Man of Steel's Fallout Has Damn Near Destroyed Superman's World

WARNING: The following article contains major spoilers for Superman #1 by Brian Michael Bendis, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado and Alex Sinclair, in stores now.

Superman has relaunched with a new #1 and a bold new direction, and it much of said direction will be dealing with the fallout from the Man of Steel miniseries, as Brian Michael Bendis and Ivan Reis' first issue continues directly from where the previous mini's story left off. After a no holds barred battle in the streets of Metropolis, Rogol Zaar has been sent off into the Phantom Zone. Lois Lane and Jon Kent have gone with Jor-El into deep space. Now, Superman is left to clean up the mess left behind.

In Superman #1, Kal-El deals with the destruction of the Fortress of Solitude, the loss of Kandor, and many of his last remaining artifacts. Clark Kent continues his investigation of the mysterious fires. Superman also deals with the ramifications of his family leaving him behind. In the new status quo set up in this issue, Superman has yet to move on from the events of Man of Steel. However, before he can find his missing family, Superman will have to deal with his greatest enemy.

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What is a Superman Without His Family

Rebirth continuity established Superman as a family man first and foremost. Not only was he married to Lois Lane, but the two had a son in Jon Kent. Up until now, much of Superman's solo adventures have revolved around the idea that the Man of Steel is stronger  as a loving father and devoted husband. Now that Jon and Lois are out in space with Jor-El, though, that happy family the three had built together has been shattered, and Clark is left a broken man behind closed doors.

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