SUPERMAN #690 - Review
Written by James Robinson
Art by Pere Perez
Hex’s Score – 2.25 out of 5
First off, awesome cover by Andrew Robinson. I really love his work. Now to the review:
This was a strange book, it was all over the place with like 4 stories in one issue. It starts by continuing directly from the last issue with Atlas Vs. Steel which was pretty cool, and drawn well by fill in artist Pere Perez. We then switch to Zatara who is being a total ass to his apprentice who ends up saving Zatara from Parasite with some magic but is really some other magic guy in disguise who I really couldn’t care two shits about. Anyway, it’s a story I wasn’t really interested in shoved in the middle of a Superman issue. Weird. Guardian's story next, where he gets cozy with Dr. Light, could be interesting, then the issue ends with Ion/ Sodom Yat (still alive before GLC #33) on his way to Earth to meet fellow Daxamite Mon-El but is stopped by that weird telepathic alien thingy that the Guardian rescued. He says to Ion that he and Mon-El cannot meet because that would bring about evil's victory over good or some such bullshit. Oh, and by the way, all these stories are continued in either an upcoming Superman Annual or a Superman Secret File’s One-Shot. What a piss taking money making scheme, but the issue is called “The Setup”. Not sure if that means the setup of the various new storylines or the setting me up as being a mug for buying this issue, with no Mon-El or any real continuation of his story.
I dunno, maybe I’m being too harsh, it was just an okay issue. I’m hoping a lot of these story threads will pay off eventually so I’m sticking around but this series will not be for everyone and new readers should not expect to pick an issue up and understand what the hell is going on or be blown away with how great the writing and art is. Not gonna happen.
Well “Codename: Patriot” is coming up next issue. Hopefully that will improve things.
What did you guys think of the issue?