Man, what a finish! This arc was packed with action from the beginning and the ending delivered in spades!
In the last issue, Livewire had transmitted the team of heroes' actions all across Earth in order to contact Mr. Terrific so he could direct them through the ship and to the power dampening station where Superman dove headfirst, and powerless mind you, into the core while entrusting his team to disrupt it long enough for him to get beyond it and regain his powers. They apparently fail, but Superman soars back to the team, telling them that their powers were only repressed psychologically, not physically.
With everyone's powers back, the team sets to task to disrupt The Auctioneer's Ops. Their plan works and Superman gets his attention, forcing him to teleport back to the ship and face them directly. Leslie takes the energy being that is his Ops hostage while Superman negotiates a "bid" with him to leave Earth alone. In the end, The Auctioneer agrees to leave the planet be and Superman promises not to have Leslie send every bit of Ops's information across the galaxy for every one of his clients and competitors to peruse. With Earth saved and all of its landmarks and heroes restored, Superman affirms that he is really Superman for everyone on Earth.
Great, awesome issue! The art was fantastic, as usual, but the real highlight of this issue was the action and the characterization. It had all of them facing off against a being of incalculable power and beating him at his own game. Livewire quickly became an incredibly likeable character in just these three issues, progressing from pain-in-the-ass annoyance for Superman to budding heroine. Even if she doesn't side with the angels all the time, she still won't ever seem like a true villain after this. Whether that was intentional or not, I enjoyed it.
On top of that, it set up a couple of future plot points. First and most importantly is the third Kryptoninan on Earth, which is what I'm sure Johns and Donner will start off with. Then there's the strange ship The Auctioneer was persuing towards Earth and whatever was inside of it.
All in all, an incredible story by Kurt and Fabian with amazing art from Pete and some fun covers from Dave Gibbons. The only downside to it was that it was too short a run from such a great team.