Punchy wrote:Well, that was unexpected. One of the problems books set in the past face is that, we already know that the characters are around in present day titles, so there’s no sense of jeopardy. Superman can’t die or lose because has to be alive for events in Superman or Justice League or wherever to happen. Except in this title, because Grant Morrison just killed off Clark Kent. Of course, Clark has to come back somehow because he’s still Superman’s alter-ego in the present day, but I’m very excited to see how Morrison writes his way out of this whole, and it also brings back some level of unexpectedness to the title, and loosens things up a little. I continue to love this take on Superman, the return to his socially conscious roots, and the scene where he stopped the child-killer was probably the highlight. I also liked the small scene with the Justice League, where Superman tried to convince them to help the world in his way, but couldn’t, because the other League members weren’t willing to break international protocol, they didn’t want to rock the boat. I want more boat-rocking! But still, that was a strong scene with good dialogue from all of the JLA. I also thought it was interesting that Superman used his spandex-suit when with the league, but on his solo mission, he was still in the jeans and t-shirt combo, a clear delineation between his two roles. That’s not to say this issue was totally brilliant, the villain was clearly a Kraven rip-off, but it’ll be interesting to see what he’s like with his Iron Mask, and who the heck is that little guy? Is he Mxyzptlk?
So when are we going to see Mr. "Occupy" Superman get around to ground and pounding Scott Walker and the other Republican governors who think public employees shouln't have any rights?
Or who try to strip local governments of their ability to govern on their own?
Or tell the Republicans to get off their @$$es and stop trying to obstruct any attempt to kickstart the US economy.
I thought this was "Springsteen" Superman, not whiny useless liberal pu$$y US Govt. hating Superman.