Friday, December 27, 2013

The Adventures of Superman #35 Review

Written by: Peter Milligan
Art by:  Agustin Padilla
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: December 23, 2013

The Demolisher Part 2 of 3

Clark Kent, Superman and...The Demolisher?  Clark knows what he's doing is wrong, but can he control it? If Metropolis wanted a take charge hero who really gets the job done, why are they afraid of this dark champion?  What lengths will the Demolisher go to make sure he becomes Metropolis' only hero?

Peter Milligan continues his Demolisher story and it's a pretty good one.  He shows the reader how Superman became the Demolisher and how he is losing control over this dark persona.  The Demolisher does what Superman won't and even though the people of Metropolis were crying for that, they soon realize that some wishes are best left unfulfilled.  It may be me, but I can't help be feel the story is pointed at DC themselves for wanting a gritty Superman and then the backlash over the Man of Steel.  I may be grasping for something there, but reading it that's how I felt.

The art of Agustin Padilla is really good.  It's a darker story in tone and local since the Demolisher works mainly at night, and Padilla makes everything fit the bill.

Bits and Pieces:

The Adventures of Superman #35 continues the good Demolisher arc.  Superman is struggling to control this new dark persona he has created and it seems to be winning.  It's a dark story and Peter Milligan and Agustin Padilla combine to create a memorable one.  


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