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Reviewed in the United States on May 18, 2018
OK, in this volume was down right bad. An ode to American servicemen and women, its heart was in the right place, but was largely framed as a series of long-winded quotes. The authors told rather than showed, and the whole thing felt, wooden and unrealistic. I like the idea of Superman as a demonstrator of virtue. It's part of what has been his brand from the start. But this was poorly, clumsily done. It took me a while to get over my annoyance.

The rest of the book was.. much, much better...

In story two, what seemed like a semi-interesting boss fight, became an altogether more complicated thing... allowing us to explore a classic comic book character as he engages with his own demons, while giving us the opportunity to better understand some of the biggest baddies in the DC universe.

The third story also included a name of the DC universe though wasn't quite as strong as the second story and the shifting narration was off-putting.
but was in a lot of ways Lois' story as much as Superman's...

Which is one of the things that makes the new Superman series so wonderful.... Superman is a family guy and the series has embraced that. Career, ambition, taking care of home... these things weigh on both Lois and Superman.

Superman's been having a great run in Rebirth. Despite the weakness of the first story, this volume continues that.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Get past a very weak first story, but it gets better!
By Old Duffler on May 18, 2018
OK, in this volume was down right bad. An ode to American servicemen and women, its heart was in the right place, but was largely framed as a series of long-winded quotes. The authors told rather than showed, and the whole thing felt, wooden and unrealistic. I like the idea of Superman as a demonstrator of virtue. It's part of what has been his brand from the start. But this was poorly, clumsily done. It took me a while to get over my annoyance.

The rest of the book was.. much, much better...

In story two, what seemed like a semi-interesting boss fight, became an altogether more complicated thing... allowing us to explore a classic comic book character as he engages with his own demons, while giving us the opportunity to better understand some of the biggest baddies in the DC universe.

The third story also included a name of the DC universe though wasn't quite as strong as the second story and the shifting narration was off-putting.
but was in a lot of ways Lois' story as much as Superman's...

Which is one of the things that makes the new Superman series so wonderful.... Superman is a family guy and the series has embraced that. Career, ambition, taking care of home... these things weigh on both Lois and Superman.

Superman's been having a great run in Rebirth. Despite the weakness of the first story, this volume continues that.
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