Man Of Tomorrow #19 is here, and with every release within the series I tend to say the same thing. This series is fantastic and it really showcases the many traits and abilities that Superman has, this issue is no exception.
Before we get into the issue itself, let’s take a look at the cover which is by Jorge Corona, with colours by Mat Lopes. First of all the art style is completely unique, which I love. It really offers a cartoonistic approach to the heroes and the body proportions are rather Tim Burton-esque, I really love it. The art combined with the neon colour pallete really work well together, it is a really great cover.
Man Of Tomorrow #19 is titled “World’s Vilest” and features just that! As soon as I read the title I thought of Bizarro, so it was great to see him among many others featured in this issue. Superman and Batman are having a rather heated debate when they are suddenly interuppted by something entering the Earth’s atmosphere. That interruption sees a plethora of their evil counterparts from multiple worlds assemble to try and take them both down once and for all.
I have to say (despite them being villains) it is so great to see some of these characters back in action, it feels like it’s been too long since I saw a comic featuring Bizarro. Writer Dave Wielgosz really has selected the very worst of the bunch and I’m very happy that he did.
This issue really highlights the friendship and trust that both Superman and Batman have with eachother. Despite them having a little disagreement at the start of the issue, as soon as it comes down to it they are there for eachother no matter what. At first I was a little worried for Batman when they decided that he was to take on the evil Supermen and Superman take on the evil Batmen. But this issue just goes to show that it isn’t all about having the strength to go up against these villains, but having the knowlege and wit to beat them.
It also highlights that each of the heroes know exactly how to take eachother down if the time come (not that it ever would come to that). The fact that they both know this, and continue with the friendly relationship that they have says a lot about the trust they have with eachother. It also shows how strong their friendship really is.
The artwork by Jorge Corona is awesome, it is so fun yet so detailed. It just works perfectly for this kind of issue and it really compliments the story. Like I said when I was talking about the cover, the body proportions really have a Tim Burton-esque style to it which just works. That artwork combined with the colours by Mat Lopes just put me in awe. Every page and panel is so detailed and so vibrant, it really adds to the issue. I love the neon colour pallette within the issue, it’s something we don’t really see too often in Superman comics, but I really hope this isn’t the last we see of this creative team working on the character.
Man Of Tomorrow #19 is a really action packed and fun issue, I really enjoyed it. It is fast paced and pretty much a brawl between our heroes and their villainous counterparts. There were moments that made me smile, espeically with the dialogue between the group an the one liners. There were also moments that made me punch the air, espeically the moment where both Superman and Batman find themselves back to back as they take on the worst of the bunch. Overall I really enjoyed it and canot wait to read the next chapter to this awesome series.