Action Comics #1
Written by Grant Morrison
Pencils by Rags Morales
Inks by Rick Bryant
If Justice League is DCʼs version of a big budget tent pole comic book then Action Comics is…well…the other big budget tent-pole action version of a comic book. Brought to you by writing legend Grant Morrison and superstar penciler Rags Morales Action Comics #1 is an all new beginning for Superman. It takes guts, or possibly a pending lawsuit, to take the most famous comic book character ever and start him from day dot. (Well, six months from day dot but whose counting)
Morrisonʼs young Superman is less boy scout and more a crusader for justice with a chip on his overly strong shoulders. Overlook the blue jeans and -shirt and there is a bitterness, violence and cockiness that Iʼve never seen in the character before. This serves to paint him a much more diverse ﬁgure. On a side note, I canʼt remember a time when Superman wasnʼt “friend to the world” but here he has to ﬁght off army tanks…TANKS! So cool! The introduction to his other life, as investigative crusading journalist Clark Kent, is right on target as is the introductions of Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane and Lex Luthor.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Like all good stories we start at the beginning. This Superman canʼt ﬂy, has never met
Lex Luthor and has no knowledge of other heroes or villains. Very new reader friendly.
Buy It – Even if you donʼt dig Superman get it for the clever engaging writing, the sweet
Superman on tank action and kick ass art.