This is one good-looking mess of a story. Seriously, as I discussed in my podcast post (why not listen to it and subscribe via iTunes?) this is confusing as hell despite having great art. Let's look at just where things go wrong after the break--and yes, I try to be funny again like in some of my posts.
Here is how confusing things are, I read the plot description on Wikipedia and still can't make heads or tails of just what the hell happened in this book. You may be saying, "David, if you didn't care for this comic that much why did you buy it?" Well, mainly because I'm an idiot who had one day had money to blow thanks to some holiday or birthday--and I didn't realize that after college I'd need to actually spend money on food and housing--and I saw this big book for sale written by Brian Azzarello with art by Jim Lee. I thought to myself, "Wow, I just read some of that 100 Bullets by Azzarello and Jim Lee makes some great art, this must be one great book! Plus, it's on sale and at this point in my life I have the self-control and brain capacity of a bowl of tapioca so I think I shall buy it!"
|This bad-guy wears sunglasses at night. I will resist making an obvious 80s music joke.|
|Superman argues with a robotic Clark Kent he created. Okay?|
|Although in later comics DC said you weren't the Zod. Sorry, dude.|
2 out of 5 stars.
Superman: For Tomorrow, Vol. 1 for the first part.
Superman: For Tomorrow, Vol. 2 for the second part.
Absolute Superman: For Tomorrow if you like wasting money on mediocre comics.