Action Comics Weekly #604 (Superman)
Writer – Roger Stern
Pencils – Curt Swan
Inks – John Beatty
Letters – Bill Oakley
Colors – Tom Ziuko
Editor – Mike Carlin
What a rotten last chapter we had for this one, eh? Superman smashing into a train… likely injuring many… at the very least, ruining quite a few days, just to save a criminal’s life.
Keeping in mind, he could have just scooped the dude off the tracks just as quickly to achieve the same goal.
This one’s gotta be better than that… right?
Superman leaves the dead body he’d found at the end of the last chapter, and continues tracking the runaway Crim from way back in the beginning.
We don’t learn much about the baddie… just that he was tasked with eliminating one of followers of “The Fellowship”… whoever they are. He laments both his poor judgment and poor luck in accomplishing this goal.
Superman finally catches up, and peels the roof from the getaway car as though he were opening a can of tuna fish. The fella ain’t looking for a chat, and instead… pushes a self-destruct button!
Okay… this was loads better than last week… though, I’m not sure how I feel about Superman just abandoning a corpse on the side of the road to be gawked at by rubberneckers.
This is our first mention of The Fellowship, who we will learn a great deal more about over the next several weeks. If you have any familiarity with this run (or have seen the cover to Action Comics Weekly #606), you have a good idea what they might be all about.
As is routine with this feature… there ain’t a whole lot more to say about it. Curt Swan’s art is still really good, his take on the post-Crisis Superman is as solid as any!
Tomorrow: Deadman and Talaoc deal with an Unidentified Flying Object!