By Philip Schweier
August 7, 2019 - 05:38
That’s when I lost track, so picking up with chapter 3, we see in this corner – Superman, in the red and blue trunks, and in the opposite corner, Mighto, in the green and gold. (For those that don’t remember the Silver Age, Mighto was the Kents’ first super-son in Superboy #108). The chapter is an all-out slug-fest, intended to convey the Man of Steel’s super-strength of spirit.
That strength is reflected again in chapter 4, in which an alien healer comes to know his Kryptonian patient and compare their relative values as life forms. Neither chapter is really long on narrative, focusing more on character. I maybe be picking at nits, but there seems to be a bit of gap in between.
Given that there isn’t much meat on either of these bones, it is my hope the story concludes fairly quickly. It makes me question the wisdom of re-packaging this particular story for the monthly issue format, rather than a complete trade paperback. However, the art team of Kubert and Hope is stellar, and I’d appreciate seeing them paired together on more projects in the very near future.