Punchy wrote:A strong ending to the opening arc,
It's strong alright, like a pile of dog shit in July.
and one that closes the book on the controversial jeans and t-shirt Superman.
I think the abysmal quality of Action Comics is a bigger controversy.
Supes now has his proper costume, is taking a job at the Daily Planet and it’s pretty much back to business as usual. I kind of think this has come too soon, I’d like for him to stick to the jeans for a bit longer, but then I suppose he has to be in the classic costume for the first arc of Justice League to make sense.
The classic costume? Did you think New Coke was classic too? The Nu costume is shit because some fucking exec at Time/Warner has got a hard on for Iron Man.
It’s interesting that while Superman and Lex Luthor are enemies, Morrison has made Lex an ally of Clark Kent in his attempts to stop corruption. Lex was basically the ‘deep throat’ who was giving Clark the information to bring down Glenmorgan.
Yes, the surprise at the end to fill up plot holes because Suspense is a foreign concept. It was like watching some weak ass Shyamalan movie.
Was Lex doing this in order to take over himself? Or is he genuinely altruistic?
He's righteous this time around, so a little bit of both. Luthor is the only thing worth checking out in Action Comics.
It’s interesting that we haven’t seen Lex at all in the present DCU, what’s he up to? The art was once again a bit of a mish-mash,
Stop the presses! "Once again a bit of a mish-mash"? Why does Morales get a free pass? Is everyone else getting their issues for free? Did he recently get in a car accident, suffer a stroke or is Action Comics a new event in the Special Olympics?
There is no consistency, characters morph from one panel to the next, faces change shape, Marty Feldman syndrome runs rampant throughout this arc and Clark Kent is 50 lbs lighter and 10 years younger than Superman. Those are some wicked fucking glasses.
but it’s always good to see Bob McLeod on art, old-school goodness.
Did he draw this shit?
I hope not because that is the faggiest depiction of Superman that I have ever seen.
We’ve got a few issues of Multiverse nonsense, but after that? Is it just going to be Superman stories? Are we still going to be in the past? It looks like the weird midget bloke who was manipulating Glenmorgan is Morrison’s big bad, he’s Mxyzptlk right? Right? Has to be.
Of course it is, Morrison's plan is to thematically reconstruct Moore's "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?"
In the Action Comics Nu we got The Brainiac-Luthor Team, a Feral Krypto, Legionnaires assisting from the future, and Mxyzptlk running the show. I admit it's not a bad idea, but then again it isn't Morrison's.
Speaking of things that weren't his idea...
So we got two guys in the jungle hunting exotic prey while discussing how to hunt an indestructible target. But one guy points out to the other that it's ok because the target isn't really indestructible at all. Now when I read that in AC #8, I got a little sick to my stomach because I immediately remembered this:
Same scenario, same conclusion. No problem because the target isn't really invulnerable.
Where does this book go from here?
We're going to learn how the Black Counterpart got started.
Morrison is the physical embodiment of the sequel/prequel/re-make/re-boot play it safe mentality that executives love to employ in order to make the shareholders happy. Booourns!
Hollywood, it's up to you! Only Henry Cavill and a Birthright Superman Re-boot can save us now.