A thinly veiled reference to Steel's (aka John Henry Irons...aka Black Superman) "new" powers in 52 Week 8. I guess when there are hundreds of super heroes out there, it's a bit hard to come up with something new, but it just seems a bit too close to one of our favorite X-Men.
I would like to apologize for our "half-ass-ness" of our strips lately. Basically with Superman Returns taking a majority of our time last week, we had to do a one-panel strip, and as it turns out Mike has a business trip to China this week, so we had to rush this strip as well. There might be no strip next week because of Mike's trip to the Orient. Looking ahead, we'll be at San Diego Comic-Con at the end of the month, so you might be looking at a lot more "one-panel" strips for the rest of the month. We do have a bunch of strips ready to go...but have just been busy the month. Maybe I'll post a bunch of Mike's sketches that he never wanted you to see.
In any case, hope you stay tuned during our "rough" patch we're having.