My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I read this as single issue comics; collection contains issues #1-6 and the SUPERMAN: REBIRTH one-shot.
I’ve really been enjoying the Rebirth relaunch of the DC line; and the Superman books have been particularly interesting to me as it has brought back into play the previous continuities Superman.
This first volume pits Superman, Lois, and their son Jonathan against the Eradicator. A strange machine bent on protecting the purity of the Kryptonian genome that has somehow allowed it to travel through time and space to find the Kent family. Of corse it’s not very happy to find out about Jonathan’s mixed heritage.
The story has the nuances of modern comic storytelling but also channels a bit of old Silver Age wackadoodle. The hidden Batcave on the Moon was golden; and I’m ok with Krypto showing up anytime.
If this volume suffers from anything it’s some slight inconsistencies in the artwork. I personally don’t find any of the art so jarringly different though, as to take you out of the story.
An art sample from issue #2. I really liked the starry sky background here.
And one from issue #3. I really like the feel of this as being a family story. It’s a dynamic that’s been missing for too long.
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