Superman Up in the Sky #4
Written by Tom King
Art by Andy Kubert
Inks by Sandra Hope
Colors by Brad Anderson
Letters by Clayton Cowles
The Rundown: The next two parts of the story take the man of steel back to a defining moment in his past and an interlude of internal conflict.
The hunt for the missing girl among the stars takes an interesting turn when the girl herself decides to tell the next part of it. She tells her fellow captured inmates about a moment she remembers fondly; the day Superman raced The Flash. She uses the story to illustrate Superman’s resolve and determination to her fellow captives, but mostly as a way to deal with her own fear.
The next part of the story will see Superman in deep space getting hit by a phenomenon that will tear him in two. His human side will find himself in conflict with his Kryptonian one and the two will have to find common ground if they are going to find a way off a hostile planet and back together again to complete their mission.
The Story: The first part of the story was captivating and engaging as a reader. I liked the fact that this little girl is trying to keep herself from being scared and to do that, she tells her fellow inmates about Superman. It’s that story that I wish was expanded. I wanted to see more of that because it had emotional weight to what Superman is doing in space. The story was okay, but it didn’t have any of the weight of the first part. It was fine, but it never really rose about that.
The Art: Andy Kubert has some beautiful art in this issue from start to finish. Clark has some intense and dramatic expressions throughout this issue and the visuals enhance the drama of the story immensely.