- Paperback: 96 pages
- Publisher: DC Comics; Cmc edition (June 1, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 156389596X
- ISBN-13: 978-1563895968
- Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.2 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,011,262 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Son of Superman Paperback – June 1, 2000
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With re-birth, betrayal, surprises and a dysfunctional super-family, you can't go wrong with this book!
Is his father still alive? What was behind Superman's disappearance? How will the world deal with the Son of Superman?
I liked how these questions were answered, but I left wanting more--maybe that's a good thing. However, I would have liked to have seen more detail on the changes in the world, more of the oppression that the terrorists were fighting against. I also wanted the battle at the end of the book to be a little longer.
Beyond those comments, this is a good story. It's worth buying. Like one of the other reviewers had mentioned, I would also like a sequel.
The idea is simple, years after Superman disappeared teenager Jon Kent discovers he is Superman's son and has inherited his powers. And it's a good thing too because there are terrorists running around calling themselves the Supermen, the Justice League is corrupt and Lex Luthor is running the world!
But the problem is there's far too much in this book and it really does not hang together. We learn the JLA is corrupt but never really learn how or why this happened. The terrorist Supermen begin by killing dozens of civilians but we're later told they're really the good guys. Everyone acts out of character and there's no real reason. Really the script reads like a first draft, with too many ideas and directions and not enough development.
William's art is good throughout, but this is one of his earlier works. It's not nearly up to the standards he would later set in Promethia or Batwoman.
It's not terrible but it does not live up to its potential. If you're looking for a good Elseworlds with a similar concept I'd recommend Kurt Busiek and Stuart Immonen's Superman Secret Identity.
While the story wasn't poor, all the characters seemed either bland or rather angsty and all the twists and turns could be seen a mile away. The art is well done except for the Justice League's new costumes. Pacing is okay for the most part. Not lightning quick, but not a crawl.
Overall I'd recomend this to another Superman fan, but for others trying to get into the mythos I'd recomened something like Superman For All Seasons.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a really cool story. If you like fantasy and adventure and alternate versions of the Family of EL (as in Jor-El, Kal-El); this is a great read. Read morePublished on March 26, 2008 by Ant-Man
This is a great else-where story. You would like to think it could fit in with the normal DC universe.Published on March 16, 2007 by Terry L. Favor
judgeing by thir personalitys this is never going to happen
What happend to the other super heros? and where is pete and lana's son? Read more
The book "Son of Superman" was one of the most awesomest books I have ever read. Although it has the same proablems all Graphic novels has, Shortness, it is still a good... Read morePublished on May 26, 2000 by AlbertThe H Hsieh