DC Comics Rebirth Spoilers and Review for Superman #800 / Superman #34 follows.
Lex Luthor, in Superman armor, Superman and Lois Lane, with their son Jon Kent / Superboy are stuck on Apokolips; all against their will. Apokolips resistance have brought Lex Luthor their against his will so Lex did the same to the Superman Family so they could help him.
Lex Luthor was ruler of Apokolips for a spell during Darkseid War. There is a civil war going on to fill the vacuum left behind by Darkseid’s absence; he has been reborn as a baby and is growing up in the pages of Wonder Woman currently feeding on the lifeblood of the gods of various pantheons on Earth. The forces who whisked Lex to Apokolips want him to fill the power vacuum.
We learn of the prophecy they believe in…
…and we learn the verses of that prophecy. Lex Luthor says its not him. He’s not their saviour, but…
…Superman is! Lex has set up Supes?! Interestingly for Superman #800, aka Superman #34, I believe is the only proper Superman sighting in the book!
We then pivot to Lois Lane who has a prisoner of Granny Goodness and the Female Furies, but its all hands on deck with a Dredge Worm attacks.
Granny Goodness then makes Lois Lane a member of the Female Furies raising the ire of its existing members; readers are reminded that a human has been a Female Fury before particularly an Alianna Hubbard.
The last page of Superman #800 / Superman #34 shows Jon Kent / Superboy in his own battle against Apokolips forces.
Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason have written a pretty cool sci-fi tale and it was ballsy to have Superman not being a big presence in his own milestone #800 issue. The art of Ed Benes and Jack Herbert was decent, but didn’t wow me; the strength of this issue was the writing. 7.5 out if 10.
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