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Written by: Tom Taylor
Art by: Nicola Scott / Trevor Scott
Reviewed by: baudyhallee
FINALLY!!! The moment we’ve all been waiting for since the beginning of the new 52 – and Tom Taylor built it up from issue 17 when he took over this series. Amazing, fantastic storytelling. I can’t believe we got it so quickly!
Lois Lane had been fridged (killed!!! off for Superman’s ‘benefit’) six times in many books within two years and was kicked to the curb in the new 52’s main continuity. One of those six times has been redeemed by Taylor with the resurrection of the character as the Red Tornado. Some readers weren’t happy with Lois inside a gynoid (female android) body but these panels from Taylor’s first issue sold me. (Besides wikipedia says she has the capability of transforming into human)
General Sam Lane kept his daughter Lois alive for a moment such as this. He knew. (start reading this book if you haven’t already. All good things begin in issue #17)
Lois is always Lois. - A Superman mythology truism.
Lois is Superman’s hope. She is the best of humanity. She never gives up and she never gives in. Her will is as strong as Clark’s, if not stronger. Personality traits that will be much needed in this story because of this:
This looks like a job for Lois Lane … Kent.
Yes, this is Lois’ husband who did not die but has returned brainwashed by Darkseid. So he’s a bit psychotic and murderous. What could possibly get through to a Darkseided Superman?
Now you know why readers were so excited! The only answer is Lois.
So go buy issues 17 through 21 as well as the Earth 2 Annual and see what other developments happened along the way. Taylor has just kept building and building these past six months. More forward motion. Great action and great character development for each and every character.
For those people who aren’t so thrilled with a Batman and a Superman returning to the book, Taylor continues the characterization and development of the ‘Justice Society of America’ heroes. In fact, in this issue Alan Scott, the Green Lantern is resurrected in Metropolis. Doctor Fate is our ‘oracle’ to what lies ahead even though he ‘babbles.’ Again another element of forward motion. Great introduction to these characters if folks never picked up a JSA or Earth2 book before.
In this issue, Taylor has Doctor Fate’s mumblings explained. There is humor and emotion in Taylor’s work. He really puts the reader through the gamut of everything a comic book and great storytelling should be.
A word about Nicola Scott’s artwork. LOVE! Every character shines! And she can draw one sexy Darkseided Superman. Lois is expressive despite the fact she’s a gynoid. Her relationship with young Val, the Kryptonian who just walked out into the yellow sunlight, is a thing of beauty.
For a run down on the amazing characters Taylor has brought to this book. Here’s the breakdown of Doctor Fate’s prophesying in this issue:
Resurrected Green Lantern Alan Scott
Addled Doctor Fate, Red Arrow and Jimmy Olsen
Mentions here of Aquawoman, Hawkgirl and the new Kryptonian, Val-Zod
Batman is Thomas Wayne, read his story in Earth 2 Annual
Yes, this is why you should be reading this book. Hope has been resurrected in the Superman mythology despite a Darkseided Superman.
Val is a young Kryptonian just finding his powers under a yellow sun. What better mentor to have than the woman who knew Superman best and intimately, Lois Lane.
And now for the best page in the new 52, of course it is outside main continuity:
Taylor gives us what we’ve been craving in the new 52 since its beginning. And Scott delivers in spades. Look at his face!!!
The Clark and Lois connection spans universes. It isn’t phased by alien god mind control or different DNA or composite bodies. Clark and Lois’s will, spirit and heart are deeply connected and it’s what gives Superman’s mythology hope and inspiration to its readers.
What a cliffhanger! Can’t wait for #23.
Reviewers note: This book is fantastic! Tom Taylor’s storytelling is more powerful than a locomotive and Nicola Scott’s art is able to leap the tallest concepts and action in a single bound.
This team is setting a very high bar for all the other books. This book is moving up the monthly charts. It is already beating Action and Superman whose orders numbers have been in a downward spiral for the new 52 years.
Team Earth2 should be teaching the rest of the new 52 a thing or two. Love your characters and let them live without restraint.
DC’S DIGITAL-FIRST ‘ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN’ SERIES ENDS WITH ISSUE #51
It didn’t even get to 52.
DC’s digital-first Adventures of Superman series concluded Tuesday with issue #51, with a story by Jerry Ordway and Steve Rude. We here at ComicsAlliance have documented our appreciation of the series, which offered a wide variety of Superman stories from some of comics’ most talented creators. We’re sad to see it end.
Will really miss this series. Why did it have to end?
No more one shots. :(
Now fans will be subjected to decompressed, sequential storytelling with huge arcs that go into a graphic novel. UGH!
This is an important gif
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Adventures of Superman #51 is the last issue of Adventures of Superman. Sad to see it go. :(
"This is Superman. He’s a lot like you. Crash-landed on Earth, didn’t know what he was doing… but he only uses his powers for good, never for evil. Remember that."