Tuesday, September 15, 2009
"Superman: World of New Krypton" #6, by James Robinson, Greg Rucka, and Pete Woods
One really annoying thing they sometimes do in the big company comics is have a story start in issue X of Title A, and then have it advance in an issue of Title B, so that if you only read Title A you miss key chunks of the narrative. So it is with this one. The last issue ended with Kal-El putting on the Superman costume to fly to Earth in investigation of the attempted murder of New Kryptonian hero General Zod. In this one he has just returned to New Krypton again, so god only knows what happened in the meantime. Kal-El now finds himself appointed head of the New Kryptonian military, and trying to avert a war between his superpowered fellows and the people of Earth. Various other exciting things happen, but I found this a bit less thrill-powered than some of this title's earlier episodes.