Now Kryptonite can't even kill Superman
Released this past week, Action Comics #49 has Superman back in action. In this particular story, he throws himself on a big pile of Kryptonite hoping to rejuvenate his super powers. His abilities have been in decline and acting up after he used his Solar Flare in the Truth saga. But Kal-El's plan hits a snag. When he finds himself fully back up to speed, he feels a bit different. His eyes are now green due to the abundance of Kryptonite in his blood cells. And because of this, a new super ability has been discovered.This reminds me of a storyline with Wolverine from nearly a decade ago, when Civil War had been released, and Wolverine resurrected after all his flesh had been burned off the skeleton, in complete contradiction of what was seen in Days of Future Past, when a Sentinel robot incinerated his flesh. Now, DC's conjured up their own variation on such a ridiculous tale, topping it off with powers that make Superman far too much like a deity. There were people who foolishly complained in the past about Superman being too powerful. Well, it's still happening, only this time, they've become truly mindless about it. And the worst part is that it's not even new; as the article notes, it already happened in the late 1990s. But it's not so accurate to say this is the first time he's had these skills - if it happened nearly 2 decades ago, then it was already added to his standard set of skills; it's just that it didn't last. This time, with such mindlessly adamant people in charge, it could, yet it'll lead nowhere.
This new super power is a variation on Superman's super-hearing. Its comparable to how his new super flare was a slight take on his heat vision. Kal-El has always had the ability to see radio waves and different signal frequencies, but he could never hear what was on them. But now, Superman can fully receive and interpret these signals. And he can hear what is being broadcast.
The power emerged in Superman before. In the 90s, he had this ability back when he had electric powers, giving him blue skin and hair. But Action Comics #49 is the first time this super power has been added to Superman's standard set of skills. [...]
Just when you thought it couldn't get any more laughable, it did.