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This is why I’m glad to be a comics fan in this era.

Secret Origin is turning out to be everything I expected and more. Johns writing is nothing short of superb. He gives us a little of every origin and blends it in to one really good story.

The shining moments of this issue have to go to Gary Frank. I don’t normally like a lot of full page art, but his work in this issue alone was stunning. From his Lois Lane/Perry White introduction that says everything about both characters with body language and facial expressions, to Clark opening his shirt, to the great “Hi” page, Frank really gives us a art that makes your jaw drop and your heart float with amazement.

The best thing about this issue? It’s packed! Johns fits so much of Clark Kent, Lois Lane, Perry White, and Rudy Jones into the story and gives the supporting cast ample time to shine. There is A LOT going on in this issue. In an age where comics are quick to read and you feel dissatisfied with content, this issue showed it’s the exception to the rule.

Superman: Secret Origin is proving to be that rare comic that comes around once in a lifetime. It’s the perfect blend of an engaging story and art that knows how to tell a story. Splash pages emphasize grand moments in appropriate places, and you often find yourself going back to experience these moments again. If Hollywood had to subject us to another Superman origin story, then by all means adapt this comic!

Story: 5 - Excellent
Art: 5 - Excellent

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