Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Action Comics #1

A brand new version of the Man of Steel is out this month in Action Comics #1! The original Action Comics volume started in June of 1938. Superman's been the star for almost all of the issues ----904 issues to be exact.  So this, my friends, is a huge (HUGE!) change. Months ago, DC Comics decided to reboot and restart 52 series.  I'll start with a fresh overview and review of Action Comics #1 as we dive into DC's NEW 52.

 Action Comics #1 represents a new fresh Superman. He's in a world where nobody's really sure what to make of superheroes. Can we trust them? At a guess, I'd say Superman is in the start of his superhero career. He's younger and different in plenty of ways. As Clark Kent, he's a young risk-taking journalist who seems reserved and weak(for lack of a better word). As Superman, he's a bad-ass! He's using fear to get evildoers to do the right thing! Besides personality changes, he's in a fresh costume! Superman can't fly yet --- but he can jump --- really far! Now, he feels pain and bleeds. He's still super, but more human-- or dare I say: "down to Earth". Be prepared for a Metropolis VS. Superman ongoing battle. Also- The premiere of one of my favorite vilians: Lex Luthor! It was an amazing issue! 5/5 stars! Get Out and Buy It!

1 comment:

  1. I have to agree, especially on the new direction of Superman. I've never really been a fan of his character because he just seemed (at the risk of sounding strange) unrealistic and not relatable. This new Supes just feels more relatable. He's still Superman, but he feels a little more like a character instead of just the oldest cliché in Super Hero mythos.