August 20, 2012 Leave a comment
This month’s “Crossover Madness” features a four-part story that appeared in the Superman family of titles during the month of August 2009. To be blunt, this particular story wasn’t very good, but that didn’t really matter, since no one was reading the Superman titles anyways. You see, this story was in the middle of a year long storyline in which Krypton had been reborn thanks to Kandor being rescued from Braniac. Well, that, and the large population of Kryptonians being exiled to a new planet. This exile included Superman. So, he’s on new Krypton finally with his own people, but unfortunately working directly under General Zod. It was a real interesting story of Superman having to take orders from an enemy in order to work towards the greater good of his people. This was going on in Superman: World of New Krypton. In the pages of Superman, you had Mon-El filling in, protecting Metropolis in Superman’s absence. In Action Comics, you had Nightwing (Kryptonian version, Chris Kent) and Flamebird, and a lot of exploration of Kryptonian religion. And Supergirl was still in Supergirl. I didn’t read it.
Anyways, it was a really different and interesting time in the Superman books. So, obviously, hardly anyone read it. People just complained that Superman wasn’t appearing in the Superman titles. And I just wanted to smack them. You can’t complain about the same, boring stories being published all the time, and then be unhappy because their not publishing the same, boring stories. But, I digress. Anyways, here’s your crossover.
Issues: Superman: World of New Krypton #6, Action Comics #880, Supergirl #44, Superman “691
Writers: Greg Rucka (Superman: WoNK, Action Comics), James Robinson (Superman: WoNK, Action Comics, Superman), Sterling Gates (Supergirl)
Artists: Pete Woods (Superman: WoNK), Julian Lopez (Action Comics), Jamal Igle (Supergirl), Renato Guedes (Superman) Read more of this post