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(Spoiler Warning for the end of Shadowland. That's right, SHADOWLAND.)
Yeah...the rest of you have a good journey with Kal...I think I'm done.
I'm done, too. And by the way, this next issue is another fill-in from Wilson, so buyer beware.
These type of morality or relevance stories work better when the hero actually learns something. "Illegal" aliens and domestic abuse are not exactly unknown to our Cross-Country Kryptonian. I'm still not clear on why he's doing this. What does he hope to gain? Insight? Would walking across America make up for the woman whose husband died while sacrificing the others he could be helping by flying to the rescue?
BTW, this woman's confrontation of Superman reminded me too much of the Marvel grieving woman who confronted Tony Stark after Stamford.
What does he hope to gain? Insight?
According to new writer Chris Roberson, yes. Here's an exerpt from his interview at Newsarama:
At this point in the “Grounded” storyline, Superman has pretty much completely lost faith in the things he’s always stood for: Truth, Justice, and the American Way. Physically, he’s just as powerful as he’s always been, but after the death of his adoptive father and the destruction of New Krypton, he’s an emotional wreck.
The way I see it, what he’s really doing in this walk across America is revisiting the kinds of places where he had his earliest formative experiences, and trying to answer one crucial question: “Must there be a Superman?”