Action Comics Weekly #629 (Superman)
Writer – Roger Stern
Pencils – Curt Swan
Inks – Murphy Anderson
Letters – Bill Oakley
Colors – Tom Ziuko
Editor – Mike Carlin
Special Note: Today is #SuperBlogTeamUp Eve! Tomorrow (Wednesday, August 28, 2019) marks the launch of the next #SBTU go-round, which we’re calling Super-Blog Team-Up: Immortal! Now, that doesn’t mean our #ActionComicsDaily coverage will skip a beat, however… because this time out, I am participating via the Chris is on Infinite Earths Podcast – Episode 26.
So, if you’re interested in hearing me talk about two versions of Resurrection Man, definitely keep an eye (and ear) out for that!
I’ll also include the links for all of the Super-Bloggers here tomorrow.
Picking up from last week, Clark looks back at their would-be pursuers. Just then, the Earth appears to open up and swallow both he and Bob Galt. Clark ain’t exactly digging this, however, Bob tells him to just go with the flow, maaaaaaan. Ya see, this crazy act of nature is being manipulated by Mother Tierra of the Fellowship.
Before we know it, our pair are plopped out the other end… in the Secret Sanctuary of the Fellowship. They find themselves stood before Mother Tierra herself, who lambastes Bob as a traitor. If you recall, he was sent to fetch Superman… and, instead, has returned with just some Mild-Mannered Reporter for a Great Metropolitan Newspaper.
Bob assures her that this is all in “his plan”, and projects Superman’s message to “Trust Kent” from like a hundred weeks ago. She apologizes to Clark… and promises to introduce him to the Fellowship. This pleases our man.
Elsewhere, the Consortium is brought up to speed by their rocket-bike duo. They have tracked Galt’s trail all the way to that mass of upturned desert landscape. This leads the Big Bads to deduce that the Secret Sanctuary of the Fellowship must be… underground! Well, maybe these guys aren’t as bumbling as I thought!
Wowzers… stuff happened! There might actually be more story in this two-pager than the last two chapters of Green Lantern!
And while stuff definitely happened… there still isn’t all that much to say. We’re introduced to Mother Tierra, which definitely does tell us that we’re getting closer to meeting the rest of the Superman-hippies. Also, despite his best (?) efforts, Bob Galt and Mama T. were a bit sloppy with their escape… they might be leading the (suddenly competent) Consortium right to their front door!
Whatever the case, I was pleased with the proceedings this time out… and am looking forward to seeing this one roll on.
Tomorrow: Life in a Northern Town