decoyelite's Superman #23.1 - Arrested Development review

Avatar image for decoyelite
  • Score:
  • decoyelite wrote this review on .
  • 6 out of 6 Comic Vine users found it helpful.
  • decoyelite has written a total of 36 reviews. The last one was for City of Fear
  • This review received 7 comments

Should have been named Lex Luthor

Note: This review will contain spoilers, but it's nothing big concerning the series overall, at least as far as I know.

So this whole villains month seems to be another gimmick to attract new readers, so who's better than a new reader to check these issues out? I like a nice gimmick and I'm a little hyped up because I like Bizarro, so let's see how this issue fairs from my perspective.

The Good:

Okay on the positive side I really like Lex in this issue, he really feels like the scheming villain I love to read and his plans aren't insanely convoluted or stupid like some evil plans can be. He has the ego, the style, and strategic ability I expect from the character. Lex also narrates the issue and I love it, his ego and bias shine through every caption and it's perfect. The art for this issue is pretty nice as well, it didn't quite blow me away but I still enjoyed it.

The Bad:

So as my title of this review hints this issue despite being billed as "Bizarro" doesn't really feel like a Bizarro story. It's far more of a Lex Luthor story than a Bizarro one and that erks me a bit. It really gets on my nerves given that the character shown on the cover is not even in the book. It's actually about more of a prototype-Bizarro if anything. I suppose this is meant to hint at future Bizarro appearance, but I still have a bad taste in mouth from the pointless false advertising.


I've decided that I did in fact like this issue. Despite my problems with the lack of the actual "star" it's still a nice little Lex Luthor story that I feel really gets the character down. It's a short and sweet little ball of foreshadowing for some hopefully enjoyable Bizarro stories. So if you're a Lex fan or a someone already into this series check this one out, but if you're in need of a Bizarro fix then I suggest looking somewhere else.

Other reviews for Superman #23.1 - Arrested Development

    Superman #23.1 Rating 0

    Cover & Solicit - 4/5Would I pick-up or buy the comic based on the solicit or cover alone?Are the alternate covers appealing?Does the solicit and cover portray what happens in the issue?Do I like the artist's style on the cover?Art, Colors & Inking - 3/5- Weighted DoubleDo I personally like this artist's style?Does the artist stay true to the characters appearance?If there are multiple artists do they blend well and not disturb the reading experience?Does the coloring/inking blend well w...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

This edit will also create new pages on Comic Vine for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Comic Vine users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.