If you asked me a year ago what is the worst thing comics have ever done I would have told you something along the lines of DC ruining Superman. One year and 24 issues (12 Superman and 12 Action) later and I am coming off that statement a bit. In fact I really enjoy the Superman title I think George Perez started a good book and Jurgens has continued and improved the title. Grant Morrison, not so much. Morrison is a great writer and maybe that is the problem, he is talented and he is creative and he is trying to make Superman his own. Superman belongs to the people, not Grant Morrison.
I despised Issue #1 of Action Comics more than I have ever disliked anything in print before. Mostly because I love Superman so much, to watch it be torn apart I felt like the South Park kids after they seen Indian Jones and the Crystal Skull and brought George Lucas And Steven Spielberg up on criminal charges. Issue #2 was not any better. Superman’s early attitude and cockiness is something I can not warm up to or get use to in this title. Society’s distrust and reluctance to welcome Superman is something I found irritating at first but have accepted as not only part of the story, but an interesting change from perfection and happiness that I have read for the past 30 years.
Beyond a rough start I think issues #5 and #6 just got plain confusing, in the middle of a cross issue story line they just up and dropped into a new story set in a different timeline of the DC Universe with characters we don’t know. Looking back on this another year from now it will probably make some sense, DC has a way of back telling a tale and having it make sense in a Momento sort of progression, Continue reading