Friday, February 28, 2014

Superman #28 Review

Written by: Scott Lobdell
Art by: Brett Booth
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: February 26, 2014

Looks Great, Less Filling

Lois Lane finds herself in a gun fight in Suicide Slum until she yells "Stop".  Superman finds a door in Space and Jimmy hanging out on his couch.  Clark can't pay his bills, but turns down thirteen million dollars and an Outlaw comes to town.

Superman has been so good lately, just not in his flagship title.  It is unfortunate, but if you want to get your fix of the Man of Steel you are better off grabbing Action Comics, Superman/Wonder Woman or Adventures of Superman.  However, if you still are holding out hope that Scott Lobdell will follow suit let me tell you, it didn't happen this issue.

I've had a laundry list of problems with Scott Lobdell's Superman and most rear their ugly head again this month.  Over narration, bad dialogue, half finished ideas and confusing story lines.  The lineup is full and it looks like everyone is guilty.  It's not all a loss, though.

I really have liked Lois Lane in this book and not her "Brainiac powers".  Lobdell has given readers a strong and independent Lois Lane and I love it.  That trend continues this month and even though the situation ends ridiculously, Lois shows her true colors.

However, most everything else in this book misses the mark.  The ending is a bit of a surprise and a cliff hanger, but it isn't that interesting.

What I did like in this issue was the art of Brett Booth.  It's awesome.  I admit I'm a big fan of Booth's work so I may be biased, but I know what I like and what I see here, I like alot.  It's cartoony, but still highly detailed.  I also have to give a thumbs up to Ed Benes' retro looking cover.

Bits and Pieces:

Superman #28 is not good.  It is a jumbled mess of a story, bad dialogue and half baked ideas.  Brett Booth does make the mess look great, though, so all is not lost.  If you are a Superman fan, go read the other excellent books out now and leave this one be.


No comments:

Post a Comment