Superman is going through some changes. First, there s his new solar flare power, which releases tremendous amounts of energy but leaves him functionally human fragile, vulnerable, prone to hangovers for 24 hours. Read more...
Superman is going through some changes. First, there s his new solar flare power, which releases tremendous amounts of energy but leaves him functionally human fragile, vulnerable, prone to hangovers for 24 hours.
But an even bigger change is coming. A new company called Hordr has sprung up, and its business is secrets. If you have one that you want to keep hidden, Hordr can control you and no one has a bigger secret than Clark Kent.
Now, Hordr is threatening to expose Clark s alter ego unless he does everything they command. Will Superman play into the hands of blackmailers to keep his loved ones out of danger? And if the truth that Superman has been hiding is exposed, will it set him free or ruin his life?
A new era for the Man of Steel begins here crafted by National Book Award nominated writer Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese) and legendary artists John Romita, Jr. (Kick-Ass, The Amazing Spider-Man) and Klaus Janson (BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS). Collects issues #40-44 and the 8-page SUPERMAN story from DIVERGENCE: FCBD SPECIAL EDITION #1."
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-04-18
- Reviewer: Staff
Two-time National Book Award–finalist Yang (American Born Chinese) makes his superhero debut with superstar artists Romita (Kick-Ass) and Janson (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns). After Superman discovers a new “solar flare” superpower that temporarily drains him of his powers, he sets out to understand how his powers are changing. But the world’s greatest hero has no time to rest as a new threat emerges from the shadows: the nefarious Hordr_Root, whose technological crimes aim to reshape the world. With his secret identity exposed to a mysterious enemy and his powers still returning, Superman faces challenges that will alter his place in the DC Universe. Yang’s creative script deftly merges modern technology with super-pseudoscience, and introduces a new, intriguing character of color to the DCU. His writing skill is all the more apparent in contrast with Romita’s clumsy introductory story. Luckily, the creative team works together seamlessly to show the widescreen action in Yang’s tale; collectively, they succeed in turning the Superman mythos on its head. (Apr.)