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'Superman: Man of Tomorrow' #9 Review
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‘Superman: Man of Tomorrow’ #9 Review

Man of Tomorrow fights a monster from the unknown!

If you ever liked X-Files or monster of the week-type programming, you’re going to dig the latest digital-first issue from DC Comics. Superman: Man of Tomorrow #9 is a quick nine page comic, dropping readers into a Lois and Clark adventure to help save some miners. But what is in store for our heroes, and can Superman stop the creatures?

This is a fun creature-feature tale. Jeff Parker only has a few pages, but does well to capture the go-getter nature of Lois Lane and the heroic but cautious Superman. The plot makes sense, which is a compliment, as many comics tend to thrust us into the action with suspect logic.

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This issue lives and dies by the art of Sam Lofti and colors by John Rauch. It’s all about framing a creature-feature and Lofti doesn’t disappoint. Taking place mostly in a coal mine, Lofti chooses creepy angles and dramatic close-up shots to draw your attention and fear. The design of the creature is good, too, and the pop of purple was a smart choice by Rauch. There are some good up-close details of the beasties that’ll make your skin crawl. There is also some good texturing, like the wood grain in a water tower, and attention to background environments that are appreciated.

Superman: The Man of Tomorrow #9

This perspective is rad!
Credit: DC Comics

The only fault I can see in this issue is the final scene, which is a nice “to be continued” but also hard to believe. You can’t tell me one of the smartest villains in the universe needed to crudely test out this threat. That’s what a lab with beakers and science stuff is for!

This is good comics escapism. It’s an entertaining science fiction mystery with creature-feature written all over it. It’s short, to the point, and a good way to get a dollop of strong visual comics storytelling.

You can pick up Superman: Man of Tomorrow #9 on Amazon or ComiXology today.

'Superman: Man of Tomorrow' #9 Review
‘Superman: Man of Tomorrow’ #9 Review
Superman: Man of Tomorrow #9
This is good comics escapism. It's an entertaining science fiction mystery with creature-feature written all over it. It's short, to the point, and a good way to get a dollop of strong visual comics storytelling.
Reader Rating0 Votes
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Great creature-feature story
Solid visuals, framing, and color
This is short reading for sure
The ending left me questioning a very smart villain's methods
8.5
Great

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