What is the deal with Merino’s Clark Kent… and, to a lesser degree, his Superman?
Clark looks like an eighties beach bum with the bouffant hairdo and then Superman looks like he’s fourteen. I know the new DC Universe is younger and hipper… but Superman should at least be old enough for a cigarette. And bouffant hair hasn’t made a comeback….
Other than those art details, I can’t come up with an actual complaint about Perez and Merino’s Superman.
Sure, it’s retro. It reads like an idealized version of a seventies or eighties issue, but Perez’s writing is surprisingly strong. His Lois has a real voice and so does Superman’s narration. Perez’s Superman is unsure of himself, juxtaposed against the completely assured Lois.
It’s too bad Perez isn’t sticking with the book; it’s some of the better modern Superman ongoing series (i.e. All-Star doesn’t count).
Flying Blind; writer, George Pérez; pencillers, Pérez and Jesus Merino; inker, Merino; colorist, Brian Buccellato; letterer, Carlos M. Mangual; editors, Matt Idelson and Wil Moss; publisher, DC Comics.