Superman #43 (2015)
ALIENATION continues in the pages of Superman. Dealing with after effects of escaping Hordr in the last issue again thanks to his Super Flare, Superman awakes in Lois’ apartment, more specifically her bed, to find that he’s been unconscious for more than a day.
This book is full of little moments. Lois and Clark have a heart to heart where she tells him she won’t reveal his identity. We find out from all present that Superman, while an alien, is still impressively human looking. Jimmy throws up personal electronics in the bathroom and Superman can still be damaged by forks.
After receiving a message from the villain Hordr_Root, by way of Jimmy’s gut phone, Superman is off to once more confront him as he has threatened to reveal to the world his true identity.
And here’s where I start to like and hate part of the story. Superman meets Hordr only to find he wants him to demonstrate his new ability for his Quarmers which are energy storage experts.
Superman begins to Flare and the drainers begin to drain him, which prompts Lois to reveal his identity to the world, so that Hordr has no power over him and he can break free. Immediately General Lane shows up in a helicopter threatening Superman and commanding her surrender and Clark ends up on the run.
I’m like the depowered Superman, but quite honestly he has lost brain cells in the process. Clark is now an idiot. Clark is like a kid with a new toy. Every damn fight he gets into he is SuperFlaring everywhere. Why? Your Superman. You’ve fought Doomsday. You’ve fought Darkseid. But random guy with robots on planet Earth your SuperFlaring and leaving yourself vulnerable and more powerless than Robin the Boy Wonder..
As much as I like the story of the depowered Superman, the Superman who is currently being depowered is an idiot and I’d sooner be done with him.
Decent issue to fill in the blanks on how Clark was exposed and dropped to the level of Power he was but here Superman is a jackass here.
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- Imprint: DC Comics
- Format: Comic
- Price: $3.99