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In-Spired Dublin’s GPO is dramatically saved from falling Spire in new Superman comic strip

As the story unfolds we learn that a weather bomb has hit Ireland, leading to the Liffey flooding and the Spire to collapse


Dublin’s GPO is dramatically saved from a falling Spire in a new comic strip featuring Superman. 

In the dramatic storyline, a flooded Liffey leads to the collapse of the iconic Dublin landmark which then tumbles towards the General Post Office on O'Connell Street.

However, the Man of Steel swoops in, just in the nick of 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 84 years of the character’s existence, according to The Irish Times.

In the comic, which is written by Tom Taylor, the son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane takes on the Superman mantle and confronts Henry Bendix, the president of the fictional nation Gammora.

“Henry Bendix’s plans are now clear," the description of the issue reads. "Gamorra’s president won’t stop until he has total control. He’s now sold his strategy to other dangerous regimes.

“Only Superman and his allies stand in the way of Bendix’s dark vision for 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 seized power. The Rising has begun!”

As the story unfolds we learn that a weather bomb has hit Ireland, leading to the Liffey flooding and the Spire to collapse.

Superman speeds in to pluck a little girl Cara and her dad who are about to be crushed under the collapsing roof.

In an Instagram post Cian has written: "Just an Irish artist bringing Superman to places he's never been before - thank you @tomtaylormade for making this happen."

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The series recently attracted controversy when Jon Kent (son of Clark) came out as bisexual, after sharing a kiss with reporter Jay Nakamura.

“I’ve realized,” Tormey told The Irish Times in January, “and I feel like a lot of people don’t ever realize this – some comics just aren’t made for me.

“They’re not aimed at us. Before, when I was younger, it seemed like all comics were for me, and I read everything. Now, there’s such a greater level of diversity in the stories being told, even within these archetypal characters that we take for granted.

“So, Superman being gay or bisexual now, maybe it’s not for you. We had our Superman, and that Superman isn’t going to change, this is a new story for newer, younger readers and it needs to reflect the diversity of that audience."

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