Superman: Infinite City

August 8, 2005 | Trades


Superman: Infinite City
Mike Kennedy, Carlos Meglia
DC Comics
$33.99 (Hardcover)
** 1/2 (out of five)

Infinite City promises “a voyage unlike any other Superman adventure.”
This is true — just not in the way the creators hoped.
The idea is that Superman and his wife, Lois Lane, while investigating the appearance of a strange and powerful new weapon in Metropolis, stumble upon a gateway to an alternate dimension.
Faster than you can say “up, up and away” the pair finds itself separated in a mysterious realm that blurs the line between magic and technology.
As Supes tries both to find his lover and a way home, he begins to unfold the truth behind Infinite City and its creator — someone with whom he’s very familiar.
While Mike Kennedy’s story is a tad convoluted, it does OK. But the wildly exaggerated art style of Carlos Meglia is almost too much to take and is often far too busy for the efficiency of storytelling. This book would be 10 times better if it was double the size and the detail of Meglia’s work could shine through.
This is decent Superman story that just doesn’t hold up well enough to justify the hardcover treatment or the high sales price.

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