Superman Comics: DC Rebirth’s Biggest Beneficiary? (Action Comics #979)

Rebirth did many things for the publishers characters and universe. It completely revamped almost all of DC’s line of comic books. Of all the changes, none have been more significant and warranted than the course correction for the “Man Of Steel.” Have Superman comics been the biggest beneficiary of DC Rebirth?

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With Action Comics #979 this week, the Kents find themselves moving back to Metropolis. This is the latest change for Superman comics, bringing them closer to home and farther from the misguided days of The New 52.

In both Dan Jurgens’ Action Comics and Peter J. Tomasi’s Superman, the wholesome hero is restored to his former glory. No longer just a boyscout, Clark is now firmly cemented as the husband and father that he always should have been. The transition has been a smooth one.

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Superman Reborn was a major step in addressing the past and future, condensing the continuity of old and new into what it is now simply the future. Sure, there are some gray areas and holes at the moment, but they should be addressed by the time Mr. Oz is discovered and sorted out.

The main point is that being a Superman fan is fun again. Superman comic books are full of mystery and sci-fi action, now complete with a whole lot of heart in the center.

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Family appeal isn’t the only return to glory for Clark and company, the Superman rogues gallery has also been getting the treatment. Action Comics #979 this week sees a “Greatest Hits” team-up in Part One of “REVENGE.” Metallo, Cyborg Superman, Mongul, The Eradicator, and Blanque have combined forces to exact their revenge on Superman. That’s not the final roster of their team either.

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Dan Jurgens is opening up an explosive new chapter in Superman’s Rebirth era. The evolution by devolution for Clark Kent will continue to be put to the test as the two major titles enter uncharted territory. Both books are also accompanied by some extremely powerful artwork as well, another major factor in restoring Superman fans’ faith in the character.

What do you think about Superman comics thus far? With title do you enjoy more? Are there any elements you miss about New 52 Clark?

Brandon J. Griffin
Brandon J. Griffin
New Jersey scum who worships comic books like religious literature. Yell at me on Twitter @griffunk