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Action Comics #4 (Steel-Driving Man Spoilers)

Postby Punchy » Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:02 am

So it looks like we’re dealing with Brainiac here. I’m a little conflicted, because this story has been very good so far, but I really don’t like Brainiac all that much, he’s one of the most over-rated villains in all of comics and I’d have preferred this story to just use Lex Luthor or Metallo as villains without bringing some dumb green alien into the mix. One thing I continue to like a lot about this book is that it lives up to it’s name and always manages to fit in a lot of action, Superman fighting the robots was brilliantly told stuff from Morales. It’s also the little touches, like Superman’s cobbled-together costume using a white T-Shirt rather than the more traditional blue, which shows how down to Earth this new Supes is. I really enjoyed the debut of the new take on Steel, and the back-up by Scholly Fisch was great, I was unsure if Fisch would be able to make the step up from kiddy comics to the real deal, but he did so with aplomb, and Brad Walker’s art is always good to see, and it’s great how he fit his own style to match Morales’. I’m not too pleased with this story being paused for 2 issues, but hopefully the Kubert fill-in will be good.

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Postby Juan Cena » Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:16 pm

So this story's going to have to wait 'till #7 to continue? What kind of bull$#!t is that? It sounds like the kind of crap that happened back in the '70's at Marvel before Shooter got there, and they'd have reprint issues or an inventory story because the book was off-schedule.

Dumb as #$#!t move DC.
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Postby Juan Cena » Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:17 pm

And Brainiac's a centipede now? Dumbest. Thing. Ever. This. Week.
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Re: Action Comics #4 (Steel-Driving Man Spoilers)

Postby IvCNuB4 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:43 pm

"I'm a steel-driving man" while smacking Corben off the bridge was a great moment ! 8)

The Nacireman wrote:And Brainiac's a centipede now? Dumbest. Thing. Ever. This. Week.


Still better than being a pink-shorts-wearing green humanoid :lol:

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Postby Juan Cena » Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:27 am

IvCNuB4 wrote:"I'm a steel-driving man" while smacking Corben off the bridge was a great moment ! 8)



Still better than being a pink-shorts-wearing green humanoid :lol:

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It's more of a fuchsia, actually.
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Postby alaska1125 » Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:59 pm

The Nacireman wrote:So this story's going to have to wait 'till #7 to continue? What kind of bull$#!t is that? It sounds like the kind of crap that happened back in the '70's at Marvel before Shooter got there, and they'd have reprint issues or an inventory story because the book was off-schedule.

Dumb as #$#!t move DC.


I hate to do the "This" thing, but my thoughts exactly. We have to wait two months to get back to the original story? Yikes.

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Re: Action Comics #4 (Steel-Driving Man Spoilers)

Postby Punchy » Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:02 pm

I don't think it matters too much that we have to wait, because the story is set in the past, we know that Lois/Jimmy etc don't die, because we've seen them alive and well in the present in Superman.

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Postby Zechs » Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:24 pm

The Nacireman wrote:So this story's going to have to wait 'till #7 to continue? What kind of bull$#!t is that? It sounds like the kind of crap that happened back in the '70's at Marvel before Shooter got there, and they'd have reprint issues or an inventory story because the book was off-schedule.

Dumb as #$#!t move DC.



Look at the bright side. At least they're continuing this storyline. Remember the last time Kubert on a Superman book happened and how long it took THAT story to finish?
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Postby Jack Burton » Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:44 pm

It's annoying but at least like Zechs said. Rag's isn't the fastest dude but he's not Kubert/Quitely/Lee slow.

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Postby Zechs » Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:01 pm

Jack Burton wrote:It's annoying but at least like Zechs said. Rag's isn't the fastest dude but he's not Kubert/Quitely/Lee slow.


I forget how long did it take Kubert to finish that damn Superman story? What an entire year or two? :smt017 I know it took all of Kurt Busiek's Superman run which was about a year.
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Postby chap22 » Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:40 pm

this book is just so very thoroughly mediocre. ugh.
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Re: Action Comics #4 (Steel-Driving Man Spoilers)

Postby IvCNuB4 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:11 pm

I liked how this Brainiac uses Dwarf Star Lensing to shrink cities. A nice nod to Ray Palmer who, so far, isn't the Atom in the DCnU, right ? Maybe this is a segue to his appearance.
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Re: Action Comics #4 (Steel-Driving Man Spoilers)

Postby e_galston » Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:07 pm

Wasn't that Adam Kubert on John's run though?
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