Tuesday, November 07, 2006

The Origin of Kryptonite!

Superman Confidential #1
Written by Darwyn Cooke
Art and Cover by Tim Sale

This is the first issue of a series that is supposed to have stories that take place in Superman's early career and show us his post-infinite crisis history. Okay...I can buy that. But hasn't Superman's first encounter with kryptonite been done time and time again. You say that since Infinite Crisis, this is going to be the real story...well okay. Fine. Whatever. If I ignore the fact that this story has been time and time again, this was a damn good issue. Usually when I think of Tim Sale's art, I do not think of Superman, but he certainly works well here. The story seems interesting and I know Cooke is a good writer. I loved what we got to see of Lois this issue, it is fun to see the old Lois Lane act all in character. Very nice. The issue of a new casino moving into a town and the concerns over it really hits home for me, my home town had just the same issue. Of course, our fuss was all moot because the casino never came but in Metropolis, it did. It was interesting to find out that Metropolis has a low crime rate. Probaby just the opposite of Gotham. Nice first issue. I look forward to the next.

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