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Posted by rlmay3

War. Good God, y'all.

Posted by Brenderous

Zod blamed all of human kind because he's a CRAZY PERSON.

Posted by Cosmic Sentinel

It was a great issue and a great series. Hopefully DC will keep up the standard for Superman's future.

Posted by Caligula
@Cosmic Sentinel said:
" It was a great issue and a great series. Hopefully DC will keep up the standard for Superman's future. "
Edited by Caligula

wow i just noticed is that Howard the Duck on MZ5? if so you have to review it some time G-Man. it would be hilarious to see Howard vs the Zombies.

Posted by emerald_lamp_2814
@Cosmic Sentinel said:
"It was a great issue and a great series. Hopefully DC will keep up the standard for Superman's future. "
Posted by danhimself

the one major complaint that I have with this was that everything was resolved back to the status quo before New Krypton started
 


 
I feel like they could have left more loose ends....I like loose ends because future writers can come along and pick them up and put their own spin on them and it may require new readers to go back and read some older books, because despite what some of you may think, reading older books is fun
Posted by Calvin

Caught my attention....

Posted by aZuLPiNoY

I dunno about this... it just seems lame to me.

Posted by Caligula
@aZuLPiNoY said:
" I dunno about this... it just seems lame to me. "
read it before you judge it.
Posted by FoxxFireArt

LOL. Babs' soap acting was really funny. It was the staring off into nowhere that sold it.
 
I say you give General Lane and Zod a cell together and stage one of the wildest recreations of The Odd Couple ever. A lot of people may have good intentions, but history teaches that it never excuses extremest actions.
 
Kind of hard to hear you both near the end. Mumbling a little.
 
I'm just concerned that now that this event is done. Will they go right into another event or try and deal with this aftermath?

Posted by carnivalofsins00

still trying to decide wether or not to pick this series up. ive never read a superman issue and only read War of the Supermen #0, which kinda recapped what happened in the past two years but very little. should i go for it? would i be able to undertsnad?

Posted by Caligula
@carnivalofsins00 said:
" still trying to decide wether or not to pick this series up. ive never read a superman issue and only read War of the Supermen #0, which kinda recapped what happened in the past two years but very little. should i go for it? would i be able to undertsnad? "
yes.
Edited by jakob187
@carnivalofsins00: Definitely pick them up.  It's a good read, and you don't need a ton of back-reading to get into it. 
 
HOWEVER... 
 
@Babs @G-Man: Do you feel like it's kind of crappy what has happened with this story arc?  Robinson spent so much time bringing in some interesting characters, making Zod a character that was interesting to read for once, making Superman a bit more interesting than he's ever been...and this four issue series is basically a way for DC to just throw all of that out of the window and say "yeah, we're sorry about New Krypton...our bad..."? 
 
There are also some BIG problems that I have with this issue.  For instance, the soapy part that Babs mentioned:  isn't it just a bit odd that Clark is down on Earth, all nonchalant about it with Lois?  All this death and destruction, and all of what happened (especially with a certain character going into a certain place and what happens to them in the process)...and he's just chillin' with Lois like "sigh...things suck"?  THAT'S IT?!  Hell, with what happened to one specific character in the story, would Lois be all nonchalant at this moment?! 
 
There's just no genuine emotion in this issue about ANY of the events that happened except maybe from Kara with the flower. 
 
Yeah, this leaves somewhere to go in the story, but seriously, this issue kinda pissed me off.  I'm surprised that you guys rated it as high as you did, but oh well.  =  /
Posted by No_Name_
@carnivalofsins00 said:
" still trying to decide wether or not to pick this series up. ive never read a superman issue and only read War of the Supermen #0, which kinda recapped what happened in the past two years but very little. should i go for it? would i be able to undertsnad? "
yes you will understand.
Edited by CosmicSpiral
@jakob187 said:

" @carnivalofsins00: Definitely pick them up.  It's a good read, and you don't need a ton of back-reading to get into it. 
 
HOWEVER... 
 
@Babs @G-Man: Do you feel like it's kind of crappy what has happened with this story arc?  Robinson spent so much time bringing in some interesting characters, making Zod a character that was interesting to read for once, making Superman a bit more interesting than he's ever been...and this four issue series is basically a way for DC to just throw all of that out of the window and say "yeah, we're sorry about New Krypton...our bad..."?  There are also some BIG problems that I have with this issue.  For instance, the soapy part that Babs mentioned:  isn't it just a bit odd that Clark is down on Earth, all nonchalant about it with Lois?  All this death and destruction, and all of what happened (especially with a certain character going into a certain place and what happens to them in the process)...and he's just chillin' with Lois like "sigh...things suck"?  THAT'S IT?!  Hell, with what happened to one specific character in the story, would Lois be all nonchalant at this moment?!  There's just no genuine emotion in this issue about ANY of the events that happened except maybe from Kara with the flower.  Yeah, this leaves somewhere to go in the story, but seriously, this issue kinda pissed me off.  I'm surprised that you guys rated it as high as you did, but oh well.  =  / "

It's pretty important to note that Robinson did not have Rucka alongside him as with WoNK. Seeing what Robinson has written recently leads me to think that Rucka was the one who really made New Krypton a stellar series (initially).  
 
Also, I didn't like it. Sorry G-Man and Babs, but it rubbed me the wrong way from beginning to end. Throwing Zod's character development completely out of the window, how Krypto got hurt, Connor flying around with the Deus Ex Machina copout, ...just silly. 
Posted by Joey Ravn

I'm glad it ended the way it ended. The New Krypton arcs were fun and everything... but come on. Superman is The Last Son of Krypton. Great series, Mr. Robinson and Mr. Gates.

Posted by buns134
@rlmay3 said:
"War. Good God, y'all. "

A fellow SUPERNATURAL FAN!!!!!    
 
Posted by Preacherl2k

I was afraid to watch this review just because on some of the previous issues I felt that G-Man and Babs gave it just too high of a rating. Don't get me wrong I liked the idea of the story, the action and definitely the art throughout the whole series, I would still recommend picking up these four issues overall.
 
 I love Supes and maybe that's why I'm so picky about the writing in a Superman "event" book. He's such an Iconic character that I want something that truly "tests" him and his abilities. I want the action to be over the top but still be believable for a Superman book. I don't want to ruin the end for anyone who hasn't read this series so I'll just say my biggest disappointment in this series was how SUPER EASY it was to kill krytonians throughout  this series from start to finish. HECKO'RAMA if it was that easy Supes would have died a LONG LONG TIME AGO!
 
So my final rating is 3.5/5 for this issue and the whole series.
 
It wasn't embarrassing in the end so I'll still be wearing my Supes T-shirts!!

Posted by Comiclove5

Cool I'll try and pick up the series.
Edited by ArtisticNeedham

I wanted to start getting this, although I wasn't sure about it, but it seemed like to much had happened.  Like I had missed Superman bringing back the Kryptons, the return of Zod, the New Krypton, and all this stuff that I am not even sure what came before this story.  So how much would I have to read before hand?

Edited by Mbecks14

 Good ending. I'm sad that they got rid of Chris Kent :( but i wish Zod got to smash the shit out of General Lane, who was such a biogted racist douche. Still dont care about the Guardian. 
 
Looking forward to more Superman though.
 
EDIT: What is that comic in the top right corner?

Posted by mattydeNero

I liked it.  The good outweighed the bad.  But after TWO YEARS building up to this, the ending was a little cliche.  I mean, I for one thought GENERAL LANE was RED HULK.  Wait a minute....  But seriously, I DID NOT agree with the way General Lane left us in this story.  It was a bit too R-rated for Superman comics.  The ending was good, but you could've predicted it if you didn't read these books and were told what led up to this issue.
 
Krypto is awesome.  Conner is still awesome.  And Christopher Kent turned out to be Supes' ace-in-the-hole.  That's what i took from a character standpoint.  As an overall Superman "lifer" it kept me entertained and reminded me that there is only one Supes, and no one else in DC--excluding cheap variables(i.e. Batman's paranoia-induced Kryptonite Ring/Gauntlets/Batarangs/etc, magic, a red sun)--can touch him...literally.  Now let's find some stray Kryptonians.
Posted by Xion

  I just got Lost to what happed to Mon El... did i missed an issue or something?    

Posted by G-Man
@Mbecks14: Upper right corner? Next to Thunderbolts? That'd be Doctor Who #11.
Posted by WW-Fan

i really loved this series! it was sad what happened in the end :/
Posted by Nionel

Despite not being a big fan of Superman, I really enjoyed this series. It was an enjoyable read, and wasn't too hard to follow, even though I had never read a Superman book prior to this. This book certainly has me intested in seeing where they're planning on going with Superman, and I may have to give his and a few of the other related characters book's a read to see if I'd enjoy reading them long term or not.

Posted by sora_thekey

I want to read this, I will read this... I promise! 
Although I would've like for you guys to give a rating of the series as a whole! 
(Kind of like Trading Views) < See what I did there? ;)

Posted by DEGRAAF

Babs totally agree about the dialogue at the end between Lois and Clark. Also i thought they didnt look normals, they looked like they had light brown hair.
 
I agree with tony about how that particular person was left also.
 
I think you guys should start showing the deleted and blooper footage at the end again, i really enjoy those

Edited by Aquamariner

I found this to be VERY disapointing. The last two issues were extremely rushed. I could feel Robinson and Gate's desperation and anxiety in trying to put an end to the whole New Krypton thing as soon as possible. 
  
In this story Robinson and Gates used up the most cliched resolutions to a story anybody can come up with: 
1) Death;  
and
2) The phantom zone problem-solver...er, I mean projector! 
 
The complete anihilation of New Krypton, I feel, was an uninspired way out of the whole "too many Kryptonians" problem. There were other ways to get rid of NK that didn't involve a genocide. And you would think that after his own planet was destroyed once, Superman would get emotional about this, But he's as cold as Ice (except for shedding a few tears). As is Zod and the rest of the Ks.  Kara's the only one who, for a brief moment, shows some emotion to all this.
 
By the end of issue four, after having killed off or 'ported to the zone any and all characters that were left, thus returning superman's whole context to the way it was before Kandor and New Krypton ever happened, it feels as if Robinson and Gates were telling every reader out there: "OK guys, it's over, forget anything ever happened, let's just move on". Everything goes back to normal and it feels as if the whole NK story had NO purpose and NO consequence. I give it a 2 out of 5 if only for the art.

Posted by Caligula
@Aquamariner: how would you have got rid of the Kryptonians? I think it made perfect sense. and was easily the best comic event in years... years...
Posted by Aquamariner
@Caligula: How about (if were teleporting people away) sending them to the orginal place were Old Krypton was. Getting rid of Zod and Kara's mom (who were the real bad influence there) was all that was needed. Killing innocent Ks was totally unnecesary. 
 
IMO, it's THE worst Superman story I've ever read!
Posted by Caligula
@Aquamariner: That's not true.sure Zod was a leader, but Ursa, and most of them would have kept on killing anyway. and is it really worth the risk of having these over-powered potential human/alien mass weapons of destruction just lofting around killing millions of people? Superman and crew made the most efficient decision.