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Superman Vol. 2: Return to Glory by Gene…
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I regret every minute I wasted on this garbage. This collection has the middle chapters of a couple different major crossovers. There are several instances throughout the book where the reader is presented with a summary of what happened elsewhere in the storyline before being tossed back into the sewage flow. Godawful comic book writing at its worst. ( )
  villemezbrown | Jul 28, 2018 |
I received this from Edelweiss and DC Comics in exchange for an honest review.

Holy crap, that was a lot of bouncing around. It was so bad that the editors had to insert splash pages with tiny print to explain what was happening at the start of almost every issue. Let's work the DC Comics checklist, shall we?

Time travel - Check
Inexplicable enemies - Check
Inexplicable enemies controlling lesser enemies - Check
Mandatory Justice League appearance - Check
Plot that makes no sense - Check
Cliffhanger that requires a ton of background knowledge - Check

There's more, but I'm stopping there. The plot was all over the place, the artwork was hit-or-miss from issue to issue (some of it really bad), and overall, this was just a complete mess.

Here's hoping "Superman" is fixed with the DC Universe Rebirth/Reboot. He desperately needs it. ( )
  ssimon2000 | May 7, 2018 |
Most of the TPB is a combination of two things. We get the end of the Hordr thing, sorta, and then a very cool story with Vandal Savage, oh so much Vandal Savage (and not enough Scandal!)

We get his origin again, which is tweaked a little. They bring Krypton into the mix in what I thought was a mostly interesting way. And then we travel through time with Vandal as he tries to get Absolute Power over the entire world.

It's a convoluted plot that's probably not helped by the fact that this TPB only has some of the story in it, not all of it, but, it's also not the first time that I've had to read multiple TPBs to get an entire plot, that's just what the Big Two tend to do when they have humongous-ish stories that they tell.

There were also a couple of issues from the Final Days of Superman story line (that TPB is next on my reading list). And then there were a ton and a half of variants. Some were really, really cool. I usually only skim over the variants at the back of TPBs, but, these were very cool!

I got this ARC through Netgalley on behalf of DC Entertainment. ( )
  DanieXJ | Mar 9, 2017 |
A piece-meal story, poorly told. ( )
  bensdad00 | Jan 10, 2017 |
This is quite long and has a lot of things going on. It's way too complicated to go on and on about the plot. I really didn't like where this went with Superman and can't say I'm looking forward to the new change. A lot of the story was missing in this trade with big gaps in the plot taking place in cross-overs. There are three or four breaks where there is a page of text summarising what happened in two other trades. I've never seen this done before and didn't like knowing that so much of the story was happening in other books. The artwork is done by a lot of artists and style changes frequently, some of it is awful and some is not too bad. Some parts of the story were pretty good but overall I was just plain annoyed with where the whole thing ended up. Not too happy about the state of Superman at this point. ( )
  ElizaJane | Sep 20, 2016 |
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"Superman is forced to join a super-fight club--and the stakes couldn't be higher. The Man of Steel must make a fateful choice. Can he risk exposing himself to the one thing that could save him? Later, Superman and Wonder Woman lead an army of gods and monsters against Vandal Savage and his deadly spawn!"--

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