Comic review – Action comics 11 and World’s Finest 3

Action Comics 11

In the last issue Superman killed off his Clark Kent identity, this issue explains why. This issue also seems to introduce a new villain and someone else who wants to save Earth, but not its people.

This issue is great. Superman’s reasons for killing off Clark Kent are rather compelling. His new secret identity is a fireman, so that he can still live a normal life while being Superman 24/7. This issue also introduces Lois Lane’s niece, Susie. Since I haven’t read much of the old DC Universe, I don’t know whether she’s new here or not. Superman also has a great little conversation with Batman where he asks the bat for advice. The mystery behind the “other” superman is expanded on, but I have no reference point to compare him to.

There’s also a neat little backstory about where Superman bought his first “S” shirt. It’s a touching scene, and the last page is funny because it’s true. The artwork is great throughout the issue. There’s lots of colour, great facial expressions and well-drawn backgrounds. I can’t think of any complaints about this issue.

This is an easy recommendation. While I also recommend you find Action Comics 10, it’s not necessary and you’ll still understand everything you need to know in this issue.

World’s Finest 3

This issue continues the story of Power Girl and Huntress as they’re trying to find a way back to their own Earth. There are more flashbacks of their time on the main DC Earth. They also battle some creature called Hakkou (the issue doesn’t explain where he’s from). Is it any good though?

The main problem with this series is becoming quite clear. It’s just boring. The pacing is slow, there isn’t much humour or wit and the story isn’t really going anywhere. It’s a shame because I liked the first issue, but the last two have been incredibly slow. There are two fight scenes in this issue, both of which feel anti-climactic. The rest of this issue is mostly Power Girl and Huntress talking about the main DC Universe and their opinions of it.

The only good thing I can say about this issue is the art. The art is fairly good. The
“now” scenes are simple at first glance, yet there’s plenty of details within. The special effects look good, the fights are coherent and there’s lots of background detail in the second fight scene. The flashbacks are simpler in design but they look very clean as well.

I can’t recommend this – it’s just boring and there’s nothing else to say. I’m done with this series, and I feel like I should have kept up with Earth 2 instead.

About healed1337

I am a relatively new comic book fan writing this blog for other new comic book fans and/or people who are interested in comics but don't know where to start. I've always been interested in writing, to the point where I have a college Creative Writing Certificate and I'm currently a year 2 Journalism student. I also have another blog where I mostly make fun of bad movies - www.healed1337.blogspot.com As for how I got into comics, I've always had a passing interest in superheroes: most notably Batman, Spider-man and the X-Men. Until February of 2011 (I think,) my only experience with any of these franchises came from the movies and video games. Shortly after I bought Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 however, I decided to check out X-23, Wolverine's female clone. I ended up reading her Innocence Lost origin story and enjoyed it. From there, I started reading various X-Men comics and it quickly exploded into my newest hobby. My other interests/hobbies include video games, movies, music, playing sports, my dogs and weird news.
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