The Man of Steel

The Man of Steel

Brian Michael Bendis / Sep 23, 2019

The Man of Steel The Last Son of Krypton is about to meet his home planet s nemesis After revolutionizing superhero storytelling in such classic titles as Ultimate Spider Man Daredevil and New Avenge

  • Title: The Man of Steel
  • Author: Brian Michael Bendis
  • ISBN: 1401283489
  • Page: 315
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Last Son of Krypton is about to meet his home planet s nemesis After revolutionizing superhero storytelling in such classic titles as Ultimate Spider Man, Daredevil and New Avengers, acclaimed comics author Brian Michael Bendis brings that same magic to the DC Universe with this explosive new Superman saga Featuring the work of artists including Jos Luis Garc a L pe The Last Son of Krypton is about to meet his home planet s nemesis After revolutionizing superhero storytelling in such classic titles as Ultimate Spider Man, Daredevil and New Avengers, acclaimed comics author Brian Michael Bendis brings that same magic to the DC Universe with this explosive new Superman saga Featuring the work of artists including Jos Luis Garc a L pez, Ivan Reis, Jason Fabok, Evan Doc Shaner, Steve Rude, Ryan Sook, Kevin Maguire and Adam Hughes The Man of Steel marks the beginning of an amazing new era for Superman A remorseless killer called Rogol Zaar has arrived on Earth, bringing wide scale death and destruction in his wake Only Superman and his cousin, Supergirl, stand between Zaar and the completion of his mission the utter annihilation of the Kryptonian race.But even as Kal El and Kara struggle to contain this new existential threat, the world s greatest superhero faces a completely different challenge in his adopted home city of Metropolis, where Clark Kent still lives and works but without his wife and son.The stage is set for a reckoning like nothing Superman has ever faced, and everything that matters to the Man of Steel hangs in the balance Collects The Man of Steel 1 6 and stories from DC Nation 0 and Action Comics 1000 Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 184 pages Published November 6th 2018 by DC Comics More Details ISBN 1401283489 ISBN13 9781401283483 Edition Language English Series Man of Steel 2018 1 6, Superman Limited Series Other Editions 2 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The Man of Steel, please sign up

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    Lists with This Book Best of Superman 258 books 219 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Jul 19, 2018 Sam Quixote rated it it was ok Here it is Mister Marvel himself, Brian Bendis, finally made the move over to the enemy, DC, after years of writing for Marvel, and this is his much anticipated first DC book, his big debut with the most iconic superhero of them all, no less, Superman in The Man of Steel Ohhhh boy Ohhhh crap Unfortunately we got Blandis I was severely unimpressed with this one Give Doomsday an axe and you ve got the big bad of this woefully dull story Rogol Zaar He hates Kryptonians Hey, Superman s Here it is Mister Marvel himself, Brian Bendis, finally made the move over to the enemy, DC, after years of writing for Marvel, and this is his much anticipated first DC book, his big debut with the most iconic superhero of them all, no less, Superman in The Man of Steel Ohhhh boy Ohhhh crap Unfortunately we got Blandis I was severely unimpressed with this one Give Doomsday an axe and you ve got the big bad of this woefully dull story Rogol Zaar He hates Kryptonians Hey, Superman s a Kryptonian Time for them to trade punches Guess who wins Also, someone s starting fires around Metropolis Snore Superman s got his red panties back yay He s also back doing really boring good guy stuff like rescuing lil kiddies from burning buildings and punching giant robots the kind of generic crap Superman s been doing for decades while Clark s characterisation is the usual gawrsh shucks country boy routine, clumsily stumbling around the newsroom I guess that s the point, to signal a return to the classic character of yore, only it makes for yawny reading A couple of new characters are introduced to the cast flame haired Deputy Fire Chief Melody Moore, aka Obvious Potential Love Interest, and Robinson Goode, the hotshot City Desk Reporter, replacing Lois Lane at the Daily Planet I didn t dislike either but I didn t like them much either They re just sort of meh Obvious table setting Towards the end, we finally get something than Superman and Supergirl punching the unimaginative one dimensional villain over and over, with the appearance of a supposedly dead character nobody stays dead in superhero comics, ever , setting up Lois and Jon s upcoming storyline That might be fun, and the reveal of the firestarter was somewhat intriguing It s really not much though A bunch of talented artists drew this story and, while I can t say any of the art is bad, none of the pages really stood out as all that special or memorable Nobody took any chances and the comic looks like any other Superman book I d hoped The Man of Steel would be a fresh, exciting beginning for both Bendis and Superman, a much needed shot in the arm for the Superman line which has been stagnant for years But Bendis was on autopilot for some reason, producing a story as uninspired and dull as the worst of his Marvel stuff was It s not poorly written, nor poorly drawn, it s just not at all interesting The Man of Steel is Superman by the numbers which couldn t be tedious for me as someone who s been reading Superman comics for years Hopefully Bendis finds his footing in his next Superman and Action Comics story arcs definitely both trade waits for me now after this but this one is an extremely underwhelming beginning to one of the comics year s most anticipated events flag 37 likesLike see review View all 15 comments Nov 20, 2018 Khurram rated it it was ok Wow, what did Superman do to upset Bendis Ok I will admit I am not a Superman fan, but I got hooked by the hype of Michael Bendis writing Superman Unfortunately this book just reinforced my opinion of Sups, but even I felt sorry for the Man of Steel Short of what the Joker did to him in Injustice this total dismemberment of every aspect of Superman s life is pretty much all he need for a villain turn.3 major event are happening devouring Metropolis and especially Superman His life professi Wow, what did Superman do to upset Bendis Ok I will admit I am not a Superman fan, but I got hooked by the hype of Michael Bendis writing Superman Unfortunately this book just reinforced my opinion of Sups, but even I felt sorry for the Man of Steel Short of what the Joker did to him in Injustice this total dismemberment of every aspect of Superman s life is pretty much all he need for a villain turn.3 major event are happening devouring Metropolis and especially Superman His life professional and personal is wrecked There is a mysterious arsonist on the loose, and the main villain with a goal to destroy the whole Kryptonian race This is another thing I did not like this guy had Superman at his mercy a number of times but just left him there I also did not like the way the stories were drawn out all of this could have been done in half the number of issues.I don t think I will be back to see where this run goes Very disappointing after all the hype flag 35 likesLike see review View 1 comment Nov 15, 2018 Sean Gibson rated it liked it Given that Brian Michael Bendis is like the weird lovechild of Stan Lee and a less misogynistic David Mamet, it seems sort of strange to be commenting on Bendis s first foray into tackling iconic characters at the Distinguished Competition as we mourn the passing of The Man.Bendis had such a long and storied career at Marvel precisely because, generally speaking, he was so good at getting to the core of the human side of the company s flagship and lesser known characters, even in the midst of Given that Brian Michael Bendis is like the weird lovechild of Stan Lee and a less misogynistic David Mamet, it seems sort of strange to be commenting on Bendis s first foray into tackling iconic characters at the Distinguished Competition as we mourn the passing of The Man.Bendis had such a long and storied career at Marvel precisely because, generally speaking, he was so good at getting to the core of the human side of the company s flagship and lesser known characters, even in the midst of ridiculously overblown crossover events While there have been other efforts to humanize Superman over the years, Bendis s attempt to Marvelize him, which is what this feels like, achieves mixed results Here and there, flashes of brilliance poke through, and there are issues where the art rises to the occasion Mostly, though, it s uneven, and I found myself shrugging indifferently at competently executed but otherwise unremarkable superhero fare It certainly doesn t touch the rarified air of Mark Waid s Superman Birthright Still, there s enough potential here for me to check out of Bendis s DC stuff, if only because a 20 year track record of putting out high quality books earns you a few extra whacks flag 25 likesLike see review Jul 04, 2018 Artemy rated it it was amazing Shelves comics, dc, 5 stars, best of 2018 HOT DAMN.In a stunning turn of events, Brian Bendis swoops in and single handedly well, with a little help from six of DC s most talented artists saves Superman from years of stagnation and trash storylines one after the other Now that s a nice present for the character s 80th anniversary And look, I am not some mindless Bendis fanboy I fully and openly admit that his last few years at Marvel were not good His stories felt mediocre, tired and downright hacky at times Most of his creativ HOT DAMN.In a stunning turn of events, Brian Bendis swoops in and single handedly well, with a little help from six of DC s most talented artists saves Superman from years of stagnation and trash storylines one after the other Now that s a nice present for the character s 80th anniversary And look, I am not some mindless Bendis fanboy I fully and openly admit that his last few years at Marvel were not good His stories felt mediocre, tired and downright hacky at times Most of his creative output was in greedy cash in titles, like Defenders, Jessica Jones and Guardians of the Galaxy, and it didn t earn him any goodwill from loyal DC fans who were afraid that he ll come and ruin everything But I mean it when I say that Man of Steel is the best writing Bendis has done in many, many years it feels energized, exciting and fresh, his characterization is spot on, his signature dialogue is crisp, and the gorgeous, GORGEOUS artwork from DC s top talent makes the whole package so good I can barely handle it Seriously, this is as good as his early days on Daredevil and Alias, only with years of human and professional experience added on top of that, plus an exceptional understanding of Clark, Lois and Jon as separate characters as well as a family unit Add an excellent portrayal of Supergirl, Perry White, Jimmy Olsen and so many others, mix in some good old high quality fun super heroics, and you have a winner You all know that Superman is my favorite character, but it s so rare to find a great Superman book, especially an ongoing one well, this promises to be one of those Man of Steel is an excellent start for a larger story, and by the look of it, it s only going to get better as Bendis takes over both Superman and Action Comics titles I absolutely can t wait, and I m almost shaking with excitement just thinking about it Hot damn, indeed flag 23 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jul 30, 2018 James DeSantis rated it liked it Here it is The first major book in the DC Universe made by Brian Michael Bendis Is it good Actually, yeah, it s pretty fun So this Man of Steel Mini series starts with Superman being the hero we all know and love He goes around the whole city, protects everyone he can, and fights for the greater good I know after the shitty man of steel and batman vs superman movies you might have forgotten that Supes is heroic but Bendis gives a nice reminder by having him save hundreds of people in the f Here it is The first major book in the DC Universe made by Brian Michael Bendis Is it good Actually, yeah, it s pretty fun So this Man of Steel Mini series starts with Superman being the hero we all know and love He goes around the whole city, protects everyone he can, and fights for the greater good I know after the shitty man of steel and batman vs superman movies you might have forgotten that Supes is heroic but Bendis gives a nice reminder by having him save hundreds of people in the first few issues here However, we all know it can t stay good For some reason Jon and Lois are not in this current superman storyline Instead we get flashbacks of Clark remembering a moment when he lost his son and daughter but what happened to them and where did they go Mystery Then we got a new Doomsday lookalike mofo come down and try to cleanse the world of Superman and his kind Good I really enjoyed watching Superman being heroic Very true to his character I enjoyed some of the dialog a lot, mostly with Jon and his third draw, and also liked Superman with Batman and the fire fighter The fight scenes are pretty great at times, and some of them are out of this world epic Oh, and nice to see Supergirl get some love here Bad Okaysome of the dialog is bad One in particular moment is with The Flash saying Poo Poo yeahhhhhhhhhhhh Also the main villain just kind of one note I didn t really like the change in the art every issue either, could be jarring Overall solid, fun, little mini series to give Bendis his opening to his new series he ll be writing Superman AND Action Comics It didn t blow me away but it gave me a good time, well paced, and fun action A 3 out of 5 flag 23 likesLike see review Nov 09, 2018 Chad rated it liked it Shelves 2018, netgalley Bendis brings his characteristic dialogue and twists to Superman and DC for the first time I like the voice he gives Superman, strong and caring without treating him as a Boy Scout My favorite scene was his interaction with Batman and the fire chief The story though needed to be streamlined A miniseries should stand on its own There s the introduction of 2 new reporters One, Robinson Goode, as having ulterior motives The other, a replacement for Cat Grant as a gossip reporter Neither hav Bendis brings his characteristic dialogue and twists to Superman and DC for the first time I like the voice he gives Superman, strong and caring without treating him as a Boy Scout My favorite scene was his interaction with Batman and the fire chief The story though needed to be streamlined A miniseries should stand on its own There s the introduction of 2 new reporters One, Robinson Goode, as having ulterior motives The other, a replacement for Cat Grant as a gossip reporter Neither have stories that go much of anywhere in this Bendis should have waited to introduce them during the regular runs in Superman and Action Comics I also found the way he drew out Lois and Jon s disappearance REALLY frustrating It was just a couple of pages at the end of each issue where he tread the same ground over and over again until issue 5 Just get to the point It was a cheap way to create false tension The book heats up once this new alien shows up He s menacing and something of a zealot Bendis elects to leave his motivations a mystery for now, but boy does he hate Kryptonians There s a lot of artists on the book due to the weekly schedule Most of them had similar styles and I didn t find it distracting at all, although a lot of my friends had issues with it Regardless, it s Bendis so I ll be picking up the net arcs to see where this is headed Received a review copy from DC and NetGalley All thoughts are my own and in no way influenced by the aforementioned. flag 20 likesLike see review Jul 08, 2018 Jedi JC Daquis rated it really liked it While not the most mind blowing, memorable start, Brian Michael Bendis debuts his DC career with freshness and optimism that is clearly reflected in The Man of Steel.The main villain in this mini series is just one of those destroy because it is the right thing brutes whose personality isn t that carefully fleshed out, but hey, Superman is the main man anyway.Tomasi really did well in his Rebirth Superman run and I really didn t see the the point of having a reboot simply because some new but While not the most mind blowing, memorable start, Brian Michael Bendis debuts his DC career with freshness and optimism that is clearly reflected in The Man of Steel.The main villain in this mini series is just one of those destroy because it is the right thing brutes whose personality isn t that carefully fleshed out, but hey, Superman is the main man anyway.Tomasi really did well in his Rebirth Superman run and I really didn t see the the point of having a reboot simply because some new but high profile writer is taking over Yet I understand why there is a need to do this Unlike Marvel resrarts that sjow up like notoriously crazy mushrooms, DC restarts are organic So I am hoping that his Superman run would be great flag 16 likesLike see review Dec 09, 2018 Donovan rated it really liked it Shelves highly recommended, superman Refreshing in its humanity and grimness, this Superman tale contains genocide, violence, and abandonment, but is not without its humor and upstanding morals Those looking for repeats of tropes need not apply flag 13 likesLike see review Jul 04, 2018 Malum rated it did not like it Shelves dc comics, graphic novels, superman family Blech I was holding out hope for this after the last few superman volumes have been straight up abortions, but this was really lame Ok, here we go spoilers ahead The villain A one dimensional Doomsday knock off with a bit of Lobo thrown in His motivation starts as Krypton is a dangerous planet, we must destroy it and for no reason morphs into I have a racial hatred for Kyptonians Lets put this into perspective Lets say there is an island that I believe is building a doomsday device Blech I was holding out hope for this after the last few superman volumes have been straight up abortions, but this was really lame Ok, here we go spoilers ahead The villain A one dimensional Doomsday knock off with a bit of Lobo thrown in His motivation starts as Krypton is a dangerous planet, we must destroy it and for no reason morphs into I have a racial hatred for Kyptonians Lets put this into perspective Lets say there is an island that I believe is building a doomsday device I then go and wipe out the island If I find out that two islanders survived and are now living peacefully on the other side of the planet, why would I then go and racially cleanse them It seems like two different motivations and it doesn t make sense.The villain is also ass ugly I don t mean beauty wise but yeah, that too , he is just so uninspired and boring looking He barely talks because he literally has nothing interesting to say Next, can we stop screwing with Superman s origin please Pretty please with sugar on top Is nothing in comics sacred Superman has an awesome origin that truly works for his character Now, however, we need to change that First, his dad ends up being alive Now, there is a whole new reason his planet blew up Leave it alone DC Look to the future, don t stomp on the past Next, Clark allows Lois and Jon to leave Earth with a crazy person that just recently imprisoned a bunch of innocent people and tried to beat the hell out of Superman There is no way we can stop Jon from going Yeah you can He is your fucking child Grow some balls and tell his spoiled ass no for once Christ on a cracker at Christmas Next, the story jumps around forwards and backwards in time to set up a shocking surprise that is not shocking or a surprise Stop it Just tell me a normal freaking story for a change without acting like you are freaking Memento At the end, the Superman universe is all shook up Ooooh and aaaah and the such Can t we just get a status quo and stick with it for a little bit This isn t just a Superman problem either Every few volumes of any particular comic they have to reset the world of the hero BACK TO ISSUE ONE WE GO REBOOT TIME WHEEEEEEE Knock it off Just tell me a solid story goddamn it I really, really tried to find a reason to give this two stars, fam, but I literally can t think of anything that I liked about this dumpster fire flag 13 likesLike see review Dec 23, 2018 Cheese rated it it was ok Very disappointing Here was me hoping Bendis was going to revive his now outdated career and produce some of his old genius that he had with Daredevil and Jessica Jones all those years ago Wrong This is one of those outdated boring same old stories that Superman gets challenged by a new powerful Alien, do me a favour and just stop right there.What a waste flag 13 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jul 04, 2018 Wing Kee rated it really liked it 3.5 A solid starts that changes the status quo some good and bad and makes me excited for the future of Supes.World The art is good, there are a lot of great artists in this 6 issues series That being said, the weekly issues and the deadlines does make the art janky, the reason there s re so many artists is because of the deadline so the transition is not smooth at all, sometimes in issues themselves there are transitions that just hurt my eyes The world building is solid, it s a changing 3.5 A solid starts that changes the status quo some good and bad and makes me excited for the future of Supes.World The art is good, there are a lot of great artists in this 6 issues series That being said, the weekly issues and the deadlines does make the art janky, the reason there s re so many artists is because of the deadline so the transition is not smooth at all, sometimes in issues themselves there are transitions that just hurt my eyes The world building is solid, it s a changing of the status quo and also using pieces that came from the past and also from Rebirth Say what you will about some of the changes, at least it s moving the world forward I ll get into that below What I don t like is the rehash and the rehash of every new Superman writer dealing with the destruction of Kryton, we are so done with this that it s now a cliche for a writer to come onboard Superman and do a Secrets behind Krypton s destruction story, that s a bit old As I said the new status quo is interesting and I do look forward to how Bendis plays with Supes.Story The dialog is crisp, the pacing is solid and the writing overall is sure and steady That being said I m not a big fan of the destruction of Krypton being rehashed again and again so yeah meh I did really enjoy the new villain though, he was interesting to look at, and I like that Bendis is playing the long game with him and not revealing too much about him yet so that future stories can deal with him, Rogol Zaar was a wrecking ball for Bendis and he did his job The status quo change in terms of the Kent family unit is a bit hard to take, but one that I could see being good for Superman and the cast of characters It s nice to live in family bliss but as with stories, happiness does not make for good drama, I like that Bendis is not ripping the family apart but using this summer vacation to change the status quo I loved Super Sons and I was one of the many who went on Twitter and ranted on the decision I still want that series back but if Jon is going to come back here a bit different and then we go into a Super Sons mini that hopefully will lead to a new series I am all for it Lois leaving the Planet is also an interesting choice and also allows for Clark to stand out there and drama there to ensue, you can already see the pieces that Bendis is putting together with the new reporter and Moore that are going to be interesting aspects that will challenge Clark and Supes respectively in different areas Lois being on another planet also gives DC a chance to make her an even stronger character and I hope that s where they are going with Overall, a lot of questions were posed and a lot of pieces were moved to change the status quo for Bendis but hopefully this will turn out to be Ultimate Spider Man good and not Age of Ultron good I will say one thing, Kandor was heartbreaking and wow but I know that this will not be permanent causecomics.Characters Bendis Superman has red trunks which makes me so happy, so let s get that out of the way, I ve always hated that they removed his trunks in the films and in the New52 Superman and Clark as a character in these 6 issues is clearly different from Jurgens and Tomasi Gleason Superman Superman is much cerebral which I like, we get a large chunk of how he thinks much like what he did with Peter and Miles and Riri , he s still hopeful, he s still a good man with ideals but there are instances and spurts of inner monologue where he cherishes the fight with Zaar which didn t stil well with me example of welcoming fighting and destroying all the windows in Metropoliswhich he eventually did become Supes and take the fight to the Moon Overall I like this new voice for Superman it s human and also Superman at the same time, there is an edge to him which I like much like Rucka did with Diana in Rebirth Clark is also good but I ve not seen enough of him yet to make a judgement the pieces that Bendis has created to interact with him will be interesting The new reporter and the fire chief are interesting characters and I hope they pan out, please don t make them into piney love interests cause we are way beyond this The villain Zaar is interesting in how little we know about him, I like that cause it leaves a lot of story to tell in the future, he was a wrecking ball and that s all we need Lois is strong in the little we saw a of her and Jon is great, I hope this new status quo change will give them further depth moving forward Oh, Kara was great, Bendis did her well, it s quite clear how different she is to Clark immediately and I love that, her age and her rage is a great thing to tap on early, I am looking to where DC takes her A lot of good character changes and status quo moves that I enjoyed They way we got there is a bit too cliched for me and I m so tired of going back to Krypton s destruction again Onward to the next book read individual issues flag 10 likesLike see review Jul 10, 2018 Logan rated it liked it An okay read So Brian Michael Bendis has left Marvel to now write for DC I ll admit I only ever read a couple of Bendis s Marvel stuff, he never really blew me away as a writer, but I was still slightly curious to see what he would do with Superman So the story follows Superman as he battles against a big brute, alien villain, who hates Kryptonians becausereasons And in the background Lois and Jon are missing, where are they To talk about the good, I will say the story overall had its go An okay read So Brian Michael Bendis has left Marvel to now write for DC I ll admit I only ever read a couple of Bendis s Marvel stuff, he never really blew me away as a writer, but I was still slightly curious to see what he would do with Superman So the story follows Superman as he battles against a big brute, alien villain, who hates Kryptonians becausereasons And in the background Lois and Jon are missing, where are they To talk about the good, I will say the story overall had its good moments I liked the writing, not of the whole story but rather some really good moments here and there that makes me think Bendis has a good grasp on the character of Superman The actions scenes are pretty fun to read The artwork all round is very good, despite the fact that the book jumps between artists, its overall a very visually appealing book The main bad thing about this book is that its basically just a Bendis prelude and to what he clearly has planned for both the Superman and Action Comics titles Many of the storylines don t conclude and are left on cliff hangers, which will clearly only be concluded later on, hence why I just view this entire mini series as just a prelude Because of that, this book doesn t really feel like it could stand on its own The villain as well is very boring he s big, he s powerful, he does very evil things some quite shocking , but at the end of the day there is no substance to him Apparently this series also contradicts a lot of continuity from storylines in other books like Teen Titans I don t read Teen Titans so I can t comment, but some Teen Titan fans may have issues with it Overall this an okay read, its not an immediate must have flag 8 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Jul 05, 2018 GrilledCheeseSamurai rated it really liked it Shelves comics, dc, superhero SoI ve always been a pretty big Superman fan but I have never actually had one of his books as a monthly pull I mean, sure, I ve followed the bigger arcs and graphic novels, kept up to date as best as I couldbut I was never heavily invested.With Bendis coming onto the book I figured I should take a peek.Am I ever glad I did as I ended up really enjoying this mini springboard of a series that will lead into the ongoing title Maybe its because I m not burnt out on the charactermaybe its SoI ve always been a pretty big Superman fan but I have never actually had one of his books as a monthly pull I mean, sure, I ve followed the bigger arcs and graphic novels, kept up to date as best as I couldbut I was never heavily invested.With Bendis coming onto the book I figured I should take a peek.Am I ever glad I did as I ended up really enjoying this mini springboard of a series that will lead into the ongoing title Maybe its because I m not burnt out on the charactermaybe its because I m not knowledgeable enough to pick up on any redundant storylines or major gaping plot holes Or, maybe its just because it was a damn fine story.I ma go with the last one.If this is any indication of how Bendis is gonna handle Superman in his new ongoing titlewell let s just say that I ve already put it on my pull list.And that s the best compliment I can give it For a guy that has been collecting comics for 30 some odd years and never had Superman on a pull list but now doeswellI think that s saying something flag 6 likesLike see review Oct 14, 2018 Roy rated it liked it 3.5 I read this in single issues I actually didnt mind Bendis with how he provided his own reworking of superman However his usual strength of dialgoue was at times pretty cheesy The change of art style was distracting and I hope they get someone consistent for future Superman titles flag 6 likesLike see review Dec 09, 2018 Rod Brown rated it it was ok Well that was underwhelming I was expecting Brian Michael Bendis to do something new and different with Superman, but instead I get a book that is not dissimilar from what Dan Jurgens and dozens of others have been doing for the last few decades Super bland.The big, bad villain who stole Swamp Thing s nose and Lobo s space motorcycle is a super snooze who hits stuff a lot, but apparently thinks about hitting stuff five moves in advance Mostly this means he tactically retreats every so oft Well that was underwhelming I was expecting Brian Michael Bendis to do something new and different with Superman, but instead I get a book that is not dissimilar from what Dan Jurgens and dozens of others have been doing for the last few decades Super bland.The big, bad villain who stole Swamp Thing s nose and Lobo s space motorcycle is a super snooze who hits stuff a lot, but apparently thinks about hitting stuff five moves in advance Mostly this means he tactically retreats every so often so the heroes can stand around and talk about stuff even boring than him.This is the first Superman book I ve read in a while, so I must admit to being confused about things like a not dead Jor El looking like Cable in a headband and an adolescent son of Superman This book did nothing to explain where the hell these guys came from or why I should care when they go away.I think I was supposed to care that Bendis destroyed two long standing pieces of the Superman mythos, but the presence of not dead Jor El tells me that nothing gone stays gone if the next writer wants them back.Basically, this is a prime example of why I read fewer and fewer superhero books from DC and Marvel each year flag 5 likesLike see review Jan 25, 2019 Eli rated it it was ok Shelves dc comics, 2019 2.5 starsI was hoping for a little with Bendis and DC I just didn t like his chronology in this, where it skips time in the story with no heads up I also didn t like some of the dialogue It just wasn t what I was hoping for from Bendis or even in a Superman comic I didn t feel like there was any substance Just action packed the whole way through flag 5 likesLike see review Feb 01, 2019 Jesse A rated it really liked it Shelves graphic novels, library it up Loved the art The story takes Superman in a new interesting direction Lets see what BMB can do with him flag 4 likesLike see review Nov 22, 2018 Shannon Appelcline rated it it was ok Shelves comics, comics dc Superstar Brian Michael Bendis comes aboard at DC and it s disappointing.I mean, he went straight back to the well of a supervillain whose main resume item is having destroyed Krypton, an idea that s not new, and in fact was used this decade in Superman Earth One, Volume 1 And, that supervillain is a big stupid Doomsday type foe, which pretty much never leads to good storytelling Someone even recognizes the similarity with the Death of Superman inspired cover to issue 5 And there s a gr Superstar Brian Michael Bendis comes aboard at DC and it s disappointing.I mean, he went straight back to the well of a supervillain whose main resume item is having destroyed Krypton, an idea that s not new, and in fact was used this decade in Superman Earth One, Volume 1 And, that supervillain is a big stupid Doomsday type foe, which pretty much never leads to good storytelling Someone even recognizes the similarity with the Death of Superman inspired cover to issue 5 And there s a gratuitous, marque loss of life, just to prove what a big bad he is, that will have to be reversed at some point Finally, we get a total deus ex machina to end the story, one that could have been pulled out at any time.Oh, and I continue to be unthrilled by the use of Jor el , another modern day happenstance that I m waiting to be reversed But at least he s less gloaty and evil than in Superman Action Comics The Oz Effect.Besides all of this, Bendis makes really amateur use of a out of sequence story that just muddles the whole narrative And meanwhile, we get a second plotline about fires that s never resolved.On the plus side good new supporting cast members, interesting storytelling, and a great setup from that out of sequence story But it s not enough to save this uneven mess of a story 2.5 stars, and so on the line that I had hard times picking between 2 or 3 flag 4 likesLike see review Jul 10, 2018 Anthony rated it really liked it BENDIS FIRST FULL VOLUME OF DC WORK And it s really good Very Bendis and you can see he s already trying to shake things up, but I think he has a good handle on Superman It also doesn t hurt that he s teamed with some amazing artists here flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 10, 2019 Aidanmark30 rated it liked it This book was okay This was about Rogol Zaar has come to Earth to kill Superman and Supergirl to end all Kryptonian life I found this book useless and only read it to find out where Lois goes My likes The art was good The Cliffhanger ending was good My flaws I didn t really care for the flashbacks and the ending was rushed and bad Rogal Zaar barley developed as we didn t really learn too much about him Overall meh book I rate it 3.5 5 Don t consider buying this flag 3 likesLike see review Dec 28, 2018 Blindzider rated it it was ok Shelves comics Not bad, but Bendis hasn t really changed his methods from his Marvel days He likes to change what was canon, in this case, modifying Supes origin, not so much the what but the why He creates mystery by changing the status quo Clark and Lois relationship but not really telling you what happened until later He creates drama by introducing new characters as well as repeating dialogue and sequences over and over again, giving you slightly each time which to me is just to take up Not bad, but Bendis hasn t really changed his methods from his Marvel days He likes to change what was canon, in this case, modifying Supes origin, not so much the what but the why He creates mystery by changing the status quo Clark and Lois relationship but not really telling you what happened until later He creates drama by introducing new characters as well as repeating dialogue and sequences over and over again, giving you slightly each time which to me is just to take up pages There s inherently nothing wrong with this volume, it s just Bendis has a way of shaking things up, but never really delivering on expectations or promises Overall the art is pretty good throughout flag 3 likesLike see review Jul 04, 2018 Mitchell Kukulka rated it really liked it This book took every fear and apprehension I had about Bendis taking over of the Superman brand and turned them on their head The signature style of naturalistic dialogue that made Bendis such a visionary of the superhero genre in the first place isn t lost in the setting of Metropolis and its cast of characters, with the Daily Planet regulars Perry White and Jimmy Olson in particular fitting Bendis words like a glove.Most surprisingly, Bendis tackles an epic tale of action and tragedy wort This book took every fear and apprehension I had about Bendis taking over of the Superman brand and turned them on their head The signature style of naturalistic dialogue that made Bendis such a visionary of the superhero genre in the first place isn t lost in the setting of Metropolis and its cast of characters, with the Daily Planet regulars Perry White and Jimmy Olson in particular fitting Bendis words like a glove.Most surprisingly, Bendis tackles an epic tale of action and tragedy worthy of the Superman mythos with an admirable amount of skill and restraint, something I didn t confidently think he could pull off after being disappointed by some of his previous forays into the bombastic type of superhero story that strayed from his street level bread and butter Bendis has come a long way from House of M, or even Civil War II flag 3 likesLike see review Nov 15, 2018 Lashaan Balasingam Bookidote rated it really liked it Shelves comic books, dc comics, read in 2018, superman You can find my review on my blog by clicking here.After two decades of his life dedicated to writing for Marvel and establishing himself as one of the greatest writers of this era, Brian Michael Bendis makes the jump to join DC Comics and stuns the world with his latest project The Man of Steel Although his last projects, including Civil War II, have left some fans wondering if there were any creative juice left in this legendary writer, his passion for superheroes withstands the trials and i You can find my review on my blog by clicking here.After two decades of his life dedicated to writing for Marvel and establishing himself as one of the greatest writers of this era, Brian Michael Bendis makes the jump to join DC Comics and stuns the world with his latest project The Man of Steel Although his last projects, including Civil War II, have left some fans wondering if there were any creative juice left in this legendary writer, his passion for superheroes withstands the trials and is now ready to take on one of DC s most iconic hero While the leap from one giant to another is stunning in itself, Brian Michael Bendis plans on infusing the hero s story with brand new energy by shaking things up where things always seemed immutable Does he have what it takes to steer the Last Son of Krypton on a path filled with shock and wonder, or will he struggle to find the right introduction to his DC career The Man of Steel is the first volume written by Brian Michael Bendis with the help of countless renown and talented artists to setup the pieces to his run Serving as a bridge to the two comic book series that will both be written by him, Superman and Action Comics, this story arc promises great things to come Collecting DC Nation 0 and The Man of Steel 1 6, Brian Michael Bendis looks into introducing a brand new villain who claims to be the source of Krypton s end Filled with a bigoted vision of Kryptonians, this creature discovers the existence of a Kryptonian among Earthlings and seeks to purge the world of their existence once and for all In the meantime, Clark Kent struggles with the mysterious disappearance of his wife and child as he continues to serve Metropolis both as Superman but also as a talented news reporter It doesn t help his case when arson seems to be much prevalent nowadays, but also when a powerful being is out to strip him of his life quote14I could totally nitpick this volume and blow out of proportions a lot of elements that I believe could ve been spared or further developed, but there s one thing that struck me the most from reading this and it s how refreshing it was Brian Michael Bendis characterization of Clark Kent Superman was solid and really succeeded in conveying his vision of the Man of Steel There was an underlying stress that kept the hero tense throughout the story that worked wonderfully with the mystery behind the disappearance of his family that helped add a tension to the story His use of humour, especially sarcasm, was dosed wonderfully and added the necessary levity to the character s situation, while Brian Michael Bendis continuously inserted key sub plots that he eventually plans on developing throughout one of his two series to come What I however enjoyed the most was his paternal moments that really showed Bendis writing style and gave Clark Kent such a mature, intimate and human side that would ve been overlooked by any other writer.The artwork is a bit problematic here because of how jarring it gets with it changing for each issue It has never been something that I enjoyed when the artwork continuously falls in the hands of different artists, especially if they don t even bother to follow a similar style The good thing however is that the artists who worked with Brian Michael Bendis on this story arc are all talented in their own way There are maybe two out of nine of them that gave a sketchy artwork to go with the story out of nowhere, but otherwise it never truly killed the flow This is also the volume that marks the return of the red trunks and an overall return to a much classic Superman design It s safe to say that the artists gave their best to give Superman his powerful, positive and noble presence whenever possible The Man of Steel turns out to be an intriguing story arc to introduce Brian Michael Bendis to the DC universe, but also to tease us with multiple sub plots in the stories to come Yours truly,Lashaan Blogger and Book ReviewerOfficial blog flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 26, 2019 Adam Fisher rated it really liked it DC welcomes Brian Michael Bendis to the fold, and he comes running full force out of the gate with a huge shake up for the Man of Steel Out the pages of Action Comics 1000, the majority of the Volume focuses on the battle with Rogol Zaar Revealing his origins as an intergalactic assassin, Zaar was responsible for the destruction of the planet Krypton When he arrives on Earth, seeking Kryptonians, he lands at Superman s Fortress of Solitude, where he destroys Kelex and utterly obliterates DC welcomes Brian Michael Bendis to the fold, and he comes running full force out of the gate with a huge shake up for the Man of Steel Out the pages of Action Comics 1000, the majority of the Volume focuses on the battle with Rogol Zaar Revealing his origins as an intergalactic assassin, Zaar was responsible for the destruction of the planet Krypton When he arrives on Earth, seeking Kryptonians, he lands at Superman s Fortress of Solitude, where he destroys Kelex and utterly obliterates the bottle city of Kandor Taking the fight to Metropolis, Zaar tears into both Clark and Supergirl, having a huge fight that is actually quite epic Taking it to space, then deep into the core of the Earth, then back to space, Zaar is eventually stopped by Supergirl, sending him off into the Phantom Zone.Several other storylines are here and important for the long run Lois no longer works for the Daily Planet She has left her job there and accepted a 2 book deal A mysterious woman named Robinson Goode has been hired to help fill the empty spot left by Lois She seems to know much than she lets on, and indicates that she ll be in charge of the Daily Planet soon Jor El makes his return here too Coming to the Kent household, he wants to take Jon on a galactic exploration trip for a while, to show him a view of the universe that is wider than his view from Earth Lois and Clark refuse profusely, but Jon wants to go, needing to find himself and gain confidence after being rejected by the Teen Titans They allow him, but Lois goes with him, siting not only parental protection, but the topic for her second book.A wonderful start for Bendis in DC I hope he can make a huge splash for Superman.Strong Recommend flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 28, 2018 Georgie rated it liked it review of another edition The man is here Brian Michael Bendis has made his debut in dc comics by writing this 6 issue miniseries My thoughts going into this this better be good because Superman rebirth and supersons were cancelled because of BendisThe man of steel Rogol zaar comes to earth to cleanse earth of kryptonians and that means killing Superman and his cousin Kara While this is happening Clark is getting flashbacks of when his dad jor el most recently seen in the oz effect comes to Clark s apartment of The man is here Brian Michael Bendis has made his debut in dc comics by writing this 6 issue miniseries My thoughts going into this this better be good because Superman rebirth and supersons were cancelled because of BendisThe man of steel Rogol zaar comes to earth to cleanse earth of kryptonians and that means killing Superman and his cousin Kara While this is happening Clark is getting flashbacks of when his dad jor el most recently seen in the oz effect comes to Clark s apartment offering Jon to explore the galaxies, his parents don t accept but Jon makes his mind and decides to go so Lois decides to follow and write a book about it.My thoughts the good and bad I m going to forgive Brian Michael Bendis just this time since it s his first Superman comic since his writing I found really weird and was missing the excitement of previous Superman stories I ve read but I found he really does portray Superman as a man of steel in this I really enjoyed the flashbacks to and the scenes with the justice league I didn t like the scenes in the daily planet those felt useless and when reading I felt like there was no progression going on to the story and the ending was just ok I ll give Bendis another chance because I love Superman.Overall meh book flag 2 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Dec 31, 2018 Laura Lawson rated it liked it An interesting read with the time jumps I hope to read what happens next flag 2 likesLike see review Jul 05, 2018 Andrew Greatbatch rated it really liked it Shelves comics manga, read in 2018 A lot of people didn t enjoy this very much, but I loved it Can t wait for Bendis take on Superman Action Comics flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 03, 2019 Robert rated it really liked it Shelves dc, dc rebirth ROGOL ZAAAAAAAAAAAAR view spoiler Oh yeah, and Jor El is still alive somehow What s the deal with that hide spoiler flag 2 likesLike see review May 31, 2018 Mel rated it it was amazing Bendis is really good about diving into a character and making him or her his own He s good with original stuff too Powers, Alias otherwise known as Jessica Jones , but I like his takes on existing superheroes a lot.I wasn t sure he would be able to pull off reinventing Superman which he really doesn t, but he does add layers with the super hearing that other writers haven t thought about so much , but so far he s done a great job.Bendis displays a lot of humor in this one The Firefly K Bendis is really good about diving into a character and making him or her his own He s good with original stuff too Powers, Alias otherwise known as Jessica Jones , but I like his takes on existing superheroes a lot.I wasn t sure he would be able to pull off reinventing Superman which he really doesn t, but he does add layers with the super hearing that other writers haven t thought about so much , but so far he s done a great job.Bendis displays a lot of humor in this one The Firefly Killer Moth exchange at the beginning was hilarious and points out the major difference between Superman and Batman at the same time.The story also jumps into the action, moving forward and backfilling information as necessary, and we re still left with a cliffhanger at the end Thankfully we only have to wait a week for the next installment.Jim Lee s art is impeccable as always, and Superman feels really big and heroic in the panels flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 25, 2018 Lenny rated it it was ok Shelves 2018 reads, holy comics batman After writing some of the biggest Marvel titles for decades, Brian Michael Bendis has left the Marvel brand for its rival, DC, and stepped right into Superman go big or go home, right Unfortunately this first volume was a complete slog and a chore to get through Bendis introduces three main plot lines to his story and then proceeds to drag them out as far as possible.First, if you aren t caught up on Clark s personal life, he s married to Lois with a son, Jon but Lois and Jon are missing, After writing some of the biggest Marvel titles for decades, Brian Michael Bendis has left the Marvel brand for its rival, DC, and stepped right into Superman go big or go home, right Unfortunately this first volume was a complete slog and a chore to get through Bendis introduces three main plot lines to his story and then proceeds to drag them out as far as possible.First, if you aren t caught up on Clark s personal life, he s married to Lois with a son, Jon but Lois and Jon are missing, and the crucial scene where Lois and Jon disappear is maddeningly dragged out over the entire volume And yet the surprise is hugely predictable as soon as another El shows up it s easy to guess , bogged down with repeated dialogue of said scene in every issue.Also, I know you re Superman and Lois Lane s kid, Jon, but being rejected from the Teen Titans doesn t mean something is wrong with you, it means you ve been rejected Is Jon an entitled, spoiled brat who I hope learns how to be not an asshole in space Yes, and we ll find out.Second, someone is setting fires in Metropolis, and this one is boring as hell Obviously we ll find out in volume two, but it s just an excuse to meet the redheaded new firefighter Melody Moore do characters still need first letter alliteration, and does the DC universe really need redheads , but Moore s only real job is to gaze lustfully and pouty lipped at Superman, and be taught detective work 101 by Batman What decade are we in again Speaking of which, I can t claim to know Bendis writing very well, but can he write women, honestly The other new woman introduced is a new hire at the Daily Planet, Robinson Goode yes, Bendis has a way with names apparently , whose only mission is also to gaze at Clark and immediately asks him out Their colleague Trish barges in a meeting between Clark and Perry, and demands that the Planet publish a story about Clark and Lois personal love life in order to save the paper Two women in the opening scene rescue Superman from Zaar and proceed to talk about Supes wearing his underwear on the outside again So basically, every woman in this comic who isn t a superhero is obsessed with Clark, Lois is missing, and the only two women who aren t or can t be in love with Clark, Wonder Woman and Supergirl, are the only bright spots in this whole mess.This was a bad choice right after Kate Beaton s Hark A Vagrant series, featuring Wonder Woman and Lois Lane done the correct way.Finally, now that I m done being a raging feminist for a minute , we come to the largest story element, a new villain named Rogol Zaar, who we learn was behind Krypton s demise and now wants to finish cleansing the galaxy of Kryptonians He is basically your straight up Saturday morning cartoon villain, with a whole lot of evil monologuing and zero character development Not every villain needs to be Magneto, but every villain can should still have a backstory and not just be a raging killer machine That is simply good storytelling and don t give me we ll learn his backstory later, that s a copout.Bendis has done amazing work on other characters like Jessica Jones and Daredevil I was hoping he would write about the heart of Superman, that he s essentially the American dream from the perspective of the immigrant Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster being first generation Jewish Americans, after all and Bendis is the first Jewish writer with Superman in a long time But a villain completely devoid of purpose aside from destruction and Superman, aside from crying and anger, doesn t take that into anything substantive doesn t seem to be taking Clark s character anywhere new or special Perhaps the problem is me expecting Marvel grade stories from a brand that wouldn t let Batwoman get married.spoilers this paragraph we also learn that Zaar has destroyed Kandor the mini Kryptonian civilization Clark kept safe at the Fortress of Solitude We got to see Clark and Kara cry a lot, but for the reader, unless there was significant in depth story allotted to Kandor in the recent past, it s an entity we re not very invested in It feels like a ploy to get us invested in Rogol Zaar as a villain to root against we didn t know the OG Krypton he destroyed, so he ll kill a bunch of Kryptonians we re supposed to care about, except do we actually Finally, the art made things even difficult to enjoy Perhaps it was easier to read by issue a month apart, but the story transitioned into different artists every issue or even half issue or maybe Supes has multiple personality disorder like Marc Spector nope, just the next scene From Jim Lee, Ivan Reis, Kevin Maguire and Adam Hughes, things change so suddenly that it s unbalanced and distracting And aside from Hughes I m personally not a fan of many of these artists, who mostly like to employ a 90 s style of over muscled men and pouty lip women style.Admittedly, there are some nice albeit fleeting moments moments that remind us of Clark s good, golden heart He consistently checks an upset Perry s heart rate, appreciates a woman writing a song with his super hearing, reflects his treatment towards Hal Jordan, and even has time to plan a memorial service Superman is strongest when it s about his heart And there are a few nice visual moments as well, particularly a wordless scene of Clark mournfully sitting in Jon s bedroom But overall it s bogged down by a story that is going in so many different directions but at the end of the day, not saying much.Welp, I ll definitely be reading another comic book over the weekend, because I sure as heck don t want to end 2018 on this.Maybe I ll just read Beaton flag 1 likeLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed Bendis first entered the comic world with the Jinx line of crime comics in 1995 This line has spawned the graphic novels Goldfish, Fire, Jinx, Torso with Marc Andreyko , and Total Sell Out Bendis is writing the film version of Jinx for Universal Pictures with Oscar winner Charlize Theron attached to star and produce.Bendis s other projects include the Harvey, Eisner, and Eagle Award 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        A comic book writer and erstwhile artist He has won critical acclaim including five Eisner Awards and is one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics For over eight years Bendis s books have consistently sat in the top five best sellers on the nationwide comic and graphic novel sales charts.Though he started as a writer and artist of independent noir fiction series, he shot A comic book writer and erstwhile artist He has won critical acclaim including five Eisner Awards and is one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics For over eight years Bendis s books have consistently sat in the top five best sellers on the nationwide comic and graphic novel sales charts.Though he started as a writer and artist of independent noir fiction series, he shot to stardom as a writer of Marvel Comics superhero books, particularly Ultimate Spider Man.Bendis first entered the comic world with the Jinx line of crime comics in 1995 This line has spawned the graphic novels Goldfish, Fire, Jinx, Torso with Marc Andreyko , and Total Sell Out Bendis is writing the film version of Jinx for Universal Pictures with Oscar winner Charlize Theron attached to star and produce.Bendis s other projects include the Harvey, Eisner, and Eagle Award nominated Powers with Michael Avon Oeming originally from Image Comics, now published by Marvel s new creator owned imprint Icon Comics, and the Hollywood tell all Fortune and Glory from Oni Press, both of which received an A from Entertainment Weekly.Bendis is one of the premiere architects of Marvel s Ultimate line comics specifically created for the new generation of comic readers He has written every issue of Ultimate Spider Man since its best selling launch, and has also written for Ultimate Fantastic Four and Ultimate X Men, as well as every issue of Ultimate Marvel Team Up, Ultimate Origin and Ultimate Six.Brian is currently helming a renaissance for Marvel s AVENGERS franchise by writing both New Avengers and Mighty Avengers along with the successful event projects House Of M, Secret War, and this summer s Secret Invasion.He has also previously done work on Daredevil, Alias, and The Pulse


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    1. Here it is Mister Marvel himself, Brian Bendis, finally made the move over to the enemy, DC, after years of writing for Marvel, and this is his much anticipated first DC book, his big debut with the most iconic superhero of them all, no less, Superman in The Man of Steel Ohhhh boy Ohhhh crap Unfortunately we got Blandis I was severely unimpressed with this one Give Doomsday an axe and you ve got the big bad of this woefully dull story Rogol Zaar He hates Kryptonians Hey, Superman s Here it is Mi [...]


    2. Wow, what did Superman do to upset Bendis Ok I will admit I am not a Superman fan, but I got hooked by the hype of Michael Bendis writing Superman Unfortunately this book just reinforced my opinion of Sups, but even I felt sorry for the Man of Steel Short of what the Joker did to him in Injustice this total dismemberment of every aspect of Superman s life is pretty much all he need for a villain turn.3 major event are happening devouring Metropolis and especially Superman His life professi Wow, [...]


    3. Given that Brian Michael Bendis is like the weird lovechild of Stan Lee and a less misogynistic David Mamet, it seems sort of strange to be commenting on Bendis s first foray into tackling iconic characters at the Distinguished Competition as we mourn the passing of The Man.Bendis had such a long and storied career at Marvel precisely because, generally speaking, he was so good at getting to the core of the human side of the company s flagship and lesser known characters, even in the midst of Gi [...]


    4. HOT DAMN.In a stunning turn of events, Brian Bendis swoops in and single handedly well, with a little help from six of DC s most talented artists saves Superman from years of stagnation and trash storylines one after the other Now that s a nice present for the character s 80th anniversary And look, I am not some mindless Bendis fanboy I fully and openly admit that his last few years at Marvel were not good His stories felt mediocre, tired and downright hacky at times Most of his creativ HOT DAMN [...]


    5. Here it is The first major book in the DC Universe made by Brian Michael Bendis Is it good Actually, yeah, it s pretty fun So this Man of Steel Mini series starts with Superman being the hero we all know and love He goes around the whole city, protects everyone he can, and fights for the greater good I know after the shitty man of steel and batman vs superman movies you might have forgotten that Supes is heroic but Bendis gives a nice reminder by having him save hundreds of people in the f Here [...]


    6. Bendis brings his characteristic dialogue and twists to Superman and DC for the first time I like the voice he gives Superman, strong and caring without treating him as a Boy Scout My favorite scene was his interaction with Batman and the fire chief The story though needed to be streamlined A miniseries should stand on its own There s the introduction of 2 new reporters One, Robinson Goode, as having ulterior motives The other, a replacement for Cat Grant as a gossip reporter Neither hav Bendis [...]


    7. While not the most mind blowing, memorable start, Brian Michael Bendis debuts his DC career with freshness and optimism that is clearly reflected in The Man of Steel.The main villain in this mini series is just one of those destroy because it is the right thing brutes whose personality isn t that carefully fleshed out, but hey, Superman is the main man anyway.Tomasi really did well in his Rebirth Superman run and I really didn t see the the point of having a reboot simply because some new but Wh [...]


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