One thing I really like about a good reimagining of existing characters is when a writer figures out a new use for an old power set.  Here, Superman figures out he can CSI the scene later if he brings it out into space.  This also reminds me of the several times John Byrne lifted cities in the pages of Fantastic Four…

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But here, in Man of Steel, Byrne explained how the soil didn’t collapse–how it could actually be possible to make this happen.  I love that.  And he does it twice in this issue.  When he introduces Metallo, he explains for the first time (at least to my knowledge) how Kryptonite actually works…


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