Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Superman #42 Review and *SPOILERS*

Me Love Bizarro Speech So Much

Written By: Patrick Gleason, Peter J. Tomasi
Art by: Patrick Gleason, Alejandro Sanchez, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: March 7, 2018

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Now while a lot of people love Bizarro from Bizarro World, I'm more of a fan of the under cooked clone variety because while you get some dumb-ed down talk....... you don't get backwards ass speech that infuriates me when I'm trying to read a story.  That out of the way, I'm not sure how much I'm going to enjoy this arc because Bizarro speech just kills me, but hopefully there's enough of a story going on here where I won't mind too much.  Let's jump into this issue where we have Superboy meet Boyzarro.  Let's check it out.

Explain It!:

Our issue begins on Bizarro World, where we see a lot of elements that are reminiscent of the first arc of this series........ only Bizarro-ed up.  Hell, we even see Bizarro leaving behind red boot prints at a grave, similar to Superman's blue hand print he left when we were working our way up to Superman Reborn and while I find that a bit interesting....... goddamn Bizarro speech.

Anyway, our issue finally picks up when we see Jon and Kathy piercing the multiverse with a bubble, created by Kathy's ship so that they can explore what different Earth's have going on and it's at this point that I guess that everything goes to hell because Superboy and Bizarroboy touch while piercing through the bleed and while everything initially looks okay........ by the end, it looks like Superboy's going to have a lot of explaining to do.

After Jon makes his way back to Metropolis from Hamilton County, he gets the third degree from his parents about where he's been and why he hasn't done his chores and while he tries to play dumb about seeing Kathy, his reporter parents see right through his deflections.  As our issue closes, Superboy is laying in bed, happy to here his parents laughing in the living room, but it doesn't look like he's going to get much sleep because out of nowhere, Bizarroboy bursts through the window.

That's it for this issue of Superman and while I really enjoyed the stuff with Jon and his parents in this issue and Kathy Branden making a cameo appearance........... I fucking hate Bizarro speech and the first half of this book took me forever to get through because I was trying my damnedest to figure out what Bizarro's narration was saying.  Now, I know that I may be in the minority here, but just seeing Bizarro speech irritates the hell out of me and destroys my hype for a book.  Getting that out of the way, this was an okay issue that set us up for what's to come, but outside of the Bizarro stuff, there wasn't much to it.  I loved the art in this issue, but I'm really apprehensive about what we're going to get going forward.

Bits and Pieces:

Putting my hate aside for Bizarro speech, this is a decent setup issue for this arc, that reintroduces characters from this series and from different worlds.  I really enjoy the art, but I have a hell of a time trying to understand what any Bizarro character is talking about and I'm afraid that we're going to get a lot more of that going forward.



  1. Me am hating that comic it unfunny or ugly art I can wait to hear what superboy or bizarroboy did last

  2. I have no hot god damn idea what any sentence in this story means ... Either the education system has failed me or I just prefer this in much much smaller doses

  3. It's pretty easy everything they say pretty much means the opposite. Some sentences you might have to subtract a word or two.