Monday, May 31, 2010

The Trial of Superman (Review)

Citizen's Grade: O.K.

What I love about reading Superman comics isn't his fights, or his awesome powers (He is arguably DC Comic's most "powerful" character), it's the moral dilemmas that he must face. I suppose that makes Superman one of the hardest characters to know that he is capable of beating down just about anyone or anything that stands in his his stories must have other elements to entertain the reader and challenge the character. The volume entitled The Trial of Superman does just that.

Weakened after a titanic battle with the monstrous villain Parasite, Superman inexplicably finds himself shackled and under arrest by a group of intergalactic officers. Taken to another galaxy, the Man of Steel has his powers negated and is instantly put on trial by a fearsome alien tribunal. Discovering that one of his relatives contributed to the annihilation of the Kryptonian race, Superman is found guilty of the crime due to ancestry and sentenced to death. Now with his powers depleted and the jury in, Superman, with the help of Superboy and Supergirl, must find a way to escape his sentence before his execution.

Written by Louise Simonson, Dan Jurgens, & Roger Stern with various artists.

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