Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Action Comics #1007 Review

Follow The Leader

Written By: Brian Michael Bendis
Art By: Steve Epting, Brad Anderson, Josh Reed
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: January 30, 2019

Let's head on back to Metropolis and the Daily Planet, where we'll find our hero going through a whole bunch of problems nowadays with the Secret Syndicate, his wife wanting a new kind of relationship and the fact that his son is still out in space (that's right, this takes place before Superman).  With all that it seems like we couldn't put anymore on our Man of Steel's shoulders, but with Leviathan Rising, it seems like he's just going to have to take it because there's a new mystery in the City of Tomorrow.  Let's check it out.

While I'm a little mad since that we don't actually deal with the Secret Syndicate or Robinson Goode as far as we really know this issue; what we get instead is a new mystery afoot that makes me wish that we weren't dealing with the previous deal because for the first time in a long time I was captivated by what we were getting in Action Comics.  

There's something going on in Metropolis and while I can't really go into much detail so that I won't spoil it for you, we have giant balls of energy, which to me seem to be targeting organizations or leaders of organizations and annihilating them and while that seems okay enough........ The way we come by this is actually really enjoyable and left me laughing out loud as the kids do and because of this I was pleasantly surprised by something that I didn't expect much going into.  Not only do we get some really funny moments but this issue balances it with some drama that while it is something that I knew would need to be addressed at some point........ It does come off odd here for the way it's presented and because of where this takes place in the timeline compared to the Superman title.  Yeah, that's vague as hell, but a lot of you once you read this issue I bet will be stoked at the idea of what this drama/revelation will cause for our Man of Steel and his family going forward.

All in all, I loved the art in this issue, but that's to be expected at this point because the art has never been the problem with this series since Brian Michael Bendis has taken over.  Speaking of the writer....... Well, he did go and surprise me this issue with a really enjoyable story that hit in most of what it was trying to do.  The problem with that though....... it leaves me a bit scared for moving forward and dealing with what we already have set up with the Secret Syndicate because after reading this issue........ I want nothing to do with what we got previously.  That might not be fare and it could all wrap around to be a beautiful story that fits together as a whole, but as of right now I'm all about Leviathan Rising if we get more issues like this because I wasn't really enjoying what came before. 

Bits and Pieces:

While we kind of leave our previous story behind it seems, what we get out of this issue instead is what I've wanted from this series all along and I left this hoping that Action Comics can continue to be more like this.  We had comedy, drama, action, romance and it all fit together so well and when you combine all that with awesome art....... Well, you have a winner.  I'm not saying this issue is perfect, I'm only saying that it's on the right path.



  1. This title is far better than Superman proper.

    1. I go back and forth with which one I like better. Each time I think I have it pinned down, one of the issues does something cool, while the other one drags

    2. Is Bendis aware that Leviathan has to be the same organization run by Talia in the Silencer series. Knowing Bendis, who is overbearingly self-important the answer is no.

    3. I'm hoping he does. I've talked about this for awhile with Jim about whether or not any of this will play into what's going on in the regular continuity....... or if he just liked the name and stole it.

  2. "I don't get it". Lois loves Superman... but not Clark???