Ah, Supreme. I remember when the first issue came out awhile back to stellar reviews. I’ve heard a lot about this series, but this is actually my first comic of it and I’ve quickly learned ( and there’s no getting around this) Supreme is a parody. This issue was filled with winks and nods to its obvious Kryptonian inspiration, Superman.
The official description from Image:
Following ALAN MOORE’s final SUPREME tale, legendary writer/artist ERIK LARSEN takes up where he left off. Supreme’s most hated nemesis, Darius Dax, has rallied a thousand versions of himself to face the Ivory Icon! Against such odds, Supreme turns to the Supremacy for aid – and ultimately the deadliest Supreme of them all! Is the world ready for the return of ROB LIEFELD’s Supreme? A shocker!
I couldn’t help but smirk at a lot of scenes in this comic. It’s simply bizarre! First off, there are many Superman hint-hint moments, from the title character shouting “Great scott!” to a civilian saying “Look, up in the sky!” And then in the middle of it, Krypto, I mean Radar appears. It’s funny stuff. There’s plenty of fast-paced action amd the writing is humorous. (We even have a Howard the Duck wannabe.)
The art is interesting, it appears to be a throwback to the 90′s. From the strange-looking mouths to Supreme himself, it reminds me of the infamous 90′s era. The writing as stated before is humorous, there’s a lot jabs to the Superman mythos. (Was that Micky Mouse wearing a Supreme costume?) I think the only real problem is that the issue is so focused on poking fun at Superman, the actual story gets lost. It’s fun, but at some point I began to wonder what the goal was here.
Overall, Supreme #64 is an enjoyable comic. It’s fast paced, and Superman fans should dig the funny little pokes at the franchise. I think it’s lacking a good story, but that doesn’t stop it from being a fun ride.