Friday, March 19, 2010

Superman Battles Robot Menace

Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton #1, by James Robinson, Sterling Gates, and Pete Woods

You will recall that for a while there I was reading the New Krypton title, in which Kal-El gave up being Superman and went to live on a new planet with a load of his Kryptonian who had been freed from the bottle city of Kaldor. It started off well, with entertaining stuff about the internal politics of the Kryptonians and the rivalry between General Zod and Kal-El, but then it disappeared up into an arse of DC Universe wankology. This is the first of a short limited series following on from that title. In a development of almost unbelievable thrill power, New Krypton finds itself under attack – from Brainiac (the very same robot mastermind who shrank and bottled Kaldor in the first place).

This has lots of fites, lots of weird Zod character stuff, lots of Kal-El saying "This is a job for Superman!", and lots of OMG revelations, which makes for massive win… but it also has an annoying "To be continued in Superman #51, i.e. another title we are going to sucker you into buying, you sap" conclusion. Curse you DC.

Super Panda

An inuit panda production

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