Saturday, February 1, 2014

Superman #27 Review

Written by: Scott Lobdell
Art by: Ed Benes
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 29, 2014

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I want to get this out there before this review.  If anyone from say, The Galaxy Broadcast Network wants to buy this blog for thirteen million dollars, I think we can work something out.  Hell, if you offer us thirteen dollars and a large pizza, I'm all ears.  Just saying.  I'll be eating that pizza with Eric as we write the first post on "LostBoysDCComics Blog".

Superman #27 continues the Lois is in a coma but knows Superman's secret identity because she has brainiac powers and Superman doesn't know what to do storyline.  The Parasite entered the fray last issue and at the beginning of the issue he has his eye (and hands and mouth) on Metropolis' favorite reporter.  Meanwhile, Superman wants to save Lois, but last issue she was such a bitch about the whole revealing his identity thing.  What is he to do.

If allowing a power sucking, big purple monster to feed off your best friend sounds like a plan, this comic is for you.  Yep, that's the plan and even if it was obvious this would happen, I was hoping Superman was going to come up with something better.  Fortunately, it works and everyone is happy until the ending reveal.  Surprise, the Earth is not safe.  

I've said it before, Scott Lobdell is an idea man.  The concepts he writes about are pretty cool, but unfortunately, he writes them.  What we get is Superman narrating ever thing he does and editor call outs to read every past issue.  At one point Superman tells Jon (Lois' boyfriend) that he didn't have to explain himself and I really wished he was talking to me.  He explains everything.  

Another problem I have with this issue is Lobdell makes Superman a selfish prick.  He only cares about keeping his identity secret and though he fights with himself (I wish there were angel and devil Supermen on his shoulders), he almost kills her and still only worries she knows the truth.  

Finally, if Cat and Clark turn down the thirteen million dollars for their blog I may jump off a bridge. Please, take the money and start another blog with a better name.  How about  See what I did there?  Thirteen million dollar idea for free.

On a positive note, Ed Benes does a great job.  The art looks fantastic and a couple action packed panels stand out as some of the best he's done.  

Bits and Pieces:

Superman #27 is not a good read.  It's nice to look at, but man is it bogged down by narration and nonsense.  Superman shouldn't come off as a jerk, but that's what he is here.  A selfish jerk.


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