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STORY % 85
ART % 100
ACTION % 50
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Superman #27 (DC Comics, Comic Review)

What do Kryptonians do when they’re burnt out on work and need a change of scenery? Turns out it’s the same thing we all do—go on vacation.

(***Spoilers to follow***)

In Superman #27, writer Peter Tomasi and artist Patrick Gleason take us inside the Kent family in a much different way than before. Instead of battling villains like Manchester Black or Mr. Mxyzptlk, the Kents are battling fatigue. 

At the outset of the issue we find Superman flying above the clouds, struggling to get home before he passes out mid-flight. However, his own fatigue from battling Manchester Black and his new Elite got the better of him, and he crashes back at the farm. In the morning, Lois surprises the whole family with an RV. 

The rest of the issue is as much an ode to American history and patriotism as anything else. It’s worth the time to read to get a great look at Superman the father. Also, and as a major bonus, the best moment of the issue comes as Superman and Jon boogie board down Niagara Falls!

At this point, there isn’t much else to say about Tomasi’s run on Superman. We’re all lucky to have him penning each issue. He’s fully restored Superman to what he was prior to the New 52 experiment. And as for Gleason? Don’t worry, this guy has the perfect style to compliment what Tomasi is doing. If there is a critique of this issue it lies with the lack of action. But you know what? We can go without it for one stinking issue. Just enjoy the characterizations.

Don’t miss any issue of Superman during Rebirth. It’s been DC’s finest title and isn’t slowing down.

Written by | Omar Hussain

Omar Hussain serves as the Publisher and Managing Editor of the Heroic Universe.