Monday, October 7, 2013

Adventures of Superman #24 Review

Written By: Marc Guggenheim
Art By: Joe Bennett
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: October 7, 2013

The last issue ended with Superman figuring that all was not right on the newly discovered "alive" Krypton.  Still elated at the idea of meeting his long dead Father, he must face the fact that everything around him, including Jor-El is a construct and not the real thing.  Couple this with the fact that his powers are slowly draining from lack of the yellow Sun and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out it all was a trap.  Surprise...Brainiac's in the house.

What follows is both a battle of wits and brawn that ends with Superman victorious, but Brainiac succeeding in making Superman watch as Krypton is destroyed, as helpless as the first time it happened. Superman delivers Brainiac to the Prison Planet but is still haunted by the Kryptonian voices screaming out in pain and fear.  Superman has won the battle, but is devastated as one who finally got everything he always wanted only to have it snatched away.

Bits and Pieces:

Marc Guggenheim's Tears for Krypton arc was very moving and emotional.  Superman is often depicted as a solitary figure who faces the Universe's horrors alone.  This story shows just how alone he can be. While we love to see Superman run faster than a speeding bullet and jump tall buildings in a single bound, this story made me want to see him spend time with his own people for once in his life.  Sadly, it never seems to work out that way.  Great story that I highly recommend reading. 


No comments:

Post a Comment