I said it before
Well, there is not much I can say about this book that I didn't already say in the first issue.
The story is great. The art is great. This is shaping up to be a better story than the original Crisis of Infinite Earths. There is little in this book not to like. I even like the development of Superboy-Prime. It is unfortunate that he sucks so bad now as a character. There is so much to like about the book and this series. There is only really one flaw.
Superhero deaths. I am saddened at the trivial way superheroes are dispatched here. I'm not sure but I counted at least four superhero deaths in this book. Now, I am not in anyway against the death in a story it is just the trivializing that bothers me. These are heroes that people love. I am not a big fan of these particular characters. Hell, I didn't even know one of them but I do know some had been around a long time and there were snuffed out without so much as a line of dialogue.
Let me tell you all how this works most of the time. The writers want to kill off some heroes to show the powerfulness or ruthlessness of a character. So, they ask the powers to be who can be thrown on the alter this time. Then those same powers that be select the unfortunate characters like one might select a lobster in a tank. Mmmmm this one looks good. This is way too cheep.
I can not argue Geoff Johns is a tremendous writer but he yanks fans hearts out with the deaths of their favorite characters in an insulting way. I find this ironic when he is the one that brought back Hal and Flash. The difference is at least their deaths were dramatic and meant something. Sure, Hal became evil before he died but at least his death had substance.
Superheroes are not cannon fodder. For that matter neither are long standing villains. The fans who only like the DC characters who were created in the 1930's and 1940's (and their spin offs) and not not care about the others are either ignorant or poor fans. DC is full of great characters. Read them. Enjoy them. Just be careful. If you fall in love with them they may get sacrificed on the alter of poor character development.