During Infinite Crisis, Superman lost his powers, and in the year that follows (and is covered in this book), he learns how to be Clark Kent again. Which means: he becomes a dedicated reporter, he and Lois work on keeping their marriage strong, and if he needs help dealing with the somewhat evil element around Metropolis? He calls on his many friends. Supergirl. Hawkgirl. Green Lantern.
When Lex Luthor gets released from prison, his reputation in tatters, he decides that he's going to punish Metropolis for turning its back on the one who should be her favorite son. He and Clark clash almost immediately, but Luthor isn't the only person that Clark has to worry about. See, Clark is also on the trail of Intergang, and he manages to uncover several things that they would rather remain covered and in return, they put a bounty on Clark's head. Then, to make matters worse, Kryptonite is disappearing from all over the world, and no one seems to know who's behind it.
When I first read this book, I was a total comics newbie. Aside from a few Superman/Batman books, I hadn't actually ever read a predominantly Superman-based book. I picked this one up because it was at the used bookstore, and... why not?
This was the book that made search out more Superman-centric titles because I loved this book. Yes, I was a little lost (I'd only made it halfway through Crisis on Infinite Earths and I hadn't yet tackled Infinite Crisis), but I absolutely adored this Superman. Or, rather, Clark.
I loved seeing the reporter doggedly going after the story; the nice guy attitude which was refreshingly light compared to all of the Bat books I'd been reading; the supportive wife who quite obviously kicked all sorts of ass on her own. I liked seeing a Clark that was happy with his `normal life' and how he was making a life that wasn't quite his own. And yet, I was happy for him when his powers started to return.
So, yes. I really, really recommend this book.