Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Superman: World of New Krypton #7

Superman: World of New Krypton #7: Writers- Greg Rucka and James Robinson Art- Pete Woods

What Happened: Supes returns to New Krypton with the body of Gen. Zod's would be assassin, Ral-Dar. He arrives just as the leaders of the various Kryptonian guilds are discussing what they should do about that bothersome planet Earth. Some of the more radical Kryptonians want to annihilate Earth, but Supes tells his fellow Kryptonians that a war with Earth would lead to the mutually assured destruction of both races. While Supes is debating with the ruling council, a near dead Gen. Zod staggers into the room with the assistance of Ursa and Non. Zod explains that all he cares about is the safety of the people of New Krypton and that Supes is one of a very few who also wants nothing more then to see New Krypton thrive and flourish. For that reason, Zod promotes Supes to the position of General(!)while Zod is incapacitated. With that, Zod collapses and is helped back to his hospital room. Now in full control of the Kryptonian military, Supes sends several members of his military out to Jupiter to take one of Jupiter's moons in order to put it in orbit around New Krypton. All seems to be going fine until Supes receives a distress signal from his men, who have been jumped in space by a massive Thanagarian spacefleet. Supes and his military guild arrive at the scene of the battle enmasse and engage the Thanagarians. Unfortunately, with nobody guiding it, the moon begins to violently hurtle towards New Krypton, ending this issue.

What I Thought: This was another good issue of this series. I'm still wondering what Zod is up to, you just know he hasn't suddenly turned a new leaf... I can't wait for the other shoe tp drop when Zod finally decides to unleash whatever nefarious plan I'm sure he's cooking up. Supes as the undisputed leader of the Kryptonian military is also an interesting prospect. I wonder where this particular story element is going to lead.

Score: 7 1/2 out of 10.Thanagarians, nothing but trouble.

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