Superman and son are reunited…so why doesn’t it feel so good? Could it be because of the Lexcorp automatons threatening the safety of Metropolis? I’ve got a bad feeling about this…
Fortress of Solitude
Women Write About Comics - WWACI’ve been waiting for this issue since Jon Kent came out a year ago. This is the one where he tells his dad who he’s in love with, and honestly? Taylor hit a homerun with this interaction. We see Clark struggling, because he knows, how can he not know, his son is famous and kissed his boyfriend in public. But Jon hadn’t told him. And we see Jon’s struggle. That despite knowing who his father is, despite knowing the kind of man he is, Jon is still scared that this will be disappointing to his father. This is a struggle dealt with every day by queer kids, a fear that the love and acceptance of their parents may in fact be fleeting. And of course it was a silly thought with regards to Superman, but it’s still one that would nag at you.
Lyles Movie Files
You Don't Read ComicsSuperman: Son Of Kal-El #17 spends way too much time on a plot that everybody knows will work out, but at least Taylor moves the main story forward elsewhere. The art team of Tormey, Coleman, and Fajardo Jr. is brilliant and is definitely the highlight of the comic. It’s a good book, but some of the choices are mystifying.
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