Wednesday, June 14, 2017

New Superman # 12

Writer: Gene Luen Yang
Pencils: Billy Tan
Inks: Haining
Colors: Gadson 

What will Wonder Woman do, when her past catches up to haunt her. Also, is this new Superman a friend or foe?

***NON-SPOILERS and SUMMARY AT THE BOTTOM***



Patient Zero


Superman Zero, who seems to be faster, stronger, and more powerful than Kenan, is on a mission to kill Fahai, no matter the cost. The Justice League of China can't stand by and let this Superman destroy their city, so they attempt to lure the battle back into the ocean. But arrogance gets in the way as Superman Zero begins uploading an obscene amount of power to blast the beast, a power so strong it's going to end up causing an explosion. When the Justice League of China tries to intervene Wonder Woman's true form is revealed. 

The Two Snakes

There are six realms, and two friends in the form of snakes were trapped in their own realm. But the white snake fell in love with a human boy; determined to be with him, her friend and her cultivated their Qi in order to be human. But a turtle stood by and watched and felt himself fill with anger of this treachery. So he being to cultivate his own Qi and destroyed the young love. To save her friend the green snake threw Fahai back into the depths of the ocean, but in turn got herself turned into stone. That is until Dr. Omen found her, and gave her a new life.

Secrets 

Kenan does something kind for once in his life. Recognizing the fear in fake Superman, he decides to let him go. A mistake, since Superman Zero will now be used against them with the help of I Ching. Not only that but fat Bat tells Kenan that he found out that Kenan's father is possibly still alive and in the basement of Dr. Omen's lab. Anger rages through Kenan as he runs to Dr. Omen's lab to confront her. Showing up just as Superman Zero (who is now Emperor Superman), wrecks the building. Only then does Dr. Omen reveal the biggest secret yet, she is Kenan's mother. 

Sum it Up!

This is the most well written story in all of Rebirth. It's action packed and yet poetic. You can feel the strength and mythology behind Chinese culture, and it plays into a really wonderful epic that I can't get enough of. There's not a single thing I would change about this issue, it's absolutely perfect for me. The style, the art, the plot, the flow, all just perfect.

10/10

Ariel DuPey | NCR 

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