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Superman #39 Loses The Powers But Brings In The Heart

I’d been excited for the collaboration between Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr. since it was announced and while I’ve been routinely impressed with the comic they’ve been putting out, […]

I’d been excited for the collaboration between Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr. since it was announced and while I’ve been routinely impressed with the comic they’ve been putting out, thanks to both Johns’ understanding of the character as well as JR JR’s gorgeous art, it was what I was expecting. Nothing about it reached a level of character-defining that some of Johns’ superior work has done.

Until Superman #39 that is. This comic is maybe the best Superman story since the New 52 began, with only Grant Morrison’s Action Comics #13 standing as its rival. This may sound like damning it with faint praise since this has been a rough few years for Superman. What makes this comic incredible is how it changes up the dynamic of Superman while still enforcing the things that make him such an amazing hero.

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