Thwarted in his attempt to rescue denizens of Subterranea, an enraged Superman rockets towards Tower Command to confront its mysterious Commander, a woman named Harrow.
Warning: Minor spoilers for the issue follow.
Greg Pak’s Superman encompasses much to love about the character. Using the New 52 to its full advantage, Pak gives us a Man of Steel with all of the ideals and optimism, but without the seasoning of his Pre-Crisis/Post-Crisis counterparts. This Superman, with a touch of arrogance and recklessness, is daring: Daring to save everyone; daring to take a chance on people; daring to trust; daring to do what’s hard and what’s right in the face of being criticized as naïve or weak. That combined with an exuberance for embracing his power, gives Pak’s Superman a welcome and compelling freshness, difficult to achieve and often absent from the character.
Since the New 52’s inception, the Superman line has been fraught with creative shifts and a lack of overall direction, but Under Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder, the ship has finally ben righted. I look forward to what comes next. Also, in this issue: Doomsday vs. polar bears in the arctic. Check it out!