Superior #4

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Leinil Yu Publisher: Marvel Icon Release Date: January 19, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 3
6.8Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

The runaway hit super hero series continues! Secrets are revealed, as young Simon Pooni begins to come to terms with what it means to be Superior--and with what fate has in store for him! Don't miss this thrilling series in the growing Millarworld empire! KICK-ASS and NEMESIS writer Mark Millar and SECRET INVASION and NEW AVENGERS artist Leinil Yu don't let the heat up, for even a moment!

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Jan 24, 2011

    It's a transitional issue, but the creators do a very nice job of moving pieces around for the end-game. I'm very much looking forward to seeing how this series wraps up in a few issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Jan 24, 2011

    All of these elements combine to produce a layered, thoughtful, and surprisingly heartfelt book that provides a novel take on the original superhero story. The title's fairytale quality and grounded elements give it more in common with 1985 than any of Millar's other books, and it's certainly streets ahead of the other titles he's writing at the moment. As I gradually move away from in-continuity books from the Big Two publishers, it's nice to see creators like Millar and Bendis (whose Scarlet I'm also enjoying greatly) doing some of their best work outside the confines of those traditional superhero universes. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Jan 26, 2011

    Superior #4 was a slightly above average read. Millar does a great job capturing Simon's emotions as he adjusts to being a real life super hero. And I appreciate the love and affection that Millar clearly has for the super hero genre. Currently, it seems that many comic book writers have disdain for the genre that pays them so handsomely. And their lack of love for the genre shows in the titles that they write for Marvel. Millar certainly loves the super hero genre and he handles this modern version of Superman with respect to the genre. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 19, 2011

    "Superior" should be a great comic, but somewhere along the way it feels like some finishing just fell through, both on the script and the coloring. It's too bad, because I think at the end of the day people aren't going to remember "Superior" once it's said and done, and with a little work this could've been a modern day classic. Maybe the final two issues will turn things around, but this far in, it feels unlikely. Read Full Review

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