Green Lantern Corps has discovered Zod, Ursa and their son Lor Zod on the
planet Jekuul, where the Kryptonians have enslaved the indigenous people… or
the locals have come to worship the Zod family as gods, so perhaps it’s a
Stockholm Syndrome situation. Regardless, the Lanterns know Zod for what he is:
“the deadliest Kryptonian who has ever lived.”
It may seem
strange to see a Superman villain going up against the Lanterns, but perhaps
not. It that villain were the Toy Man, sure, but Zod? It makes perfect sense.
And it makes sense that various heroes would encounter villains outside their
own personal rogues gallery. If you’re a Flash villain, and you’re tired of
being bested by someone with super-speed, then you go where the speedsters
aren’t, lIke Gotham, Bludhaven or Star City.
Peterson’s artwork is perfect. In some ways it reminds me a little bit of Joe
Staton’s run on Green Lantern back in the 1980s, but Peterson’s artwork is
different enough that he’s clearly his own man, and not aping any fan favorite
in a hollow effort to curry favor.
concludes, but not in an entirely satisfying manner. Have read recent issues of
Action Comics featuring Zod, I had an
inkling as to what it meant for this title. The ending still doesn’t make
sense, and I’m not sure I altogether buy it, but I’ve never had much interest
in politics, especially in comic book form.