Superman Is As American As The Apple Pie He Just Stole (Darkseid War Mini-Spoilers)

So Superman has turned into a super powered negative-looking version of himself in Justice League: Darkseid War. And in today's Superman spinoff he puts these new powers (and new attitude ) to good use.

s1Normally one plate – or the fork – of another. But this is a Superman of an America that takes what it wants invades other's territory without due process, that believes in its own exceptionalism. As an American as

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Is this a more subtle version of the politicisation of recent superhero comic books?Justice League- The Darkseid War - Superman (2015) 001-009

Okay, getting less subtle by the second. But why is he so cross? Is he super-sensitive?Justice League- The Darkseid War - Superman (2015) 001-012

Well his hearing is. Man it's surprising he has kept it together as long as he has.

Meanwhile in the Flash spinoff, also out today…Justice League- The Darkseid War - The Flash (2015) 001-005The Flash is trying to outrun death. Man, talk about your subtext…

Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London, opening an exhibition of cartoonists paying tribute to creators, characters and stories that have had an impact in their own work, including Siobhan Alcaide, John Allison, Andy Barron,Hannah Berry, Robert Brown, , Alessandra Criseo, William Exley, Jack Fallows, James Gifford, Julian Hanshaw, Warwick Johnson-Cadwell, Mike Medaglia, Philippa Rice, Julia Scheele, Hamish Steele, Jack Teagle, Donya Todd and Tillie Walden. Opening night Friday 6th at 7pm, running through November.

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Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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