I Hope Metropolis Has Insurance

Action Comics #839
Written by Geoff Johns and Kurt Busiek
Art by Pete Woods
Cover by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson

Gosh Metropolis is really going to have to pay for the damage done in this issue. Huge Crystals coming up from underground can not be good for the city. No wonder some people think superheroes cause more harm than good. This is a pretty good issue, Luthor is acting like the mad scientist though and I have always liked him more as the bussinessman/ white collar crime type of guy. That is the Luthor I am used to I guess. At least he is wearing the bussiness suit on the cover. I am sad to see the Toyman leaving this stoyline, he was a cool guy. I hope he comes back soon. Not much else to say about this. Pretty good issue and I can’t way to see how this storyline ends.

Too Much Terrific

Action Comics #838
Written by Geoff Johns and Kurt Busiek
Art by Pete Woods
Cover by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson

Is it just me, or is Mr. Terrific appearing in like every DC Comic now. It is getting a tad annoying. I don’t mind the character but I am not his biggest fan either and I do not see why he has to be in like every comic. Anyway, this issue was pretty good. This storyline once again fails to dissapoint and it had a great freaking ending to boot. For a while there, I was actually scared for Clark. Now that I think about it, there was no way Clark was going to be harmed but I guess for a second there I forgot that this was a corporate entity that will never be permanently killed. THAT IS A GOOD THING. You know a comic is good when you believe that Superman could possibly die. Great Suspense and Great Tension. This issue focused less on the villains but I am sure we will get back to them soon. Can’t wait to see how Metropolis reacts when Superman makes his return.

Superman Actually Has A Rogue’s Gallery

Superman #651
Written by Geoff Johns and Kurt Busiek
Art by Pete Woods
Cover by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson

The previous issues of this storyline were reviewed here and here. I am starting to get the impression that the point of this storyline is to revitalize Superman’s roster of villains. We have Toyman, Metallo, Lex Luthor, and the Prankster all in one issue here. And this is a good thing! I know very little about Superman’s villains because well, I never thought they were very interesting. They have always seemed to be a pretty weak bunch of bad guys but if anybody can make the bad guys great, its Geoff Johns. After reading this issue, I really feel like Supes has a great rogues gallery, not on the level of Batman’s rogues but still no better than the Flash. It’s about freakin time somebody made these guys cool again. So yes, I liked this issue. Althought the part with the walking AIM logo devastating Metropolis was a tad strange.

Clark Kent= Green Lantern?

Action Comics #837
Written by Geoff Johns and Kurt Busiek
Art by Pete Woods
Cover by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson

For the first time in the history of me reading comics, I find myself excited about a Superman storyline. This storyline (which began here) is a lot of fun. The idea of Supes losing his powers is something that had been done time and time again, but Geoff and Kurt manage to pull it off byshowing heartfelt moments in this issue where Clark tells Lois how he feels blind without his powers. This made me realize it probably would be weird having powers for so long and then having them go away, Clark would probably feel lost. This is something I would have never thought of if I had not read this issue. I liked the two guest stars, Hal Jordan and Hawkgirl, I think this helps fully establish Hawkgirl as a major player in the DCU. Although I am not sure if Kendra knows that Clark Kent and Superman are one and the same. Does anybody know? I could not tell from this issue. I also loved the ending cliffhanger which I was definitely not expecting and gave me goosebumps with excitement.