Book of Doom: Superman Confidential #1
After three long weeks of subpar Books of Doom, I’m hoping to turn things around for the Legion. And what better way to do that by combining a great writer, a great artist, and one of the greatest superheroes of all time? This week, the Legion of Doom will all be reading…
Written by Darwyn Cooke; Art and Cover by Tim Sale
Don’t miss this first 6-part story arc in a brand-new ongoing Superman series, brought to you by the award-winning writer Darwyn Cooke (DC: The New Frontier) and artist Tim Sale (Superman: For All Seasons, Batman: Dark Victory)! Superman Confidential tells stories from key moments in the history of Superman. First up: the secrets of Kryptonite! Witness Superman’s first encounter with the radioactive chunks of his home planet and learn how it changed his life.
Y’know, when I first saw this solicited in previews a few months back, I wasn’t impressed. Another title like JLA/JSA Classified with rotating creative teams, set in various points in the history of the characters, except now they didn’t even have a whole roster of superheroes to pick from, just one. But that was before I’d read New Frontier, which is one of the best stories I’ve read in a long time. Now Darwyn Cooke is that guy that anything he puts out is worth a read for me. And yeah, Tim Sale’s art certainly doesn’t hurt any. Check back on Saturday and give us your thoughts on the issue as we give you ours.