ACW #627 – Superman

Action Comics Weekly #627 (Superman)
“Panic in the Sands!”
Writer – Roger Stern
Pencils – Curt Swan
Inks – Murphy Anderson
Letters – Bill Oakley
Colors – Tom Ziuko
Editor – Mike Carlin

Guilt is a heckuva thing.  I don’t see anything that I do here as being anything all that special nor of all that much import.  However, in three-and-a-half years of daily blogging, if I’ve helped you get through a droll workday, or kept you company during a mid-day snack, I like to think that I always “bring it”.  I put forward the right amount of effort and passion, and try to take us all on a journey… together.

Ever since I started grad school and made the switch to the Action Comics Daily format, I’ve felt guilty… felt like I’ve been short-changing the readers.  I’ve still tried to “bring it”… but, lemme tell y’all… these Superman strips?  There just isn’t all that much to say… and I apologize.

Clark and Bob are still driving through the desert, with those adorable jet-bikes hot on their tail.  Clark imagines how easy it would be to just change into Superman and save the day… but, ultimately decides against it, considering the can of worms that would open.  Then… one of the jets fires a shot into the side of the Jeep!  Thaaaaaaaat’s it.

Now, I don’t wanna continue to harp on this “Sunday strip” format.  I don’t think it works.  I’m missing the point.  I’m judging it unfairly… all that stuff.  What’s more, DC Comics probably never foresaw that some idiot would be dedicating a day to looking at and half-ass reviewing each individual installment over a quarter-century later.

With all that said… this one is what it is, and it continues to trudge along.

Tomorrow: The first of two chapters featuring Nightwing & Speedy

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