Originally posted by The Man of SlackerandTheMan.com
I plan on reading all of DC Comics New 52 titles, and as I read them I'll post a review so you know whether or not to waste your time. I did review JLA #1 on my podcast last week.
First off we have Action Comics #1, which is traditionally a Superman book. This hasn't changed in the New 52, what has changed is that this is an origin book, which takes place prior to the rest of the New 52 books. It is written by Grant Morrison.
The book has an awkward start, because it almost feels like your starting in the middle of a story. You have a very young Superman trying to take out bad guys while the Metroplis Police Department chases him throughout the city. This makes it difficult on Superman because he's having to deal with crime, as well as keep the citizens safe from collateral damage caused by Law Enforcement chasing him. But it doesn't take long to get a feel for what's going on and be right at home in the middle of the story.
We do learn that he can't fly very well, he more leaps than flys. But it is also made clear that his powers are still evolving at this point.
As far as his Clark Kent persona goes, he's only been in Metropolis for six months. He's living in a crummy apartment and struggling to get by. I am very much reminded of Peter Parker/Spider-man in this telling of Superman/Clark Kent.
All in all though it was a good book, I'll definitely be reading #2.
Check out our latest podcast, where we review JLA #1