Monday, January 17, 2011

Getting un-"Grounded"

My fairly negative post notwithstanding, "Superman" #707 was a real turning point for a terrible storyline, and I am excited to see where Chris Roberson is going to take things. Chris Sims sums up where the issue goes right in his review at Comics Alliance. I read the issue too quickly the first time to catch the references to speeding bullets and leaping tall buildings (and as Roberson pointed out on Twitter, bending steel and changing the course of mighty rivers), and I really like the connections to Maggin's "Must There Be a Superman."

I'm still apparently the only person who caught the "Superman III" reference. Or the wacky geography. And while I hope someone in DC Editorial cracks an atlas for the next issue, I do think the "Superman Squad" is a step in the right direction, and if the Maggin reference means Superman comics are going to get more like they were in the late '70s/early '80s, I'll be the last person to complain.

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