Superman: Strength #1 (of 3)

January 24, 2005 | Comics


Superman: Strength #1 (of 3)
Scott McCloud, Aluir Amancio
DC Comics
$9.25/$5.95 US
* (out of five)

What is the true source of Superman’s strength?
Is it the sun? Well, yes, he does absorb solar energy and convert is into his superpowers. But his true strength, according to the supposition made in the first issue of this limited series, is that of his character — who he as a person.
Well that’s a fine idea, but the execution, so far, is terrible.
Scott McCloud, author of Understanding Comics, proves he can’t put his money where his mouth is. In a plodding, haphazard story, featuring some truly awful art by Aluir Amancio, the message of this series requires a pickaxe and a miner’s hat to find.
The one star is for the Alex Ross cover. The rest is not worth the dough.

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