Can we talk about how utterly enjoyable Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason’s Superman run has been? I know I mention it fairly often in Alex’s and my weekly reviews, but it remains so heartening to have a Superman comic that is bright, optimistic, and actually feels like the character I grew up loving for the first time in years. The rest of the line that surrounds it is great fun too (Action Comics, Supergirl, Superwoman), and I think it might be DC’s best set of books currently, which is something I’ve been waiting a long time to say about this franchise.
This week, Tomasi and Gleason are teaming up with Ivan Reis; who, beyond a recent Batman fill-in, was last seen penciling the bookend issues of Grant Morrison’s (so excellent there’s little need to go on about it) The Multiversity. Tomasi, Gleason, and Reis return to the concepts and characters found in that series for the three-part “Multiplicity” and The Beat has exclusive pages for Wednesday’s exciting new release:
“MULTIPLICITY” part one! The New Super-Man of China has been taken! The Red Son Superman of Earth-30 has been beaten! And who knows what’s happened to Sunshine Superman! Someone is collecting Supermen across the Multiverse—this looks like a job for our Kal-El as he is joined by Justice Incarnate in this multi-Earth epic!
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