Summer is near, so we continue our Superman for All Seasons review with the second issue, aptly titled “Summer”.
Background on the series
- Written by Jeph Loeb, art by Tim Sale (who had recently done Batman: The Long Halloween together)
- “Summer” issue debuted October of 1998
- Big inspiration for the Smallville TV series (Loeb would become writer/EP)
- Our “Spring” review
- Lois Lane Narrates
- She does a lot of wondering about why Superman does what he does and what he does when he’s not saving people (He can do anything he wants to…and he decides to do what? Be a hero? Why?)
- Lex Luthor is annoyed with Superman, says he and the taxpayers are cleaning up after him
- Superman stops a submarine/nuclear weapons (which were manufactured by Luthor)
- We see Superman/Clark lonely
- Clark goes back to Smallville (Lois says “fortress of solitude”), but even there he feels out of place
- Air Conditioning (they don’t even notice summer)
- Lana is gone, people thought she ran away with Clark.
- There’s a big chemical fire back in Metropolis
- Lex has drones trying to put out the fire/save people,
- But they’re doing a bad job at it and Superman comes and saves a woman they were going to leave behind
- Lex Luthor shows up at Miss Vaughn’s apartment and says “Together we can help Superman in ways you’ve only dreamed of”
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