A Bunch of Angry Men...and a Lady
Written by: Christos Gage
Art by: Joe Bennett, Sean Parsons, Hi-Fi and Deron Bennett
Senator Finch then gives a long, emotional speech that gives the reader a peek at how the whole world is torn by the Superman situation. Some look at him as a savior, while others look at him as the beginning of the end. While we know what the real answer is (?), that doesn't change how some are looking at him as the movie begins. In the end, everyone involved agrees that regardless of their opinions on Superman, more information is needed and so they unanimously vote to start up the subcommittee to study him.
I liked this chapter mainly because I had no idea who Senator Finch really was and what she was all about before and now I know a little more. She seems to be a Superman supporter, but can put that aside to do the right thing. That is the type of attitude that I'm sure we will see in the movie and I'm looking forward to seeing it. On a side note, reading this chapter makes me think that Holly Hunter was a really good choice for the role.
The art by Joe Bennett was good in this chapter, though he really didn't get to do much. I'm sure that a bunch of people arguing in a conference room is not the first pick for a comic book artist, but Bennett does a good enough job matching Senator Finch to Holly Hunter.
Bits and Pieces:
While this chapter is not full of set pieces or explosions, it does what it sets out to do...set the tone for the Batman v Superman movie. The world has mixed feeling towards Superman and we see it inside this meeting room as some higher ups decide if they need to take a closer look as to who this Superman really is. This was the issue I was least looking forward to reading, but it may be the one that has the most information of what we have in store when the actual movie begins.