Friday, October 20, 2006

Action Comics 840 - 843

Action Comics #840
Writeen by Geoff Johns and Kurt Busiek
Art by Pete Woods

This was a great ending to this fantastic storyline. The moments between Clark and Lois, Clark and Lex, and Clark and Jimmy were just fantastic. The ending with the reconstruction of the fortress of solitude game me goosebumps. I find this storyline similarity to Superman Returns a little eerie but oh well, it was still fun.

Action Comics #841
Written by Kurt Busiek and
Fabien Nicieza
Art by Pete Woods

I hate to sound all fanboyish, but the plot of this story is just sooooooooo coool. The idea of alien robots stealing earth's building and artifacts just gets me excited. It sounds so lame but it Busiek and Nicieza pull it off perfectly. With the added backdrop of most of the world believing that Superman is a fake, this story is fantastic. I think I like it even better than the last storyline

Action Comics #842
Written by Kurt Busiek and Fabien Nicieza
Art by Pete Woods

The cool story, "Back in Action" continues in this issue. I wouldn't say though that it is as strong as last issue. Most of this issue focuses on the bickering between captive superheroes and while that can be fun, I felt like I really wanted to learn more about this Auctioneer than them. This is only a minor complaint in what was essentially another strong issue. I have to add though that the covers for these issues are hilarious and amazing. I really love them.

Action Comics #843
Written by Kurt Busiek and Fabian Nicieza
Art by Pete Woods
Cover by Dave Gibbons

This storyline ends as great as it began. The Auctioneer is left open for another appearence while two things are left dangling for the next creative team to bring to fruitation. The first one that Superman finds out their is a third kryptonian on earth, that intrigues me the more than the other thing. This storyline was even better than Up, Up, and Away in my opinion and I must say I really enjoyed it. I hope we do get to see the Auctioneer again some day.

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