Geoff Johns understands Superman as few writers today do. His Superman is the epitome of hope and idealism, as he should be. Johns also realizes the importance of Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen to the oeuvre of Superman and does a fine job using them to explore the problems with Ulysses' promises from another perspective.
What can I say about the art of this book that hasn't been said already? John Romita Jr. is in fine form here, with inker Klaus Janson giving the finished art a much lighter touch than usual, as befits the lighter and brighter aesthetic of Superman compared to other projects JRJ and Janson collaborated on in the past. This vibrant feeling is further enhanced by the colors of Laura Martin.