ACW #626 – Superman

Action Comics Weekly #626 (Superman)
“… Into the Fire!”
Writer – Roger Stern
Pencils – Curt Swan
Inks – Murphy Anderson
Letters – Bill Oakley
Colors – Tom Ziuko
Editor – Mike Carlin

Lemme run somethin’ by ya… the five or six of you that are still here. You can tell me if this idea sounds too crazy to try.  Last night, I came across Brian Augustyn’s “Bye.” cartoon from the last page of Action Comics Weekly… and decided to zhuhz it up a bit in our colors.

Looking at it… it seems so “final”, ya know?

I’ve been (w)racking my brain, trying to figure out which direction to take the blog after this wraps up.  Part of me is thinkin’ New Talent Showcase… another part, “Bonus Books”… a third part (after a reader recommendation), some in depth coverage of some back-ups that used to run in various DC Comics.  Any of these options will keep our daily page count lower than a full-size comic… which should keep “keeping up” with the grind doable.

The back-up feature-focus seemed like a really fun idea… and one I don’t think I’ve ever seen done before.  But, how would I organize such a thing?  You should all know how anal I am about my blog post organization… so, this could very well be something that would keep me up nights.

Then it came to me… howzabout we launch ourselves an Action Comics Weekly, Volume 2?  I’m thinking a 5-6 “back-up” features a week, that can rotate in and out… just like the real thing!  But, here’s a fun part… they can be from any era of DC Comics!  In one “issue”, there can be a stories from the Silver, Bronze, and Modern Ages… pre-Crisis/post-Crisis/pre-Flashpoint/Wednesday Comics… really, the sky’s the limit!

Another fun part… and this might be a hair too ambitious, but I’m willing to “try it on”… the weekly polls can continue, but, they can also actually inform which stories stay in the rotation… and which ones get the boot!

Just some food for thought… I’m very interested in what you all think.  Is this too crazy?  Is it worth a try?  Does it have the “legs” to become the sorta-new/sorta-same direction for Chris is on Infinite Earths?  I mean, this is just me freestylin’… for all I know, it might be more trouble than it’s worth.  Lemme know whatcha think!

The Consortium comes to the realization that “Fellowship Messenger” Bob Galt is traveling with Clark Kent… who they immediately recognize as a “media stooge” and propagandist/advocate for Superman.

We join our hero(es) as they’re off-roading in their rented Jeep.  In the vast desert landscape, they find themselves pursued by just about the cutest little jets you ever done seen!  The jets open fire… and we’re out!

Another week, another beat.  At least the good guys and bad guys are finally within the borders of the same state!

Also, another week… and another chapter that I just don’t have a whole heckuva lot to say about!

Tomorrow: Deadman’s final (ACW) farewell!

Your Moment of Vartox:

From Power Girl (vol.2) #12 (2010)
Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray (w) / Amanda Conner (a)

Vartox can’t even get into Power Girl’s “friend zone”.

2 thoughts on “ACW #626 – Superman

  • I like the idea of doing the back-ups as a jump around thing. It would be interesting to see different takes on storytelling from different ages.
    Here is something else you may want to consider, Showcase '93 '94 '95 '96.
    I'm also really liking the moment of Vartox. Keep that feature going.

    • Ooh yes, Showcase is a good idea. In fact pretty much all of what's been suggested sounds good to me, although I must admit I'd be slightly less excited by New Talent Showcase than some of the other mooted things.


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