I’ve done this in some of my other blogs so I thought it might be worth a lark to continue it here.
Here is a rundown of the Superman related books and such that I bought for the comic book week of March 26, 2008
All-Star Superman #10
Brave and the Bold #11 (Which came out last week, but my shop was shorted it’s order last week and got more in this week)
Superman (Vol. 1) #s 316, 317, 320, 323 and 328
Bizarro, Zod and Ursa from the Last Son line.
Superman from the Reactivated Series 4: Super Squad line.
Now you might think, “My God, Mike! Why so many action figures? You win the lottery or something?” Or maybe you’re thinking that I’m a lightweight for only getting four. Somewhere in between you have me, a guy who is finally caught up on the bills and trying to clean out his somewhat but not completely out of control box.
The figures are actually kind of nice. I was very excited about the Super Squad Superman figure since I am a big fan of not only the Earth-2 Superman but of the mid-seventies run of All-Star Comics as well. I have not committed myself to buying the whole line but it is still neat to see them get the action figure treatment. The only thing I was remotely disappointed in was the fact that the S on Superman’s chest was changed from the initial image released by DC and the final product. Here’s the promotional image from DC Comics’ website.
Here is the kind of sucky picture I took with my digital camera of the figure I brought home today.
Oh well, change of S notwithstanding it is still a kick ass figure.
The Last Son line I ordered when they first solicted them not knowing that the storyline was going to suffer endless delays. Yeah, yeah. I know. Kubert was sick. It’s not fair complaining when a man gets sick, but still. The figures are rather nice, though. I’m not too keen on the Superman because he looks…well, he looks like he has a hump. But Bizarro, Zod and Ursa look great.
The back issues were a total impulse buy. I have been meaning to get back to my Pre-Crisis on Infinite Earths collection and while these particular issues weren’t in the best of condition I wanted them just the same.
Plus, the cover to Superman (Vol. 1) #317 is a classic.
I need to get a new scanner.
As for the new issues, well it was a mixed bag. I haven’t decided if I want to write a review/analyze All-Star Superman #10 but for now let’s just say that while I think the title is well written I don’t think this is the Superman for me. Brave and the Bold#11 was a lot of fun. I haven’t been following the title, but throw back to the seventies as personified by Steve Lombard wanting to play a practical joke on Superman aside I thought it was a solidly written issue and you can’t beat Jerry Ordway art.
So all in all a good week. Now I am off to rip open my Last Son figures and go to bed.
More to follow…