Last week was the start of my journey in finding lesser-known comics and characters to let like-minded readers know about them. I started things off with Marvel’s own Moon Girl, but this week, I thought I’d choose something smaller in scope than a genius and her pet dinosaur. That’s why this week, I’ll be talking about writer Jacques Nyemb and artist Joe Hunter’s Not So Super.
Remember, in the old times when you would walk around the grocery store and stumble upon a random person handing out delicious food samples? I often found myself walking away from the table after having devoured a small cube of cheese or sausage and conjuring up a plan that involved me being able to eat even more of these tasty treats. Perhaps a fake mustache or putting on a trenchcoat while sitting on my friend’s shoulders. Any idea was a good idea if it meant I’d be able to enjoy another bite-sized treat. If you’re still reading this, I’m sure you’re wondering, “I thought this was a comic book review,” and don’t worry, it is. The reason I bring all of that up is that that’s what Not So Super is.
Coming in at a brisk 22 pages, I was shocked at how quickly I blew through the story of 30 something-year-old Daniel, a character that anyone trying to figure out life can relate with, as he slowly starts to develop a magnitude of superpowers. While it appears that the “to be continued” that ends the comic may never actually see tomorrow, it doesn’t mean that writer Jacques Nyemb’s work isn’t impressive. With the ability to create likable characters and a world that I myself have been trying to navigate for more than years, I found myself wanting more from this story. If Daniel’s story truly is over though, then maybe this “chapter” of Looking For Heroes is not actually about Not So Super but rather a talented writer. So, if you’re the type of person who’s always on the lookout for an enjoyable read, then give Not So Super a chance. I promise you won’t regret it.