Writer: Sterling Gates. Artist: Matt Camp.
What I Thought: I definitely enjoyed this one. The story was sound, the art was good, and the swerve at the end made perfect sense, even if it was pretty obvious. I liked the way Sterling worked in the flashbacks Alura was having about her departed husband, Zor-El, without having the flashbacks take away from the story. I'm guessing that Alura and her lackey, Commander Gor, will force out everything Reactron knows about Project 7734 and it's leader, Gen. Sam Lane. Once she discovers that Lane orchestrated the assassination of her husband, things in the Superman-universe should get VERY interesting. I for one am getting extremely curious to see how DC is going to wrap up the New Krypton/Gen. Lane storyline. Will the Kryptonians attack Earth? Will Lane start a war with New Krypton first? And of course, where will Supes fit into this whole equation? Yeah, things are really starting to heat up in the Superman family of books.
Score: 7 1/2 out of 10.I shudder to think of what Commander Gor is going to do with that rod he's brandishing at Reactron... My brain works in weird ways.