Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Action Comics #1001 Review



Burn It All Down


Written By: Brian Michael Bendis
Art By: Patrick Gleason, Alejandro Sanchez, Josh Reed
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: July 25, 2018


It's time to check out the second half of what Brian Michael Bendis plans on doing with Superman and while Rogol Zaar seems to be taking residence in the Superman title, it seems that Action Comics has been relegated to the mystery arsonist story that we got from the Man of Steel mini, where it looked like someone spotted Superman being the one behind the rampant fires in Metropolis.  Let's jump into this issue and see if this idea can become more interesting than it sounds.  Let's check it out.

For our first look at Action Comics and what it will hold for us in the future, I have to say that I'm initially not impressed.  Yeah, I know, imagine that.  Negative Nancy Eric Shea doesn't like something, but the thing about it is......... This issue is just boring.  Where it does start to get interesting by the end, it doesn't do enough to make me care about the new characters that it's introducing to be the foils of our Man of Steel because they're just faces and while we do get some names and the idea that they're some sort of low level syndicate that has been put together to make sure that Superman doesn't find out about them, we've got one meta and a whole bunch of nobodies, who really don't even seem like they want to be together.


Throughout the issue though we're trying to figure out if Superman set the fires that we was accused of and then trying to figure out why someone would accuse Superman of arson, while our hero tries to balance his career and the fact that everyone thinks that Lois Lane left him........... Which by the end of the issue feels like we're doing something completely different than what we were lead to believe was going on in the Man of Steel mini.  


So yeah, overall, this issue is sporting some really good Patrick Gleason art and doing a lot of things with our hero, but all the things that we're getting are pretty boring besides for our cliffhanger, which I'm interested in finding out what that means for our Man of Steel, but besides that I wasn't having any fun reading this book.

Bits and Pieces:

While Superman balances out arson investigations and his career in this issue, I'm sitting back and wondering why the hell we're getting the boring parts to Superman's life in something called Action Comics.  The art here was great, but I'm seriously worried about the state of Superman under the helm of Brian Michael Bendis from what we've been getting.

6/10

3 comments:

Hagler said...

Well, the other Superman title has Bendis going all out with action and comic weirdness, so I suppose Bendis wants Action to be the one with more lowkey character stuff. Perhaps it gets better when the focus switched more on the supporting cast.

Hagler said...

Well, the other Superman title has Bendis going all out with action and comic weirdness, so I suppose Bendis wants Action to be the one with more lowkey character stuff. Perhaps it will get better when the focus switched more on the supporting cast.

Anonymous said...

I just wish he wont screw up the superman family, especially lois and jon. I wish he won't "disassemble" them. Sorry for the pun. Anyway, I really love the superman family and hoping that they would again be re-united in the future. And why is bendis writing both superman titles btw? Im getting kind of nervous for the family. Please bendis dont do anything rash.