Instead, he plays it straight, but in an appropriately grand way. He has Mon-El spout lines like, "The control planetoid in its forehead! That's what's guiding its actions! Destroy it!" without a hint of irony, and yet it's exactly what's needed for the story presented here. This is a story about doing the right thing. About making sacrifices to save the planet. About trying to help the "villains," even while they are trying their best to destroy Earth. In short, it's a Superman story. One of the very good ones. And after a couple of years of long speeches by Arion and the Insect Queen, Busiek finally nails it, just as he's walking out the door. Read Full Review
Ultimately, I just don't care about the antagonists, and don't see many of them as legitimate threats for Superman to deal with. A big, iconic character like Superman deserves some big stories to match, and it seems like characters are being inflated or created for the sole purpose of being powerful enough to get in a fistfights with him. Here's hoping he gets to tell some of those stories in Trinity, and that James Robinson has something big up his sleeve later this year. Read Full Review
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