Action Comics Weekly #625 (Superman)
“Out of the Frying Pan…”
Writer – Roger Stern
Pencils – Curt Swan
Inks – Murphy Anderson
Letters – Bill Oakley
Colors – Tom Ziuko
Editor – Mike Carlin
It’s Superman Day… and, after the past couple of installments, I gotta say… I’m pretty optimistic about this one! Well, that’s certainly never bit me in the behind before!
Clark and Galt fly from Metropolis to California… where, upon arrival they rent a Jeep. Not just any Jeep, mind you… but, a Jeep that the Consortium has planted a tracking device in!
If this book was actually called Action Comics Daily, I feel like they could get away with such a nothin’ happenin’ sort of installment. The fact that this is something folks had to wait a week to get… kinda stinks.
Now, I know that this is in the spirit of the “Sunday Strip”… and any comparisons I make to the other features in the anthology is akin to comparing apples to elephants. I get that. I really do. I might be mistaken, probably am, but wasn’t the Superman newspaper strip a “daily”? Like, were the Sunday strips “anchoring” an ongoing daily strip? I dunno. I could be completely wrong.
What I’m trying to say is… we’ve got some great creators here, and great characters… but, I feel like we need “more”. Like, there had to be a better way to tell this story.
Well, the good news (for me, at least) is… Clark is where he needs to be in order to move the story forward. Fingers crossed that next week gets this story back to flowin’!