Superman 657 – Arion foretells the future

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Superman 657 (Dec. 06) is the first half of a two part story which sees Arion tell of the future to come, by Busiek, Pacheco and Merino.

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There are some truly wonderful visuals in this tale, I cannot fault it for that.  But aside from that, there is little here I find entertaining.

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Arion tells Superman, Perry White, Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen about the eventual rise of a villain called Khyber, and the world shattering battle that erupts to take him down, eight years in the future.

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There are loads of cameos for various heroes and villains, but nothing that in any way impacts the real development of the characters.  Jimmy Olsen and Lois Lane are a part of the future struggle.

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Arion gets only halfway through his story in this issue, which concludes in the following one.

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