The prospect of Lois and Clark having their second first date – a mere 973 issues after their seminal first first date – imbibes Jurgens’ Action run with some much-needed excitement.
Jurgens’ Superman is the ultimate exemplar, whose very example makes others more morally like him, both the characters in the story, and those of us reading the text.
Most of this issue is spent paving over plot holes which Jurgens should never have created to begin with.
Jurgens’ Superman is clearly concerned for Justice and the American Way, but proves a weak defender of such principles .
The illogical premise of preventing an unpreventable future is the same predicated in Civil War II… The only saving grace of Action is that it never flirts with the notion that such pre-crime policing has any validity
I don’t expect future issues to delve deeper into deontological ethics or the metaphysics of time-travel, which is unfortunate, as Superman comics could stand for more sophisticated storytelling.
I’d made the argument recently that Lex may well be more deserving of the “Superman” mantel than Superman himself… As it turns out I was very, very wrong.
In comics jargon, “gutter space” is the blank area between the panels; save perhaps for the (admittedly awesome) reveal on the last two pages, the entirety of issue #966 could have been relegated to said gutter.
Between Jurgan finally hitting his stride and Segovia proving his chops as well, Action Comics is beginning to make me a believer in Rebirth.
Christians view Jesus as God with His split-curl slicked back and black-rimmed glasses obscuring His face… As such, Action Comics these last few months has perfectly paralleled my own personal pilgrimage.