Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Superman #26 Review and *SPOILERS*

My Boy Grew Up Just As Stubborn As Me

Written By: Michael Moreci
Art By: Scott Godlewski, Hi-Fi, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: July 5, 2017

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Okay, now that Manchester Black is out of commission and in the body of a cow for as long as we need to keep him there, it seems that we can put all of the previous arcs behind us and move on and originally I thought that that would mean that we'd be leaving Hamilton County immediately, but it seems that we have a fill in creative team telling us a story, while Tomasi and Gleason take a second to catch their breaths after all they've done so far.  So with that, we're still in Hamilton County, with Superman trying to teach his son the same kind of lessons that his father taught him.  Let's jump into this issue and see if Jon's as quick on the uptake as Clark was himself.  Let's check it out.

Explain It!:

Our issue begins with Superman having a discussion with Lois about what the proper way to train Jon would be because apparently since what went down in the previous arc with Manchester Black, Superman's been trying to train Jon to use his powers the most responsible way possible and I don't know if it's because Damian Wayne's a bad influence on our young Superboy, but every time that Superman tells his son to do something when they're super-heroing, Jon just does the complete opposite and acts brashly without thinking things through.  

We see what Superman is talking about with a flashback to a fight that him and Jon had with some robot drone soldiers going through Hamilton County and after finally finding the leader drone, Jon crushes it, leaving Superman with no way of tracing who was actually behind the drones.  The issue goes on with Superman deciding that he'll try to instill the same teaching methods that Pa Kent gave to him and lets Jon be Superman for the day, which is played as a duel situation throughout this book, with us seeing Pa Kent telling a young Clark that he has to harvest the field without using his powers.  

In the end, we see that both boys were stubborn as hell, but eventually get on the trolley because where Clark as a boy used his powers on the field anyway and ended up ruining the crop because of it, Jon initially acts brashly when his father and him confront the leaders of the drones, Dreadnought and Psi-Phon, two aliens that look to conquer worlds, Jon ends up listening to his father and Superman actually listens back and the two come to a compromise, which leads to them chasing the two aliens off of Earth and us seeing that Superman will take a wait and see approach to his son, where he'll let Jon make his own decisions about the way he should go about doing things.

That's it for this issue of Superman and while not a lot goes on in this issue besides for Superman having parenting issues, this is a nice issue that shows the strength, compassion, love and understanding of the Superman family.  Yeah, the villains didn't mean much this issue, but with a one-shot that's par for the course and ultimately, the real point to this issue was seeing father and son together and how they'll go about being the best heroes that they can possibly be.  The art in this issue was decent and I found myself enjoying the story enough, but at the end of the day, it was just nice and I can't wait to see where the next arc of this series takes us.

Bits and Pieces:

At the end of the day, this is a nice one-shot story that gives us a break after the massive Black Dawn arc that preceded it and gives us a look at parenting mistakes and corrections in the life of the Superman Family.  With that though, we all know that Superman is a great dad and will always do what needs to be done for his family so this comes off as a bit of a rehash of Superman just being a good dad.  The art was decent and I liked the breather that this issue was, but I can't wait to get back into a proper Superman arc.



  1. The art if im not mistaken is same as for the Lost Boys by tim seeley? Super family all the way.

    1. You're totally right. I knew I knew that name and I couldn't place it.

  2. This felt very close to an Adventure of Superman digital comic.