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darth-sinister

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Kodi

Subj: Re: Action 858 [SPOILERS]
Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 at 01:43:23 am EDT
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Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 01:20:05 pm EDT

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Any thoughts on this issue?

I'm a fan of both Johns and Frank but I just didn't love this book. I mean it was good....don't get me wrong....but I didn't think it was a home run like I thought it was gonna be.

For me there was entirely too much of the original Superman movie style Clark Kent. Acting clumsy....seemed to be disliked by most of his coworkers...etc. Now maybe it was done to show the huge difference between Clark and Superman but I don't know. It was just constantly making me think of the movie.

When the Legion thing really got rolling it was good. They gave a little work on showing how Kal first met them and it was a good scene.

The art was ok. I really liked Frank's work on the Squadron and Hyperion and am hoping for great stuff here. The only thing I didn't really like is that he does not draw Superman as being all that big of a guy. I know he said in numerous interviews that he wasn't going to because he didn't see the need but it's been established in the DCU that Kal IS a big guy and has pretty much always been shown that way. The change here is somewhat disappointing, to me at least. The rest of the art was good though.

All in all a good issue with just a couple of nits to me. Not great but good. There was a really cool twist when Superman gets to the future that generated a big WHOA factor.

Kodi

> Any thoughts on this issue?
>
> I'm a fan of both Johns and Frank but I just didn't love this book. I mean it was good....don't get me wrong....but I didn't think it was a home run like I thought it was gonna be.
>
> For me there was entirely too much of the original Superman movie style Clark Kent. Acting clumsy....seemed to be disliked by most of his coworkers...etc. Now maybe it was done to show the huge difference between Clark and Superman but I don't know. It was just constantly making me think of the movie.

Part of this is from the movie, but the movies barrowed from the comics of the first forty years. Back when Clark acted clumsy and his co-workers had varying opinions of Clark. We remember this more due to the movies, because almost all of us have seen the films. Not all of us have seen the Pre-Crisis tales. The clumsy angle was referenced from time to time throughout the Post-Crisis books, most notably the Wedding Album.


> When the Legion thing really got rolling it was good. They gave a little work on showing how Kal first met them and it was a good scene.
>
> The art was ok. I really liked Frank's work on the Squadron and Hyperion and am hoping for great stuff here. The only thing I didn't really like is that he does not draw Superman as being all that big of a guy. I know he said in numerous interviews that he wasn't going to because he didn't see the need but it's been established in the DCU that Kal IS a big guy and has pretty much always been shown that way. The change here is somewhat disappointing, to me at least. The rest of the art was good though.


Some of the artists over the years haven't portrayed Superman as big as Wayne Boring or Ed McGuiness. Curt Swan, once he was allowed to go his own way, didn't make Superman as big as Boring. Moebius (sp) didn't have him that bulky either.