Superman has always been one of those heroes that I’ve not really gotten. He’s pretty much invincible, yet he always seems to have all of these problems, though it seems like his powers were, at the very least, reduced compared to what I remember them as.
Anyways, the comic starts off with Lex Luthor doing his thing. As in; building a giant diorama of his dream city that runs completely off of the sun. If what he talked about in the last issue is true and works, then that is some model he’s built. Either way it isn’t really relevant as, we go across the world to Dubai, where Superman is fighting some sort of construction robot that is trying to bring down the world’s tallest free standing structure. You know, I don’t remember many evil villains trying to take down the worlds tallest free standing structure when it was in Canada, but now that’s it’s in Dubai, every villain has some sort of evil plan that has the building in the center of their plans. Really, that kind of just ticks me off. I mean sure, the CN Tower isn- wait no. The CN Tower is pretty impressive! In fact, it’s really cool, and distinctive.
Anyways, Superman saves the building with his almighty powers, and then… wait give me a second to double check.
Oh, yeah. He goes to talk to Batman!
This is why I love comics. The super giant worlds that all these vastly different stories take place in, is just so fantastical and amazing. I mean, it’s almost akin to that of a epic fantasy world. The amount of stories and adventures is never ending, and that’s what I love in fiction. The ability to lose yourself in it, to lose yourself in a different world.
Anyways, Batman does his usual thing, and the two watch some weird video with singing men that have red headed men added to their faces. Batman then does his thing some more, and Superman flies off to the… desert?
General Lang is there and the two share some passive aggressive conversation, before Lane takes the passive part and tosses it at Superman’s face, along with a barrage of robots. Superman does his thing, but before he can totally dominate, the weird blue man thing from the last issue pops out of nowhere and starts to dominate Superman.
We then cut back to Lex, who has well… gone straight back to evil, and has created some sort of exosuit. He breaks our of prison and swears to change the world. Ah, typical Lex. They really should just off him.
Anyways, the issue ends with Batman doing his thing and talking about how he has a special anti-Superman suit. Talk about foreshadowing eh?
So, all in all. Not a bad issue. Lots of action, the plot is thickening and all that. It wasn’t very… memorable. As in, even after reading it several times, I still can’t quite remember every little thing that happened. Which isn’t- no. It’s a bad thing.
Still, that is nice, because I can reread it and still find some entertainment in it so wasn’t a waster of $3.99. Also, this was a dollar cheaper than the first issue, is that a normal thing? I don’t know… I’ll see with the next issue in August.