Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Ivan Reis, Brandon Peterson and Jason Fabok
Inks by Oclair Albert
Colors by Alex Sinclair
Letters by Josh Reed and Carlos M. Mangaul
Jon has returned and if Clark can stop hugging his son, he might even find out how and why. Jon’s journey with his grandfather is the focus of this issue and when Jon is reunited with his mother in a moment that is both disturbing and hilarious, we get the story from both Jon and Lois.
After Jon and Lois agreed to travel with Jor-El, they find that the ship they’re on is only the tip of the iceberg of how immense Jor-El’s operation is. When they finally begin their journey, Lois is overwhelmed by the legacy and reputation her husband has cultivated across the universe and Jon finds himself trying to live up to that legacy with his grandfather’s help. Those feelings cause her return and as Jon continues his journey, he discovers there is a sinister motive to Jor-El’s journey. One that causes Jon to return to Earth changed and with a warning.
For all the buildup regarding Jon’s journey with Jor-El, I was expecting something more from his return. I like the fact that this issue concentrated on tying up that storyline as another part of the Unity Saga begins and hopefully, this part of the story is explored in more detail. There are still too many dangling threads for me with this book including Rogol Zaar, but I do want to see where Jon’s journey will take him as well as what Jor-El’s real plans are. I’m going to continue to trust in Bendis to forge a compelling story from all these pieces being introduced.
The art is truly amazing and each artist brings an appealing visual style to each of their pages. All of the art complements the story and the work of the other artists.