is facing a world in chaos. Crime, terrorism, and overall insanity is running
rampant. His Kryptonian father, Jor-El, seemingly survived the destruction of
Krypton, has been preaching a philosophy that humankind is unworthy of their
attention. Earth’s culture is far too brutal and hateful to be saved.
Superman learns that much of the chaos is instigated by followers of Oz –
as Jor-El is known to them – he begins to acknowledge the man he calls Jor-El
may be a fraud. And if he is Jor-El,
he’s still a fraud.
happens when the Son of Steel, Jonathan, comes between the two of them? The
idealistic eyes of a child may neuter Superman’s ability to prevent his
“father” from rescuing the family from turmoil he himself has stoked.
As I said a
few issues ago, it’s likely this story will run up to the landmark Action Comics #1,000. It moves a bit
slower than I would like, but that’s an unfair assessment, as I have no idea
what the next 10 issues will entail. My hope is that the creative team can
remain in place for the duration of the story. I find it frustrating when
artists step away mid-way through a storyline. I don’t fault them for it, I
blame the editor. He should manage the workload, and provide the art staff with
the resources they require.