Supurbia #1

Supurbia #1

Writer: Grace Randolph Artist: Russell Dauterman Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: March 7, 2012 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 7
7.6Critic Rating
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What goes down when the capes come off? Meet the "Real Housewives" of Earth's greatest super-team, the Meta Legion! It's the egos, the tantrums, and the betrayals of the super set. Find out what happens behind the masks as superhero families are faced with the sordid problems of everyday life - and then some! From rising star writer Grace Randolph (Marvel’s NATION X, HER-OES) and hot new artist Russell Dauterman, this series takes the familiar super-team and turns it on its head with a scandalous, TMZ-fueled look at what it's like to live with a superhero!

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Mar 7, 2012

    This is a strong first issue from a title exploring a very interesting concept. Randolph has a great voice for these characters and I look forward to seeing where she goes with this exploration of the “other side” of superhero life. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Mar 7, 2012

    All in all, "Supurbia" is an incredibly interesting start to a new mini-series full of potential. I can't wait to see where Randolph and Dauterman will take this story, and if the first issue is any indication it's going to be a ton of fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Chad Bowers Mar 9, 2012

    So what exactly is Superbia about? Let's assume that the Meta Legion is this world's major superteam. They've got a Sovereign super-man, a dark knight known as the Nite Fox, and a wonderous female warrior called Batu, a Daughter of the Bright Moon. The team's exactly what you think it is, but do yourself a favor, and don't get hung up on the analogs. This group of not-the-Justice Leaguers isn't what this book's about. Superbia's a story about the people waiting at home while the heroes are out saving the world; those who choose to engage in relationships with men and women with lives so spectacular that they can't help but outshine everyone else. It's what happens when the pedestrian bed down with the spectacular, and they all pretend it's normal. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Mar 7, 2012

    I enjoyed this book a lot. It's not perfect, but the flawsthat it has come across intentional in order to tell the type of story thatRandolph wants to tell and that works for me. As long as they stay consistentwith the story and setting I think that this will be a very different take onsuperheroes and their loved ones for sure. There is a lot more to this bookthan "Lois Lane hanging out with the Justice League's partners" so don'tdisregard it base on that. Boom really surprised me with this title and I likedthat, it's been a while since they really knocked one out of the park with me. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Mar 8, 2012

    So it's a decent start, although with some trepidation left to keep from embracing it whole-heartedly. Something about the Night Fox and Robin thing feels too cheap and easy, but Randolph does make a point of revealing that early on, obviously more interested in the actual ramifications of such a thing rather than building it up to be a big revelatory 'ain't I clever and hilarious' joke as many writers would. And "hella" is an expression that makes my skin crawl, so I'm not looking forward to seeing it all the time as somebody's code name. Nitpicks, surely. Supurbia #1 is still certainly worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Mar 12, 2012

    Supurbia is a well-written comic with a clever premise and interesting characters, and I hope others find it as intriguing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Jeff Marsick Mar 8, 2012

    It's an entertaining book, a decent way to spend 20 minutes of downtime, but I was expecting something more original here than this desperate take on superheroes. Read Full Review

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