Super Monster in “Superman” #13 (review)

Dec 23, 2016

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Superman #13
DC Comics

Story: Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason
Penciller: Doug Mahnke
Inkers: Jaime Mendoza, Keith Champagne, and Norm Rapmund
Colorist: Wil Quintana

Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason wrapped up this arc with a pretty, little bow. However, I expected more from DC’s golden boy. It felt forced as if they were trying to shove everything into these 21 pages. The story is amazing overall, which is what made me long for more.

The art was able to make the story flow from once scene to another beautifully. It can be hard for an artist to create the look of pain or jubilation with a few strokes, but the art team of Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza, Keith Champagne, Norm Rapmund, and Wil Quintana managed to do it.

The baddie’s escape was fantastic, but again, it was over in a couple of images. I wanted it to read like the epic story that it was.

I know that it’s not about Frankenstein. However, I felt that his story needed to be nurtured instead of unfolding in a few pages.

When that ring hit the ground, I felt both their devastation. I can’t help but wonder if the very end is some idyllic version of what could have been for Frankenstein and Bride, OR is it foreshadowing of what will happen to the Kent’s?

Either way, I’ll be reading!

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