After all the build up I share Clark’s emotions at the end of the issue. Not with Lois Lane and her galactically stupid error in judgement – but with DC.
The fanbase is divided over the new direction the SUPERMAN comics have taken, as indeed they have been since the launch of DC’s “New 52” continuity back in 2011. Look at this reviewer, for example, whom I’m only linking to in order to provide a counterpoint to my own argument. He is a major Superman fan, hence the website he maintains in honor of the Man of Steel, and he absolutely loathes the current storyline. All of his complaints are valid—as the opinions of any fan are valid—but I happen to disagree with them. I’m digging what they’re doing with the character, even if I don’t believe this will remain fixed as the new status quo.
For those who’ve not been following the developments, Superman’s powers have gone all screwy. This couldn’t have happened to him at a worse time, as his secret identity is a secret no longer. It was revealed to the world by Lois Lane! See, some clandestine criminal organization had already learned it, and were using the knowledge to blackmail Superman, so to take that power away from them, Lois “outted” Clark. Now Superman is on the run, in hiding, and not able to depend on his full range of powers. I like it. I’m enjoying the ride and curious to see where it leads. Is new writer Gene Luen Yang painting himself into a corner? Perhaps. Or maybe he knows something we, the fans, do not.