Action Comics Weekly #633 (Superman)
“Blood and Sand”
Writer – Roger Stern
Pencils – Curt Swan
Inks – Murphy Anderson
Letters – Bill Oakley
Colors – Tom Ziuko
Editor – Mike Carlin
In a week mostly comprised of penultimate chapters… there also must be Superman. This is, well… not the second-to-last installment of this one… the “Sunday strip” will remain with us to the bitter end!
The Fellowship and the Consortium finally square off… and, ya know… considering the fact that only one side of this battle appears to have superpowers, I gotta wonder why it was the Fellowship that went into hiding?
Anyhoo, all Superman can do is watch… and, in so doing, he notices that the Fellowship’s powers are growing exponentially. He decides it’s time to get to the bottom of the source of these powers… and so, he follows the tube-esque trail of the cosmic beam into space where he’s suddenly struck by a boom! Hmm… can’t be any significance to any’a that, right?
Superman strip? It’s… it’s not you, it’s me.
I want to love you… I really do. I want to accept you for what you are… but I can’t. I feel like you’re holding out on me, and so… I can’t trust you to tell a satisfying story. And, where there is no trust… there cannot be a healthy relationship.
I… don’t wanna split up or anything. I think we should stay together… for the reader’s sake. We’ll just be staying in separate rooms from here on out. I’ll compliment you when it’s appropriate, and I’ll try not too be too harsh in my criticisms… it’s not your fault you can’t be what I’m looking for. I’m sorry.
Tomorrow: The Year of the Cat…