REVIEW: Superman #50

Publisher: DC
Writer: Gene Leun Yang
Artists: Howard Porter, Ardian Syaf, Patrick Zircher, Jon Bogdanove
Colourist: Hi-Fi

Editor: Andrew Marino
Release Date: OUT NOW!
Price: $4.99

Superman #50 DC

Superman #50
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In Superman #50 it’s the SupermanVandal Savage showdown as the Savage Dawn story draws to a close. And, as the immortal Savage absorbs a comet’s power, the Man of Steel has his hands full. Savage tries to convince Clark that with power comes responsibility—to lead and control. Reports suggest Spider-Man is not well pleased.

Superman #50 is a twisted version of It’s a Wonderful Life, Savage wants Superman to join him and shows Big Blue how not only Krypton but Earth would be protected from eventual extinction at a price. And that price is slavery and Superman naturally balks.

Perhaps the only person who really understands Superman is Lois Lane. When the hero responds to cries for help Jimmy Olsen says, “Go be Superman.” But Lois knows better and says, “Go be Clark.”

Ultimately Superman #50 and Savage Dawn is really about Clark and Savage’s psychologies and not about their power. Superman’s victories should be earned through Clark’s wits and integrity. And so it is here.

 

Reviewer: Joe Lovece
Reviews Editor: Steve Hooker

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