Leaving for a mission in deep space with the Justice League, Superman’s apparent PTSD threatens to compromise their mission. He is haunted by the memory of time running out before the sun of his second adopted world turns red and ultimately goes supernova, all while discovering the elites of the planet have been secretly developing an escape plan that will not include the impoverished underclass.
Lyles Movie FilesThis title is really firing now and as the year concludes, it’s reaching the point of being a serious contender for best DC title.
Geek DadThe ending delivers a great shock that throws the entire series concept for a loop, but Priest has done an amazing job of keeping everything grounded in very real emotions. It’s a smart move to have every issue include some scenes in the present day, where Clark is still trying to process his own trauma after returning. The slow parceling out of the truth of Clark’s lost adventures is still being written, but there’s no question that Priest is giving us one of the most unique Superman stories in a long time.
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The Super Powered FancastThe Story: An engaging story that continues to add dark twists throughout and ends with a fantastic cliffhanger. I continue to enjoy the internal and external conflicts throughout the issue. Clark’s battles with the leaders of the planet as well as the revelations about Hope are well done and add depth to the story. It’s going to be interesting to see what happens in the next issue. The Art: Pagulayan delivers great art throughout the issue. There are some visually dramatic and breathtaking pages throughout the issue.
ComicBook.comThe spacefaring half of Superman: Lost is centered in issue #6 as Clark confronts the impending death of his newly adopted world alongside the mysterious death of his first ally there. It's a familiar build toward confrontation as the planet continues rejecting any form of assistance (in an often-cutting satire of humanity's response to climate change) and Hope seeks to comfort Clark. Yet the end result reveals an even larger mystery that prepares to set up the miniseries for its final act. Throughout this denouement of Superman: Lost #5's shocking cliffhanger, readers are left with a clear vision of what makes Superman a hero as he increasingly resembles the much more limited Golden Age vision of the character amidst depictions of space by Carlo Pagulayan that are stunning, including depictions of grand Green Lantern summonings and an event horizon. As the series barrels ahead and continues revealing new layers to itself, Lost remains a fascinating character study featuring the Man of Steel.
Supergirl Comic Box CommentaryI thought overall this was a solid issue for this series. I wonder if the complete lack of the Lois subplot about corrupt politicians and the concentration on Superman's time on Kansas gave the book more focus. I like that Priest sort of castigates all political groups for not looking past their own biases to try and help everyone. I think the character of Hope is fascinating, a person suffering so much they make bad choices. And that ending! Solid issue. Great art.
Superman HomepageThese last two issues have picked up the pace and the story is finally starting to get to the heart of what happens to Superman. There's much less exposition than previous issues. That constant telling and retelling of how Superman got lost and Victor droning on about the war and how Superman should leave, etc, etc. While there is a bit of that it does not overshadow the action. Pagulayan is a fantastic artist and illustrates the story with strong images and makes this book an visual treat!
AIPTSuperman’s odyssey continues as his life is challenged by the past, present, and choices he might make. The veil continues to peel back as we discover the fallout of Szhemi’s death and what the Lantern brings to this journey. Can Superman find and trust hope?
Weird Science DC ComicsSuperman: Lost #6 doesn't pay off the cliffhanger from the next issue and instead jumps forward ten years where Clark's new planet is heading for catastrophe. Priest plays with interesting ideas and concepts, some of which feel wholly original and others heavily imply real-world allegory, but the pieces never come together.