Monday, October 7, 2013

Adventures of Superman #23 Review

Written By: Marc Guggenheim
Art By: Joe Bennett
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: September 30, 2013

Adventures of Superman #23 picks up right where #22 left off, with Superman discovering that Krypton is alive. On Krypton, he tells the inhabitants the only Kryptonian he knows, "Jor-El" and "Lara-El". They seem to understand, and lead him into a huge building that is not the House of El, but a prison.

Jor-El is indeed incarcerated having been arrested after wrongly predicting Krypton's doom. Kal-El argues for his Father's freedom and his status as the Universe's "Superman" allows for his release.  What follows is a great bit of detective work for Kal-El and a great ending twist as to why no one else has ever left Krypton.

The art of Joe Bennet remains quite good.  Krypton looks really cool and I love how Jor-El looks.  The only complaint I have is the inconsistent look of Superman himself.  Kind of strange complaint for a Superman book I admit.

Bits and Pieces:

Marc Guggenheim is really writing a great story here.  In fact, it seems so much bigger than the 22 digital pages it appears on.  The mystery of Krypton and Jor-El is so intriguing and I can't wait to see how it is resolved in issue #24.


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