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Superman #214

Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2005
By: Michael Deeley

Writer: Brian Azzarello
Artists: Jim Lee (p), Scott Williams (with Richard Friend and Sandra Hope) (i)

Publisher: DC Comics

Now we see how and why Superman created this planet in the Phantom Zone, how and why General Zod sent the “Vanishing Sphere” back to Earth, and what went wrong.

All is explained. 11 months later.

Man that’s frustrating. Maybe it’ll read better when the story’s all read at once, but I doubt it.

The big surprise of the issue is the creation of a new OMAC: One Man Army Corps. The priest dying of cancer is surgically transformed by Orr’s employers into an immortal, unstoppable fighting machine. And guess what becomes his “Brother Eye.”

Seeing how there’s a new OMAC mini-series coming out as part of DC’s mysterious “big event,” I’ll bet this new OMAC will play a part in it. So mercenary collectors, grab this now! (Better yet, get Solo #3, where Paul Pope redraws OMAC #1 by Jack Kirby. It’s a twisted vision of an already weird comic.)

Art: You can tell what parts of the books weren’t inked by Scott Williams, but it still looks good.

Story: Could have been shorter.

Overall: Hell, I was committed to buying the whole story by part 6, no matter how good it was. But as soon as I finish it, I’m putting it up on Ebay.

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