ACTION COMICS #890

Review by: akamuu

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Written by PAUL CORNELL
Art by PETE WOODS
Cover by DAVID FINCH

Size: pages
Price: 3.99

Should I be concerned that I, too, have a robo-Lois Lane in my lair to challenge my ideas?  Or that I have a place I refer to as a lair?  Or that I would really, really, really like an orange power ring?

Not being a big Superman fan, nor caring much for Kryptonian Nightwing and Flamebird, I can’t remember the last time I picked up Action Comics, so I can say, without hyperbole, that this is the best issue I’ve read in years.  I find the characters around Superman much more interesting than the all-powerful guy with the big “S” on his shirt, and the occasional mullet.  And the Orange Lantern Luthor, Blue Lantern Flash, Red Lantern Mera, and Yellow Lantern Scarecrow tease was my favorite part of The Blackest Night.

I was a bit nervous about where Cornell would go with this story, as it could easily lend itself to silver-agey hand rubbing mwahahahas.  But while Cornell does give Luthor the over-reactionary bad guy treatment, his inclusion of Robo-Lois and Spalding as his shoulder demons, giving him cause to rethink his hasty actions, are a great addition to his character.

Pete Woods’s art is very similar to Peter Krause.  And ever since Irredeemable started, I’ve wondered how Krause’s art would look in the Superman world, so it’s nice to seem someone with a similar pen in the Superverse.

Story: 5 - Excellent
Art: 4 - Very Good

Comments

  1. Is this title going back down to $3?

  2. Not that I’m aware of.

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