By Philip Schweier
Oct 10, 2018 - 4:21
takes the Man of Steel into a virtual reality inside his own mind – a world
where Lois Lane’s reputation for misspelling is exaggerated to the point of
caricature. In this world, Superman relives his worst defeats: the boy who
jumped attempting to fly; Doomsday; his inability to return to the past and
prevent Krypton’s destruction.
But it’s the kind of risk Superman needs to shake the clues loose in his head. It’s a surreal story, which provides a bit of dues ex machina to tell Superman where to go next. mAybe it’s a cheat, but I’ll wait until I’ve read the final chapter before rendering judgement.
The artwork reminds me of Superman as seen in the Dark Knight Returns. I may be off base as I’ve read the story only once, but I see similarities between the work of Kubert and Hope and that of Miller and Janson. Perhaps it’s by design, or maybe someone just appreciates that series. Your mileage may vary.