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Apparently Gerard Way can write a really good Superman! Someone give him an Action Comics guest arc. 
 
Plus, a lesson on finding the courage to keep going down, down, and back, from the man who loves going up, up, and away. Check it!
 


 
Previously: 
 
Cave Carson is near death from a battle with arc monster-villain, The Whisperer. He dreams about the time he first met Superman: 
 
 

 
 Cave and his team find Superman battling a crystal monster, but the Kryptonite on the ground has  him on the ropes. Cave's team neutralizes the Kryptonite...
 
 
"We're going to need them!"
 
Cave and Superman devise a plan to sonic boom the enemy into defeat, a la The Flash vs. The Centre during New Frontier. 
 
 
I love how Superman's encouraging himself like a Little Leaguer instead of a Justice Leaguer.
 
Unfortunately, Cave's dream goes sour at this point, turning everyone dead and turning itself into a nightmare:
 
 
 



 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This issue was great, not just because of Superman's role, not just because of its mix of Golden/Silver/Bronze Age vibes, but because a story that featured its protagonist slowly transforming into shit turned out to be the shit. Impressive.
 
Anyway, one issue is too small a sample size, but I recommend Gerard Way on Superman the way I recommended King and Seeley for Batman, because of their work on Grayson #5. Maybe even more.  

Red Hood coming your way next. Stay tuned!

Date: 2017-09-02 02:44 am (UTC)
riddler13: (vic sage)
From: [personal profile] riddler13
Yeah, nice take on Supes indeed

Date: 2017-09-02 03:32 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] burkeonthesly
That right there is some good Superman. And having the title protagonist find it in himself to rise to Superman's level, rather than big blue coming on just to job for the local villain or something, makes this a damn good guest appearance. It's additive, not reductive--the character grows in a way they maybe wouldn't if the guest star weren't there.

Date: 2017-09-02 06:10 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beyondthefringe
I dig Superman's look here.

Date: 2017-09-02 02:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
This is good stuff!

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