There is little to be excited about from Superman’s new creative team.
George Perez’s Superman stood out as one the biggest failures in DC’S entire New 52 initiative.The famed artist-turned-writer’s style reeked of trite, worn-out dialogue and creative direction. After six issues of Perez’s take, DC shook up the creative team, replacing the Man of Steel’s staff with scripter and co-plotter Keith Giffen, along with artist and co-plotter Dan Jurgens. It is with much disappointment, however, that DC’s attempt to revitalize Superman results in a similar failure to Perez’s. Though a slight step in the right direction, Giffen and Jurgens’ Superman continues to be plagued by stale inner monologue, countless editorial interruptions, and worst of all a villain that looks more like a flashback to cheesy 90s villains than a contemporary foe.