Posted May 3, 2012 by Norby Ela in Comics


This series produced by the Flipgeeks Crew picks one Mark Millar story and dissect, nitpick it for all the comic book geeks in preparation for the arrival  of the Scottish writer — the KILLAR MILLAR STORIES !

In this part, we would like to focus on Mark Millar’s “Superior“. This book review is brought to us by National Book Store.

‘Simon Pooni had it all going for him – plenty of friends at school and good looks, and his coach called him one of the most talented basketball players he’s ever seen. But that was when he could still move his legs. Now, he’s living with multiple sclerosis, missing all the little things he used to take for granted, and escaping into the world of movies and comics with his best friend. Then…SUPERIOR entered his life. It’s the newest smash super-hero comic from Mark Millar and SECRET INVASION artist Leinil Francis Yu!’

Mark Millar wrote another good series that would just makes our inner child enticingly happy. Just like his Marvel 1985, it’s somewhat a simple heart-warming story with an evil-kenevil Millar twist. This book is typically a visible homage to the Man of Steel. It is apparently obvious that this story dedicates to Christopher Reeves & Richard Donner. The main character – Simon Pooni – is purely clean and innocent, but suffers multiple sclerosis. The book is simply like a kid having a genie-in-a bottle type. But, along the series, Millar mainly tells us a situation on what would a real Superman do in real-life, like fighting crime, saving lives, stopping terrorism, and uphold accidents and natural disasters.

Millar gave some resemblance from the main character to the late Christopher Reeve (the initial actor who prose as Superman in the silver screen). It relates with Simon’s incapability of walking and partial paralysis to the latter part of Reeve’s life after he was thrown from a horse, causing him to be a quadriplegic. He required a wheelchair and breathing apparatus for the rest of his life. The dramatic moment were almost just right but it feels a bit sufficient. But, you will be really fulfilled with action panels.

The art team grand-slammed this book. The pencils of Leinil Yu and the rest of the creative team did a flawless job. With incredible point from detail to detail. The only problem that I have with the art, where Yu already admitted on the net, is his weakness in drawing women. Apart from that, the collaboration of Yu’s pencils, great parts from the inkers and colorists, the panels and spreads were great to pause look at carefully.

I just wish this book could have more pages in some panels a bit to set more of a somewhat dramatic pace. But, that’s just me. In the end, it’s a fun book to read, supplementing entertainment with a good heart-felt story and astounding visual art.

Check out other KILLAR MILLAR STORIES here.

Norby Ela

Now residing in San Diego, CA, I strive to work in art and further grow FlipGeeks around the world.