So that thing I brought up about Superman and his blood and the testing done on it from before- seems to be coming true now. I don’t know how much of it will hold up through this story, and I’m not ACTUALLY confirming anything, because I know nothing that you don’t already know- I’m no industry insider. I’m not on anyone’s payroll, or in “big comic book’s” pockets (though, if you’re looking for a weird beard fella to fill up that empty pocket of yours- please get in touch. I don’t ask for much in order to sell out…) so I may be way off here.
But what isn’t way off is the artwork on this book. And the action- it is really, really good. Some of the dialogue is weird, clunky and even felt weird rattling around in my brain, but beyond that, this was a solid issue- it followed up last issue well, and has got me to start letting go of my Neal Adams/Batman Odyssey fears, ands tart to unwind and really, truly enjoy this book. Who knows how long that will last, but for now- I am enjoying Uncle Neal’s Wild Ride. Kalibak v Superman was a pretty epic showdown, and I was glad for a bit of the fisticuffs with Kal-El involved instead of his three-cloned-stooges (I am using clone here ironically, not literally- I don’t know WHAT these dudes are!) and the throw down with Luthor was pretty savage, too.
Though, to be honest, I do feel like that went down a bit oddly, and that the way that Superman and Lex had their confrontation in Superman American Alien felt a bit more akin to what would ACTUALLY happen. I know that no two books are the same, and no two people tell a story the same way, but it just felt a bit off to me, especially after reading American Alien this week. But beyond that it, was a solid issue and I really enjoyed it. Superb artwork, as usual- no surprises there.