Aww man, this issue was just lousy.
I felt like I was reading something from the early 90's. There was just nothing in the storytelling at all that screamed "buy the next issue!" to me. The ending, with the mountain blowing up, was so, so lame. 'Superlame', in fact.
And the artwork... I really love Merino, whether he's pencilling or inking, but even he couldn't turn Jurgens' pencils and uninspired panel layouts into anything interesting.
I honestly can't think of a reason to keep reading this. I've still got Action for my Superman reading, so I certainly don't need to pick this one up too. I guess I'll flick through #9 on the stands next month and see if it can't change my mind.