Wednesday, May 10, 2017

New Superman # 11

Writer: Gene Luen Yang
Pencils: Billy Tan
Inks: Tako Zhang
Colors: Ying Zhan

An ancient discovery turns deadly, as China’s Wonder Woman’s past comes back to haunt her. Will Kenan be able to hone in on all his powers in time to help save his friend. Or will he have a zero chance? 


Faster than a Speeding Bullet

With the help of his mentor, Kenan is finally able to tap into his super-speed. Of course this leads to a race with him and Flash Avery. While those two are goofing off, a powerful spiritual force creates havoc on the sea side. The two arrogant kids finally get to the scene, and help bring down the beast. But it will take Wonder Woman’s selflessness to completely keep the monster at bay. Meanwhile, the super shady mentor of Kenan, indirectly gets Dr. Omen to release Super-Man Zero. I bet ya Kenan sure isn’t going to like that.

I’ll Be Watching You

Kenan better watch out, because from the looks of it, Amanda Waller has taken an interest in him. We all know when the Wall is involved, things become unpredictable. This book left us with so many questions, which is fine and exciting, I just hope we’re not dragged along for too long, until we get some answers. I love this book, it’s so much fun to read, and there are always so many unexpected moments. There’s something genuine about the characters and how they interact with each other, and how they react to situations. We get hints of crossovers to come, and I can’t wait to see this crew, among the heroes and villains I already know and love.

Once a Brat, Always a Brat

I remember reading the first issue and thinking, seriously, the bully becomes the hero. Eleven issues later and I get a crack out of everything Kenan does and says. The minute you see him doing something good, he counteracts with some rude statement, it’s fantastic. I would like to see the other members of the China Justice League fleshed out more. I don’t really feel connected to any of them just yet.

Sum it Up!

A brilliant read that will have you engrossed from start to finish. I always get so excited when I get a chance to talk about this book, because it’s just so captivating and well laid out. It has action, mystery, and a good amount of humor. Yang does a marvelous job of bringing you into his world and showing that even heroes have flaws.

✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✩ ✩ 8/10

Ariel DuPey | NCR

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