So I was initially super excited that the Mister Miracle team was taking on my favorite character, but two issues in and I’m nervous.
I read a post about the things people hated about TK’s Batman run and it’s a laundry list of things I’d hate to see happen to Adam (in particular, killing/disrespecting supporting characters, treating Batman as a brawler rather than a detective). So far, Adam has primarily demonstrated his heroics with fancy flying and lots of laser gun work (complete with pew-pew sound effects)…and he’s accused of being a colonialist, murderer, and war criminal.
I didn’t love the last three attempts (the re-populate Rann story, his cowardly turn on Krypton, and whatever JLU was) to re-invent AS and I’m hoping this isn’t another writer taking on a character to explain all the ways their original stories were stupid.
Ultimately, WGAF because it’s just comics and the last story is just what you have to deal with til the next story, but I just want to read a good AS tale that honors his roots as a character, but I also realize he’s a fringe character that writers and editors figure they can do whatever they want with. I think the last one I enjoyed was a JLA run Mark Waid wrote. We’ll see how this turns out.