New Super-Man & The Justice League of China #21

Writer: Gene Luen Yang Artist: Brent Peeples, Matt Santorelli Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 14, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 4
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"Seas of Change" part two! The Justice League of China is on its own and restoring balance to the world one problem at a time. But when a fleet of North Korean warships arrives on their shores hunting down an emerging aquatic metahuman, Kong Kenan and his friends may be in over their heads-literally! The saga of the Aqua-Man of North Korea continues here!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Shean Mohammed Mar 17, 2018

    This book is funny, smart, fantastical and reels the reader in by giving them something both familiar and unfamiliar simultaneously. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Mar 15, 2018

    Overall, this issue was a fun read with great character moments, and it leaves the reader wanting to know more about the North Korean Aqua-Man, with his mysterious powers and his heartbreaking story of oppression. The creative team had a little bit of a rough start last issue with the title change, and the new focus on the League, but part two of the arc found its footing, and the story is shaping up to be one of the best this book has seen since it began. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 14, 2018

    The scope and scale of New Super-Man and the Justice League of China continues to expand with the new rebranding, and issue #21 is one of the series' best. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Mar 14, 2018

    The stakes are raised and the action is intense in this second installment about a guy defecting from North Korea under pressure from some friends. Those friends happen to be giant mythical spider crabs. This book is well-paced and very engrossing, and if you didn't jump onto this series last issue when the status quo changed, get off the fence and check it out! Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Mar 16, 2018

    This issue of New Super-Man and the JLC is a fun, well drawn, and impactful story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Mar 14, 2018

    New Super-Man is firing on all engines and capturing everything readers might want from a young adult title on scales big and small. - Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Nihilist Mar 14, 2018

    The moment I saw the cover of this issue, I knew I want to read it, because it may as well be "so bad it's actually good". You know, like Hong Kong 97, or The Room. Just the catchphrase, "introducing the new Aqua-Man of North Korea" was enough for me to buy it, and expect a trip I wouldn't get from any weed or shrooms. Too bad it wasn't really a trip, and didn't make laugh as i expected. Instead, it was a painfully obvious one dimentional political commentary made by someone who knows very little about global politics to begin with.
    Look, I like good political commentary - Alan Moore and Frank Miller nailed the mid 1980s cold war paranoia devouring the US in Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns respectively, for example, and that's one of the reasons these stories are fantastic. On the other hand, there's modern day Marvel Comics, placing their regressive, tokenist commentary over the stories and characters. I have a feeling DC just did what Marvel is infamous for these days.
    The issue reads more like propaganda than a regular comic, but to be fair, it makes few solid points here and there, like general hopelessness of someone who grew up in a totalitarian country and was brainwashed, conditioned, programmed, since day 1, to think one, particular way. It all lacks any subtlety and finesse, though, and that's the problem. It' just too obvious and too naive to be taken seriously as a whole, using scarewords like "socialism" or "imperialism" to sounds smart, while in reality it's not. Reality is more complex - too complex for such silly little comic to be captured.

  • 8.5
    Troy Mar 16, 2018

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    Tizze Mar 14, 2018

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    Rotivv Mar 15, 2018

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