Tuesday, October 2, 2012

What Lurks in the Longbox? #23

Superman Family Adventures!

DC Comics
$2.99, color, 32 pgs. 
Writers: Art Balthazar, Franco
Artist: Art Balthazar
The recent cancellation of Art Balthazar’s Tiny Titans did not sit well with fans of the beloved series.  Those readers who have Balthazar as a Facebook friend are well aware of this, as the fallout from disappointed fans continued on his Facebook wall for quite a while.  However, Balthazar’s new ongoing series Superman Family Adventures is off to a great start, and he has crafted yet another perfect comic that’s entertaining for both kids and adults alike.   

Balthazar manages to include all the favorite characters, including Lois, Jimmy and Perry.  Plus, he even manages to fit in a guest appearance by a couple of those Tiny Titans: Kara and Superboy.  With a little help from Superman's friends, villains like Lex Luthor don’t stand a chance.

Perhaps Perry should cut down on the caffeine.

This is Superman at his finest: battling giant robots, saving the day, and enjoying his own private joke that he plays on the rest of the world while disguised as the mild mannered Clark Kent.  Future issues will feature Bizarro, General Zod, the Super Pets and many other familiar characters, all portrayed in that great Art Balthazar "Aw Yeah" fashion.  If all that isn’t enough, what happens between Luthor and Krypto in the first issue should have fans rolling on the floor in laughter, and that's all I'll say about that. 

Superman maintains his "New 52" costume in this series.

Reviewed by Christopher Galvan   

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