Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Adventures of Superman #44 Review

Written by: Ron Marz
Art by: Evan "Doc" Shaner
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: February 24, 2014

Only Child part 2 of 3

Superman has found a brother...kind of.  As we saw in last issue, the Giant Robot that landed in the Metropolis Bay was Kryptonian and made by Jor-El.  In this issue, the Robot continues fighting Superman and we find some new information about it.

It was made by Jor-El, but after it was launched was taken over by an alien race.  These Aliens perverted the Robot and turned it from an explorer to a warrior.  Luckily, Superman's punches sever the connection between the Robot and it's Alien Masters.  Unluckily, that signals them to attack Earth.

I really like what Ron Marz is giving us here.  Even though it is a middle chapter, he keeps the story moving along.  Superman is always so desperate to find anything Kryptonian, especially something his Father made.  The Robot is a connection to his Father, but unfortunately it's also a connection to a warmongering Alien race.  The ending sets up a heck of a battle for the finale.

While I like where the story is going, the art of Doc Shaner is the real draw.  For those who have read my reviews before, I say I like the art in books alot.  I will admit that I can barely draw stick figures so I am amazed by people who can draw so well.  That said, Doc Shaner's art in this issue is some of my favorite.  I loved it and a page showing the origin of the Robot is the best.  

Bits and Pieces:

Adventures of Superman #44 is another really good issue.  Ron Marz' story remains interesting, but it's the art of Doc Shaner that you need to buy this issue for.  It is that good.


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