[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers.]
Writer: Gene Luen Yang
Artist: Viktor Bogdanovic (Pencils) & Richard Friend (Inks)
New Super-Man continues to be an interesting series! Sure they do hit some Superman clichés but it never makes it feel clunky or weird. The teenage life on Kong Kenan continues in this issue and it all starts like every good high school love story. Boy met girl, now boy wants to get noticed by her and of course, the cocky Kong Kenan just needs to announce to the world that he’s The Super-Man.
Every good superhero worth their weight knows that a secret identity keeps you and your loved ones safe, even China’s Bat-Man and Wonder-Woman shut him up as quickly as possible. That doesn’t stop all of the things that go bump in the night from taking a step out of the shadows thought. Beyond that, what ramifications will this secret being revealed have on Kenan’s father? We’ll all have to keep reading to find out!
The writing of this series is so fun that I don’t want it to stop! Gene Luen Yang must be having a riot in front of his computer with all the crazy and unconventional stories he is telling, the great jokes, as well as the cool monsters that he unleashes on the Chinese trinity.
There was nothing negative that I can say about New Super-Man #3, it was great. There is an amazing scene between the three protagonists that takes place atop the Oriental Pearl Tower which is just touching. We get to learn a lot about the characters and with some fun narrating, we see Kenan growing up a little.
Overall, this issue was a good read and it is setting up lots of new information and stories for the reader to enjoy in the near future!