By Deejay Dayton
Oct 13, 2017 - 10:30
The latest issue of Superwoman is good. Not great. Sadly, that has become the norm with this book. I really enjoyed the previous issue, which brought back Maxima in two versions, but this issue just doesn’t grab me particularly.
That’s more or less the root of the problem with Superwoman. There is no big over riding reason why one should be reading this book. It falls to each issue to be worthy on its own merits, and not all of them are.
The newer version of Maxima is still around, and looks to be intended as an ongoing supporting cast member. That’s ok. I guess. The problem is that, in this story, she is just another nice and supportive person for Lana to talk with. And she really has no lack of those.
Indeed, with John Henry Irons, Natasha Irons, Lois Lane and now Maxima all giving endless love and support to Lana Lang, it makes it her occasional forays into whiny self-doubt even less appealing.
The villain in this issue is interesting enough. A strange entity that is, I think, turning people into black holes. Sounds promising. We’ll see where it goes.
There was such a fun vibe to this book when it debuted, and I hate to say it, but that has all but vanished since Perkins has taken over writing it. Now it’s just another bland Superman Family title.
Rating: 7 /10