Getting better. Maybe it's because Greg Rucka joined the writing crew. This chapter was much more compelling because it deals with the internal politics of New Krypton and Clark's adjustment to life there. I like that he's a bit of a rebel, that he's integrated into Kryptonian society and left Earth with the intention of overthrowing the caste system, neutralizing the influence of Zod and winning the hearts and minds of a planet of Supermen. Where this book succeeds and the previous two did not, is that the scope is much, much smaller. This volume is more personal - there aren't any planet-rending battles and the scenes of Clark's trial are particularly awesome. Feels more like he should in those quiet situations. "We do what we believe we must. Standing by our principles in theory is easy. It's when we stand by them when we're tested that defines us. I will stand by mine." Finally we get a return to a heroic Clark. He's done far too much whining up until now and been far too ruffled by the machinations of others. Looking forward to seeing where the next one goes.