Written By: Gene Luen Yang
Art By: Viktor Bogdanovic, Richard Friend, Hi-Fi
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: September 14, 2016
*Non-Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*
I'm not going to lie to you, readers. As much as I love a good origin story, I was ready to watch Kenan and his series crash and burn after the first issue... Maybe it's because I was still recovering from the DC You disappointments, or Earth 2: Society, but I was ready for a smack in the face. To my surprise, it didn't come. What did come though was a fun book about a teenager getting the powers of Super-Man. He can be a jerk, has a massive ego, and might not be the sharpest tool in the shed; he has shown that he has the potential to be good(Kind of like Billy Batson in the Shazam origin for the New 52).
So what makes him different than our mightiest mortal, and every other hero in the DCU? He's a big enough dummy to unveil his identity on television. Yeah, a very dumb move especially when Dr. Omen's secret project... How will she react? Let's dive in and find out...
We open up with Kenan continuing to blabber on about his secret identity and even revealing that there is a Justice League of China. This sparks the interest to people from the main Justice League to Lex Luthor, but most importantly, The Great Ten. To those who haven't read the Final Days of Superman Arc, The Great Ten are a group of Chinese superheroes that are the Justice League of China, except with no government support. They teamed up with the New 52 Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman to take down Dr. Omen, but unfortunately, the doctor was released, and now here we are. Before Kenan can reveal the identities of the other two members, Omen orders the pair to bring him in before he can reveal more.