The Man of Steel #5

    The Man of Steel » The Man of Steel #5 - The Mirror, Crack'd... released by DC Comics on 1986.

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    The Mirror, Crack'd... last edited by ltjfleetwood41 on 08/21/18 10:11AM View full history

    1. Cover by John Byrne.
    2. "The Mirror, Crack'd..." written and penciled by John Byrne, inked by Dick Giordano, colored by Tom Ziuko and lettered by John Costanza.

    Superman apprehends a thug wearing a Lexcorp designed super-battle suit. He flies the goon to Lexcorp's Hong Kong branch office and presents him to Lex Luthor. Luthor claims that the suit was stolen from him and he bears no responsibility for any attacks made against Superman's person by whomever was wearing it at the time. Superman drops the goon off and flies back towards Metropolis.

    Lex meanwhile, consults with one of his scientists, Dr. Cheng. Dr. Cheng is overseeing a classified program known as Project: Changeling. By scanning Superman's DNA, Cheng hoped to construct a perfect clone duplicate of the Man of Steel – one that would be completely subservient to Lex Luthor. However, Cheng did not take Superman's alien biology into account and the Superman clone crystallizes, transforming into a twisted Bizarro mockery of the true Superman.



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    Kind of a letdown after the first few issues 0

    This is the weakest entry so far in The Man of Steel miniseries - and it's still better than most of its contemporaries. As you can probably guess from the cover, this issue features the reboot of Bizarro. Once again John Byrne does a great job - the art is excellent, some of the best in the series, and his explanation for the creation of Bizarro seems both true to his original origin, and updated enough to be believable in a more modern context.Now the downside. Lois Lane's sister appears in th...

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    Nice Hair, Luthor 0

    Nah, I'm kidding. It looks ridiculous.Anyway, this is the last story in the paperback, and it's early Modern Age before the Dark Age! It sure looks like it!Luthor aside, this is an okay story. This is the first Modern Age appearance of Bizarro, since they removed him in the first Crisis. No speaking here, and no Bizarro World, either. He's an imperfect clone by Luthor (like in the DCAU). He the result because the machine that made him was programed to recreate human DNA, causing Luthor to learn ...

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