This is an Elseworlds tale based on a story by John
Cleese. You’d think that would have to be funny,
Title: Superman: True Brit
Author: Kim “Howard” Johnson, based on a story by
Illustrator(s): John Byrne, Mark Farmer, and Alex
Original Publication Date: October 13, 2004
Buy from: Amazon.com
Past comic reviews can be found here.
In this Elseworlds tale, Kal-El crash lands in
England instead of
The impaling scene. Not nearly enough reaction to
This wasn’t particularly original. It’s a
retelling that takes constant potshots and the press
in general and
British tabloid journalism in particular. I give it
3 out of 6.
The artwork is decent, but it doesn’t amaze.
You always know
what’s going on, though. I give it 4 out of 6.
The story is not that impressive, either.
There’s not that
much here, although the Batman bit was nice. I give
it 4 out of 6.
The characterization is poor. There are
personalities here, shared by the entire cast of
characters, and none
of them are deep. I give it 3 out of 6.
The emotional response was the biggest
doesn’t come close to being as funny as I’m used to
from John Cleese,
partly because the same jokes are repeated so often.
I give it 3 out
The flow wasn’t bad, after some of the rapid
I give it 4 out of 6.
Overall, it’s not bad, but I wouldn’t pay
price. I don’t even expect to reread it. Wait for a
give it 3 out of 6.
In total, Superman: True Brit receives 24
out of 42.