REVIEW CORNER: The Superman/Madman Hullabaloo

The Superman/Madman Hullabaloo! (1997)

Writer/Artist: Mike Allred
Colorist: Laura Allred
Letterer: Sean Konot


With Diamond suspending shipment of new comics due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the post I dedicate to reviewing the new stash of comics that I get every week is now on hiatus for the time being, but I do feel like I shouldn’t break this weekly routine so for the time being, I decided to bring back Review Corner and I’ll be reviewing a series that I just read for the first time in years- The Superman/Madman Hullabaloo”; I’ve been a die-hard fan of Mike Allred’s Madman since I saw his brief appearance in Gen 13# 13B from 1996 and that point on I just had to know more about this character, soon I found myself getting every back issue of “Madman Comics” I can get my hands on and I enjoyed them very much, the adventures of an agent who was killed in a car accident and bought back to life by two scientists and one of the scientist, Dr. Boiffard named him after his heroes- Frank Sinatra and Albert Einstein = Frank Einstein.

If you ever get the chance to read this series (It’s only three issues) you would think that this is by far one of the weirdest crossovers ever but its Allred’s stellar storytelling and artwork that keeps the story entertaining and for what’s it worth, there’s never a dull moment as we see both Superman and Madman crossing over to each other’s world but Frank has a fraction of Superman’s powers while Supes himself looks like an amalgam of himself and Madman; Seeing Kal-El and Frank Einstein interact was truly special to witness and I like how we got to see the mischief of Mr. Myxzptlk and Mutant Street Beatniks, this was one crossover and showed the light-hearted fun that this series delivered and giving both fans of mainstream and indie comics a mini-series that’ will be always timeless.

That’s it for this week’s Review Corner. Next week I’ll probably review an indie comic from the 90s and I’ll recap the latest happenings at the comic forum this Sunday via video chat on FB. Thanks for sticking around and I’ll see you all next week.

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