Action Comics #40 am worst comic of the week. Dean hate Action Comics #40. Dean am so upset with purchase of Action Comics #40 this week. Dean am never going to write a positive review about this book. Greg Pak am terrible at writing, and Aaron Kuder am worst Superman drawer.
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Through a chain of events we have to read “Superman #41” for (whenever it comes out), Clark Kent has been revealed as the Man of Steel and mostly depowered. What this entails exactly is unclear but it seems he has no flight, heat/x-ray vision/telescope vision, freeze breath, invulnerability and vastly reduced strength.
This issue deals with Clark making his way through the US, with only his wits and large roll of cash. Everywhere he goes he runs the risk of being recognized but can’t let go of his mission to help others no matter what. He returns to Metropolis, where he gets a hostile welcome from the police force but also a warm welcome from his old neighborhood rechristened Kent-town. Most of them rejoice at Superman returning home but others, like the police, force mistrust and even fear him despite his humble new status. As he rushes to help firefighters deal with a giant shadowbeast (which have been chasing him for months, but is only mentioned now), the Metropolis PD move in to dismantle Kent-Town.
This issue marks an interesting parallel with Pak’s previous issues of “Action Comics” where Superman had to use his great powers responsibly. Here, he has to do the same without the abilities that make Superman, Superman. It’s both a well-threaded story thread but also a back to basics approach. It’s a Superman resembling the 1939 iteration, but also the one Grant Morrison introduced at the start of the New 52 in 2011. I was a fan of that short-lived approach and thought it was a great way to reintroduce the man of tomorrow in the modernity, but returning to it only 4 years later makes me wary. Still, Pak and Kuder have proven to be reliable at turning out a good Superman comic monthly.
Overall: An interesting set-up issue, with great art from Aaron Kuder, has me interested in a down-to-earth Superman. It has the potential to make him more relatable, and give his stories dramatic tension since he is not as powerful.
Rating: Poor, Fair, Good, Great, Excellent
THIS WEEKS GUEST
If you have been reading DC Comics Action Comics for the last few months you may have noticed a new look for that book. Artist Aaron Kuder has come on board to bring his dynamic, highly stylized drawings to Superman’s world and the results so far have been mind-blowing awesome! I became an instant fan of Kuder’s work from the moment I laid eyes on one of his pages from Superman #20. Here is what I said of Kuder WAY back then in my iFanboy review of that issue, “Yeah, Kuder steals the show here in some pretty fantastic pages of the fight between Orion and Superman (the aircraft carrier page was glorious).”
So when Aaron become the new artist on Action Comics I was thrilled and reached out to him to see if he wouldn’t mind answering a few fan-boy questions. To my delight he said yes (actually his real reply was, “Sure thing chicken wing.”)
So let’s get on with it!
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