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Millar continues to be bland.,
This review is from: Superior (graphic novel): 1 (Hardcover)
Its Mark Millar's homage to Superman and boy is it uninspiring. Its the same tired old formula yet again, he takes an idea and strings it out for a bit and the whole thing concludes with a huge fight. Hardly visionary. Is it fun? Only slightly. If only Millar could actually write some decent dialogue, chance would be a fine thing. To be honest it has the feeling that it has been written by a teenager, it tries so hard to be smart, funny and witty at times but comes across as purile.
So a young boy with a disability is given Superman-like powers by a sinister looking creature (space monkey) only there will be a catch. But don't fret as we all know its not going to be for free. Simple enough so far. The majority of the story is built around the Superior character having fun with his new powers however only a couple of people know his real identity. Most of this back story is of little to no consequence in the end because it all boils down to a large hollywood-esque battle (I'm sure Millar can smell the dollars at this point). All in all Superior features everything you would expect from a Mark Millar book - poor dialogue, characters who are instantly forgettable, a lead female character who is 1 dimensional and to top it off all plot devices are resolved in the huge money shot of a battle to wrap it all up (the space monkey finds another kid who happens to hate the lead character so hey presto, fight!). On paper it sounds interesting enough but in the end it isn't. Hopefully he may write something original in the future. Its an expensive sleeping tablet because its just so pedestrian and by the numbers.
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Initial post: 16 Mar 2012 15:45:17 GMT
G Matthews says:
Spot on review. I found that, intellectually, it was aimed at 12 year olds, which would be fine if it wasn't for the swearing etc.
In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2012 13:15:31 BDT
Dear God! Having just read the first issue of Millar's new series "Supercrooks" I can tell you that it gets worse.
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