This was an awesome issue as usual. I’ve been following this series from the beginning and waiting for it to get bad, but it refuses to slow down. Grant Morrison knows 1950s Superman better than any other writer today. In fact I’d venture to say he knows him better than the original 1950’s authors themselves.
The problem with Superman in the 1950s era was the campy writing. The awesome part was the imagination that was put in to Superman’s life and strange habits, such as his Intergalactic Zoo, the weird characters he encountered, and the sheer absurdity of the world he lived in. Grant Morrison has brought that world back to life minus the campy writing.
In this issue Superman is releasing his Sun Eater back in to the cosmos when he happens to encounter an attack from the underverse. Bizzaro is back and he’s duplicating Earth’s population in an attempt to seem less harmful. At the end of the issue Superman ends up on the square planet Htrea which is Bizzaro’s home planet, where he encounters Zibbaro, an intelligent version of Bizzaro. This is the first in a two part story (the first time All Star Superman has been broken in up in two parts).
Every issue of this comic is well written and beautifully illustrated. There are very few comics that I actually look forward to reading each month, this is one of them. I highly recommend it.
It’s a shame the same can’t be said for All Star Batman. Is that piece of crap even being produced anymore?