Put me down as another massive fan of Action. Morrison can be hit or miss with me, but when it comes to Superman I trust no one more, and he has only proven that my faith in him (in this) was well placed. Great stuff, every issue. Though the time jump in the middle of the first arc was not his greatest move, in my opinion. But still fun.
Superman's had a real Bronze Age vibe. The first arc, with Perez, was great world building but I found the villains bland (they werent the focus so I sorta forgive it) and while I loved the dense content he squeezed in, he had a habit of narration via exposition that was not needed. Good overall but not great. The latest issues with Jurgens has felt like a trip back to the early 90's, and while I loved his work then....now, I find it leaves me wanting. Again, not terrible, but it feels far more average than a Superman title should.
Superboy has been a fun ride, but for the last half year you sort of need to read Titans to get the full story. However, I am still enjoying it. Sort of riding out this Culling event, and Lobdell has a thing for dialogue exposition that just feels off, but overall its solid enough to keep me happy.
Supergirl, I cant really comment. The first two issues were so light on content I felt like it was not worth the money to read another origin tale, yet again. Word is its a good book and the art looks good but I want to get my three bucks out of a book and the first two issues did not do that for me. But if you missed out on the Loeb/Turner origin tale from the early 2000's then you might not be as burnt out on her story as I am.
This is very encouraging. AC is already on my pull list.
Originally Posted by ascended
And I'll be a counter-voice.
Loved what John Byrne and Marv Wolfman did when Superman was rebooted after CoIE.
Of the DCnU versions, couldn't get in to Morrison's stand-offish wonkiness. Yeah, this Superman may have been a bit more like the Siegel & Shuster original version in terms of violence, but he had too much of a late 20th century / early 21st century "attitude" that seemed too brash (and a bit obnoxious, honestly).
I prefered George Pérez' run on Superman (issues 1 - 6 of the DCnU), and have found the issues since he left to be a bit lacking so far.
But judge for yourself. If it helps, the collection of the first several issues of Action Comics is due out in August, while the Superman issues are scheduled to be collected in November. (Supergirl's are due in October . . . so far, even though the first ccouple of issues dragged a little, her book is the regular Superman-related title I most enjoy at present.)
Also new last week was Superman Family Adventures No. 1.
Not a serious Superman book that's part of regular continuity, but a silly and fun read that's geared for younger readers but can be enjoyed by all ages who like to smile.
I read a few pages of previews on that, and I have to admit it looks pretty fun. I think Im going to pick it up for my son. And read it first. Maybe keep it for myself if its really good, and just let him borrow it.
Best thing about kids is getting "them" stuff. Hey, thats a cool RC helicopter. I would love that. I mean, the boy would. Absolutely. The boy would love that. Lets get it for me. I mean, him. Heh.
Oh, another Superman book that you might want to look at is Smallville Season 11. I know, Smallville put a lot of "S" fans off, including me for many years. But word of mouth is positive and I bought the first chapter when it came out, and it was solid. Not very Smallville-ish at all. In fact, it felt like pure Superman to me. As I am quite happy with Action and spend more than enough on comics each week anyway, I opted out of buying more. But I did enjoy what little I saw. It comes out digitally each week, so no month long waits. And if you want the floppy version, DC is printing them each month. Second issue just hit this week I believe.
Yeah, eventually I'll give a try to all the other books. Honestly, I've always been a 'marvelite', but I'm impressed with the level of writing and art in many of the DCnu books; it's giving marvel an ass kicking, imo. I started collecting The Flash (who's my favourite Dc character), I'm loving it and I've been adding more titles each month, while dropping lots of books from marvel. Really exciting times to me, as a comic book fan.
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