I have mixed feelings about this one. The underlying plot that ties it all together is cohesive and whole, but some of the stories were more than a bit rough around the edges. And don’t let me talk about some of the horrid artwork for part of the arc. It was bad enough that I basically just skimmed that section as I couldn’t bear to stay there long enough to read the story. That said, there were some very nice parts in there, and I finally got the story where Wonder Woman committed murder that I had encountered in the Manhunter books, so that filled in some blanks quite nicely. All in all, while it all made up the story arc, only about 50% of this volume was really Superman and worth reading. The other bits…not so much, and they are what pulled the rating down so low.
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Ok, I have officially fallen in love with this book. The depth of character that Andreyko brings to the character is amazing, and I actually see this character as more than just a hero, but as a human being who doesn’t live a larger than life life. Now I find myself in a position of wanting to read more of the story and finding that this is the last collected volume at this point in time. Very much looking forward to the next in the series.
Now that the story is out from under the shadow of its predecessors the character is really starting to come together. There were two very cohesive story arcs in this volume, and both were enjoyable to read. The pacing was handled well, the action was appropriate, and the look into origins was much better handled than in the initial volume. All in all a very good read, and perhaps in some ways it should have been where the series started.