This issue: Superman teams with the Orkin man.

Superman #4

DC Comics (February, 2011)

WRITER: George Pérez
ARTIST: Jesús Merino
COLORISTS: Brian Buccellato & Brett Smith
LETTERER: Carlos M. Mangual
EDITOR: Matt Idelson
SUPERMAN CREATORS: Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster

After being interrogated by the police, Superman, Miko, and Jimmy are surprised to learn Heather is alive and about to appear on a talk show that isn’t favorable to Superman. Clark stops by but through Heather the three being appear again to attack Superman–and claims he created them.

What they got right: The art is as good as usual, and the threat credible–thus far.

What they got wrong: Even the characters realize that Clark is acting out of character (although as one of my blogging associates noted over Twitter we know nothing about Superman in this new continuity), which doesn’t change the fact that Clark is acting out of character. For that matter, why are so many in Metropolis (or to be more precise the characters we meet, including Jimmy) seem to have a problem with either Superman or Clark? (I’m starting to not like Miko, and with the other representative of that name being the annoying girl on Transformers: Prime it’s not a good showing for Mikos (Mikoes?) the world over.)

Recommendation: Pérez draws a great Superman, but as far as writing him, I can’t wait for Jurgens and Giffen to come in. If Jurgens’ run on Justice League International is any indication, things can only improve.

Almost makes the armored costume look good. Almost.


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A would be comic writer looking to organize his living space as well as his thoughts. So I have a blog for each goal. :)

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