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It’s Friday night!  Here’s a light reading review for the weekend…because Pastors need a break from heavy theological readings too!

Gene Yang. New Super-Man, Volume 3: Equilibrium. Burbank, CA: DC Comics, June 19th 2018. 168 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

This is the third volume and final volume of a fun series.  I’m not usually a fan of Superman but this “New Superman” has really been a delight to read.  This particular volume collects issues 13 through 19.  I was actually looking forward to this volume to come out; something very rare for me with comics.  I really am a fan of the writer Gene Yang and he does not disappoint in this book.

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A weekend light reading review, because Pastors sometimes need a break from heavy theological reading…

Gene Yang. New Super-Man, Volume 2: Coming to America. Burbank, CA: DC Comics, October 10th 2017. 144 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

This is the second volume of a fun series in which this volume collects issues 7 through 12.  One of the big reason why I enjoyed this series is because this is different than the typical Superman:  While the writing of this book is in English this New Superman is ethnically Chinese.  I love the Asian cultural flavor to the story; it is unique in a stimulating way while not being so Chinese or Asian where non-Chinese readers would not understand what is going on or turned off.  I thought this reflected the skill of the author Gene Yang a Chinese American computer science teacher turn comic book writer.  He is among my top five favorite comic book writer.

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Thank you for DC  for allowing me to review this comic.  This new book comes out today.  For more of my reviews of comics check out Collection of Posts: Superheroes, Comics and Worldview Series.

Gene Yang.  New Super-Man Vol. 1: Made In China. Burbank, CA: DC Comics, June 27th, 2017. 231 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

This was a fun read.  This was a little different than the typical Superman comic. This New Superman is Chinese (as one can gleam from the subtitle).  I loved the story as it was a breath of fresh air from the generic Superman story and also that it was a different cultural perspective.  I am glad DC printed this and had a good writer name Gene Yang tell this story.  Thus far this is my favorite of DC’s latest company-wide relaunched called Rebirth.

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Yesterday I posted on “Spurgeon on Preachers Reading Outside the Bible and Theology.”  One commentator, patrickhawthorne01, wrote “Does this mean I still get to read the comics?”  So its probably appropriate to have my weekly Friday evening book reviews of leisure reading to be on comics!

Superman for All Seasons

Jeph Loeb. Superman for All Seasons. New York, NY: DC Comics, September 25th 2002. 206 pp.

5 out of 5

Funny as this may sound this is my first Superman comic that I read.  That’s largely due to the fact that as a kid I found Superman to be cheesy.  So when I give this book a rating of 5 out of 5 I hope readers would understand that I really thought this book was good.  It surpassed my expectations!  When the writer Jeph Loeb and the artist Tim Sale team up they are incredible and this is another example of great comic art and story just like their other work: Batman: The Long Halloween and Daredevil Legends, Vol. 1: Yellow.

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