reading passed-down Silver Age comics, you couldn’t get through a Superman Family story without the phrase ‘How ironic (choke)’ turning up at the end. Editor Mort Weisinger was obsessed with unexpected turnabouts – Lois Lane would marry a gorgeous alien who turned out to be allergic to her hairspray and […]

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Superman #12 review

Anyone who’s worked in local newspapers will know the feeling. You’re having a good day when a member of the public drops in to see you.   And the day was going so well. After years of not being a reporter, Lois Lane has two newspapers on the go. She’s back working at the Daily Planet […]

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Superman Annual #1 review

Clark Kent fears he’s lost his touch. Things aren’t growing well at the Kent farm and this side of Kryptonite poisoning he’s not going to get instant green fingers. Who better to ask for answers than the embodiment of the plant world? Not that Superman gets a chance to call him as Swamp Thing shows up uninvited – […]

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