Adventures Of Superman: Jon Kent #6 brings us the finale in the Injustice crossover and it’s safe to say that I have been eagerly awaiting it. As a fan of the Injustice series, it has been great to see it brought back to life once again in comics.
But before we get into the issue itself, let’s take a look at the covers. The standard cover is by Clayton Henry and Marcelo Maiolo and though it doesn’t quite portray the contents of the issue itself, it is a great cover! It’s father vs son and the creative team allow each of them to showcase their powers perfectly.
The second variant and my personal favourite of these covers is by Ariel Colón. The photorealism and detail that has gone into this cover is phenomenal! Colón has perfectly captured the essence of this story arc and the characters involved and I hope to see him work on more Superman related covers.
The third variant is by Laura Braga & Prasad Rao “Pressy” and it is joyful. Here we get to see how far Jon has come as a character from childhood to his teenage years. This cover is a treat for fans of The Super-Sons and I have to say it’s a little emotional to see his growth. Each and every iteration of Jon here is superb and accurately drawn mixed with Braga’s unique style.
Be sure to keep your eye out for other variant covers by Zu Orzu and Cully Hamner.
Adventures Of Superman: Jon Kent #6 acts as the finale to the Injustice crossover and I have to say I’m sad it wasn’t made longer, though I’ve loved getting to see this universe and it’s characters again.
This issue sees Jon Kent take on his father from an alternate Earth, but in order to get to him, he has to take down or at least disarm the entire Justice League first. Much to his surprise, he is more successful in doing so and he does it in a way that his father would be proud – by reasoning with them, well most of them. I also love Tom Taylor’s dialogue (lettered by Wes Abbott) in this issue too, it has some great one-liners that would work extremely well in gameplay, but it also has hints of classic superman lines which I adored.
After the lack of contact from the Justice League, Injustice Superman starts to take out his anger on a prisoner that Jon really cares for. Jon is more than prepared and outsmarts him on multiple occasions making him angrier than ever, it is here that Jon brings out the big guns in a final attempt to get through to him. I adored this moment, despite how long the Injustice series and game have been around it’s something we’ve never seen before and whilst it’s the most obvious way to get though to Clark, it still holds so much emotion.
The artwork by Clayton Henry is fantastic, as I always say it perfectly fits with the art style of the injustice game, but with a twist from his dynamic style and the vibrant colours by Jordie Bellaire. The emotion that Henry’s artwork conveys by facial expression alone is impressive.
I have to say… Adventures Of Superman: Jon Kent #6 doesn’t feature the showdown I was expecting, but one that I loved seeing. In the end, Jon takes his leave, though not by choice, and returns to his Earth, but something is seriously wrong and I cannot wait to see what that is. Not only that but the final panel also suggests that this isn’t the last we’ve seen of Injustice.