Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Action Comics Special #1 Review

Action Comics #1000 Part 2

Written By: Dan Jurgens, Mark Russell, Max Landis
Art By: Will Conrad, Wil Quintana, Rob Leigh, Jill Thompson, Romulo Fajardo Jr., Francis Manapul, Steve Wands
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: May 2, 2018

It's so weird that we're getting an Action Comics Special right after getting Action Comics #1000 because these two books are essentially the same thing.  It seems like DC Comics had a few other stories that were sitting around and either they didn't want to make the big #1000 any longer or someone complained and they put this out to try and appease everyone involved............ or something completely different that probably makes way more sense than anything I just said, but either way, it's weird.  With that though, we do have Dan Jurgens stepping up to tell one more Action Comics story and for what it is, it's worth the price tag alone.  Let's check it out.

While I'd like to say that every story in this issue has its merits and is just as important as any other here......... I'd be lying because really, Dan Jurgens tale about Lex Luthor in this comic is above anything else that you'll get out of this comic and it makes me wish that he was continuing on this title.  Ever since "Superman Reborn" we've been wondering what all was affected by Superman combining his Pre-Flashpoint self and his New 52 self and one of the biggest questions that came out of that was how would this affect Lex Luthor.  Well, this issue pretty much sums up what the future holds for good old Lex and when I say future, I do mean it.  

Overall though, the art in this story was great and the writing had a mystery feel to it that legitimately kept me enthralled with everything that was going on in this tale that by the time we got to the end of the story and I realized that the rest of the book was just out of continuity stories or things that have just been shelved for awhile and simply thrown in here.......... Well, it made me depressed that we weren't getting more Dan Jurgens Superman.

If you are interested in some more shorts like we got from Action Comics #1000 then you'll probably want to pick this up just to check those out, but in my opinion you'll only need the first story to satisfy the love you felt for this series since Rebirth began because the rest is just really fluff.  

Bits and Pieces:

If I was only grading this comic on the first story by Dan Jurgens than this score would be a whole lot higher, but with the added out of continuity stories that just felt like DC was desperately trying to continue the hype of Action Comics #1000, it actually took away for how cool this issue would have been with that first single story alone.  Overall, you have some decent creators working on this issue and the book looks great for the most part, but Dan Jurgens should have gotten this issue to himself for how important his story is to Superman's mythology overall.


1 comment:

  1. Glad I borrowed this from a friend, definitely not worth a buy. It was pointless and boring.