Hitch is playing his cards close to the vest here. This issue is all about Superman introducing Rao to Earth, and Rao doing his best to convince us that he's really a god by healing pretty much everyone everywhere. Although Batman is characteristically skeptical, Rao really does nothing to arouse our suspicions. If you go into it assuming that he's really not a god, then the only possible hint that he isn't is the fact that his priests are the ones that technically handle the healing. (In other words, maybe he's just an alien with advance healing devices that he has the "priests" use in the field.) But, again, I'm stretching here. So far, Hitch is playing it totally straight. The only sign of trouble comes at the end of the issue, when Diana awakens to find herself in a destroyed Olympus. But, if Rao destroyed Olympus, it probably means that he's a god, doesn't it?
** (two of five stars)