...those of Action Comics #800 and #900!
Action Comics 800Action Comics #1, with Superman taking out that pesky car, is written by Joe Kelly (with art by a small army of artists, with Pascual Ferry, Duncan Rouleau and Lee Bermejo handling the main connection story of "A Hero's Journey").
This issue details the current history of Superman from Kryptonian orphan to Smallville farmboy to Metropolis reporter (in a pretty straightforward fashion than hiding it behind a villain's plot, like Action Comics #500), with intermediate breaks in the art to summarize Superman's history in other media such as radio and TV, and how the world at large perceives the Man of Steel, with art by Alex Ross, Tony Harris, Bill Sienkiewicz, Dave Bullock, Ed McGuinness, J. H. Williams, Dan Jurgens, Klaus Janson, Kilian Plunkett, Jim Lee, Tim Sale and Lee Bermejo, with inks where needed by Cam Smith, Mario Alquiza, Scott Hanna and Duncan Rouleau.
If you look hard, you can even find a representation of the late Curt Swan in the book.....
Action Comics 900
The main story wraps up an epic Superman/Luthor battle that had been running for a while, with Luthor gaining ultimate power (with it, he could be a hero, but he'd have to stop hating Superman, and Luthor just couldn't, losing all that power because he just couldn't accept victory without defeating Superman), while also setting up for the next run of stories with Steel, Superboy, Supergirl, the Eradicator and the Cyborg Superman facing off against multiple Doomsdays!
...with stories "Life Support" by Damon Lindelof and Ryan Sook dealing with a little help Jor-El got on Krypton, "Autobiography" by Paul Dini, R. B. Silva and Rob Lean focusing on what a Superman can and cannot do;
With that, time to get ready this month for Action Comics #1000 and 80 years of Superman!
I'm looking forward to Action # 1000 as well. I recently bought # 500 for nostalgia reasons.ReplyDelete