We may not have time to review every book on our pull-lists but we do aim to provide a snapshot of what's been released over the past week, encompassing the good, the not so good, and those that lie somewhere in between.
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis & David F. Walker
Art: Jamal Campbell
Matt C: This is a beguiling spin on the Superman origin story, reeling in pieces of the DC mythos to fashion something fresh and affecting, never once feeling like a rehash. Partly it's because the characterisations ring so true, the gradual reveal of information filtering out in an organic manner, the interactions between the cast natural and believable. But it's also the art, and the art here is a big deal. Campbell has rendered some extraordinary imagery on this series, full of energy, emotion and excitement, the bold dynamism of the action-heavy illustrations complemented by the more intimate scenes that are full of warmth and expression. The only criticism that can be levelled at this series is that there only appears to be one more issue left to go. Surely that can't be it? 8/10