Dublin’s GPO is dramatically saved from a falling Spire in a new comic featuring Superman.
In the dramatic storyline, a flooded Liffey leads to the collapse of Dublin’s iconic landmark which then tumbles towards the General Post Office on O’Connell Street.
However, the Man of Steel rushes in, just in time.
Issue 10 of ‘Superman: Son Of Kal-El’ is illustrated by Dublin artist Cian Tormey, the first Irishman to draw an ongoing Superman book in the character’s 84-year existence, according to The Irish Times. .
In the comic, written by Tom Taylor, the son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane assumes the mantle of Superman and faces off against Henry Bendix, the president of the fictional Gammora nation.
“Henry Bendix’s plans are now clear,” the issue description reads. “The President of Gamorra will not stop until he has full control. He has now sold his strategy to other dangerous regimes.
“Only Superman and his allies stand in the way of Bendix’s dark vision of the world…a world where superheroes are put in their place, discredited and even destroyed.
“A world where heroes are replaced by agents of those ruthless enough to have taken power. The uprising has begun!
As the story unfolds, we learn that a weather bomb has hit Ireland, causing Liffey to flood and the Spire to collapse.
Superman rushes to pick up a little girl Cara and her father who are about to be crushed under the collapsing roof.
In an Instagram post, Cian wrote, “Just an Irish artist taking Superman places he’s never been before – thank you @tomtaylormade for making this possible.”
The series recently sparked controversy when Jon Kent (Clark’s son) came out as bisexual, after sharing a kiss with journalist Jay Nakamura.
“I realised,” Tormey told The Irish Times in January, “and I feel like a lot of people never realize that – some comics just aren’t for me.
“They are not targeting us. Before, when I was younger, I felt like all the comics were for me and I read everything. Now, there’s such a level of diversity in the stories being told, even within those archetypal characters that we take for granted.
“So Superman being gay or bisexual now might not be for you. We had our Superman, and that Superman isn’t going to change, this is a new story for newer, younger readers and she should reflect the diversity of this audience.”
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