Review: Superman #7

sm_cv7_dsIn this epilogue issue, Superman considers the toll his battles with the Eradicator and Doomsday have taken on his family and the need for a normal life. But can the Man of Steel ever take a day off?

I’m trying not to oversell this issue, but it seriously might be one of the best comics I’ve read all year. It’s fun. It’s cute. It’s positive. It’s a complete blast!

Writers Patrick Gleason and Peter J. Tomasi dial things back after six issues of action and take the White family to the local county fair for a day of fun. No super powers. No villains. It’s just a simple night at the fair… or is it?

For all of the super, there hasn’t been time for the White’s to get settled in their new town and meet their neighbors. There’s the cute little girl for Jon to get to know. Her father for Clark to get to know. Cow judging. Fireworks! Fun and games.

Artist Jorge Jimenez is absolutely fantastic here. The art nails the tone and you tell me that the scene where Jonathan is drinking a soda and eating a hamburger isn’t beyond cute. There’s this great Western take on anime expressions that is so fantastic. As usual, the art on this series is absolutely fantastic. Each issue has been an amazing combination fo art and story making it one of DC’s best series at the moment.

Opening with Superman being Superman and helping out around the world and ending with a roller coaster ride, this comic really brings home the fact that no matter how high he flies, Superman is just a man when he’s not super. A wife, a kid, and still having to do the normal things people do every day, including having to find work to pay bills.

This is just a straight up comedic and fun issue full of small entertaining moments. From start to finish it nails everything perfectly. Add in the art by Jimenez and you’ve got an issue that’s absolutely fantastic and fun to read and one that left me with a smile on my face to the very last moment.

Story: Patrick Gleason, Peter J. Tomasi Art: Jorge Jimenez
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review