Skepticism follows the Waynes everywhere they go which is why this theme graces the cover of Superman. Gleason has always had a penchant for visual emotional expression and Rebirth has led to some character variations to play with. The Superman and son combination are still relatively unknown to the world and so Batman is poised to investigate. The physical symmetry of the cover embodies the mental asymmetry of these heroes. Superman is always optimistic but appears a little irritated but standing tall, John is wonderfully happy and fearless. Bruce is hunched overly inspecting quite rudely and Damian is glaring intently at a potential threat. Though Robin’s ego is always at the forefront, his concerns are still similar to his fathers. The inking is very impressive at showing the creases in outfits and musculature and I especially love the hairstyles. The colouring affords bright and glaring imagery but there are lovely subtleties such as the shine on Robin’s cloak and and the shade on Superman’s cape. This cover is delightful in its characterisation but also demonstrating how the apple does not fall far from the tree.
They look like they’re about to kiss!