Action Comics #50 review

The cover tells you where this issue is going – back to a fully powered Superman, clad in red and blue and ready for anything. Knowing the destination doesn’t spoil the ride, though, as drivers Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder deliver the best issue of Action Comics in months.   We’re in disaster movie mode. […]

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Action Comics #49 review

There’s a moment in this comic that pretty much sums up my reaction to the continuation of the Truth storyline, which features a depowered Superman lost in a world of grumpy people.  Thank you, Justice League.  This is a frustrating issue. There’s loads of talent on display, from writer Greg Pak to co-writer and layout artist Aaron […]

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Action Comics #48 review

Woo-hoo, now this is what I want from my Action Comics! Noble heroes, dastardly villains, fantastic fisticuffs, big emotions… Greg Pak, Aaron Kuder and co bring us their best issue in ages as Vandal Savage declares his endgame.  Or perhaps that should be Vandal Suave?  Isn’t he the dapper caveman? I’m not sure what’s going on […]

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Superman Annual #3 review

The origin of Vandal Savage forms the backbone of this annual. Longtime DC fans know a meteor turned a caveman into the immortal villain, and that’s still the story. What’s new in this retelling is that the rock which empowered him with immortality originates in the Krypton system.  This extra-length story alternates vignettes from Savage’s […]

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Action Comics #47 review

Me, and my shaaaaadow… It’s the third part of Superman vs Wrath, Metropolis politician turned corrupter of souls (apparently there’s a difference). As this issue begins, her inky blackness has messed up Superman to the extent that he’s akin to a mindless beast, battling a similarly blank Frankenstein, Agent of SHADE (I see what they did […]

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Action Comics #46 review

It’s Superman versus shadow ninjas. Again. How many times have we seen this now in the neverending storyline running through the Superman books? He’s still short-haired, still missing most of his powers, still trying to work out what the master plan of dark witch Wrath is.  As we join him this month, Superman, at Wrath’s […]

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Action Comics #45 review

Superman is very much in action as this issue opens, saving fishermen from a hurricane before providing much-needed shelter for other victims. But even as we see him doing what a Superman does, helping the helpless, a TV commentary tells us that since being outed as Clark Kent and an extraterrestrial, fewer than one in […]

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Superman #44 review

The secret is out and the villains are coming home to roost. Clark Kent’s Clinton Street is where the latest version of the Royal Flush Gang ambushes him. They’re gambling that he’s strong enough to squeeze coal into diamonds for them, but weak enough to have to do as they say.  As it turns out, […]

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Action Comics #44 review

The battle for Clark Kent’s neighbourhood continues, with the Mayor revealed as the force behind the shadow demons plaguing our hero. Her influence extends, taking over some of the ordinary people who have been standing behind Superman, causing them to turn on their fellows. But when the inky darkness hits Superman’s new firefighter friend Lee, […]

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Action Comics #43 review

The continuation of the Hard Truth storyline opens with Superman attacking police officer Binghamptom. He’s been provoked by the authorities’ assaults on his neighbours, but it doesn’t look good as Jimmy Olsen captures everything on camera and automatically uploads it online. And then, Binghamptom stands revealed as one of the shadow monsters who have been […]

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