Johns’ reconstruction of the superhero genre which Watchmen deconstructed directly undermines Moore’s message
Far from being a simple slugfest between gaudily garbed do-gooders, Snyder has created a true work of cinema that continues to reward careful rewatching
Much more than Kryptonite, clinging so closely to the past is what’s really weakening the Man of Tomorrow.
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 .
Given all the attention and intention Manapul has poured into Trinity thus far, it’d be a challenge and a joy to squeeze out of the series all the meaning he’s put into each and every panel.
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.