Yes, I am stating my own opinion in the most pretentious form possible. It's hard to be gushing about a title and not sound full of it. I think this issue had some serious distractions, the temporal jumps were all sorts of confusing, but under it all was a great story. Symbolism like "The day Superman died" and the statue beating don't take away from the fact that they were awesome scenes.
No, sales don't matter to me. Batman #15 was worthless crap, and half of JL's sales are because of the backup. I know that's the only reason I started reading it again. Action on the other hand has a little bit of everything for everyone without making me buy it and 20 other titles. So yes I'm surprised when people don't like this title.
Oh, and Action is selling without any press from DC at all. They are spending all of their advertising budgets on Batman, JL, JLA, and Inc. When was the last time you saw a homepage add for Action on any Comic sites.
Moreover, Batman is just a bigger character than Superman. Justice League is the second highest selling book and it has Batman in it. Grant Morrison is a relatively big name, but he's not as big as Geoff Johns where anything he writes will sell like gold (His Vertigo books aren't that stellar sellers). When Morrison wrote RIP, people had the same complaints that the story makes no sense, and yet it was selling extremely well.
Fact is that Action Comics is still one of DC's better selling books.
I've been really enjoying Morrison's run, he is one of those writers who gets the character. But wow, this whole revelation of the whole Little Man arc is like he's flipping the finger to DC Editorial in a way.
No matter how many reboots, new origins, reinterpretations or suit redesigns. In the end, he will always be SUPERMAN
i think its hilarious that supermans big enemy is an alternate idea of the character. somebody elses idea of superman always seems his worse foe.
Thank you for the good words, Optimiss
Ive been corrected: I strained my back NOT sprained it sprains involve ligaments whereas strains involve tendons & muscles....duh but whatever I did.....it hurts like the DICKENS