Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Adventures of Superman #26 (2013) Review

I am Bad...Good

Written by: Christos Gage
Art by: Eduardo Francisco
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: October 21, 2013

Bizarro has been a good guy all along.  His brain was just wired wrong.  Can the World get used to this "cured" Bizarro?  More important, can Bizarro find his place in this World?

Christos Gage has surprised me.  I really liked the last issue but thought I knew where the story was going.  I really didn't.  This issue is emotional in a way most comics, let alone a digital release usually don't reach.  Watching Bizarro react to his newfound intelligence and the World's reluctance to accept him is very touching.  Gage's Bizarro is more of a victim of mental illness than a supervillain.  He wants to show the World he is better and it's heartbreaking to see him struggle.  When he starts to succeed you have to smile.  Then the twist at the end breaks your heart again.  I can't wait for next week, even though I'm afraid of what will happen.

Eduardo Francisco's art does a good job of showing Bizarro and Superman's emotions.  I also really like the angular look of Bizarro and the cover makes me smile.  I'm not sure if it's just me, but Francisco's Superman looks a bit like Nick Cage.  I'm not saying that's a bad thing, it just strikes me as strange.

Bits and Pieces:

Adventures of Superman #26 is really good.  Christos Gage is really giving us a great Bizarro story that is an emotional roller coaster. You will fall in love with Superman's opposite and hope that the inevitable can be avoided.  Please Christos, let it be avoided.


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