Friday, May 1, 2009

Review: Superman #687

Superman #687

Writer: James Robinson
Penciller: Renato Guedes
Inker: Jose Wilson Magalhães
Released: April 29, 2009

"Hi, I'm Black Lightning. I make lightning. Lightning is electricity which travels through air which you would already know if you've ever seen,...well, lightning before. I'm going to use lightning to capture these lame bank robbers and tell them all about the scientific properties of lightning while they stand and wait for me to use it on them. Now, I'm going to tell you that I should really not be away from Metropolis if this is going to keep happening."

"Hi, I'm the Guardian. I'm going to introduce the team I work with to each other and completely list all their individual accomplishments to each other, even though they should probably already know this about each other, considering they've been on the same special team together for some time now. Boy, they sure have battled through a lot of danger. Too bad we are talking about it instead of showing any of it. They sure are 'handy'."

"Hi, I'm Mon-El. I'm going to fly around for five panels talking to myself about things you already know. I'm going to tell you that I was worried about being both a costumed hero and a Science Police officer. I'm going to tell you about the fourth villain I've stopped and how I hope I don't suddenly lose my powers....oh, wait, what's happening? I'M LOSING MY POWERS! Oh, boy, I didn't see that coming"

Hi, I'm the reader. I spent $2.99 on a Superman comic in a depressed economy. I'm left with a feeling of complete emptiness both in spirit and in wallet. I'm now feeling that if the point of World Without Superman was to demonstrate how trite and boring a Superman comic can be, DC has succeeded by leaps and bounds. I'm going to warn you against making the same mistake, but you probably already knew that, didn't you?

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