Son of the Son of Krypton.
Howard Chaykin, David Tischman
Artists: J. H. Williams, Mick Gray
Colorist: Lee Loughridge
Letterer: Kurt Hathaway
Original Graphic Novel
Published by DC Comics, 2000
by Brian Domingos
It's always cosmic radiation. I'd stay away from that stuff if
I were you. It only makes trouble. The teenage son of Clark Kent
and Lois Lane, Jon Kent, discovered this in DC's new Elseworld,
SON OF SUPERMAN.
Writers Howard Chaykin and David Tischman weave an interesting
tale about Jon Kent and his newly gained superpowers. The usual
cast is there, Lois, Lex Luthor, the JLA, but everything is just
a little different.
Superman has been dead for fifteen years now, and some techno
terrorists using the Superman name have begun destroying U.S.
territory. Jon's powers are awakened by the solar flare and everything
goes haywire. He decides to go out and fight the good fight in
the name of Superman again. The JLA, funded by Luthor, dont want
him around. Jon is stuck in a tight spot. The entire book is narrated
by a newscaster so it has a certain "newswire" feel to it.
A mysterious and shocking revelation spurs a hunt for Superman.
Jon and the terrorists, led by Peter Ross, embark on a quest to
search for Superman. Soon, everything starts to unravel.
| "There's a lot of corruption,
conspiracy and political intrigue."
There's a lot of corruption, conspiracy and political intrigue.
But it all tends to work out in the end; it's a twisted fairy
tale. With a classic ending.
The art was especially excellent. J. H. Williams and Mick Gray
went all out for this story. They create a futuristic world and
with their photo-realistic style, everything meshes together well.
The characters are rendered with consummate skill. Williams and
Gray work well with the team of Chaykin and Tischman. The good
guys are portayed as heroic and the bad look as shifty as possible.
At fifteen bucks, SON OF SUPERMAN is a great read. Go
pick up SON OF SUPERMAN and you won't be disappointed.
Domingos is a regular contributor to PopImage.
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