Superman #37 Review

Posted December 20, 2017 by Aron Pohara in Comic Books

Written by: Peter Tomasi, Patrick Gleason

Art by: Patrick Jimenez

Published by: DC Comics

The Super Sons of Tomorrow is finally here. The best part of this crossover is that it never forgets what came before it, letting the reader know it is a part of the grand scheme.

Tomasi and Gleason take a page out of Tynion’s book while continuing to show us they are masters of writing the Dark Knight and his extended family–despite taking on the Big Blue.

The writing in Superman #37 is very brisk and fast paced as the event starts, and it does not let up until the very end. There is no room to breathe, and for some that will be a positive, action happening non-stop; however, it does not allow a reader to take a breath, with a middle of the book looking like an extremely small intermission. That is literally the only time when the bombastic action takes a break.

None of this is extremely distracting, however, as the information that is important to the story is always divulged without seeming like an exposition dump, which is very important in crossovers like this.

Patrick Jimenez does the art as well which is once again stellar, both in the tense character moments as well as action sequences. The way that Jimenez uses shading and shadows in general in this issue is monumental to the raw success that it brings. There are two different fights, and they both show the sheer will of the character trying to accomplish their mission.

One other draw back to this first issue of the crossover is we can’t really see how rest of the books are going to get tied into all of this just yet. It does manage to set a sense of danger though, and the fact that the crossover won’t be dragged across several months is going to help it as well. With Super Sons #11 coming out this week as well bringing part 2 of the crossover, it’s nice knowing we won’t have to wait months to see how this will end. That has been the calling card of Rebirth crossovers so far, and it is a refreshing change from the times past.

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