sales pitch on the deficiencies of the people of Earth continues. But when a
gunman invades the Daily Planet, preaching the gospel according to Oz, it makes
a reader wonder how much Jor-El has to do with creating the atmosphere of fear
and chaos. But like any good grandfather, he is there when young Jonathan Kent
needs him the most, while Super-Dad is half-way around the world, trying to
stop a genocidal war.
I get “the
needs of the many” philosophy, but I’m a bit selfish. My many come first, so I
guess I’m projecting when I say that I’m disappointed in Superman not being
on-site when the Planet goes into crisis mode.
The more of
this storyline I read, the more I am convinced Jor-El is not who he claims to
be. His world exploded, but he got better. Yeah, right. But who he truthfully
is is anybody’s guess Mon-El? J’onn J’onzz? Superboy Prime? I expect it all to
be revealed in an epic storyline that crosses over multiple titles, written by
Geoff Johns and drawn by every DC artist who can spare a few pages.
story is moving slower than I’d like, which is typical. I grew up in the age of
Wolfman/Perez’s New Teen Titans, Now THERE was some dense storytelling, which I
would like to see more of these days. But until those two legends can be
harnessed into another ongoing series, I’ll have to content myself with back