Monday, 16 November 2015

Superman: American Alien #1

Superman: American Alien #1 (DC Comics)

Max Landis (w) Nicj Dragotta (a)

Well this is different.

When I ordered Superman American Alien I had assumed this was to be some kind of definitive story about the "rebooted" Superman that DC use in their new and updated shared universe. Seems I was wrong. This is something different and unexpected.

DC have decided to concentrate on writing good stories about their characters "regardless" of which incarnation they use. Hence this is not the classic Superman I grew up with in the sixties nor is it John Byrnes recreation following Crisis On Infinite earths or Grant Morrison's recent adaptation using a gradually super-powered Kal-El wearing jeans and a t-shirt.

This is something else.

And it looks like this seven issue mini-series is going to be fun.

The first issue with somewhat "cartoony" orientated artwork introduces the reader to a young Clark Kent trying to come to terms with the fact he is different.

Oh boy is he different as the opening sequence shows.....

Make mine DC!


  1. Is it trying to appeal to a younger readership I wonder? Sadly comics (DC/Marvel) nowadays seem too expensive for children...or is that just me?

    1. They are far too expensive full stop. Mind you the Panini/Titan reprints do represent good value.