Some of Superman’s most interesting adversaries throughout the years have been ones who desire to do good, but go about it the wrong way. People call Superman “the big blue boy scout” for a reason—he doesn’t just see that justice is done, he’s also unwavering when it comes to making sure it’s done in a fair and humane way, with respect for life and civil liberties. At times, this has put him at odds with fellow heroes like Batman, Wonder Woman and Aquaman, who sometimes may take a more pragmatic approach to doing what’s right.
One of the more interesting aspects of Rebirth is that while Wally, Bruce and the rest of the DC Universe may not know who’s been messing with their reality, readers do. Or rather, they do if they’ve read Geoff Johns’ DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH.
At some point in our life, we’ve all read a Superman comic, seen a Superman movie or watched a Superman cartoon or TV show. With a history that now extends over 75 years, we likely know the Man of Steel better than we know some of our friends and family. We know all about his life, his friends and his enemies. We know his powers and we know his history. In fact, there’s very little about Superman that we don’t know.
There have been a lot of surprises around the DC Universe of late, but one of the biggest has to be the revelation that Pre-Flashpoint Superman and Lois Lane, along with their son, Jonathan, are alive and well and living anonymously outside Metropolis.
For those who looked up toward the skies and screamed "Somebody, save me" when the CW television series "Smallville" went off the air in 2011, your cries have been answered. Your savior has arrived. Incidentally, that savior happens to be Superman, and you can find him once again on Fridays, but this time he’s doing the saving on the DC Comics Digital website.
When superstar writer Grant Morrison launched ALL-STAR SUPERMAN back in 2005, he crafted a tale that took the Man of Steel back to his more classic roots while still approaching the character with modern sensibilities. He reinvented the Superman of old for today's audience and the end result quickly became lauded as one of the greatest Superman tales ever written.