I never thought a Superman book would be my favorite book of the week, but here we are.
Brian Michael Bendis has worked wonders for the character, taking him to new heights, as it were. During the last handful of issues, Superman has revealed his secret identity and helped with the formation of the United Planets, an intergalactic version of the United Nations.
However, Superman also declared himself the ambassador of Earth, something that didn't sit too well with the residents. People were worked up over his unilateral decision and felt that it should have been put to a vote...but really, who else is better qualified for the job?
In this issue, Lois gets a visit from an Agent Chase who informs her that in an emergency meeting, it was agreed that Superman would be Earth's representative in dealing with other worlds.
Unfortunately, Superman isn't present to hear the news. He's off in space battling Mongul who has decided to take his mobile satellite to Earth in order to "punish" humanity...and Superman is the only one who stands in the way of a planet sized ass whooping.
In one of the most incredible battles I have ever seen in the pages of a comic book, Superman battles Mongul...in space no less. The fight is epic, and just the sort of fight I want to see in a comic book. These guys are going at it, literally fighting across planets, and the result is nothing short of awesome. By the time the smoke clears, Superman's clothes are tattered, and he looks like he's been to hell and back...several times.
For the great conclusion to the story arc as well as a literally ass kicking fight, this book gets the nod from me for the week. Be sure to come back next week to find out which book I recognize next time. Until then, keep reading!
By the way, I started a brand new podcast this week called Talking Comics with Dion. It's a little rough around the edges being my first one and all, but you can check it out here.
Until next time!