Sending a baby in a rocket to Earth was not Jor-El's first
idea to preserve the doomed world of Krypton... When a powerful
weapon ravages Metropolis, Clark Kent and Lois Lane travel
to an old midwestern town to seek its origins. What they find
is a portal that transports them to Infinite City, a place
beyond imagination, where futuristic technology and magic
coexist, and where Superman uncovers a piece of his true heritage.
However, the discovery comes at a price. Once you journey
to Infinite City, you can never return. Not everyone is happy
living there, and they want to come to our world, no matter
what the consequences...
of you who are sick to death of DC's latest "crossover event",
fear not! This graphic novel has nothing to do with Infinite
it's a standalone story - and a very special pairing of the
wacky writing of Mike Kennedy (Star Wars: Underworld)
and the distinctively stylised art of Carlos Meglia (Superman/Tarzan).
Try to imagine the exaggerated physical proportions of the
animated Superman crossed with the twisted artwork
of Kevin O'Neill (Nemesis the Warlock, The League
of Extraordinary Gentlemen) and you'll have some idea
of what to expect here.
plot puts an interesting new spin on the Man of Steel's creation
myth, though it does share some uncomfortable similarities
with the Phantom Zone as depicted in the two-part graphic
novel For Tomorrow. Meanwhile, Meglia's realisation
of Superman's dad Jor-El in the opening flashback owes more
to the movies than any recent comic-strip version.
asking price is a bit steep for a 96-page graphic novel, but
the quality of the paper stock is very high and the painted
artwork exceptionally detailed, so you could spend hours gazing
at all its fabulous intricacies. It's a pleasure to lose yourself
in Infinite City.