Superman: Escape From Bizarro World

June 2, 2008 | Trades


Superman: Escape From Bizarro World
Geoff Johns, Richard Donner, Eric Powell
DC Comics
$27.99/$24.99 US (Hardcover)
**** (out of five)

Lex Luthor might be Superman’s smartest enemy, while Doomsday is the strongest, but none may be as unsettling to the Man of Steel as his twisted reflection: Bizarro.
This backwards-talking clone of Superman is every bit as mighty, however his warped mind has led him into plenty of trouble, including his latest act: Kidnapping Jonathan Kent, Superman’s adoptive father.
The dynamic writing duo of Geoff Johns and Hollywood director Richard Donner team up with gifted artist Eric Powell (The Goon) to deliver one of the most memorable Man of Steel epics in years as our hero tracks Bizarro to a strange planet, a Bizarro world, where everything is backwards and Superman isn’t beloved by the zombie-like masses, but reviled.
And in true Bizarro fashion the key to saving his pa and getting them out alive may not be to stop the bad guy — but to help him?
Also featuring a trio of classic Bizarro tales (to fill out what would otherwise only be a three-issue collection), Escape From Bizarro World is a classic.

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