Superman - the mightiest hero of them all, defender of Metropolis and protector of the planet Earth - has been hospitalised by a mystery illness. Now, a team of S.T.A.R. labs doctors, aided by some of Superman's closest friends, both human and superhuman, must race to save the Man of Steel before the unthinkable happens...Presenting the thrilling 'Critical Condition' storyline from some of comics' hottest talents, find out how doctors can inject needles into a man with skin tougher than diamond, and how dangerous it is for Steel, Superboy and Supergirl - with a little help from The Atom - to enter Superman's body in miniaturised form, and fight the illness wasting him from within - while a host of threats, including super-assassin Deathstroke, attack him from without!
Jeph Loeb is a screenwriter/producer, whose comic credits include the award-winning Batman: The Long Halloween and its sequel, Dark Victory. More recently, he has scripted Daredevil: Yellow and Spider-Man: Blue for Marvel Comics. Joe Kelly is one of comics' hottest writers, with highly acclaimed runs on Daredevil, Deadpool and X-Men to his credit.