Assuming the writing and art team can keep up what we were given in issue one, we are looking at a new Superman story for the ages. Superman the Space Age looks and feels like a spiritual sequel to Darwyn Cooke’s classic The New Frontier.
I fell in love with Allred’s art in the pages of Silver Surfer and his quirky style blends perfectly with this fast paced, global, yet grounded story by Russell. I really enjoyed seeing some of DC’s top characters reimagined, especially Batman. Space Age is cinenatice, non-linear storytelling at its finest. The prevailing theme of hope compounded with Superman’s growing relationships with those around him also remind me of Alex Ross’ Superman: Peace on Earth in which it was Clark’s humanity and capacity for empathy that won the day. In Superman: Space Age,although our heroes are facing global annihilation, it is Russell’s characterization of the people we meet along the way that captures our attention.