Superman: Camelot Falls

March 26, 2007 | Trades


Superman: Camelot Falls
Kurt Busiek, Carlos Pacheco, Jesus Merino
DC Comics
$23.99/$19.99 US (Hardcover)
**** (out of five)

The old adage that “all good things must come to an end” is a lesson Superman is learning the hard way.
Having recently regained his formidable powers after losing them for a year after the events of DC Comics’ mega-crossover series Infinite Crisis, The Man Of Steel is glad to be able to make a difference again.
He’s back to saving Metropolis on a daily basis and doesn’t hesitate to travel half way around the world to Kazakhstan to face a deadly new alien foe in order to save an old friend’s life.
But when the ancient sorcerer Arion appears before Superman with a vision of a bleak and brutal future for all humankind — including all of Clark Kent’s friends and loved ones — he is forced to question everything he stands for.
Can he let the forces of darkness win the smaller battles so that humanity can win the big ones? Can he let civilization fall?
Kurt Busiek creates a superb quandary for the world’s greatest superhero, while Carlos Pacheco and Jesus Merino deliver some equally high-impact art.

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