It's been a long time since I picked up a comic headlining Superman. As a result, I was afraid I might be a little lost, but familiar characters like Jimmy Olsen, Perry White, and Lois Lane welcomed me back to familiar territory.
Clark Kent no longer works for The Daily Planet, but editor Perry White is trying to covince him to come back as a reporter for the paper. While Clark considers his options, an ominus, dark spaceship invades Metropolis and begins attacking the city. As Superman attempts to neutralize the alien piloting the ship, he becomes alarmed to discover the creature may be his equal in power and fighting tactics.
With Superman on the ropes, another entity appears out of thin air and helps Superman defeat the menace. Tall and blonde-haired, with a physique to match Superman's, the stranger calls himself Ulysses. The appearance of Ulysses on the scene opens to door for lots of questions and possibilities, and is a great way to create interest in a new series.
Geoff Johns is the writer who will be guiding Superman fans through new scenarios in this series that's marked with the distinction of having artist John Romita, Jr. interpret the story. After over 40 years at Marvel, Romita, Jr. has taken his first job at DC Comics to draw "The Man of Steel" and it's a pleasure to see how he visualizes the story.
This series looks like a winner. Once you read the first issue, I'm betting you'll be anxiously waiting for the next installment.