To perform the titular task, writer Dan Jurgens created a character named Doomsday, a hulking, prehistoric creature from the early days of Krypton who finds his way to Earth.
The story focuses on the exploits of a young Clark Kent as he explores his burgeoning powers, takes on his daytime job at the Daily Planet and engages in battle with Lex Luthor.
The main character is a Kansas farmboy who just happens to be named Clark Kent, a name that makes him the butt of many “Superman”-related jokes among his friends and family.
Upon discovering that he has the ability to fly, however, Clark soon realizes the jokes hit far closer to home than he could have ever imagined.
Geoff Johns’ arc gives the proper lip-service to the two’s extensive history while also crafting an action-packed epic that works on its own as a stand-alone story.
Ultimately, however, the action comes secondary to the arc’s gut punch of an ending, which sees Superman experiencing a loss unlike any he’s faced before. Superman: Red Son Writer: Mark Millar Artists: Dave Johnson, Killan Plunkett (pencillers) Andrew Robinson, Walden Wong (inkers) With his red and blue color palate and his relentless spiel about “truth, justice and the American way,” Superman and the USA are as closely bound together as Batman and bats.