Welcome back to our new series in which we review the comics that we read every week. This week Seppin is going to be reviewing Action Comics #1002 by Brian Michael Bendis.
As I had said previously during Superman #2, Brian Michael Bendis is the best Superman writer. he seems to understand the character really well and is writing quite the story arc for him.
There were a lot of surprises in Action Comics #1002. It starts with an image of Clark’s desk with multiple sticky notes that hide a ton of references. The most important being a nod to Doomsday Clock by Geoff Johns. The note says, “What is the Supermen Theory?” Of course this is referencing the theory that all meta humans seem to be from America and that they all are secretly made by the U.S. government. It’s an interesting twist and I am glad to see Bendis acknowledge Doomsday Clock.
The rest of story is about the fires that have been popping up in Metropolis and Superman trying to clear his name. We get some more information about Robinson Goode and what she is doing at the Daily Planet. We also finally learn more about Lois and Jon’s adventures. Without spoiling anything, I have to say that it is a major plot twist that you have to read!
Overall, Bendis is killing it over at DC and we are super excited to see what’s going to happen further.
(How good is the story? Does it stand up to others?)
(Does it tell the story? Does it work well with the character?)
(Does this story need to be told? Is it helping the Character?)
(Is the character represented well? Does the writer understand the character?)
Total: 19 / 20