Thursday, April 19, 2018

Action Comics #1000

   The Man of Steel hit an impressive milestone this week, as he reached the 80th Anniversary since his first appearance in Action Comics #1 - and the title hit its 1000th issue at the same time!

   (And yes, I know there are disputes about the numbering system DC used - but what the heck, I'm going with it.)

   For such a prestigious event, you would expect a huge, raucous, extravaganza. Instead, they give us a more gentle tale, dedicated to honoring the legend. (But it is huge.)

   Which is fine - but I think I'd have preferred the epic.

   It's an issue loaded with talented artists, including some classics like Curt Swan (though the omission of John Byrne is surprising).

   Most of the focus is on the final story written by Brian Michael Bendis and drawn by Jim Lee. It promises some shocking changes to Superman's legacy, but only delivers a small one (at least so far).

   It's a solid issue, and certainly Superman deserves our love and admiration. He stands at the peak of the comic universe - and he's also the strong foundation the entire industry was built on.

   May Superman continue to live and thrive!

Grade: A-



1 comment:

Mr. Brooks said...

I totally enjoyed this book. A lot of love and respect was definitely put into it.