Wednesday, August 12, 2009

drive-by readings: Adventure Comics #1

Adventure Comics #1 (DC)
"The Boy of Steel, Part 1"/"Long Live the Legion"
Geoff Johns
Francis Manapul
Brian Buccellato
Steve Wands
Clayton Henry
Brian Reber
Sal Cipriano
this is what the hype was? Conner Kent a.k.a. Kon El a.k.a. that Superboy you hated when he first came out after the death of Superman, now again has his own book (mostly) and he's settled in Smallville trying to understand his roots. he's basically half-Kal and half-Luthor after all. he's really a much more palatable Tom Welling. anyway, Geoff Johns writes some darker undertones contrasting Francis Manapul's kid-friendly sketches (there's something off about the noses on the cover though), and sows some intrigue (not to mention Blackest Night, but not sure if its going to be dealt with here). by the way, has he hooked up with Cassie yet? oh, that's next issue. duh.

the backup story with the Legion is of course meant for hardcore fans (Geoff Johns, showoff) or those who went insane like Thom Kallor.

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