As well meaning as Patrick Gleason and Peter J. Tomasi’s history road trip has been, the Declaration arc has made for a dull two issue stretch of Superman. Clark and Lois continue taking Jon to various historic sites — this time in Washington, D.C.
This arc has read more like a comic book tie-in you’d find in a D.C. gift shop instead of part of the run of one of Rebirth’s most successful titles. While it definitely comes across as a stopgap until the next big storyline, I can’t imagine many Superman readers have been especially excited about reading an extended history lesson.
Like last issue, there hasn’t been a lot of instances where Jon’s voice has sounded natural. One of the strengths of Superman and Super Sons is that Jon actually talks like a child. In this arc, in too many instances, his speech pattern sounds too similar to Clark or Lois.
Factor in Scott Godlewski’s rough art where every character has harsh looking faces and a complete of action and there’s really little reason to grab this issue. Declaration’s good intentions don’t make for an exciting read for Superman. Unless you’re a big time historian this is one arc you can safely avoid and not miss anything.
Rating: 2 out of 10
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