Comic Review

REVIEW: Superman: Son Of Kal-El #6

Superman: Son Of Kal-El #6 continues the debut story of Jon Kent’s Superman and I am loving it so far! I can’t wait to see what else Tom Taylor has in store for this character.

But before we get into the issue itself, let’s take a look at the covers. The standard cover is by John Timms and it is fantastic. Superman looks incredibly powerful and confident here and the explosive scene and blurred shadows really show cases the speed and power that he is capable of.

Superman: Son of Kal-El #6 Review | The Aspiring Kryptonian
Photo Credit: DC Entertainment

The variant cover is by Inhyuk Lee and I think this might be my favourite variant cover from him. Once again the detail that he has put into this piece is flawless, you can even see the textures on the suit, chains and liquid that seems to be floating around. This is a fantastic piece to say the least.

Superman: Son of Kal-El #6 Review | The Aspiring Kryptonian
Photo Credit: DC Entertainment

Superman: Son Of Kal-El #6 picks up right where we left off as Lois questions Batman in regards to why and how The Kent farm was attacked in a previous issue. This sequence went a long way to explain that and I love that Tom Taylor took the time to explain that to readers.

I also love how despite the fact that Jon is Superman he still doubts himself, gives himself pep talks and leans upon those around him for support. Though he is part alien, it’s really his human side that shines in this series and Taylor has done a brilliant job of bringing that to light. Though there is something more at large in the series, Jon took the time to make it up to Jay, upon The Daily Planet no least! That was a really nice touch and the artwork here by John Timms is simply stunning. It is here that we really get to know more about Jay and his backstory is rather quite harrowing to say the least.

It’s here where Jay meets another friend of Jon and he doesn’t have many. That interaction was great, firstly it was great to see Jay and Jon on a mission together and both clearly caring abut the other, but it was great to see this interaction. It’s not often we get to see the softer side of this character in particular and I think it was showcased perfectly in this issue.

Those around Jon clearly all have the same mindset and Tom Taylor has really provided us and Jon with a great support network and that’s clear in the pages of this book. It’s that very support network that help solve the mystery they are looking for. Following that we get a real sense of the threat that Jon and his newly founded team are up against and it’s safe to say the stakes are high, especially for Jay.

The artwork is by John Timms with colours by Hi-Fi and I have to say the artwork is excellent throughout. John Timms has been smashing it on this series and has really given this character his own sense of personality and look. Timms has a knack when it comes to this series, he expertly shows the emotions through his artwork and produces one hell of an action sequence. That artwork is brought to life by Hi-Fi’s incredibly vibrant yet realistic colour palette which compliments it perfectly.

Superman: Son Of Kal-El #6 is an excellent addition to the series that delves deeper into Jay Nakamura’s backstory. This issue really showcases the stakes and the threat that this pair are up against and I cannot wait to see what comes next.

Haven’t picked up Superman: Son Of Kal-El #6 yet? You can get the standard cover by John Timms here (UK) or here (US). Or if you prefer the variant cover by Inhyuk Lee, you can get that here.

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