Boom! Studios have excelled with this series, and it’s hard to believe that we are already on issue #25! With Mark Waid on the helm and after his success in Kingdom Come and Superman: Birthright this series is really something that needs to be read.
The beauty of Superman is that he can deal with that level of adulation without it going to his head, without it warping him, but he’s a very special individual. We presume, whenever we write superheroes and we come up with superhero origins, that anybody who gets the powers of a superhero â€” even if they are like Spider-Man and they’ve got things they’ve got to work out that issue and responsibility and power and responsibility â€” we assume that they eventually have the emotional makeup it takes to overcome these things. Well, what if you gave that level of power to someone who, at heart, didn’t have that emotional capability?
Issue #25 takes you to the fallout of the major arc which I thought would be the apex of the series – now I release its just the beginning!
It’s a super-powered prison fight the likes of which you’ve never seen! There’s strength in numbers on the prison planet where a collection of the universe’s worst super-criminals have been gathered. And the Plutonian is a loner. It’s a recipe for disaster and destruction! The Plutonian has a plan for freedom â€” just as soon as he deals with a group of psychotic killers that make him look like the picture of sanity. Mark Waid’s Eisner and Harvey-nominated series continues!