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Action Comics #1 (Because that ain't Superman Spoilers)

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IvCNuB4

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Postby IvCNuB4 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:58 pm

Punchy wrote: This issue is supposed to be defining the new Superman, but it barely scratched the surface.

No one said that this was going to be an entire origin story. We know that he's 6 years younger, we see where he lives, we met his land-lady, we know that he works for a competing newspaper (not the Planet), we already have an idea of his strength and vulnerability levels, we see a possible hint to the Legion, and a fore-shadowing of something headed towards Earth from outer space.

this issue had too much Action and not enough Superman.

He was on every page except for 3 pages where he's Clark, and 2 pages with Luthor and Major Lane :lol:

Amoebas wrote:Doesn't make sense to me either, the runaway train stuff just came out of nowhere.


The scene did, yes, but that's part of what Clark was talking about on the phone to Mr. Taylor and to Jimmy.
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Lord Ice

Motherfucker from Hell

Postby Lord Ice » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:58 pm

Amoebas wrote:First thought in my head - and I don't think I like Morrison mucking about with them.


Better him than Mark Waid. Would hate to go through that again.

3MJ

Postby 3MJ » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:59 pm

iVcNub4 or whatever, why do you feel you have to defend DC in every thread?
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xaraan

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Postby xaraan » Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:03 pm

The issue wasn't put together as tightly as I would expect a relaunch flagship title to be.

But as a 'new reader' this whole relaunch is confusing to me.
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IvCNuB4

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Postby IvCNuB4 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:16 pm

Always Stay Safe wrote:iVcNub4 or whatever, why do you feel you have to defend DC in every thread?


Why do you feel that you have to call me out for it ? Do you go off on Herald or AvengingTitan every fuckin' time they start one of their "the DCnU sucks" rants :lol:

I was pointing out what I got out of the issue compared to what Punchy said wasn't there. But it's cute how you jump to the defense of your long-distance cyber-love :smt007 :smt007

3MJ

Postby 3MJ » Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:19 pm

IvCNuB4 wrote:
Why do you feel that you have to call me out for it ? Do you go off on Herald or AvengingTitan every fuckin' time they start one of their "the DCnU sucks" rants :lol:

I was pointing out what I got out of the issue compared to what Punchy said wasn't there. But it's cute how you jump to the defense of your long-distance cyber-love :smt007 :smt007


Yes. Herald really fucking annoys me.

You constantly defend DC, I've noticed it a few times, that if I insult DC in a DC thread, you'll respond by insulting Marvel.

It's very weird.
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IvCNuB4

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Postby IvCNuB4 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:29 pm

So are Punchy's relentless "I can't undertand why anyone likes fucking Batgirl" posts :lol: See if you can have a word with him about that, please.
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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:42 pm

FUCK BATGIRL.
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oogy

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Postby oogy » Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:37 pm

IvCNuB4 wrote:So are Punchy's relentless "I can't undertand why anyone likes fucking Batgirl" posts :lol: See if you can have a word with him about that, please.


Punchy wrote:FUCK BATGIRL.


I see what you mean. :lol:
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Zero

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Postby Zero » Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:41 pm

I liked Batgirl Ok, but Action Comics was great!
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Herald

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Postby Herald » Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:45 pm

Always Stay Safe wrote:
Yes. Herald really fucking annoys me.


Oh, you're just Tsundere for me. Admit your feelings. :P

A big clue is that I have yet to see this "going off" on me that you claim to do. :P

The Old Doctor

Postby The Old Doctor » Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:13 pm

I read it.

Seems like the Action Comics #1 1938 persona. More of a social activist sort of Superman.
I like how they're showing how he's learning more about his powers and their limits. Beyond that, not that interesting for me, but a time killer until they show him getting the costume with the ugly none Superman style boots.
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IvCNuB4

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Postby IvCNuB4 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:57 pm

Sakie wrote:Did anybody else think of Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, and Saturn Girl when Clark's landlord told him about his friends stopping by? She described them as two men and a very nice, good-looking blonde woman.


I found a couple more hints/homages/Easter Eggs/whatever:

Page 4-5 splash: read what Glenmorgan says, then sing the "Smallville" theme in your head :lol:

Page 10/panel 1: background building sign: "Rags and Son"

Page 19: his weird landlady, Mrs. Nyxly. I keep thinking her name should mean something. There was a Ferlin Nyxly, a museum curator,. who had discovered the Devil's Harp( Superman #235)

Page 22: Jimmy's cell phone has a "zee zee zee" ring-tone. Same as his Superman Signal Watch in pre-DCnU issues.

Page 26: the mysterious Hooded Lady cameo.

Anyone spot anything else ?
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superfictious

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Postby superfictious » Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:00 pm

"Somebody! Save me!" homage to the Smallville theme song.

"It ain't Superman!" was probably a bit of subtle snark to every half-wit complaint about this not being the "real" Superman.
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chap22

Rain Partier

Postby chap22 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:06 pm

Lord Simian wrote:Cripes, I hope not. Stupid Legion. :smt013

this.

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