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The United Planets is a perfect, beautiful idea… that completely flies in the face of everything the barbaric Mongul has been fighting for his entire life.  Mongul will destroy the United Planets and Superman with it.  And he said something about using Earth as his toilet.  Which doesn’t sound very nice.  The return of one of Superman’s biggest and baddest villains… bigger and badder than ever!

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What I’m Excited For…

I do love a good Mongul story. He’s budget Darkseid and I’m okay with that. After issue after pedantic issue of Bendis’ roundabout writing I really just want to see Superman lay the smack down on this big yellow bastard.

What I Thought…

Okay, this issue is pleasantly superficial, which somehow works when it comes to Bendis. Don’t try to tell me a story, just have Superman wail on Mongul for 20+ pages of stellar art from Ivan Reis.

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Seriously, that’s all this issue really brings. Sure, there’s the requisite “last page stinger” that Bendis constantly uses to drag out story lines but really, and I can’t believe I’m actually saying this, unplug your brain and just enjoy watching Superman beat the absolute piss out of Mongul.

Above Average Joe’s Rating

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