Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Gary Frank and Jon Sibal
+ Some small nods to Smallville and other continuities.
+ Lana Lang and Clark Kent relationship was nicely handled.
- Young Clark's freakish appearance will haunt my dreams.
- I've read this before. So have you, you, and even you in the back there. As feared, there's no "secret" origin here. They, thankfully, avoid going into the full blown origin starting with the rocket from Krypton and Ma and Pa Kent finding the baby, but that doesn't mean this is anything we haven't seen or read dozens of times before. If all Geoff Johns wants to do is shoehorn his version of the Legion of Super-Heroes into Superman's origin, by all means, do another arc on Action Comics and tell us what more you need to tell us in order to make it fit properly. We did not need a six issue miniseries retelling the origin just so you can have make your Legion official. (Note: the Legion doesn't actually show up in this issue, but are solicited for upcoming issues)
- It has to be said again - that Clark Kent is $%^&-ing freaky looking and scares the shit out of me.
Verdict - Avoid It. Nothing new to see here. Move along or pick up the trade if you want a Superman origin for your shelf. No point wasting money on the singles.