Action Comics Weekly #601 – Superman
“Faster Than a Speeding Bullet!”
Writer – Roger Stern
Pencils – Curt Swan
Inks – John Beatty
Letters – Bill Oakley
Colors – Tom Ziuko
Editor – Mike Carlin
It’s funny that the weekly “two-pager” is the one that’s causing me the most grief when it came to undertaking this new blogging project.
Call it Catholic guilt, call it a mixture of stupidity and naivete… but, I really feel like I’m “short-changing” the readers even in just looking at the weekly eight-pagers… much less a two-page spread that’s written more like a Sunday strip than a traditional comic book!
Oh well, let’s get to it… this won’t take long. It almost took longer to type out the credits than the actual synopsis!
We open with Clark Kent stood atop the Daily Planet Building enjoying both the view and a beverage. Among the voices he tunes into, he hears a man crying out for help. Clark “supes up” and heads down to see what’s up.
Annnnnd, that’s it!
Wow, this is really like a “day off” for your humble host. I suppose I could make the joke that what we just read in two pages would take two issues in 2019… but, why ruin a good time?
Yeah… really not much to say about this. I am happy that Curt Swan still has a presence in the Superman family of creators in the post-Crisis/post-Byrne landscape… so, there’s that. Otherwise, we don’t get a whole lot to “sink our teeth into” just yet.
Gotta start somewhere… and this is that place!
Tomorrow: Deadman. Do we gotta? Maybe this will be the story where I’ll finally “get” the character! So far, the only time I really cared about him was when he was no longer dead!