A Parallex Possessed Superman Clashes With Sinestro
It’s a bird… It’s a plane… No, it’s Sinestro! Superman 30 picks up with a Parallex Possessed Superman clashing with Sinestro, who apparently has come to save the day.
Previously, Superman was scouring Metropolis searching for missing children only to find them captured by Parallex. Parallex uses Superman’s fear to weaken him and possess him. Just then, Sinestro shows up, seemingly to save the day. Sinestro is actually there to capture Parallex for himself. He transports himself and the possessed Superman to Qwerd, where he tortures Superman.
When issue 29 ended, I couldn’t wait to pick up issue 30 and it didn’t disappoint. We get to see Superman be the embodiment of hope and stand up to fear. We get to see Superman in a cool yellow Lantern costume with fangs and glowing eyes. I love Superman as a dad and I love that his biggest fears revolve around his son. A God-like character like Superman needs to be humanized and relatable.
The story could have lasted a little longer, but it was a fun two-parter. The art team did a fantastic job. Doug Mahnke is a great artist and does this issue justice.
Writer: Keith Champagne, Patrick Gleason, Peter J. Tomasi
Art: Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza
Publisher: DC Comics