Continuing the portrayal of Superman by Christopher Reeves, Superman 78: The Metal Curtain will show what happens when Superman isn’t the only thing to land on Earth from Krypton.
The comic starts with Krypton exploding and a ship landing on Earth, but this isn’t the ship carrying Superman. This one lands in Russia. Decades later, we’re on more familiar ground in Metropolis where Lois is getting herself into trouble, and Superman saves the day. What I love about this iteration is that Lois doesn’t know who Superman is. Later at the Daily Planet, she’s giving Clark all this advice on his writing and she has no idea who he really is. I can’t remember the last Superman comic I read where Lois was still in the dark, and I’m already enjoying it.
So we go back to Russia to see them with a plan to take down Superman. While we still don’t know precisely who or what landed in Russia, we do know that the Russians have a bunch of kryptonite that they plan to use as a weapon. They have a man there that is about to become Metallo, and I’m curious to learn more about that and see if and how this version differs from Metallo in other Superman stories.
Superman 78: The Metal Curtain is a six issue series, releasing monthly, written by Robert Venditti with the art by newcomer Gavin Guidry. I love the art style and feel like Guidry nailed the essence of Christopher Reeves’ Superman. If you’re a fan of Superman, I would highly recommend picking up this series. It has such a classic feel, and I love that it’s a contained story, which is perfect for casual comic book readers as well.