Thursday, April 7, 2016

Devil Comics Review | Superman #51 [2016] The Final Days of Superman

Following the year-long Truth storyline, Superman is back in his suit and discovers he needs to recruit superheroes to save the world in his absence. Writer Peter Tomasi begins an 8-part storyline which leads into Rebirth.

The issue begins with Superman finding out he is dying after the events of the Darkseid War, Savage Dawn, and JLA. However Superman continues to save lives as he grows sicker. He meets his childhood sweetheart Lana Lang and Lois Lane to reveal his final days as Superman.

The title is called The Final Days of Superman which seems to mirror Alan Moore’s Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow. We know the Pre-Flashpoint Superman will be the prime Superman after Rebirth however what we do not know is the final fate of the New 52 Superman. He may die at the end of Super League, DC Universe: Rebirth, or he may lose his powers completely and remain as a powerless Clark Kent. Writer Peter Tomasi is taking over Superman and it seems since the New 52 began that the franchise is in good hands. He took what has happened to the New 52 Superman and brought all those stories forward to create a compelling character within him.