First off this is a review of the series so far, so if you haven’t read issues five or six, spoilers may lay ahead.
The Story So far:
Simon Pooni is 13 year old boy who has M.S. After being a superstar basketball player, he is diagnosed with M.S. and is relented to a chair for the remainder of his life. One day a magic space monkey comes along and grants him one magic wish. He wishes himself into his favorite comic book hero, Superior.
Superior is, in the book, the oldest super hero, the first. He is essentially Superman, similar back story. This isn’t a surprise when you think about it. Millar is a huge Superman fan. The title however becomes more like Captain Marvel though. A magic wish.
After a week of doing good deeds, Superior, is turned back into his weakest form, Simon.
So far the series has had little disappointment for me. It’s been the Superman story I’ve wanted to see. I love the religious undertone Millar put in the series. The only issue I had a little bit of a problem with was issue 6. Issue 6 was where the fight was supposed to start, and in a way it did. However, I wanted to see an issue of ass kicking(Pun intended) that Millar is known for. However the issue did give us a bit of character building like the last 5. We’ve seen Simon go from being an all American kid to being weak, to growing power, and helping the world. He learned a lesson that he was already loved more than anything else by his parents, and that he didn’t need to have the world’s love. I think Millar was going for the whole, “What good is having the whole world, if you forfeit your soul” vibe here. Over all the book has been a pleaser and well worth the time and money I’ve put into reading it. I have yet to find a Millar title I didn’t like.