Monday, May 1, 2017

Action Comics Vol 2: Welcome to the Planet by Dan Jurgens


What a title and doesn't mean what you might think. Sure we have a new Superman who shows up right as the old one on this Earth vaporizes. If you read the previous volume you know that Superman has been around for awhile but in hiding. Now this book picks up from the issues of Volume 1.

So here we have some answers to the questions raised in Volume 1. We not only have our new Superman, but we have a Clark Kent. Yes there is actually a Clark Kent on this Earth with no powers and he is just a mild mannered reporter, and Superman is standing right next to him. Lex Luthor is still wearing the Super suit and Superman's S and cape. On top of that the Lois Lane from this Earth has gone missing. 

I had so many questions like how did Lex become this Superman version of himself and what is this powerless Clark Kent doing here? This book addresses those in a very interesting way. We also get to find out more of this new Superwoman who bares a striking resemblance to the Red Energy Superman. 

I really liked this book and I am so hooked on this series. A big thnak you to DC Comics for bringing back everything I liked about the Superman franchise that I felt was erased with New 52 and to Netgalley for letting me read this for a review. I would highly recommend reading Vol 1 of Action comics before you read this, but if you are a fan of Superman and especially a fan of Superman. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. 

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