Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Action Comics #1000 Review and *SPOILERS*

He Looks Good For His Age!

Written By: Dan Jurgans, Peter J. Tomasi, Marv Wolfman, Paul Levitz, Geoff Johns, Richard
Donner, Scott Snyder, Tom King, Louise Simonson, Paul Dini, Brad Meltzer, Brian Michael Bendis 
Art By: Dan Jurgans, Norm Rapmund, Hi-Fi, Rob Leigh, Patrick Gleason, Alejandro Sanchez, Tom Napolitano, Curt Swan, Butch Guice, Kurt Schaffenberger, Neal Adams, Dave Sharpe, Olivier Coipel, Rafael Albuquerque, Dave McCaig, Clay Mann, Jordie Bellaire, John Workman, Jerry Ordway, Carlos M. Mangual, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Kevin Nowlan, Trish Mulvihill, Josh Reed, John Cassaday, Laura Martin, Chris Eliopoulos, Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Alex Sinclair, Cory Petit 
Cover Price: $7.99
Release Date: April 18, 2018

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

For our big thousandth issue extravaganza, celebrating the life and times......... and the past eighty years of the Man of Steel, we'll be dealing with eleven small stories from some of the top creators at DC Comics.  While there's no criteria for what type of story we get in this issue, it pretty much just revolves around the love that we all feel for the character and throughout this issue you'll get a little something from every decade that Superman has touched our lives.  Alright, let's jump into this issue and check it out.

Explain It!;

Like I said in my intro paragraph, this issue consists of a bunch of short stories that not only celebrates these creator's love for our hero........ but apparently their love for Superman's red shorts because in every story we get those trunks front and center and it seems that for here on out, they'll continue being apart of our Man of Steel.

Now, while you will have stories in this issue that you feel are better than others.  At the end of the day, I think that they all serve a purpose and there's nothing in this celebratory, anniversary issue that feels out of place or just not needed because I'd like to think that even if a creator had a smaller than average story in this issue, it all just serves to show their love for the character and what aspect of him that they personal admire or think represents Superman the most.  

For the real "Explain It!" bit of this review, I'm going to be talking about the one story in this issue that seems to matter to the future of Superman and that's Brian Michael Bendis' addition to this monster of a book.  In his story, we see Superman just getting the hell beat out of him by an unseen figure at first and in that time we see the strength of the people of Metropolis as a shop owner and a waitress try to hide the Man of Steel until he comes to after being knocked through the front of the store.  It doesn't take long though to get a good look at the big ugly and goddamn........ I would have sworn his name would have simply been "Uggo", but it seems he's called Rogol Zaar.  After easily swatting Supergirl away, claiming that he'd be coming for her next, old Rogol begins his fight with Superman again, where the big meanie easily subdues him and drives his weapon through our heroes chest.  As our story closes we discover that Rogol Zaar has sworn to destroy all Kryptonians in the Universe and apparently he swore this Jor-El when he destroyed Krypton........... Dun, Dun, Duuuuuun!  So yeah, we have some pretty exciting stuff to look forward to it seems from Brian Michael Bendis when he takes over the Superman books in the upcoming months.

That's it for this over-sized, anniversary issue of Action Comics and while the price tag may seem steep....... I don't know anyone who wouldn't want to pick up this milestone of an issue, not only for the peace of mind that it will bring, but also because it's full of some pretty cool stories that just feel good as they celebrate a character we all love.  Like I said earlier about the stories and how you may like some more than others, but in the end they all feel like they belong in some way or another, the same can be said for the art and at the end of the day, this is just a feel good issue that I highly recommend any DC Comics fan pick up.

Bits and Pieces:

We're all celebrating Superman with this issue and who doesn't love a celebration?  Really, this is an anthology issue that just feels good in looking at all the aspects our Man of Steel represents throughout his long life and with some of the best creators that DC Comics has to offer throwing their love into this issue, there's really no reason not to pick this up.


1 comment:

  1. A nice warm and fuzzy issue and it did feel like a kind of a milestone book. Heck, it even had the cliche of a new writer changing Superman history again!