Superman: Up, Up And Away!

October 23, 2006 | Trades


Superman: Up, Up And Away!
Kurt Busiek, Geoff Johns, Pete Woods, Renato Guedes
DC Comics
$19.99/$14.99 US (Paperback)
**** (out of five)

It’s One Year Later and there’s still no sign of the Man Of Steel.
While the stunning conclusion to Infinite Crisis saw Superman lose his powers, it’s been a good year for Clark Kent. Instead of disappearing when the big stories break, he’s now Mr. Reliable. There’s even rumours of a Pulitzer.
Mrs. Kent, A.K.A. Lois Lane, is happy, too. She doesn’t have to worry as much about her husband putting himself in the line of fire.
Or does she?
As he continues to deal with the reality that he may never be super again, Clark is busy trying to break the story of a criminal organization called Intergang trying to establish itself in Metropolis.
But when he finally gets the scoop, the backlash leads to a price on his head and costumed villains galore gunning not for Superman, but for Clark Kent.
Meanwhile, Lex Luthor is up to no good, starting by accumulating every scrap of Kryptonite he can and possibly ending with the destruction of the Man Of Steel’s city.
With star creators like writers Kurt Busiek and Geoff Johns along with dynamic artists Pete Woods and Renato Guedes, this was one of the best of DC’s first wave of One Year Later storylines. It brings Superman back to lofty heights and lays a solid foundation for what promises to be a bright future for Action Comics and Superman.

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