We reviewed the book on the Stack podcast. But in the interest of highlighting more about the title, here’s a summary of the conversation with our thoughts. And if you prefer the longer audio version, that’s below as well!
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Superman #9 Review:
Superman was badly hurt in his battle with The Chained in previous issues, and is now recovering with Lois by his bedside. Meanwhile, Lex’s old enemies have surfaced, and are making some big moves.
“I love this title,” said host Alex Zalben. “And I love this title in a very different way than I love Action Comics. They’re [going] in such different directions. It’s one of the first times that I remember from reading Superman comics where Superman and Action Comics have been so delineated.”
“And they’re both really good at the same time,” added Justin Tyler. In particular, Tyler liked the new villains, Graft and Pharm. “The Bruno Redondo art is so good, too… It infects this book with a lot of the great Nightwing energy that Bruno Redondo brought to that book… I’m just so excited going forward.”
Pete LePage’s stand-out were the “really sweet moments here with Lois and Clark,” and Zalben agreed. The sequence where Lois is reading a fan letter to Clark as he heals, and flashes back through their relationship is, “Phenomenal, great layouts,” said Zalben. “So good, really classic stuff.”
Superman #9 Official Synopsis:
THE MAN OF STEEL GETS AN UPGRADE…COURTESY OF LEX LUTHOR! SUPER-ARMOR! Superman’s battle with the Chained has left him wounded in unexpected ways, but the Lex Luthor Revenge Squad is still forming! To save Metropolis, Superman has no choice but to put on a special armor built by Lex! Featuring artwork from Eisner-Award winning Nightwing artist Bruno Redondo!