All posts tagged: Superman

Action Comics #1000: A Rather Fine Anniversary Issue

I really enjoyed DC Comics’ 80-page ACTION COMICS #1000 Anniversary issue, which also, coincidentally, marks the 80-year anniversary of Superman in printed comic form, having debuted on the stands in ACTION COMICS #1 on April 18, 1938 with a June cover date. I bought, in my opinion, the best looking available cover left on the shelf — the Joshua Middleton 1980s era variant (see below). An anthology of assorted stories honoring Superman, I would have to say the Peter J. Tomasi & Patrick Gleason story probably was the best of the bunch, but really all the stories contributed well to the overall product, I think. The contents could have maybe been sequenced differently, but really that’s a minor thing. Dan Jurgens’ lead-off story was very clever. “The Car” by Geoff Johns, Richard Donner & Olivier Coipel, and “Of Tomorrow” by Tom King & Clay Mann, were especially fine little vignettes, as was Brad Meltzer and John Cassaday’s “Faster Than a Speeding Bullet”. As for the closing story with Brian Michael Bendis making his debut on …

Buzz – The CBU | Superheroes Having Kids

A question that came up in a comic book group on Facebook that I just had to share with my own Facebook group, The Comic Book Underground. What’s your thought on Superman and Batman having kids?  Does it change the characters? Does it age Superman and Batman? Does it bother you? Mine and my guys responses follows: Comments Brandon Rucker One guy said “I like it. It’s DC restoring that sense of legacy it lost after Flashpoint. Also, I’m getting older and am a father too so the characters become even more relevant to me-like I’m growing older with them.” Like · Reply · 3 · September 9 at 11:51am Brandon Rucker Another fella said: “I don’t mind it. Makes sense after 75+ years these guys would procreate. Superman and Lois Lane are the quintessential couple, it’s about time they did something other than make goo goo eyes and have a marriage that’s retconned in …See More Like · Reply · 2 · September 9 at 11:52am Joe Gardner My break is almost over. I’ll …

Opinion: Superman’s Decision in Action Comics #900

I shouldn’t spend a lot of words on this, because there’s a side of me that finds the situation to be very irrational (my big pet peeve) and unnecessarily sensationalist. After all, the controversy concerns something a FICTIONAL CHARACTER did in a FICTIONAL STORY. Not a true story, mind you. Last week, DC Comics released Action Comics #900, a milestone issue of one of their earliest publications, a periodical that began in 1938 with the debut of a certain character by the name of Superman. Superman, the ‘original Golden Age superhero’, was created by writer Jerry Siegel, of Jewish-American descent, and illustrator Joe Shuster, a Canadian-American. An historic fictional icon, there’s really no need for me to rehash the character’s history. So, the recent controversy is in regards to the lastest issue of Action Comics where Superman, an alien from another planet called Krypton, decided to denounce his ‘American citizenship’. Keep in mind that this is a fictional character protrayed in a dramatic situation…you know, a STORY. Some people are up in arms about the decision. Now you could …