Supurbia by writer Grace Randolph and Artist Russell Dauterman was clever if nothing else. I must say that the cover lead me to think the story would be about the teenage daughters of superhero’s, but it turned out to be a little different. While the story begins focusing on hero’s living in the suburbs it hints that the book is more than that. But it only hints.
I will be curious to see how the story plays out in the future issues. While for one issue it was clever and witty even if lacking any action. We see The Wonder Woman the Batman the Superman and The Captain America stereo types. We see the Wonder Woman type favoring her daughter over her son and the Batman type cheating on his wife with his sidekick. And unless this changes into something more substantial its not going to be able to hold readers interest over the next three issues.
At the end of issue one I found myself not persuaded to seek out the second issue. Nothing that occurred in the first issue is anything that you can’t find at a silly conversation at a local comic book store. Now if their market was not the general comic reading community it might seem a wittier book and would do better. But that’s the problem isn’t it. Unless the story is picked up by some other media it won’t reach those readers.
I liked the Art. Mr. Dauterman did a great job with the material. And this book will appeal to some readers out there who are looking for something a little different. I just find it hard to give it a full green light when I know that times are tough for a lot of readers out there when it comes to their comic budgets. That being said it is not a bad book. But for my buck I want a bit more bang. And while its witty and clever it’s not memorable.