First, lets check out the official descriptions for these upcoming Action Comics issues, then lets chat about them…
Action Comics #26
Official Description: All hell breaks loose as Superman is caught between an alien menace and the super-powered soldier the U.S. Army has sent to kill it!
Action Comics #27
Official Description: Superman takes on the brutal Beast Lord as startling revelations are made about our Earth’s underground world! Plus: more on the mysterious Ghost Soldier!
Alien menace? Super-powered soldier? Beast Lord? Ghost soldier? For better or worse these two issues look like they are filled with stuff out of the 90s era Action Comics. I sorta dig it, but is that what the “New 52” relaunch was about? I thought they were trying to make things edgy and dark? An unmarried Clack Kent, Superman dating Wonder Woman, a new suit (minus the red briefs of course), etc- the list goes on. I still don’t see a good reason for the relaunch and I’m hopeful that someday I’ll see “my” Superman again, but in the meantime, I miss following the adventures of the Man of Steel and I’ve been warming up to jumping back in and collecting Man of Steel and/or Superman.
Have you been following Action Comics? Is it worth picking up? Issues #26 comes out on Wednesday December 4th, and issues #27 comes out Wednesday January 8th.