DC Comics (August, 2012)“SECRETS & LIES” part 2 WRITER/PENCILER: Dan Jurgens FINISHES: Jesús Merino COLORISTS: Tanya & Richard Horie LETTERER: Rob Leigh ASSISTANT EDITOR: Darren Shan ASSOCIATE EDITOR: Wil Moss EDITORS: Matt Idelson & Eddie Berganza COVER: Ivan Reis, Eber Ferreira, & Rod Reis “SUPERMAN” CREATORS: Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster
During the battle with Anguish, the locket she stole from the bank is damaged. Enraged that the only thing she had left was this picture of her mom, Anguish decides to go after Superman’s family–or rather Spence Becker’s family thanks to Morgan Edge posting what is later shown to be false information once the real Spence shows up after Superman rescues his family. Meanwhile, the sub crew find out a bit more about their cargo.
What they got right: Almost everything. I like how Superman defeats Anguish with strategy since “hit until it stops moving” won’t work here. They find a way to make me care about Anguish. While the subplot with Spence and his family seems mostly there to give Anguish something to go after, I kind of like the subplot.
What they got wrong: Although Jimmy Olsen now creeps me out. Also, no explanation about Anguish’s abilities. She can’t be touched but she can hurt Superman. Not sure how that works.
Recommendation: Enjoy the comic while you can. As expressed earlier this week I don’t have high hopes for Lobdell’s upcoming run.
I put the Related articles before the Best Scene nomination because THERE ARE SPOILERS FOR THIS ISSUE. I usually try to avoid spoiler moments for Best Scenes, but…