superman 5 coverSuperman #5

DC Comics

Written by Brian Michael Bendis

Art by Ivan Reis

Inks by Oclair Albert and Joe Prado

Colors by Alex Sinclair

Letters by Josh Reed

Zod has a dream for the people of Krypton and Kandor. He sees his new planet of Jakuul as a haven for the remnants of the Kryptonian people and has even invited the House of El to join him. His dream is interrupted by the intervention of Rogol Zaar. As Zod awakens, he decides to end the threat of Rogol once and for all by heading to Earth.

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At the location of what used to be the planet Earth, Adam Strange finds himself searching for a signal from the lost planet. When Zod arrives and they discover what is happening to the planet, they witness something extraordinary. Superman has resigned himself to being trapped in the Phantom Zone at the mercy of Rogol and Jax-Ur. When Kal finally figures something out about the destroyer, a new presence enters the Phantom Zone with his eyes set on a final confrontation.

The Unity Saga is getting really good. Bendis has done a great job of bringing spectacle to Superman and his adventures. Bringing Zod into the story at this point adds an unknown element that enhances the drama and fulfills a lot of the promise of the character’s appearances in other books like Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps. It’s going to be interesting to see where this story from here because there are several new unknowns added that can move the story in many different directions.

Ivan Reis’ art continues to impress and he does an amazing job relaying the power of all of the characters, especially Superman and Zod.

Superman #5

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Overall

9.0/10

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