dark_noldor's Superman Annual #11 - For the Man Who has Everything... review

Black Mercy for Birthday

Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons team up to present a fantastic adventure of Superman, Batman, Robin (Jason Todd) and Wonder Woman for a celebration of the beloved Kryptonian in his Fortress of Solitude. It´s such a well writen story, where Moore captivates the reader with so many details about the main characters, exploring the inexperience of Todd meeting Superman, the friendship that bonds these characters, Batman´s witts to solve the problem, Diana´s grit and strength since she goes toe-to-toe with Mongul and a lot of good references that writers today use in telling our stories (I don´t know for sure but I guess this is the first time DC introduced the concept of the Black Mercy, that would be used in Green Lantern Vol 5 by Geoff Jonhs). Dave Gibbons is excellent and he has great chemistry with Moore, they´re a fabulous creative team. The best thing about this issue is that I, who am not a fan of Superman, enjoyed a lot his cruise for happiness and oblivion while his friends were trying to save him from Mongul´s clucthes. Also, the participation of Robin is amazing, I don´t think many writers could use him the way Moore did. This is an awesome issue, that deserves a place in your colletcion! Highly recommended!!
5 out 5

1 Comments
Posted by Silkcuts

I love this story, it is my favorite Superman story ever.
Thank you for reviewing it, since I was too lazy too ...lol 
 
Sometime this year I plan too.
 
Cheers

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    This is probably one of the more interesting back issues that I have ever read. I was first acquainted with this story through and old Justice League unlimited episode and the only difference between the two is the appearance of Jason Todd in the plot. In this issue Batman and Wonder Woman travel to the fortress of solitude to celebrate Superman’s birthday, but they find him unresponsive due to the hypnotic effects of a plant known as “Black Mercy” which was planted -- no pun intended -- by Mong...

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