Review: The Resistance #4
What I absolutely loved about Smallville is the dense world-building. It doesn’t seem like it at first because the character of Superman is well known. What the creators had to overcome was immense because of that fact. They had to make him interesting, especially since many fans thought of him as too “perfect”.
The only other iteration before that explored this fact was the short-lived cartoon in the early 1990s. It did its best to show him while he learned his powers but failed ultimately to tell a compelling story. One of the major catalysts within the story was a “green rock” shower which explained away how everyone else got powers In The Resistance #4 we get an inkling of this same trope.
We are taken to 4 months, earlier in a remote part of New Mexico, where four men rush towards what they feel will be their payday, when they find a meteor, not knowing this is how they get affected. We are taken back to the United Nations Security Council, where they are assuming the worst is behind them, but still not having full knowledge of how the losses occurred in the first place. We also see Hasburg confronted by two superpower beings, as they plead for his help in understanding how they got it and how to use it. By issue’s end, Lisa using her powers of imposition shows him just how many of them are there and how they can affect real change.
Overall, The Resistance #4 is a strong fourth issue that gives readers the proper perspective. The story by J. Michael Straczynski is spellbinding. The art by the creative team is impressive. Altogether, a story where the protagonists become invincible.
Story: J. Michael Straczynski Art: Mike Deodato Jr., Frank Martin Jr., and Rahzzah
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy
AWA Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review