Like I said last week, I considered not writing comic reviews today. Why? It’s the start of NaNoWriMo, an annual month of writing madness where people all around the world try to write 50,000 words or more in 30 days. I usually try to get a huge head start on day one (my personal 24 hours record, from last year, is over 21,000 words on November 1). But since I’m writing science fiction this year, a genre I’m not all that familiar with writing, I decided to ease into it at first. As such, I’ve only written 5,292 words so far, and I’ll probably cap it off with one more chapter this evening.
Anyway, Superman 34 is written by Peter J Tomasi and Patrick Gleason. It picks up after the previous issue left off, with Lex Luthor, Superman, Lois Lane and Jon Kent all teleporting to Apokolips. I’m not too familiar with the planet, but I do know that it’s traditionally ruled by Darkseid, who’s a major villain in the DC Universe and at least a Superman level threat. This story’s been hinted at a couple times through both this series and Action Comics since the beginning of Rebirth. To sum up the backstory as this comic explains, Darkseid is dead, and some of Apokolips’s inhabitants are hoping that Lex Luthor will take the crown and help the planet be a better place.