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    Reviews - Action Comics - #1

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A Thrilling, Well-Constructed Debut - krisis

Action Comics #1


Written by Grant Morrison, art by Rags Morales & Rick Bryant

Rating: 4.5 of 5 – Remarkable

In a line: “Non-native strains WILL destroy entire ecologies, given the opportunity.”

140char Review: Action Comics #1: Superman spends a vigilante night in Metropolis; Morrison/Morales show more than tell & maybe make Supes interesting again

Plot & Script


Grant Morrison is superb at debut issues, and this is no exception. He presents a constantly moving half hour in the life of Superman that unfurls in near real-time thanks to the engrossing plot of the issue forcing you to linger on each dialog balloon to absorb all of the implications therein. [Read more in the full review @ CrushingKrisis.com!]

Artwork


I've never read an issue with Morales art before, but I'm pleased with him here. He can switch from static talking heads to kinetic action in a single panel. His t-shirt wearing, work-booted Superman is delightfully fresh and surprisingly iconic. [Read more in the full review @ CrushingKrisis.com!]

CK Says: Buy it!


Action Comics #1 is a thrilling anchor to the clearly all-new continuity of Superman. Anyone hoping for an issue of a big, blue boy scout pushing planets out of their trajectories will be disappointed by this smaller scale exploration of the ambiguities of justice and of being human.

If that sounds like a boring issue, keep in mind that it still involves being faster than a speeding bullet and leaping tall buildings in a single bound. Oh, and a wrecking ball.

No one in the issue makes the case for Superman being human - Morrison is deliberate in having every character refer to him as an animal, alien, or even a thing. However, in our brief time with the bespeckled Clark we're left to wonder - if it thinks like a man and cares like a man, how can it be an animal? Not for nothing, but Morrison's book was subtitled "What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human."

Is this issue a modern classic? Hard to say, but Superman scholar Morrison doesn't waste a single word while Morales keeps the issue full of impact - it never feels decompressed to drag out the story.




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