There’s never been a family fight quite like what we’ve been seeing in “The Oz Effect,” the pivotal Superman storyline that wrapped up this week in ACTION COMICS #991. Since its start, we’ve learned that Mr. Oz is really Jor-El, Superman’s Kryptonian father, who didn’t actually die during the destruction of Krypton, but found himself sent to Earth where he witnessed some of mankind’s brutal tendencies firsthand.
SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read EARTH 2 #25 yet and do not wish to know what happens, stop reading this post now (major spoilers ahead!).
In this extra-sized issue, Val-Zod finally accepts his role as the new Superman of Earth 2! But is this novice any match for the twisted, brutal original Superman of Earth 2? Apokolips and the forces of Darkseid are looming, we see one Kryptonian against another – and the weight of the world is on them both!
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.