All good things come to an end. Superman #25 is the final chapter in the “BLACK DAWN” story arc. I’m sad, I’m excited, I’m scared. This has been an incredible arc and I want it to end well. As for being scared? The next issue will start a new story and I don’t want to be let down. That probably won’t happen but I’m still feeling uneasy. No time to worry about that now. Is Jon going to kick the shit out of Clark or can Superman free his son from the clutches of Black’s control?
What’s Superman #25 about? From the publisher:
“BLACK DAWN” part six! The extra-sized finale to “Black Dawn” reveals the villain tearing the Super-Family apart and destroying everything the Man of Steel holds dear!
Just to change things up a bit, let’s start with what I didn’t like. Besides for being unkillable, what good are Frankenstein and his “ex” bride? Manchester Black unraveled him like a fucking cartoon sweater, and shooting four guns at once does The Bride no better than a single pistol. Yes, that is my biggest complaint. I wish everything I disliked was so trivial.
Last time I suggested this creative team write the next Superman film. Superman #25 is a perfect example of why I said it. It’s an almost perfect (I wish Frankenstein wasn’t so useless) climax and wind down for a great story. The epilogue would even make an amazing post credit scene. Finding inner strength, the importance of family and teamwork, and a hopeful ending, Superman #25 contains everything you’d expect from a DC’s white knight.
Side Note: I finally see the connection between Clark and Lois. Half a dozen movies and three TV series failed to convey what a single page of this issue has. I’d like to give my personal thanks to the entire creative team for making my first Superman arc, one I won’t soon forget.