Smallville Season 11 #40

Haunted: Smallville - Season 11 039 coverHigh above the skies of Metropolis Clark calls Lois and tells her his plans to honour the memory of the Late Impulse. As he heads to the destination, Clark asks if she uncovered anything about Lex, she responds by saying when you fly by I’ll fill you in on what I’ve discovered. “I don’t think I’ll be doing that anymore” Knock, Knock, Knock, Knock “Honey… I’m home.” Clark surprises Lois and then briefly describes how he’s been fixed. But there’s always a job for Superman. At Lexcorp, Lex enters his office to be met by Superman & Green Arrow who confront him. Lex tries to figure out how Supes got so close and as he checks his app, he realizes that he, Superman, has been washed clean of the radiation. As Lex tires of their presence, he asks why the heroes have made his acquaintance, the pair address the fact that Lex has taken something… rather someone in the form of one Tess Mercer. Trying to avoid them, Superman walks away, only to be stopped by Lois. As Green Arrow begins to pull up a taser dart, Lois hits Lex with a knockout blow. Smallville - Season 11 038 As he comes to, the next morning, Otis finds him. As he fully comes too, Lex asks where the hell his sister is. As he begins to look around, he sees an envelope that Supes left for him “Thanks for the memories”. At Watchtower, Dr. Hamilton programs some kind of hard light hologram. As that excitement dies down Clark and Chloe finally catch up. Chloe, understandably, is unnerved by the memories from her doppelgänger and the pending crisis. As she explains, she lets slip that she’s pregnant. Clarks reaction is very much a Super(man) reaction. As she continues to explain why she and Ollie need to leave Metropolis Clark interrupts her saying he fully understands a parents need and want to go to great lengths to protect their kin to ensure a safe upbringing. Referencing Jor-El and Johnathan Kent in that way, she has his blessing to do what needed to be done. The End of Haunted.

Jorge Jimenez does a lot of good again. Even though, his faces are a tad inconsistent, he does great work with capturing emotions, both from the characters and from the tone of the scene. If there were ever to be a go to artist I’d seriously choose this guy. From the opening page to the final moment it’s framed and flows very nicely. Noteworthy scene is in Lexcorp. The style is very dark due to lack of lights and it added more to that scene. The added grain at the start of the scene was dope. Loved the facial expression on Lex’s face as Lois boxed him in it. It would seem the only character in this comic book so far, that is drawn closer to the character’s actor is Chloe (Allison Mack) and it’s not a bad thing just sometimes I’d like to see Tom Welling more often. Not since Guardian have I seen a total likeness. But for the most part, we do still see the actors and I’m OK with that.

Miller does a nice job of finishing this episode. Helps to tie it back into the series finale where Chloe retells a story to her son (spoiler alert?). Having the contrast of Chloe taking on the sacrifices similar to the two sets of parents Clark has was a nice send off. Not that she’s gone but it’s nice to see how much her character has matured from that nosey little reporter to the keeper of secrets and standing up for what’s right and now a mother. I’m curious to see where he takes her next. Bringing back Tess is even more interesting because she’s a computer program. Kind of taking up where she left off in the show. She’s back working at Watchtower and helping the team. I’m interested in seeing if she has any new powers as a result of her current form. Smallville - Season 11 #40 004 Rating : 4.5 Rating:

  • Overall rating of the comic: 4.5 out of 5,
  • Art: 4 out of 5,
  • layout: 5 out of 5,
  • True to character dialogue: 4 out of 5,
  • Story: 5 out of 5.

Thank you for reading feedback is always helpful. Enjoy your Week! THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace”. Your eLEWsive Thought Provided by: The “LEW System” – Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

Superman II: Throwback Movie Review

You made us believe a man can fly, now show us what he can do.Superman2

Writers: Mario PuzoDavid NewmanLeslie NewmanTom Mankiewicz Director: Richard Donner Run Time: 127 Mins
superman-2-560The second chapter and it’s pretty enjoyable. The first film dealt with the origin story but gave a side story intended to be told in Superman Two. One issue with this picture was that Richard Donner was fired and the new director had basically reshot everything Donner had intended to tell for his movie. But thanks to Ms. Kidder informing people via an interview that Donner had shot enough footage to basically edit a feature-length movie, fans encouraged WB to release his vision for Superman two.That’s all for another review.

Superman One is probably most loved for having an epic shooting style and being able to have audiences young and old alike, believe that a man could fly largely in part to the performance of Christopher Reeves. So the challenge here was how do we keep the movie fresh? With bringing on a new director, one of the first things he did, as I said, was reshoot the movie and even edited out Marlon Brando. Another key thing was he gave someone who Superman could punch (well the story did).supeszod

I’d like to believe until Superman 2, all other live-action iterations, were just Superman taking on regular Joes who he couldn’t really unleash on.  Having such a dictator like foe from his home planet, really gave Supes an opportunity to show Metropolis and the world, that he was on the side of Earth, and its freedoms. Zod is a character so much like Clark had he had terrible parents and there’s a good contrast in the movie but due to its very light nature it’s easily missed.

That’s one of the best things about the Chris Reeves Superman movies, they’re all very heart warming and easy. Many regard this as the best Superman movie due to that aspect as well as the Metropolis showdown. There’s a scene with Lois and Clark (that would later be used as the back bone of “Superman Returns”) where the two have coitus but because of the nature of the story, characters and the acting it’s only implied that it happens. Childish in a way, yes, but at the age of 6 would you really want to see Superman have sex? Probably not.

A questionable move by the director to avoid using the epic style of Superman One instead moving more towards the look and feel of a comic book – The best way to describe it is the scenes where the story takes place in Niagara Falls. In comic books a lot of the panels involve “tight shots” that have a lot of people and objects neatly woven for the story aspect or just artist choice, this comes off very well here. Ignoring the time period of this movie, the Metropolis battle scene is another type of comic book style cinematography. It’s edited a little quicker, has a bit more of a flat angle and the random dialogue during the fight is spot on for a comic book.

Bottom Line: Its fun to relive this Superman film. It’s regarded as the last best film (sadly… But in a good way) in the Superman franchise. It isn’t the best one, but for what it is, it does serve its purpose and is still fun to watch now and worthy to see. If looking for back story on Zod however, you’re better off watching season five and nine of Smallville

Ratings for all movies will now be out of ten

  • Overall rating of the movie: 8.5 out of 10,
  • Cinematography: 5 out of 10,
  • Editing: 5 out of 10,
  • Audio: 8 out of 10,
  • Acting: 8 out of 10,

PS. there’s some weird powers used here, this may help you understand why. Got to love the silver age of comics.

THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace”. Your eLEWsive Thought Provided by: “LEW System”

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

Smallville Season 11 #31

Gotta add, of all the covers, this is the “worst” one. why does Impulse look like he’s 6?

On the roof top of the daily Planet, Lois and Clark are talking about how much they miss each other and then she shows him info about the man who turned old, at the old Lexcorp facility. She also tells him others like this have been showing up all over the globe with the same end result, Supes then determines they’re all places Bart has been, and the frequency is increasing. Then Lois’ intern, interrupts the rendezvous with info on the note Lex seemingly wrote without knowing. It was indeed the handwriting of one Tess Mercer. At S.T.A.R. Labs, Ollie and Dr. Hamilton discuss the possible outcomes of what “Earth one” (aka: E1 from here on out) Chloe may get from Ollie’s fringe idea(see bottom of post), one being that the baby will be fine, but it’s all a risk after that. Meanwhile, at the Justice Society of America HQ, Abigail Hunkel aka Red Tornado let’s Impulse, and Superman in to get a lead on where Jay Garrick is. Back at S.T.A.R. Labs, Chloe finally enters the memories of E2 Chloe, where she sees Lois running away from or to something. She yells  something to Chole, then a face in the sky, disintegrates her… To be continued…

So, I’ll come out and say it, the face was the “Anti Monitor” from the story “Infinite Crisis on Infinite Earth’s” . This was expected but his entrance to the show has probably been the best reveal since any of Clark’s friends/foes from season one to now. It just has this grand moment that I could easily see being a mid-season finale. Well, at least that’s how I pictured it.

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Favourite page of the issue

Jorge is largely in part to why this arc is so fantastic right now. Rarely is there a bad panel or page. It’s not always true to character or to the actor’s face, but at this point, that’s expected and it’s not so bad. I mean, it’s better than some other artists, who don’t really change the way anyone’s face is structured. When you get to the end with Lois getting killed, you can really feel a Smallville like essence. This dude has really captured the flair of the show.

Bryan Q. Miller even, he came on late to the show, I believe, between season five to seven, and he’s just gradually getting better. I would like to believe that his scripts are detailed enough to really get the best out of Jorge. I don’t think since reading the first two final crisis’ that I’m really excited for a DC book. Add the fact that all the back story you need is in the show and light references are always made in this book, right now is the best time to jump on this book.

OLLIE’S FRINGE IDEA

Rating:

  • Overall rating of the comic: 4 out of 5,
  • Art: 4.2 out of 5,
  • layout: 4.3 out of 5,
  • True to character dialogue: 3.4 out of 5,
  • Story: 4 out of 5.

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THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” and May the Force be with you!

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

Smallville Season 11 #30

Smallville - Season 11 030 (2013) (Digital) (K6 of Ultron-Empire) 00Back to the hunted story line, where Lex is in his own mind, talking to Tess. He tells her that they’ve pinpointed the exact location of where Tess’ consciousness lies. With that said, he gives her an ultimatum, “… Let me know everything you know about Superman…. Or I give myself brain damage.” Meanwhile at S.T.A.R. Labs, Dr. Hamilton tells his crew plans for the night, one being to help Impulse, the other being they want to re-purpose the technology during the Hank Henshaw incident. Back at Luthercorp, Lois has infiltrated the building, and as Otis and Lex pass by, she steals Otis’ swipe card. As she gets to where she’s going, her cousin Chloe stops her by turning out the lights to show her it has a higher security system than meets the eye. And as Lois confesses how much she misses Clark, Chloe tells her they took the machine brain machine Lex was using to talk to Tess. Back at S.T.A.R. Labs, Superman and Impulse begin to race on a machine that allows Superman to reach the needed speed that allows Bart to see the “Speed Demon”. When Superman does, he’s booted and vows to save Bart from it… To be continued

Smallville Season 11 029 (2013) (Digital) (K6DVR-Empire) 01It’s very interesting to see how desperate Lex is. He really wants the secrets that are seemingly locked in his brain. Which actually, besides the main story, is one of the reasons I’m still reading this book (that and cause I’m legit a fan of the show). Miller is handling things very well, I really think that this is the best arc, in terms of development of both character and story. There isn’t much that happens, but for what is, it’s a nice balance.

One thing I usually couldn’t stand in the show, was there was never a real reference to previous episodes in a direct way. Here and there yes, but not common in the slightest. With the Lex story there’s a lot of that and I think it’s helping.

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Favourite moment in this issue

Rating:

  • Overall rating of the comic: 4 out of 5,
  • Art: 4.2 out of 5,
  • layout: 4.2 out of 5,
  • True to character dialogue: 4 out of 5,
  • Story: 3.9 out of 5.

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THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” and May the Force be with you!

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

Smallville Season 11 #27

smallville1127-1 Lex visits Psimon, which Lex is hoping will bare fruit from having Psimon read his mind. Psimon sees Tess… He then reveals that Lex is just an evil person. In Paris, Superman and Impulse battle monkey/ape art thieves. They want the art to fund creating their own nation. The leader of the thieves, Mallah, is controlled by a brain (I think the ape may be Gorilla Grodd) sees he’s fighting a loosing battle, so in a last-ditch effort, he shoots a machine gun which makes Impulse run faster.. Which the voice from last issue is slightly revealed. Impulse saves the day, but not without being a little shaken up…. To be continued.Smallville11

In the, early days of the Smallville show, which is one of the major reasons it was so successful, they would deal with a lot of morals, and how he was destined to be Superman through these morals. Basically, every episode wasn’t just Superman pushing people (ok, well maybe the first season was), but it had something that the viewer Could take home and apply to their life (usually in all superhero mediums, this is the case). Right now, I feel like the comic isn’t living up to that legacy. It has its moments but not as much as it probably should . Bryan Q. Miller came on to the show late so he may have missed the memo about that. This however is very much a day in the life of Superman. Which is just as good. But I think one of the many issues Superman has faced in his later years is that he’s isn’t very relatable. Other than the fact he’s from a different world and migrated to earth for a better life, not many can relate to a god of sorts. (apparently “El” means God in Hebrew. Read the fourth, 4th, paragraph if you click the link. Or something along those lines). Now I get he stands for truth and justice (and the American way, though which American way is really important to know in my opinion) but, that’s really hard to relate to for different reasons. Right now, in this issue, so far into the “season” this isn’t what I expected. I’m entertained, yes, but I do miss the Smallville of old. And since the last arc was with a poorly portrayed Batman, I would have hoped to see a solo arc for a bit. Note, I’m not dissing the appearance of Impulse, loved his character in the show, I just feel it’s gonna be special guest overdrive for a bit before we get to some real Superman development.

Jorge draws a decent Impulse in action, there’s a moment in the issue where he’s in his “Speed time” which was a frequently used gimmick in the show for episodes featuring Impulse much less, the earlier seasons of Clark’s days at Smallville High. It was a nice touch to give that nostalgic feeling. Be it artist idea or writer’s it worked. Plus I could fully see that happening right before the cliffhanger ending. The art of Jorge is one I’m hoping stays around for a while.

Rating:

  • Overall rating of the comic: 3 out of 5,
  • Art: 3.5 out of 5,
  • layout: 3.8 out of 5,
  • True to character dialogue: 3 out of 5,
  • Story: 3 out of 5.

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THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” and May the Force be with you!

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

Smallville Season 11 #25

smallville25-1The 3rd story arc commences with this issue and it starts with the elements seen in Fracture (Se.7 Ep.12 ), Run (Se.4, Ep.5), and of course the ever relevant fact Lex no longer remembers anything prior to the series finally thanks to Tess.smallville25-2

In Fracture, we saw Clark gallivant in the mind of Lex, and now Lex has to do the exact same in his own mind. He’s interrupted by Otis, his assistant, and told that there’s a super battle going on with Superman and  Psimon (an actual DC character) who is some how connected to Lex (this is Psimon’s first appearance on the show/comic), who has now showed up offering to stop the fight somehow. Angered by Lex’s presence, he attempts to strike him only to miss, thanks to Superman rushing in to save Lex and taking him to Mexico (or a Mexican owned region). When Superman returns, Psimon outsmarts him. At random, Impulse (or the flash, depending who you ask) helps take him down, since his actions and thoughts are basically registered simply as impulses versus normally processed thoughts. To help with his high metabolism, he gets everyone ice cream in typical Smallville fashion.

This may be the best start to an arc so far, and that’s from the start of the cover, to the end of the issue. From the small nods, to past events and characters like Bert, the C.S.I. photographer (which Bryan Q. Miller also wrote the episode he was featured in). I loved that Superman took Lex to Mexico. Too often is Superman the “good guy”, where as admirable as that is, it gets MAD boring. Sometimes, within reason, Superman should be able to do some asshole things like that. For example… “I don’t like you villain, let me just hit you into space for a second just because I can”. But anyway, I’m curious to see where this arc takes us in writing.

The artist again is new in this issue and is probably the best that’s ever worked on the book so far. Jorge Jimenez’s art with Carrie Straghan on colours. Jimenez captures the same flair that was in the episode “Fracture” with the creepy hallways and even the look of the younger Tess Mercer. And, this Lex IS MUCH MORE like the Lex from the show, much better art in this first issue. Let’s hope it continues.

Rating:

  • Overall rating of the comic: 4.5 out of 5,
  • Art: 4.5 out of 5,
  • layout: 4 out of 5,
  • True to character dialogue: 4.5 out of 5,
  • Story: 4 out of 5.

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THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” and May the Force be with you!

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

Smallville season 11 #24

The final chapter the “Detective” story arc comes to a close in this issue.

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As Batman stops Mr. Freeze,t Superman dashes towards the Leviathan ship that has just been hit with missiles. Inside the ship, Nightwing and Lois are saving their would be killers, from drowning. Hitting a road block they plan a way out but just as they cost to three, does Superman come and save them all by picking up the ship out of the water. Later Lois makes a call to Clark, as he makes his way to Gotham. When there he discovers where batman lost his parents. Meanwhile back in Metropolis, Chloe finally tells Oliver, she’s expecting. Lex tells Tess she may be the key his real question: who is Superman and he is going to find out everything she knows. The end of “Detective”.

The creative art team of Kevin West, Marc Deering, Wendy Broome and Carrie Strachan who did the pencils, inks and colours respectively. Wendy and Carrie sharing the last one. Their combined work really doesn’t shine until the final pages, if this book is used as a form of showing off new artist, then it’s fine, if it’s not, then dc really needs to look at what their putting out. It’s not in anyway the worst out, but it’s not even really meeting expectations of making classic word to picture classic moments to be seen in the near future as anything.

Mr. Miller kind of let this one run off a bit longer than it should, it’s one of the reasons I stopped reviewing it for so long. It was cool to see Batman, but this wasn’t the story it should have been. I did enjoy moments of it, and it did have a fair bit of the flare the T.V. show had, but it didn’t entirely work for me when it’s all said and done. The next arc seems more promising.

Rating:

  • Overall rating of the comic: 2.9 out of 5,
  • Art: 2 out of 5,
  • layout: 3 out of 5,
  • True to character dialogue: 3 out of 5,
  • Story: 3 out of 5.

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THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” and May the Force be with you!

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

Smallville Season 11 #23

Sorry about the hiatus.
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Pandemonium strikes at an American military air base, as the Prankster’s evil plot that started in last issue, continues. As Batman and Superman arrive at his underground hideout, they notice that his accomplice, Mr Freeze may have gotten into a fight. And just moments later, Prankster revels his own suit of armour and begins to combat the two heroes. While fighting, Prankster tells them what happened to Mr Freeze, and how he is using him to freeze all of Metropolis. Batman goes after him alone. Back at the Leviathan, both Nightwing and Lois are there and the intruders from last issue begin their assault. In the city, Green Arrow does what he can to stop Mr. Freeze, but it’s not enough. Nightwing and Lois however pull through, and Superman narrowly beats Loomis, who reveals to the last son of Krypton, how he used the air base to commandeer two unmanned planes to bomb the Leviathan….. To be continued…

Smallville-Zone-001This issue has yet again another new artist, who doesn’t really help the book, and his best drawn page is the last one. I feel for a book with Batman, the overall feel of the book should be darker, and typically not as bright even if we’re in Metropolis. But trust me guys, the art gets better in the next arc.

The story is very reflective of something The Joker would do to the order Batman goes out to create. I think the Prankster was used just because they/he couldn’t use The Joker. None of Superman’s villains are utilized but it’s not a bad thing, it’s just for this story. It seems like it would be better suited had The Joker been used where another version of Superman’s rouges were used. Or a super type like Clayface to give everyone a chance to really use their strengths…

Rating:

  • Overall rating of the comic: 2.9 out of 5,
  • Art: 2 out of 5,
  • layout: 3 out of 5,
  • True to character dialogue: 3 out of 5,
  • Story: 3 out of 5.

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THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” and May the Force be with you!

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

Smallville season 11 #22

Smallville 22At Lexcorp, Lex and his sister Tess are discussing the solution to her controlling Lex at night. He says to her hes going to strap himself to his bed as a means to curb her cryptic messages being sent to Watchtower. At the Leviathan, Batman’s secret hide out in Metropolis, Superman awakens to the sight of Lois who brings him up to speed since he’s been out. He later thanks Batman for saving him. The two then work together to find out where Mr. Freeze and Prankster are. While Superman was out cold, Batman built Superman and himself new suits of armour. Meanwhile at a police department, Oliver Queen is saved by his wife. Mean while meanwhile, back at the Leviathan, there’s Intergang is trying to cash in on the absence of Dark Knight and boyscout. And Mr. Freeze finds himself betrayed by the Prankster.Smallville- credits

With this issue we’re treated to yet another set of artists, by the way of Kevin West and Marc Deering the first page is outright dismissible but as I went on, and I noticed some potential.

I gotta say, Miller is definitely expanding smallville to something bigger than anyone would have imagined, there’s still an essence that carries from the show, but i think as each issue comes out its proving that this isn’t the show anymore. Which I’m really enjoying (minus the obvious fact it’s a dc comic book and that eventually it will deal with some form of a crisis). I’m really keen on seeing what else Miller has in story for story.

My biggest issue with this book (much less this issue) is the inconsistencies with artists. Just get one like they did at the start of the book/arc and call it a day.

Ps.. I’m pretty sure batman kept one of the bullets… Good job.

Rating:

  • Overall rating of the comic: 3 out of 5,
  • Art:  2.5 out of 5,
  • layout*: 2.5 out of 5,
  • True to character dialogue: 3 out of 5,
  • Story: 3 out of 5.

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THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” and May the Force be with you!

Smallville Season 11 #15

After catching the criminal from last issue, Superman makes him apologize in front of all the onlookers that gathered. In that audience, none other than Bruce Wayne. Who begins to discuss with his “assistant” Barbra Gordon, the manner of Superman’s love life (Don’t worry he hasn’t a clue he’s actually Clark). Later at the Ace of Clubs, Lex and Wayne have a meeting about a joint project, and which ends in Lex turning down the offer. And just as soon as he does Superman arrives to question Lex about the “control chip” found in the Teleportation vest seen earlier (last issue). Now at Lexcorp R&D Lex reveals that, yes its his, but no he isn’t responsible past creating and branding the chip. The chip was stolen several weeks ago (back in issue 3) is where the tech came from. Clark believes he knows who’s responsible. A few moment later at Stryker’s Island. Superman is looking via video feed at Toyman.. Who is in Hyper-solitary. Else where in strykers, Batman pays a visit to Bruno Manheim who is reading a “Crime bible” (DC fans will know what that is). As he begins to question him about “Joe Chill” Superman shows up and they exchange blows… One being enough to phase Superman… To be continued.

Its weird. Whatever Batman hit superman with.. It isn’t green. Its a nice touch to change the norm. My guess is he’s got some kind of red sun emitting from his chest and hands. This Batman that Miller has created. Is different.. Yet the same, its almost like he looks like the one from the animated show, yet like its own version. Maybe its just me but I had hoped that there would have been an actor they took the face from. But meh. No matter.

The Art is a bit spotty. But its still a bit better than the last few issues. I know I can’t draw hands (nor can I draw) so I’m only guessing its not just me, but it’s a actually a challenging thing. But I feel like the artist just didn’t give not one damn.

It will be an interesting fight in the next issue.

Rating:

  • Overall rating of the comic: 3 out of 5,
  • Art:  2.5 out of 5,
  • layout*: 3 out of 5,
  • True to character dialogue: 3.5 out of 5,
  • Story: 3 out of 5,

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THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” and May the Force be with you!

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

Smallville Season 11 #14

 

 

 

 

The issue starts with Otis waking Lex Luthor up, who must undoubtedly was spying on Superman save the day.. Over & over & over with out rest. Then Otis gives Lex his schedule for the day which includes a visit from a Wayne Tech Representative, cut to the Daily Planet, where Lois is and her intern exchange words about the where about’s of Clark, and why the basement is so dead. Then trouble is in the air… Literally as a school bus is taken hostage with a bunch of young aged children. One child tries to be a hero and as the child try’s to use heat vision to save his friend.. Superman shows up to show the kid how its done. After stopping the situation, the criminal begins to teleport. Of course he’s caught and after some X-ray vision, learns the tech comes from LexCorp… Too be continued.

After last issue.. This is clearly the filler of “time” to get Batman to metropolis and Miller kind of filled it decently. Though I wonder what he told the artist… But I’ll get to that in a moment. There isn’t great dialogue in this one.. It almost felt too childish.. But yet still enjoyable. I will say the best part was the kid standing up to the criminal. In season 10 there was this whole need to inspire more people to be a little more vigilant with their every lives, so it was nice to see it continue. The BIGGEST issue is when Lois enters the scene.. Its the worst handled part of any book I’ve EVER read… Ever. Like it was so bad & pointless… That entire Daily Planet scene. In the Miller written episodes he has this intern that was literally only in his written epi’s and for what ever reason.. He needed to bring him back… Pointless way of doing it too.

Chris.. Chris.. Did you watch the show.. Did you see the costume designs.. Because I don’t think you did. He screws up the nice looking Luthor Corp. Logo.. To something you’d expect to see in the 90’s. And then screws up the fist appearance of Superman in the issue.. I don’t think I liked anything about the artist in this issue. NEXT ARTIST PLS!
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Rating:

  • Overall rating of the comic: 2 out of 5
  • Art: 1 out of 5
  • layout*: 1.5 out of 5
  • True to character dialogue: 2 out of 5
  • Story: 2 out of 5

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THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” and May the Force be with you!

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW