There were a few things that HAD to happen with the DC Rebirth in order for me to completely buy in! The comics had to be good, the characters had to be likeable and Superman had to be good! I feel that DC's flagship character (yes even over Batman) needs to be the best book out there. I'm so happy to report that a few issues in... SUPERMAN is the best monthly comic on the stands today!
Here is why! The Superman on the Rebirth Earth is dead and showing up in his place is another Superman, complete with wife and child in tow. Here we have Superman trying to juggle a new planet and a new life with the responsibilities of being a father and husband. In the first issues we see how a mistake by young Jonathan has made Superman take his young son and work with him and his growing powers... a well as a giant squid monster.
Writer Peter Tomasi, penciller Patrick Gleason (who are listed as storytellers) and inker Mick Gray are a dream team who seem to work as one, with colorist John Kalisz and letterer Rob Leigh rounding out the cast. As long as this team stays together... this book will succeed.
Now if you don't like Superman being a dad or young Jon as a character than you may struggle with this book. But I think its those honest elements that give the book its charm and its power. If you want straight ahead punch-ups than ACTION COMICS will do the trick. So far that one is off to an amazing start, too.
is SUPERMAN the best comic out there? Three issues in (two regular and the REBIRTH one shot) and I'm ready to say YES! Thank you Peter, Patrick and Mick for making Superman... super again!