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

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

Postby rdrsfn82 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:09 pm

IvCNuB4 wrote:
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 ?


Mrs Nyxly is really close to the name of a 5th dimensional imp, IMMO.
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Re: Action Comics #1 (Because that ain't Superman Spoilers)

Postby chap22 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:12 pm

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Mrs Nyxly is really close to the name of a 5th dimensional imp, IMMO.

my thoughts as well.
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Re: Action Comics #1 (Because that ain't Superman Spoilers)

Postby rdrsfn82 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:14 pm

chap22 wrote:my thoughts as well.


I didn't read the issue, but reading that name that was the very first thing that I thought of.
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Re: Action Comics #1 (Because that ain't Superman Spoilers)

Postby Victorian Squid » Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:22 pm

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


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Just like his Batman run is referencing all those early Batman comics, his Action Comics #1 can be seen as a story built around a series of homages to classic Superman/Action covers.
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Re: Action Comics #1 (Because that ain't Superman Spoilers)

Postby superfictious » Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:28 pm

The train part didn't exactly come out of nowhere. We knew Lex had a plan and that Glenmorgan's "confession" was a part of it. It just so happens that the shitty workmanship pertained to Metropolis' train system. All trains should've been shut down, but Clark KNEW from his phone conversation with Jimmy that one train was still running. Glenmorgan's henchman was responsible for making sure the train would fail, drawing in Superman one way or another.

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

Postby The Old Doctor » Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:39 pm

Why Superman can get ear bleeds and be squished by a train, let alone beat up by wrecking ball.... :smt102
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Re: Action Comics #1 (Because that ain't Superman Spoilers)

Postby The Old Doctor » Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:40 pm

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


chap22 wrote:this.


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

Postby Punchy » Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:43 pm

What did we all think of the Red Bull-sipping Lex Luthor?

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

Postby The Juan Percenter » Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:55 pm

Punchy wrote:What did we all think of the Red Bull-sipping Lex Luthor?


I think he was sipping quite effeminately

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

Postby superfictious » Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:56 pm

Punchy wrote:What did we all think of the Red Bull-sipping Lex Luthor?


No complaints. He's basically the Lex Luthor who took down Swamp Thing during Moore's run.

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

Postby Victorian Squid » Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:04 pm

False Prophet wrote:
No complaints. He's basically the Lex Luthor who took down Swamp Thing during Moore's run.


Right before he woke up in space and got raped.
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Re: Action Comics #1 (Because that ain't Superman Spoilers)

Postby IvCNuB4 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:16 pm

Basil Smotherman Jr. wrote:
I think he was sipping quite effeminately


Maybe Lex needs to take some butch-lessons from that manly avatar of yours :lol:
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Re: Action Comics #1 (Because that ain't Superman Spoilers)

Postby superfictious » Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:17 pm

Mike Mercury wrote:
Right before he woke up in space and got raped.


In space, no one can hear you scream, "My ass!"

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

Postby The Juan Percenter » Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:50 pm

IvCNuB4 wrote:
Maybe Lex needs to take some butch-lessons from that manly avatar of yours :lol:


I think that guy is looking to pay some male hookers by check based on that cover :lol: :lol:

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

Postby Lord Simian » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:46 pm

Cat-Scratch wrote:Why Superman can get ear bleeds and be squished by a train, let alone beat up by wrecking ball.... :smt102


Same reason he can't fly. Notice the book never shows him actively hovering? He's still "leaping tall buildings in a single bound".

What Morrison is doing, I think, is taking Superman's early change in powers (he was originally much weaker than the Superman we know, and didn't fly any more than the Hulk does), which was never addressed cause you didn't address shit like that in 1940, and making it a part of Superman's backstory. He'll get stronger, and we'll be given a reason.

I am not upset by that. I am more taken aback that Ultimate Peter Parker didn't die, he just moved to Metropolis and got promoted to Kryptonian...

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