You know, I had five Superman-related trades in my unread stack. I might as well have a SUPERMAN WEEK.
Let’s start with Volume 4 of the Rebirth Superman series subtitled Black Dawn.
Superman, Lois Lane, and their son Jonathan “Superboy” Kent have been living in the quiet farm town of Hamilton for a while, but there seems to be something not quite right about the place. That comes to a head when Batman and Robin make a sudden appearance. Batman has been looking into Jon’s DNA, and from what the Dark Knight figures, Jon should be a much more powerful superhuman than he is. Something must be blocking Jon’s abilities. Batman goes off to investigate and then doesn’t come back.
Yes, Hamilton has a secret, aimed at Superboy, with one of Superman’s longtime foes behind it all.
Creators Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason do a good father and son hero story, and given they used to work with Batman and the Damien Wayne Robin, any time those two come up to show a comparison in parenting styles between Bruce, Clark, and Lois adds an extra bit of fun. I generally dig the Rebirth Superman stuff. And, well, I’ve got more Superman Rebirth stuff for this week. As for this one, 9 out of 10 decapitated monster heroes.