The Justice League take on a new member, the mysterious Tomorrow Woman. She seems like a great addition to the team but who is she? Where does she come from and what dark secret lurks in her past?
Superman once again proves himself incorruptible. He could enslave humanity with his power but instead seeks to protect it and even serve it. Superman’s power never gets to his head and that’s what makes him so special. The Ultimate Man is wrong in his assessment that we need more Supermen because as Wayland and Ultimate Man prove, power corrupts.
This is still one of my favorite comics of all time. This book shows humor that you don't often see in superhero comics and most of it comes from the interaction between the heroes. Every character has a distinct personality that doesn’t mesh with the group, Batman is the frustrated leader, Guy Gardner is the 80s action star, Black Canary is the feminist, Captain Marvel is the innocent child, Martian Manhunter is a former leader with survivor’s guilt, Blue Beetle just wants to be taken seriously, Dr. Fate acts as Batman’s right hand, and Dr. Light is the diplomat.
John Stewart is an interesting Lantern because he’s more cerebral than many of the other earth Lanterns (especially Guy Gardner)who fight their way through problems. John doesn’t. He holds a fair to bring unity and gives power rings to allow the residents to police themselves. He allows residents to try to convert other lifeforms to their religion because he supports freedom of religion. He’s more of a politician than a policeman.
John Henry Irons was trapped under a building during the Doomsday Massacre. Upon realizing that Superman is dead, he seeks to carry on his legacy in a suit of literal steel and protects Suicide Slum, a neglected neighborhood in Metropolis. Suicide Slum is overrun with gangs brandishing highly power “Toastmasters,” guns that Irons himself help develop. Now he’s committed to taking them off the streets!
I bought into the “Death and Return of Superman” hook, line and sinker. I was stoked for this book to come out and wanted to see how they would handle bringing a character back from the dead, in a time where comics characters didn't return from the dead that often. This book was polybagged in a white bag and came with a trading card. This book set up the “Reign of the Superman” storyline. This issue was also Jerry Ordway’s send off from the Superman books. Ordway had been with The Adventures of Superman since Byrne revamped Superman.