Big Issues: Superman #39 preaches hope and compassion after a rough week for comics

Each week, Big Issues focuses on a newly released comic-book issue of significance. This week, it’s Superman #39. Written by Geoff Johns (Justice League, Aquaman) with art by John Romita, Jr. (Captain America, The Amazing Spider-Man), inks by Klaus Janson (Captain America, Daredevil: End Of Days) and colors by Hi-Fi (The New 52: Futures End, Justice League 3000), this issue provides a wave of positivity after a week of troubling controversies for superhero comics. (This review reveals major plot points.)

Leave it to Superman to save the day after a terrible week for superhero comics. The problem wasn’t the quality of the comics, but the decisions of fans, creators, and editors, both past and present. A number of controversies over the past few days made it impossible to keep up with superhero news without running into waves of outrage from a number of different groups within the fan …

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