Thursday, February 07, 2013
Rarely have I read an 80-pager so tied into an event; or the aftermath of one. Today we've got Superman 80-Page Giant #2, with stories by Mike Friedman, Chuck Dixon, Dan Jurgens, Mark Millar, and more; with art by Peter Doherty, Mike Oeming, Gordon Purcell, Sean Phillips, and more.
This came just after the 1999 "King of the World" storyline; which I've only read an issue or two of. Superman starts using Superman-robots to patrol earth, and slowly starts taking more and more control. Except it turns out it wasn't Superman, he had been replaced somehow by Dominus. Yeah, I don't know either. "In the wake of world domination comes redemption!" reads the cover, as Supes has to rebuild his damaged reputation.
Finally, in "From Krypton with Love," Lois explains how Superman is too busy saving everyone to care what they think of him, so she has to do that for him. That last one's not bad, but the rest of this issue is a bit forgettable unless you remember that storyline, which you probably don't. Oh, and despite my scans, Superman is totally in this one, but it is mostly about his friends.