Writer: Scott Snyder
Artists: Jim Lee & Dustin Nguyen
Published by DC Comics
And for a few brief moments, it seems, the threats are gone, and everyone can take a breather to figure out just what, exactly is going on, and what they’re all going to do about it.
With no real action, it’s nice to see a story still be compelling, but of course it’s that kind of thing that Scott Snyder is so good at, and makes him one of the best in the business. I think it was a good slow, helped the reader get their bearings to figure out who the enemies are, and how royally screwed the situation seems to be. I’m finding myself really enjoying Wraith. I just find him interesting, and a character that weirdly grounds the whole situation. And I love Clark’s caution, and Lois’s fierceness.
Lee and Nguyen are two of my favorite artists in comics, so it was awesome to see their work complement each other. There’s a bit of whimsicalness to Nguyen’s stuff, and I think it worked fantastic with the flashback scenes. And I adored Lee’s Fortress of Solitude. Supes’ crib is NICE, guys. And those ‘imagine the future’ scenes were stuff of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’-type goodness.
So, the world is going to explode and everyone’s pretty upset about that. What are an alien and all his friends to do?
4.5 out of 5 nerds