Superior #1

Superior #1 Cover


Dec 2010 | Icon

Writing: Mark Millar
Pencils: Leinil Yu
Ink: Gerry Alanguilan
Colour: Dave McCaig
Letters: VC’s Clayton Cowles

One Magic Wish

Simon Pooni is a good kid. He had it all until multiple schlorosis hit his life. Now he spends time with his best friend watching movies every friday night and enduring bullies. Everything changes when a talking astronaut monkey visits him in the night and grants him his wish transforming him into his favorite comic book hero.

This was a random grab at my last LCS visit. It was a first issue, and I liked how the cover looked. The interior art is mostly good, too, but there are some panels where people look really ugly-weird. It doesn’t bother me too much, but I don’t like one thing, though. Superior’s wrestling belt. It bothers me. I mean, for some reason, it really bothers me. I don’t know really why, or what else to say about it. I just don’t like it.

The story is really interesting. Here we have this nice kid who got struck with an awful disease and practically lost everything, and some crazy monkey turns him into his favorite superhero. I’m puzzled. It was a WTF moment, and I seriously hope there’s a decent enough explanation behind it. The other thing I have a problem with, is you’d think his wish would be more of being cured of his disease than turning into a superhero. It seems more like they just turned him into the hero, rather than it being his choice.

… out of six billion people, you have been selected. Out of six billion candidates, you were deemed the most appropriate…

I also like how after he turned into Superior and woke up on the floor of his room, he had been gone the whole day and the mom is freaking out because her son went missing. It will be interesting to see if Simon is stuck as Superior, or if he can change back into a boy, how his mother is going to handle all this. There’s so much drama that can happen which maintains my interest.

Aside from my issues of his wrestling belt and the strange results of his wish, I do look forward to reading more of it. I want to know why he’s Superior now and see how things play out. The writing was really good and I do enjoy alternative superhero stories, so I have a feeling that I’ll enjoy it.

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