Reviewer: Tim Sheridan
Story Title: That Healing Touch: Part 3
Written by: Greg Rucka
Pencilled by: Matthew Clark
Inked by: Andy Lanning
Lettered by: Rob Leigh
Colored by: Tanya and Richard Horie
Asst Editor: Janine Schaefer
Editor: Eddie Berganza
Publisher: DC Comics
Reviews seem to be very mixed these days for the Superman books. And it appears that the much hyped revamp the books went through last spring has been a bit of a disappointment. The book that I hear the least about though is this one. Every month Greg Rucka turns out a very satisfying Superman tale, one without too much hype or expectations. He’s not as hated as Chuck Austin, nor does he have the buzz of Jim Lee, so this book is a bit under the radar, and that’s just fine.
For the past few months, the Parasite(s) (yes, two of them) have been plaguing Superman and his family and friends. They attacked him at home, which, let’s face it, is pretty rude. So Superman realizes the only way he can fight them without losing his powers is to put on some protection, and that comes in the form of Steel’s armor. Honestly, I had no idea that Steel was still alive. But hey, it was nice to see him.
Meanwhile, we get a little cameo appearance from the priest we see so much of over in the “Superman” book. That’s kind of nice, because I’m beginning to wonder how these books all fit together.
So then later on, Superman gets all badass with the Parasites, and wins the day, for the most part. Then we had a little creepy epilogue.
Not much to say about this book. The art is great, the story is great too. It never knocks my socks off, but I’m always entertained by it.