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Convergence: Superman #1 Review

He's back!

Specs from DCComics.com:

Art by: Lee Weeks

Cover by: Lee Weeks

Variant cover by: Chip Kidd

Written by: Dan Jurgens

Series: CONVERGENCE 2015

U.S. Price: 3.99

On Sale Date: Apr 8 2015

Volume/Issue #: 1

Color/B&W: Color

Trim Size: Comic

Page Count: 32

STARRING HEROES FROM THE PRE-FLASHPOINT DCU! A powerless Superman is called upon to protect Gotham City…and his pregnant wife Lois Lane!

Score 8 out of 10

I have a confession to make… I love Superman comics (oh, you already knew that).  This issue had a great sense of nostalgia for me.  Superman and Lois married and with a baby on the way!! Superman was in Gotham when the domes went up (domes which hold safe the cities from universes that have died) and he’s been without superpowers for awhile, but that all changes when the dome comes down and merges with other cities from across the multiverse but only one can survive!  Can Superman save the day?  Not if any of the brutal Flashpoint Universe heroes have anything to say about it.

The Good:

I don’t know about most of you but this is the Superman I grew up reading, he’s kind, strong, and always tries to do the right thing.  He’s married to Lois Lane (he was since 1996 and I was four then so yeah, just old enough to understand) and they are fantastic together.  They’re a team and love each other deeply, sure, they have arguments and disagreements but they stand together and have each others back through thick and thin.  That’s the big clincher in this issue, you get to see the (in my opinion) best couple in comics and now they’re gonna be parents!

Superman gets his powers back just in time for a booming voice to tell the heroes that if they wish to see their city/world/universe survive, they must destroy the others.  Superman’s first thought, let’s try to save everyone.  The guy even lets the Flashpoint Superheroes pummel him so he can try to show them he’s not there to harm them (sadly Jimmy Olsen mucks that plan up). And Flashpoint Superman (super skinny but still super) hones in on Lois because he lost his Lois in Flashpoint (alternate universes, try to keep up), uh-oh.

The Bad:

Needed more pages.

Other Thoughts:

It’s nice to see the Pre-Flashpoint Universe again.  The whole universe ended very suddenly with no sort of ending.  Don’t get me wrong, the new 52 universe (soon to be called Post-Flashpoint or Earth 0) has had some great stories, great new costume designs (I may be one of the few to say that but come on, the red underwear on the outside doesn’t make Superman, the never-give-up-the-fight-for-good attitude does) for a new generation, and some new origin tellings of heroes and villains.  But there are many things I miss as well, the years I’ve spent with the characters, those moments that defined them, for good and bad.  Its wonderful to see Lois and Clark back together again (something we severely lack in the New 52).  They never bored me being married (as I find many people have a problem with married Superheroes. Seems like personal problem), in fact, that was some of my favorite interactions, especially when it came to Superman and Lois.  They have difficulties and disagree but they are together forever and that’s a beautiful thing.

I really hope that we can have one of two things happen out of this Convergence event: Either they give a happy ending for the Pre-Flashpoint universe (and especially for Superman, Lois, and baby on the way) or they still give us occasional stories for the Pre-Flashpoint universe (especially for Superman, Lois and baby on the way. A whole new chapter for the Man of Steel, he’s a dad now! That has got to open some great stories not explored except for that stint where Superman and Lois adopted the son of General Zod)

This comic makes me wanna read through all of my old Superman comics haha. Love it. Bring back Lois and Clark! The greatest pair in comicdom!


One comment on “Convergence: Superman #1 Review

  1. Awesome review

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