ACW #635 – Superman

Action Comics Weekly #635 (Superman)
“Power Failure!”
Writer – Roger Stern
Pencils – Curt Swan
Inks – Murphy Anderson
Letters – Bill Oakley
Colors – Tom Ziuko
Editor – Mike Carlin

From 0 to 60… and back again!  After yesterday’s relatively raucous The Crash of ’88!, it feels kind of strange just plopping back down into our regular Superman two-pager, dunnit?

The Consortium is rather annoyed that Superman has interfered, and has seemingly cut their feed of the proceedings.  They don’t get the opportunity to fret long, however, as they are met by… their “Silent Partner”.  Weird scene, it looks like they’re all sitting in the dark side of a shadow or somethin’… or, was it seed?  What am I talkin’ about?  Probably nothing.

Up in the who-knows-where, Superman manages to escape the booming interdimensional portal… but, will it even matter?

Cuz ya see, the Fellowship geeks are suddenly completely without their powers (and, from the looks of it, perspective… unless one of the Fellowship is a giant… which, hell, they very well might’ve been).  The Superman Worshipers refuse to stand down… in fact, they’d rather die in his name.  The Consortium appears to be all too happy to oblige that request.

Okay, we’re finally getting somewhere… sorta.  After 35 weeks, and 70 pages… we’re finally going to be figuring out who is behind this entire boondoggle affair.  If my “hints” haven’t given it all away, you’re in for a nice surprise in the coming weeks.

As for this chapter?  It’s par for the course for the Superman strip.  Nothing special… but, hopefully that’s all about to change.  No promises though…

Tomorrow: The End for Green Lantern!

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