Well the events of Supergirl take place about a week or two after she landed on Earth. She landed on Earth at the same time as Nightwing #1. More than that amount of time passed in Nightwing before Night of the Owls. So we can place this before Justice League #8.
In other words, don't ask.
More importantly, I'm amused that despite all the back and forth between Luthor and Superman, Superman actually didn't learn anything, and yet the story was enjoyable to read. That made my Wednesday morning.
Aside from all that, I did like Lex Luthor in this issue and most of Superman's interactions with Superboy were enjoyable. The "colossal butt" line was kind of silly, though.
Last edited by misslane38; 01-02-2013 at 12:17 PM.
Well, great issue, tbh, but I would like to establish what has Superman specifically got from Lex.
HīEl plans? According to Lex, Superman has already figured those out, all by himself.
A way into the Fortress? I donīt know, they havenīt discussed about that... (unless Superman, while talking to Lex, has had the opportunity to spy something in Lexīs cell... I donīt know, I havenīt noticed anything).
Apparently, in the past Superman and Lex were involved in some sort of a hardcore litle fight/battle we havenīt seen yet, one in which Superman seems to have lost the control, causing Lex those facial scars; so, according to Lex, Superman wanted to meet again with him to remember that "killer state of the mind", in order to fight HīEl and, maybe, be able to kill him if necessary.
Did I get all this right?
Last edited by Charlus; 01-02-2013 at 12:26 PM.
This was just fantastic!! I feel like I can enjoy this just as much (more in some cases) as Action Comics. Lobdell just need some time to get his great ideas in line.
I thought the line from Lex talking about Superman maybe electing in some ways not to make himself that powerful as H'el has done was interesting.
Put that in the context of the 1st issue of this run (13) and his frustration with Helspont, it makes for very interesting story.
Excellent issue all around. Everyone else has pretty much summed up what I loved about the issue so I've nothing to add to that.
Current Top Ten Comics: Earth 2, Red Hood and the Outlaws, Talon, X-Men, Batman/Superman, Batman '66, Young Avengers, Larfleeze, Nightwing, Flash
Superman and Superboy have such a great dynamic - genuinely fraternal rather than Batman And Robin/Nightwing kind of thing. I hope to see them team up more in the future. Superman even got to disapprove of Kon's friends. :D
And, yes, as has been said before this was a top notch Luthor and "Man Flash" was a lovely little gag.
From being really quite poor, "Superman"'s become a regular jolt Wonderfullness, which is nice. And I'll take "H'el On Earth" over "Death of the Family" any day. It's just terrific fun.