The comic book that got me into comics in the first place was Justice League – everyone who follows my blog should know that. However, the comic title that will forever remain a favorite from my childhood is the Batman Adventures. It was drawn in a very specific style that mimicked the older, more classic version of the Batman. While Superman Family Adventures verges much more on the silly side of the artistic realm, there still remains a little bit of that older feeling; each issue is fun, adventurous, and I suspect will stand on its own without the need of reading back up issues to understand the story.
The title isn’t kidding when it reads “Super Family Adventures,” bringing in everyone they can that’s apart of the Superman entourage. Bizarro’s come to pay Metropolis a visit, but doesn’t quite understand what’s going on since he’s just woken up from his very long nap – Henceforth, he’s a bit cranky. The Fortress and the artifacts and animals within are scattered…even the multiple, multicolored Kryptonian rocks which are the cause of Superman’s weakness. Why Supes was keeping this around, I have no idea, but it’s of no concerned to me since he has his led lined suit to protect him.
I was a bit confused at first since the story is much more segmented than last issue’s was. However, the main story doesn’t stop, the title logo simply interjects itself at random places where a strip can end. No complaints, just something you might want to be aware of before picking this issue up.
This issue introduce many things for the youngins to help boost their understanding of Superman folklore. Not only is there Kryptonite everywhere, and a few straggling monsters that will most likely wreak havoc in the world, there’s also a few new character additions and a wrist watch specifically designed for Jimmy Olsen to contact Superman if need be. But no matter what the peril, nothing will be as perilous as the ability to get Mr. White his coffee, even on Jimmy’s day off.
It’s a fun issue that will have your kids wanting more. Have fun!