Several stories have been announced to launch DC Black Label, but one that caught our attention was Superman Year One by Frank Miller. Frank is no stranger to controversial, dark stories, that draw readers in and challenge the way they see a character. He did a great job with Batman year one which essentially redefined how people see the origins of the Dark Knight. However, the question becomes, does he do justice to the Man of Steel?
Typically in these reviews, I talk about the cover art, story art, and the story itself. This landmark issue, however, poses some problems with this format. Much like the first issues of Detective Comics, this Giant-Size issue is composed of several stories that are not connected. With 10 different covers (10 main variants), 12 different writers, a rockstar list of artists; this truly is a celebration of the World’s Greatest Detective.
About five years ago, a friend of mine had known this very fact about me. He, himself, was massively into Marvel Comics. So, this friend goes to a convention and picks me up Ms. Marvel #4. When he gives me the comic, he tells me about how Carol Danvers is like Diana Prince, one of my favorites in the DC lore. Needless to say, this stirred something within me. After reading that single issue, I embarked on a journey to know just about as much about Carol Danvers as I could.
Within the first arc of the “Young Animal” version, we are introduced to Casey Brinke and dismembered variation of the Doom Patrol. Throughout the duration of its’ first six issues, the title manages to not only reunite the core team and build on some new members.
Sometimes in comics, we’re given characters that serve for a specific era and then fade into the distance like a ship into the mist. Unfortunately, Batwoman was exactly one of those characters. But how has things changed since her return?