Now, this is on the surface a unique plot development in the history of Superman, the idea of his identity being exposed to the whole world and then dealing with the consequences of that action. Superman and Clark Kent have been exposed in a variety of one shots and alternate timeline stories. But dealing with that exposure in the main titles, that is, I will admit, a ballsy move.
One sequence that I saw from Superman was chided for being out of character but I have to admit, I'm not sure is all that off base. After the reveal, Clark Kent visits Perry White who is in the hospital after a super villain attack on the Daily Planet. Perry is not happy with Clark because Clark deceived him for many years. In a moment anger, Perry snaps, "Take those damn glasses off" and slaps those glasses off of Clark's face. I'm not sure if the Perry of my Superman would've reacted as dramatically but I think his feelings on the matter would not have been much different. Perry White has always been a proponent of the truth and here was a person under his nose who was hiding who he really is.
NEXT WEEK: As we get closer to Halloween, I take a moment to review a graphic novel I caught up on this past summer, a story of vampires and zombies and a new spin on class warfare.
In the meantime, another new post is coming up tomorrow. Until then, be good to one another.
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