CREDITS: Written by Mark Millar; art by Aluir Amancio and Terry Austin.
REVIEW: This one starts off with an out-of-character Clark Kent shooting up a place, hijacking a car with the cops in pursuit, and escaping on the back of a truck after taking down a helicopter. It's pretty fun, though his cracking wise is the crucial clue that this isn't the farm boy we know and love. If this had led to some kind of undercover story for Clark, I would have been much more interested. Or even if we'd been left wondering longer. But we soon discover Superman was on Mars rescuing a probe all this time, so it's a villain in disguise and a frame-up. Oh hum.
Spoiler: It's Multi-Face, that Chameleon-type villain created for the comics series. I liked him in his first story, but I'm less enthusiastic about him here, probably because the story yields fewer surprises. The big death trap at the end is something we've seen before, from set-up to resolution. It does feature Clark going to prison and having to figure out how to sneak away to play Superman, which is a new wrinkle, and I can't really fault it as an action scenario.