Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Action Comics #1033 Review

This Looks Like A Job For Superman

Written By: Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad
Art By: Daniel Sampere, Adriano Lucas, Dave Sharpe, Michael Avon Oeming, Taki Soma
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: July 27, 2021

Let's get back into the dramatic world of Action Comics, where the United States is on the verge of declaring war against Atlantis..... again.... because Atlantis holds an incredible energy source.... that also turns people into kaiju with worlds inside of them. Yeah, it's a bit weird but there are tensions that Superman has to help calm, not to mention he has to get to the bottom of who these refugees from Warworld are and what they might be up to incoming to Earth. Let's jump into this issue and check it out.

For this issue of Action Comics, we see that Superman is pretty much alone in wanting to not only do the right thing for the people from Warworld that came to him for help but in calming down the tensions between Atlantis and the United States since it seems that the Justice League sitting around a table discussing everything that's going on doesn't lead to much getting done. Now, do I really understand the genesis piece that all of this hubbub is about? No. We were told that it's a piece of the Source but at this point, we really don't know what that means or what even happened in the previous issue where Superman went inside of a monster created by it and was given a warning and while that's disappointing, the drama and tension that this mysterious object has created is an interesting thing for Superman to focus on, not to mention that the refugees look like they're up to no good on top of everything else going on.

As for the Midnighter backup, well, you essentially just get Midnighter and Shilo Norman kicking the crap out of guys until they're confronted by a bunch of Trojan Solutions vehicles with people's faces. It's what you'd expect from a regular superhero teaming up with Midnighter in they'll ask do you have to kill so many people, so on and so forth, but ultimately this backup like usual didn't do much for me overall and that's from a story standpoint and not me just not liking what we've been getting so far.

All in all, I'm enjoying degrees of what we're getting from Action Comics. There are some weird choices in some parts of the story that I don't understand overall and that's beside the stuff that I'm not understanding simply because I don't have enough information from the story so far, but the Warworld refugees and the tensions between Atlantis and the US are interesting enough, especially since Superman seems to have the idea that he has to take care of everything himself, which also might lead to Jon Kent's worldview of being Superman later on in his career. So overall I'm liking enough of what we're getting out of our Superman led story, but the Midnighter backup just drags this comic down because it never offers anything and it's continuing something that I wasn't enjoying out of Future State, not to mention that I don't care for the art...... unlike the Action Comics parts, which look great.

Bits and Pieces:

Action Comics, while making some weird choices is still a pretty interesting read that looks great. I just hope that we get more information about both the Warworld refugees and the genesis object because both aspects are still so mysterious that I'm not sure what to make of either, but they're definitely more enjoyable than the Midnighter backup which continues to offer pretty much nothing.


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