Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Ivan Reis and Brandon Peterson
Inks by Oclair Albert and Joe Prado
Colors by Alex Sinclair
Letters by Josh Reed
Jon is on the run from the superpowered Earth 2 version of his mother and it takes the intervention of his grandfather to rescue him.
As Jon tells the story of his escape from Earth 2 to his parents, both of them continue to be angry at their decision to let him go in the first place. As far as Jon is concerned, he’s just happy to be home, but there is a shadow hanging over his rescue and return. A shadow that forced Jor-El to make some compromises and deals that he can’t admit to his grandson.
What’s worse is that Jor-El might not get the chance to say anything at all when Rogol Zaar, Zod and others rip through his ship and force him to send Jon back to Earth alone. His story at an end, both father and son prepare themselves to travel to the Phantom Zone in order to rescue Jor-El before it’s too late.
Bendis does a good job of bringing the story back around to one of the dangling story threads that needed to be addressed and he does so in a way that is satisfying enough to make the reader want to see what happens next. All of the interpersonal dynamics between Zod, Rogol Zaar, Jor-El and Superman have been building to the moment that is being teased in this issue and I really want to see where Bendis takes this story next.
Ivan Reis and Brandon Peterson deliver some beautiful, sprawling and detailed art throughout this issue.