By Koppy McFad
December 25, 2010 - 01:18
This issue focuses almost entirely on Daily Planet editor Perry White and the problems he faces with a dwindling readership in an age when fewer people are reading newspapers.
A hotshot Internet blogger has raised questions about whether the Daily Planet is enjoying certain favours from Superman and Perry can't adequately answer this. Although Superman flies back to Metropolis to offer his help, Perry resolves to handle the problem by himself.
This is an entertaining story inasmuch as it shows how life in the Daily Planet goes on, even without Superman and Lois around all the time. Perry and his Daily Planeteers, including Lois and Clark, are shown as competent and interesting characters, even when they aren't working on Superman-related material.
On the other hand, the story itself isn't too exciting. No one is ever in any danger and for all its troubles, the Daily Planet itself never seems really threatened. Those who like nice character bits will enjoy the story. Those looking for action will be very disappointed.
The art is competent and detailed but is also rather flat. It looks like something a non-comic artist would whip up if he were forced to do so. This kind of art really makes a reader appreciate the genius of Curt Swan who could put life into a simple scene of Perry, Jimmy and Clark just standing around a desk.
Rating: 7 /10