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Review: New Super-Man and the Justice League of China

New Super-Man and the Justice League of China

One of the best things about The Flash television show has been its supporting cast. The character of Barry Allen is pretty compelling, but who surrounds him is just as interesting. Cisco Ramone and Caitlin Snow started out foils for the main character but have slowly across the seasons become formidable in their own right. Then there is the West family, who Barry was raised by and with.

Joe West has been Barry’s father figure and mentor. Iris’s role in Barry’s life has been a bit more complicated. She grew as his “sister” but eventually became his love interest. Her role in the comics has been more marginalized than what has been portrayed in the show, which only has made the television show even more interesting. In the final volume of Kong Kenan’s escapades in China we find out just how Laney Lan’s role in her reporting of New Superman and The Justice League of China has brought her to the forefront of the action.

We find Kong Kenan at Justice League of China’s headquarters high in the mountains, as he is trying to meditate and put together the lessons his master, I-Ching has given him. Meanwhile, the League goes up against a new threat, by the name of Sleaz, a fight which catches the ire of the Green Lantern Corps of China. As tensions rise between the League and the Corps, their tender alliance is eventually tested when a North Korean prisoner, seeks the League’s protection.

Overall, a satisfying conclusion to a series that dared to be different and became something so much more than just a riff on what we’ve seen elsewhere. The story by Gene Luen Yang is funny, smart, action packed, and well developed. The art by Brent Peeples and Matt Santorelli is gorgeous. Altogether, an exquisite study in how familiar character types could be cast in different parts of the world.

Story: Gene Luen Yang Art: Brent Peeples and Matt Santorelli
Story: 10 Art: 9.7 Overall: 9.8 Recommendation: Buy

Preview: New Super-Man and the Justice League of China #24

New Super-Man and the Justice League of China #24

(W) Gene Luen Yang (A) Brent Peeples, Matt Santorelli (CA) Philip Tan
In Shops: Jun 13, 2018
SRP: $3.99

“Fear the Future”! New Super-Man and the Justice League of China prepare for their final mission, and the fate of the Chinese metahuman future lies in the treacherous realm of ghosts! The team must enter the realm and confront their greatest fears to discover the path forward for their country – and help restore balance to the entire world in the process!

Preview: New Super-Man and the Justice League of China #23

New Super-Man and the Justice League of China #23

(W) Gene Luen Yang (A) Brent Peeples, Matt Santorelli (CA) Philip Tan
In Shops: May 09, 2018
SRP: $3.99

“SEAS OF CHANGE” part four! As a tidal wave threatens to engulf all of Pyongyang, the Justice League of China must save the North Korean capital from destruction whether they like it or not! The Dragonson has risen to ascend to his throne as the Aqua-Man of North Korea, and he’ll make his countrymen pay for what they did to him, come hell or high water!

Preview: New Super-Man and the Justice League of China #22

New Super-Man and the Justice League of China #22

(W) Gene Luen Yang (A) Brent Peeples, Matt Santorelli (CA) Philip Tan
In Shops: Apr 11, 2018
SRP: $3.99

“SEAS OF CHANGE” part three! The saga of the Aqua-Man of North Korea crashes to a close! As the Justice League of China heads off an international incident on their shores, our heroes discover that sometimes villainy is only a matter of perspective – and reasoning with North Korea’s most menacing metahuman and his marine militia may be the only hope both countries have of survival!

Preview: New Super-Man and the Justice League of China #21

New Super-Man and the Justice League of China #21

(W) Gene Luen Yang (A) Brent Peeples, Matt Santorelli (CA) Philip Tan
In Shops: Mar 14, 2018
SRP: $3.99

“Seas of Change” part two! The Justice League of China is on its own and restoring balance to the world one problem at a time. But when a fleet of North Korean warships arrives on their shores hunting down an emerging aquatic metahuman, Kong Kenan and his friends may be in over their heads-literally! The saga of the Aqua-Man of North Korea continues here!

Preview: New Super-Man and the Justice League of China #20

New Super-Man and the Justice League of China #20

(W) Gene Luen Yang (A) Brent Peeples, Richard Friend (CA) Philip Tan
In Shops: Feb 14, 2018
SRP: $3.99

“SEAS OF CHANGE” part one! It’s the dawn of a new era for the Justice League of China! The New Super-Man of China and his teammates have struck out on their own, and even the Ministry’s newly formed Lantern Corps is no match for this renegade force to be reckoned with! But as China’s superhero community reorganizes itself, trouble is brewing in North Korea…and from the depths emerges a new metahuman that will change everything.

Review: New Super-Man and the Justice League of China #20

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got the New Super-Man and the Justice League of China!

New Super-Man and the Justice League of China #20 is by Gene Luen Yang, Brent Peeples, Matt Santorelli, Hi-Fi, and Dave Sharpe.

Get your copy in comic shops today. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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