Superman: The 10-Cent Adventure #1

Writer: Steven T. Seagle Artist: Scott McDaniel Publisher: DC Comics Critic Reviews: 2
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  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jan 9, 2003

    What did not interest me were the ideas for the intended storyarcs. A group calling themselves the Futuresmiths act as the source of the fruitcake villain's augmentation. While the Futuresmiths themselves may become interesting, their scheme at the end simply made me groan: "Not again!" While I enjoyed Clark's reactions to Perry White's undercover work, I don't believe this germ of a subplot carries any potential or this fake schism in which the characters engage. While Mr. Seagle cleans up the characterization of the Superman cast, he's still forced to work with a continuity I cannot stand. Brainiac Technology infected Metropolis and nano-worked it into a giant computerized city. The whole place looks futureshock ugly, and it complicates Mr. McDaniel's superb slimmed down Superman and the downright beautiful atmosphere of Lois' and Clark's sunlit apartment. Mr. Seagle sets the majority of the duel in a Metropolis locale called Plaza of Two Truths, and the setting left me scratc Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jan 20, 2003

    I hope that this 10 cent adventure results in a boost in Superman's numbers, as I rather enjoy the idea of the occasional super cheap comic, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. Now has this issue convinced me to join in on the Superman party, and add his book(s) to my monthly pile of books? Honestly I have to say no, as while this is an enjoyable, largely done-in-one adventure, this issue served to reinforce my resolve that I'm simply not a Superman fan. I recognize the idea that he's the granddaddy of all super-heroes, and he's got some big league creative talents in his corner, but I have grown up on a steady diet of flawed heroes, and Superman is too perfect, and too powerful for me to find much enjoyment in his various struggles. With that said this issue does seem to be a pretty solid preview of what one can expect to see in the monthly titles, so if you like what you see here, then this one-shot looks like it's the ideal jumping on point for new readers. Read Full Review

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