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Superman: Kryptonite

Hermetic Library Fellow T Polyphilus reviews Superman: Kryptonite by Darwyn Cooke and Tim Sale.

Kryptonite is a six-issue revision of Superman #61, the original story in which Superman discovers his Kryptonian origins and his vulnerability to kryptonite. It’s a quick and enjoyable read, but hardly flawless. The early parts of the story play up the young Superman’s uncertainty about how impervious to physical harm he might be, which actually works against the psychological shock of his first kryptonite poisoning. The emotional subplots center on Lois Lane (of course) as well as Ma & Pa Kent.

Tim Sale’s art is has an idiosyncratic cartoonishness that works well with Superman. [via]