20 thoughts on “The Man of Steel by Brian Michael Bendis

  1. Awesome, I’ve been looking forward to your thoughts on this Lashaan and glad to hear you enjoyed it. Bendis seems refreshed in his move to DC (can’t wait to check out his Jinxworld titles when they’re collected) and his Superman work continues to be solid. I could do with a bit more depth to Rogol Zaar but I have faith in what Bendis is doing.

    Like yourself my main concern going into Man of Steel was how the art would turn out given the weekly release schedule but it’s fairly consistent overall.

    Have you ever read the 1980s Man of Steel? I have a review of that coming up soon.

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    1. I didn’t know about the Jinxworld rebirth actually. Sounds pretty cool. I do look forward to the first volumes of his runs once they’re collected and I think they’ll be much better opportunities to judge if he’s really got something good planned for fans.

      I haven’t taken the leap to discover the earlier Man of Steel runs yet. I definitely hope to try them as soon as I can though!

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  2. After Batman we get …Superman of course LOL Fantastic review as ever Lashaan and I do love when authors use and abuse of humor and sarcastic banter 😉

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  3. It’s a bit disappointing to hear that the changing artists distrupted the flow of this story. I sometimes wonder about the comic development process. There are so many story writers, artists, colorists, etc. all working at once of a dozen or more comics, how do they know how they will end up and tied together? So many comics double down in multiple collections of different characters. I imagine that DC Nation #0 is one such comic.

    Regardless, this is wonderful to hear! I’m so glad that Bendis lights a fire in DC and gives a refreshing new perspective. I wonder how the jump to DC happened?

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    1. Yep. It’s honestly something that has always bothered me too. There was a time that the artists didn’t change for a same story arc, and then during the new phases, like New 52 and Rebirth, the new comic book development structure, with the release of bi-weekly issues seems to simply make it impossible for a common artist to work on one project.. 😦 And yes, so often a lot of issues are just added back in other collections, but not always. It depends on what that story is too.

      I’m not sure what the reason is for his departure but I think it has something to do with personal movement, and Marvel has been struggling in their comic book business to deliver anything truly worthwhile lately too, so the loss of Bendis is pretty big… 😀


  4. I enjoyed Bendis’ run on Daredevil very much (definitely more than Waid’s, for example) – I’m glad you enjoyed his take on Superman. Seems like something worth checking out 🙂

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    1. I think the best place to judge if Bendis is doing something worthwhile is in the first volumes of his two series. Cause, to be honest, he really did put a lot into this “bridge” story arc in hopes of exploring them later on, but it almost felt convoluted because of that. I guess I enjoyed it more just because it didn’t exactly feel like he didn’t know what he was doing, which is the most important thing for someone who is just getting started. 😛

      Yep, his Daredevil run is much more iconic than Waid’s latest attempts hahah If I’m not wrong, there’s a whole new writer on the Daredevil series now too hahah

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