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Cover date: April 2008
Writer: Jim Starlin
Penciller: Jim Starlin
Inker: Art Thibert
Reviewed by: Neal Bailey
Orion sends them away and challenges the killer to battle. Superman and Scott watch from afar as Orion is annihilated totally by the killer, but don't see who it is.
They discover the wall with the New Gods in it, and try to figure out who is responsible.
Himon appears, hands glowing, and tells them they will not like the answer.
Story - 1: Ugh.
This went from an intriguing mystery where the culprits were actually potentially interesting into a random brawling book with little passion or understanding in about two seconds flat. Three to four issues ago, I cared for Scott Free and his plight. Now he's a whiny, almost Countdown-style Superman Prime. Except he has more power, and uses it less intelligently despite more experience.
That it even took this long for Free to use the equation to ask Orion who the baddie was is insane, and that he couldn't see who was killing Orion with the ANTI-LIFE EQUATION at his disposal equally so.
And Himon, the culprit? (Or not, if it's a pump-fake, but still).
WHO IS HIMON?
I have no idea, really, and I have read a good deal of New Gods stuff. I'll check Wiki.
Okay. Looks like Himon is a minor character who helped Mister Miracle escape Darkseid.
Well, color me unimpressed. His past doesn't seem to bespeak a desire to destroy the New Gods, and it doesn't seem very sensible from here. Maybe the last two issues will drastically change this, but hey.
The issue also makes pains to indicate that Orion was totally annihilated, which to me is bad writing telling us that all of the gods will be restored, but Orion will be a real casualty. Way to telegraph. Hope I'm wrong.
Art - 3: I FINALLY put my finger on what it is about this art that drives me nuts, and what it is that I enjoy.
The art itself is VERY early nineties, in terms of sophistication level. I mean, look at Anti-Life Scott and tell me that doesn't scream 1991. But I still enjoy a lot of it, and I couldn't figure out why, despite distorted features at times, odd character work, and a very basic style.
It's the COLORING. The coloring is SUPERB. Page two and three is a rudimentary, almost hokey image, but with the image of Superman on that purple, it pops a bit. THAT is what I've been trying to put my finger on.
Cover Art - 4: This is a five image. Until you put ORION UNLEASHED! in the corner in a horrid font.
In my writing, I like to eliminate speaker tags. Why? Because they're unnecessary. Or should be, if you're writing well. For instance:
"I DON'T LIKE COVERS WITH WORDS ON IT!" Neal screamed.
Oh, I'm screaming? Wow. You really wouldn't have known that without the speaker tag.
I take it further, eliminating speaker tags entirely, in my novels.
Neal slammed the issue to the ground. "I DON'T LIKE COVERS WITH WORDS ON IT!"
Conveys action AND doesn't treat the reader like they're an idiot and can't figure out who's speaking.
In this case, LOOK AT THAT IMAGE.
If you cannot tell that this cover is ORION UNLEASHED!, you are mentally retarded in some way or another. To re-emphasize this with words is to insult the reader and diminish the impact of the image. It also obfuscates the art. BAD. In a visual medium, BAD.
If you need to explain what the image is depicting, you return the cover, you don't add a blurb.
"It's a throwback, Neal!"
Yes. And that's why. And that's why it should stay thrown back. We progress forward in art for a REASON.
Now, nostalgia every once in a while? Cool. With purpose. But seriously, this? Unnecessary.
Check out the Comic Index Lists for the complete list of Superman-related comics published in 2008.