Writers: Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason
Pencils: Tony S. Daniel, Clay Mann
Inks: Sandu Florea and Seth Mann
Colors: Dinei Rineiro
Letterer: Rob Leigh
Supermen Fight Back
This Earth's Superman has his powers taken, but is told that he may look like a Superman, but he is nothing more than an anomaly. Superman is okay with what is coming for him, because he has a plan. He set up a location beacon on the Ultima Thule for the Justice League Incarnate to track and bring the rest of the Supermen of the Multiverse to save all those captured by Prophecy. Red Racer springs to action to build another Ultima Thule to save the Supermen; accepting the risk that doing this might possibly kill him. He completes his task and successfully builds the ship, but due to moving so fast he died. This Earth's Superman spreads hope to those Supermen trapped powerless and regains his powers as well as all of the other Supermen. They all then attack Prophecy, and before he disappears he says that he is all that stands between us and oblivion. This issue ends with with Clark and Kenan having a chat and Prophecy talking with a hooded figure, which I believe may be Mr. Oz.
I am going to start here: I am not a huge fan of Superman, never have been, growing up I always loved the Batman and Green Lantern books and always felt that because Superman was an alien; he wasn't as cool as the other comic book heroes. That being said, this rebirth run of Superman has been AMAZING! It completely changed my opinion on this character. This arc was interesting, especially for someone who hasn't read anything dealing with the Multiverse. I found myself wanting more and actually sad that it was ending. Tomasi and Gleason's storytelling is phenomenal, I mean to take someone who didn't like Superman to not it being one of my favorite books, simply fantastic. The whole art team is great, gosh those panels in this issue with Red Racer and the lightening all around him were fantastic, and that last page, take out the dialogue and let me frame it in my room: PERFECTION. Now I know this was a three issue arc so there are going to be parts of the story that seem forced to move the story along, but the only thing that really bothered me is how did Superman get his powers back? Prophecy absorbed whatever it is that makes the Supermen super, leaving them powerless, so how exactly did our Superman get his powers back and how did he give back the powers of all the other Supermen? If they can answer that question in this next arc or even the one after that I would be happy.
High Holy: ★★★★★★★★☆☆
Carl Hamlin | NCR