Well, since I neglected to provide you with a $5 pick of the week last week, I am here to give you a fantastic use of 99¢! Everyone can afford that! Go out to the car, dig in between the couch cushions, or take a loan from your sibling’s/kid’s piggy bank because you’ll only need 99¢ to check out The Adventures of Superman #1 on the DC Digital Comics App or on Comixology!
I’ll be honest, I really didn’t even know the DC digital line existed until this week. I had heard of all the comics that were a part of it, but I thought they were books available in shops. This explains why I could never find them!
The Adventures of Superman will be a weekly digital book with a rotating team of writers and artists. This week features the talents of Jeff Parker and Chris Samnee.
Parker pens a perfectly bite-sized Superman yarn. A vagrant finds himself with unbelievable mental powers and wrecks a neighborhood in Metropolis. Superman shows up and saves the day. Is it simple? Yep. But that’s what makes it so awesome! It’s a classic Superman story, complete with a return to the red underwear! The last page also leads me to believe that there will be a narrative thread that will carry through each story from week to week.
Chris Samnee’s art was the real selling point for me. I love his art; it just puts a smile on my face. He draws in such a classic style, which has been a great fit for his previous work with Thor, The Rocketeer, Captain America, and now, the Big Blue Boy Scout. I’m glad he chose to draw Supes this way; I didn’t realize how much I have missed the classic costume until now.
You guys really have no excuse. This issue is only 99¢, and you can grab it on your phone (on which it is specifically designed to be read!) Buy it while walking to the cafeteria, and you'll be finished before you finish your lunch. It’s the perfect book for the comic fan on the go! When you combine the convenience, price, quality story, and art you could have one of the best ideas in comics today. Go take the leap into digital folks! Your eyes and wallet will thank you for it!