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Review: Superman #26


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By Andy Frisk
Jul 11, 2017 - 21:56

In "Brains vs. Brawn," an issue guest written by Michael Moreci, Clark and Jon spend the day learning about each other while Clark attempts to teach Jon some valuable lessons about super heroing that involves thinking instead of just bashing enemies with his super powers. It's meant to be a touching little pause in the ongoing story that is Superman in the DC Rebirth era, but instead it feels a little forced and rushed.

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Moreci's story is fine, but he only has one issue in which to get the father and son bonding tale he wants to tell told and therefore the dialogue suffers. Instead of allowing artist Scott Godlewski to use his considerable talents to "show instead of tell," Moreci's stunted dialogue gets in the way. I can't really blame either of these talented gentlemen for the uneven and forced dialogue and art though, since they were probably on a tight deadline. What I do blame is DC Comics' rushed publication schedule. Books like New Super-Man and The Hellblazer are much better paced and more effectively written because the artists and writers have time to get their story produced without the necessary rush of a two week deadline.

I'm still enjoying Superman overall, and look forward to reading the adventures of my all time favorite superhero each month again after a lengthy break from the book. I just wish that issues like these didn't have to be rushed and therefore lack the type of quality that the character deserves.

Rating: 6.5 /10

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Last Updated: Jul 11, 2017 - 22:29

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