Posted September 9, 2011 by Flipgeeks Team in Comics

COMIC BOOK REVIEW: Action Comics #1

Norby’s Take

I didn’t like Action Comics #1. I didn’t hate it. I liked some of it.

Earl’s Take

Action Comics # 1 by Grant Morrison and Rags Morales was definitely one of the books that I was really looking forward to read back when the New 52 books was revealed.  Grant Morrison took something that was already tried and tested and made it something likeable again.

The Morrison’s book focused specifically on the time when there were no superhumans or metahumans bouncing around anywhere in the world. This was a DC Universe where they haven’t seen anybody who can actually fire heat vision from his eyes and can really leap tall buildings in a single bound (which was what Superman really did when he was first written by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster). This book was a good book for me because this was the book that might detail the “secret history” of the new infant DC Universe.

There are a lot of great moments in this book that was worth taking a look. One of this was the part where the Clark Kent/ Superman was taking down corrupt cops and thug in the opening shots, to the first appearance of Lex Luthor in this new universe to the Peter Parker-esque approach on the Superman – Clark Kent identity to the cliffhanger finale.

The book was definitely a great looking book and a great way of starting things for the Man of Steel. The writing was definitely Grant Morrison which was a good thing in my opinion.

Two things though that I did not want from Action Comics # 1. First was the actual costume that Superman was wearing. Tying a red cape and a blue “S” shirt with denim pants just seems like the Man of Tommorrow was more hillbilly than Strange visitor from another planet.

Another small problem that I had with the issue was the shifting of the art. Don’t get me wrong, I like Rags Morales’ art style but there was really just something that bugged me about the changes in the different pages of AC # 1.

Verdict: Outstanding

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