SUNDAY! December 11 at 5 pm ET/4pm CT, G2Factor will dissect Action #4, written by Grant ‘I’m a genius’ Morrison with pencils by Rags ‘make em ugly’ Morales. Variant cover above was done by Mike Choi. You knew that, right? It’s pretty not ugly.
There’s a back up story, well really it’s a let’s-take-the-fight-outside story, about John Henry Irons AKA Steel.
After reading this issue, you won’t have to read Action until issue #7 since that’s where this story picks up again. Why? Reasonable question. It’s Lets-jerk-them-around-some-more Morrison. He’s a ‘genius.’
In issues 5 & 6 the backup story will be about Jonathan and Martha Kent’s early days. Backup stories are written by Sholly Fisch. Andy Kubert will be doing the art on the main story so no uglies.
In the write up regarding this issue, DC said the scope of the story would be blinding. Don’t know why. Closest to blindness you get is scrunching your eyes in complete bewilderment. This isn’t a rollercoaster, it’s Dodge-Em Cars. Start, stop, crash, start . . .
Now if Morrison puts in Superman’s and Lois’ first meeting in issues 5 & 6, which I doubt cause he’s heartless like that, but if he did, then maybe there’s hope for this rebooted ‘origination’ story. Origination story about villains mostly.
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Next week DC is only releasing the TPB with all the DCnU #1s. So next week we’ll be doing another Smallville Season 4 episode show.
Superman #4 comes out December 28th.