superman-adventures-8

I’m suddenly reminded of the different Superhero cookies they’ve released over the years.

Superman Adventures #8

DC Comics (June, 1997)

“All Creatures Great And Small” part 2

WRITER: Scott McCloud

PENCILER: Rick Burchett

INKER: Terry Austin

COLORIST: Marie Severin

LETTERER: Lois Buhalis

EDITOR: Mike McAvennie

 

When we last left our hero, he was action figure sized while Jax-Ur was Ultraman-sized. (The Japanese one, not the alternate universe villain.) As we come in, Mara manages to get to the shrink ray and gets back to normal size. Jax-Ur swallows the shrink ray so that nobody else can use it (not even Mara to her disappointment) and begins a path of destruction all the way to the White House. Thanks to a off-hand comment by Turpin, Superman comes up with the idea to go right down Jax-Ur’s throat and retrieve the device, re-shrinking the Kryptonian criminals and getting himself back to normal size.

What they got right: Somehow in this chaos there are some good moments. Hamilton trying to repair the shrink ray not realizing that mini-Superman and mini-Mara were fighting, leading to him accidentally restoring Mara. Then there’s Turpin shooting at mega-Jax-Ur because that’s just Dan in a nutshell.

What they got wrong: The story still hinges on breaking away from the show by having Superman pull them out of the Phantom Zone, shrinking them, and putting them in a anti-Kryptonian prison. This didn’t happen in the show and while a decent story causes the kind of continuity breaks that the “Adventures” comics keep doing.

Recommendation: A fun little adventure that’s worth getting both chapter four despite the continuity problems with the show it’s based on.

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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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