I completely missed
Superman after his re-launch in 1986. That new version seemed like
such a difficult character to write stories for, and even harder to
read; it was quite painful, actually. The New 52 still didn't
completely get me vested on the character, but with this single
issue, Scott Lobdell has made me take a second look. In so many ways
his Superman is a regression -in a good way- to the one from the
Silver Age of comics, more specifically, the Curt Swan era.
Thank you also, Mr.
Lobdell, for that little tantrum Clark throws at the office
regarding the ethics of today's so-called journalism; maybe the
whole truth, justice, and the American way spiel was a little over
the top, but the principle in general is a nice critique on the news
business. Kenneth Rockafort and Sunny Gho kill it with the most
amazing visuals the title has seen in the past year. That Tripedal
curosiananiun (Kryptonian dragon thing) was fantastic.