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Subj: I had high hopes for this new run...
Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2021 at 03:40:14 pm EST (Viewed 59 times)
Reply Subj: Action Comics #1037: Emphasis on "Apparent"...
Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2021 at 08:57:00 pm EST (Viewed 140 times)

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Action Comics 1037
> The Warworld Saga, Part II, and THE FACE-OFF YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR! SUPERMAN AND THE AUTHORITY finally face MONGUL and his champions head-on! The fates of Warworld and all who live under Mongul’s rule hang in the balance…but He Who Holds All Chains is better prepared than Superman knows. Not everyone walks away from this one!

Superman: DEAD!
Apollo: DEAD!
Lightray: DEAD!
Manchester Black's alien target: Beaten... to death!
Enchantress: EATEN ALIVE!
Midnighter and Steel and OMAC 9: clearly outmatched!
Intro of Fah a leader among United Planets alien council: happy with the results.

Are you happy? Don't worry, though, dc.wikia qualifies the results as apparent DEATHS - of course they are, amirite? Props to Mongul MDCXCII showing either way. Also the shock action and dynamic art made for a good read. And it all made up for the 'Day in the Life of' Martian Manhunter. Although, that last page revisting/shocking appearance of the Golden Age character was potentially ingtriguing, eh?

I miss Dad & Dan.

Only for every single high hope I had being dashed and destroyed with a badly written Superman. Ironically, Bendis would write a much better, more in character, Superman than what I see right now in the pages of Action Comics.

Two bad runs back-to-back. I for one cannot wait for this terrible era to end and for greatness to return to the Superman titles.

It's interesting that a hero/villain performs one amazing feat, or use a power they haven't used for 20+ years, and that automatically propels them to a high status despite scans and evidence to the contrary. I don't know what is worse, selective feat picking that has only been done once or twice 20, or more, years ago or ignoring evidence from scans or the lack thereof. We need to stop putting our favorite heroes/villains on pedestals and start putting them where they really belong. But it's evident that people never will because they would rather accuse others of cherry picking feats, when they don't, and being 'morally superior' when they aren't. I guess being honest and as fair as possible only opens one up to being the target of childish accusations and fault finding by those who insist on acting petty and childish. What happened to a good debate between two civil, mature, adults?
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