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COMIC REVIEW: FTN Reviews Not So Super #1

October 25th, 2013 by Jake Tanner Comments

Not So Super #1 Review
Written by Jacques Nyemb
Artist: Joe Hunter

In a world filled with superheroes Jacques Nyemb has taken an entirely new spin on the genre. What if someone that gained superpowers didn’t get that storybook beginning? Daniel Douglas is an ordinary guy with an ordinary life. He works at a job he hates and the days are a crap cocktail of mind-numbingly boring and unbelievably frustrating. One day things take a turn for the worse. Daniel finds himself randomly gaining and losing superpowers and he has no idea why!

Nyemb has again impressed me with his fresh brand of storytelling. Comics have been around for decades and the genres he writes in have been around nearly since the beginning. It’s hard enough to create a new superhero book, but it’s nearly impossible to cut a new niche into the genre. While I wouldn’t call this a ‘superhero’ book, Jacques has managed to accomplish the rare feat of telling a totally original, very entertaining story. I think the best part about the whole thing is I would feel comfortable recommending this to a reader of almost any age!

The art is absolutely fantastic in Not So Super. I’ve seen numerous indie books ‘phone it in’ in the art department, but Joe Hunter hit this one out of the park. It’s a lot of fun to see his take on the random assortment of powers Daniel is ‘blessed’ with and I can’t wait to see more of his work!

As with Nyemb’s other project, This Bites, Not So Super is a ‘pay what you want’ book. These two creators make an amazing team and it shows in the pages of this series. As I said before, I would feel totally comfortable recommending this series to anyone so if you or someone you know is looking for a great all-ages book to read, look no further! (The link to purchase this book digitally is here) Not So Super demands attention and is the start of something really special from this creative team!

5 out of 5 nerds

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I'm 25 years old and I'm hugely passionate about comic books and I also LOVE gaming. The birth of my daughter, Abby, rekindled my passion for comic book stories. I grew up on them and I want nothing more than to share that passion with her! I'm a pretty typical guy, I love sports. (NHL-Blackhawks, NBA-Lakers, MLB-Cubs, and NFL-Daaaa Bears!). I've been writing for a pretty big portion of my life, and I've been nominated for multiple awards for some of the poetry I’ve written! Happy reading and follow me on Twitter @xJatmanx.