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• Superman’s NEW secret identity revealed!

• LOIS LANE continues her investigation into the mystery of Earth’s FIRST Superman!

• Plus, in the backup story: We know where Superman got his armor costume, but where did he get all those “S” T-shirts?

Story by Grant Morrison
Backup Written by Sholly Fisch
Art by Rags Morales, Bradley Walker, & Rick Bryant
Backup Art by CAFU
Cover by Rags Morales
Variant Cover by Cully Hamner & Rags Morales

Price: $3.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 1.1%


rogerwhitson07/05/12YesRead Review
Avg Rating: 3.8
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  1. Anyone else read last weeks Superman where he says, “Oh, this reminds me when I faked my own death to escape from the hunter Nimrod,”

    Wow, Grant Morrison’s elaborate plot line reduced to a throwaway line by Dan Jurgens.

    the Superman titles are turning into a cluster fuck.

    • agreed! its sad, superman should be a fantastic book! he’s a great character and should be one of the leading titles for dc but ppl seem to have a problem writing him:(

    • Spoiler alert!

      I hadn’t read Superman yet, but thanks for spoiling the story here. I honestly thought he was really dead, and was breathlessly waiting for the elaborate explanation of who this Clark Kent running around five years later really is.

    • well he’s Clark Kent in Superman comics…so it wasn’t really a surprise, was it??

  2. I’m liking the stories. They’re not wowing me, but it’s always an entertaining read.

  3. Why don’t they just hand all the reigns to Morrison? Both Superman & Action? I don’t get it.

  4. This book is stronger than the main Superman title, but I feel both could – SHOULD – be a lot better.

  5. (Whoops – forgot to mention that I liked last issue the most since the re-launch so-far, and I am looking forward to this one.)

  6. I dropped this after #2 but picked up #10 after hearing such great things and I loved it. So I’m back on for this issue and can’t wait for it.

  7. To be honest this hasn’t really gripped me & I’ve bought every issue to date, so I’m thinking this could be my last issue which is a shame since I truly love everything Morrison does!

    But since after this issue, you only have 5 more of Morrison’s run then I’m thinking should I just complete his lot on Action Comics & that’s it?

    • 5 more? Is he leaving after issue 16?

    • Morrison seems to leave around issue 16 on a few titles (like Batman and Robin, etc.)

      I don’t think it’s confirmed, just a hypothesis from RileyArmpit32. Correct me if I’m wrong buddy! 😉

    • In an interview in ‘Comic Heroes’ (British magazine) that came out last week Morrison stated that he was staying til #16 & was originally coming off the title round #6 but felt there was more he wanted to do!

      So as far as I know, 16 would be his last issue but you never know he could stay on longer, but with Happy coming out & with him apparently doing his final year on Batman with the Incorporated series, your guess is as good as mine?

    • Wow what a quitter!

    • Issue 16 can’t get here soon enough then

  8. It would be nice if Morrison was only allowed to destroy one major character/team at a time.

  9. I was totally lost with this issue. In typical Morrison fashion (we have a tempestuous love hate thing) the last issue was great, this one incomprehensible, next will be blah, then a great one. This is my train wreck title…how does one look away?

    • FYI: train wrecks don’t have good parts, they’re train wrecks. no one has ever said “oh that train wreck i was in was actually quite lovely in the middle”. I liked the issue, it was obtuse to be sure (i believe the nutant guy is Captain Comet), i certainly liked last ish better. That was a five, this is a solid four.

    • Can I just ask what confused you about this issue? Genuine question.

    • Who was George Clark? Where did Metalek come from, why is Lous niece some sort of star child all of a sudden, why are Supe’s hamsters all white eyed and bizarre, why was Batman all like ‘hey this is awkward and don’t rape me’? Why didn’t the old man from the Daily Planet not recognize George Clark if he is Clark Kent…if George Clark isn’t Clark Kent why does he look like him?

      I felt like I missed two issues between the last one and this one. The last issue was awesome! I loved Doom Patrol, love Bat Inc., but this title keeps losing me.

    • Lebahn I’m with you. I was a bit confused and am hoping Grant brings it all back together soon because a ton is unexplained from last issue to this one.

  10. A solid issue but I think I enjoyed the backup more than the actual story itself. Cafu’s artwork was superb too.

  11. I absolutely loved this issue! While there were minor problems, such as lack of clarity between panels or why the guy in the hospital didn’t recognize George/Clark (though it’s possible he never actually LOOKED at who he was talking to), the good far outweighed the bad. From Superman helping rebuild the just-destroyed neighborhood to the fact that this is a Superman story in which Clark Kent is DEAD (?!), it was near-perfect. This is the first time I’ve enjoyed a Superman title on a monthly basis, which is something I had thought to be impossible.

  12. I found nothing enjoyable about this issue. The changing artwork took me right out of the story and I’ve had problems with the transition of time from panel to panel or sequence to sequence in this book since the beginning. I’m often feeling as if I’ve missed a portion of the story or as if I’m expected to just know something about Superman’s long history that is being referenced. I hate it. I’m done.

  13. I’m one of the most vocal Morrison supporters on this site, but I had a hard time with this one. It was all over the place, and not in a good way. Still, I’m curious to see what’s in store for Lois’ niece, and I still love the voice Morrison gives this young new Superman.

    • I’ll pretty much buy or have bought anything he has done for a very long time now (20 years), but this series is nothing like his ‘All-Star Superman’ & I just can’t get into it, I have been persisting since issue 4 when I felt it was dragging a little but the whole thing feels so disjointed & incredibly patchy.
      I think I’ll drop it & then maybe at a later date when his Action-run is collected then who knows, I’m just gonna excitedly wait for Happy & for when his Multiversity starts & of course enjoy the Batman Inc. ride!

  14. I like the fire company aspect (Engine 1938 – cooool!) and thought the back-up; was nice.

    A decent issue, but nothing all that special. I am glad this isn’t as mind-fu@k story; fairly straight-forward..

    The different art styles were distracting, and I wish Rags was a more stable performer.

    3.5 out of 5 for me.

  15. I love Action Comics!

  16. This would’ve gotten five stars.

    except: “nutant”

    yeah that turned me off.

  17. no problems here.
    the art switches were…interesting.

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