Chapter by Chapter features me reading one chapter of the selected book at the time and reviewing it as if I were reviewing an episode of a TV show or an issue of a comic. There will be spoilers if you haven’t read to the point I have, and if you’ve read further I ask that you don’t spoil anything further into the book. Think of it as read-along book club.
We’re getting close to the end now. Superman is back and despite not yet being at full strength he’s joining Steel, Superboy, and Supergirl in crashing the Cyborg and Mongul’s party. However, what’s going to happen to the Eradicator? Will he join in or die right there in the Fortress Of Solitude? Let’s find out.
The further I go in a book the harder it is to come up with a full intro.
Chapter 27: Reign Of The Superman part 9
As Superboy tries to stop a missile heading for Metropolis, Superman and Steel work to stop Engine City from going online by destroying the power source. However, Supergirl is also there and this version has extra powers that help them sneak in and give Superman a little extra back-up for his missing powers. While this is going on the Cyborg, starting to lose it when he sees that the real Superman is back, takes full control of Engine City but Mongul takes the opportunity to betray him and activates the engine. With only one the planet is sure to be destroyed. Also, it’s powered by Kryptonite. There is good news though, as the Eradicator, at the cost of the Fortress, is powered up and no longer resembling Superman, is on his way.
Since we’re reaching the climax of the story it’s not surprising that I have much to say here. There’s a lot of action and Stern describes it well. He also seems to purposefully not mention that stupid mullet they gave Superman in the 90s, which he first sported here I believe. I think we’d all like to forget he had that.
With two chapters (and a one-page epilogue) to go I’m expecting the next chapter to be the finale of the battle and the chapter after that to wrap up the story and see what the new normal is. Join me next time as the future of Earth is revealed!
Next Time: Reign Of The Supermen part 10