Review by Frank Plowright
Oh where to begin!
Perhaps by noting that Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder’s run on Action Comics begins very satisfactorily in What Lies Beneath. That finished with Superman flying off to deal with an organisation responsible for interfering in a mission involving an underground community. The ending perhaps doesn’t live up to the overall promise, but at least it’s serviceable in completing the story. The downside of is readers of What Lies Beneath having to pick up the remainder of this mess to read that ending. Don’t bother.
In 2014 DC ran a crossover event returning Doomsday, one of Superman’s most powerful enemies. Fair enough. It occupied Superman in his primary title, in Superman/Wonder Woman and Action Comics as individual chapters of a continued story. The bulk of Superdoom supplies the second, sixth, eighth, eleventh, twelfth and sixteenth chapters. How insane is that? The only possible purpose can have been to con the unwary, which would make DC a few bucks at the cost of massive resentment. Smart move! If you want to read the story, pick up Superman: Doomed. For a flavour of Superdoom, see this paragraph repeated ending this review, but using only every second, sixth, eighth, eleventh, twelfth and sixteenth word.
Why so many artists? The bulk of them work on the penultimate chapter presented here, originally an annual toward the end of the story. It’s become complex by then, and different artists follow different characters. There are still more pages by Kuder than anyone else, and he continues to impress, which isn’t a term that can honestly be applied to the remainder of this hotch-potch.
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