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Action Comics #889

Action Comics #889

Scheduled to arrive in stores: April 28, 2010

Cover date: Late June 2010

"Truth To Power" - Finale

Writer: Greg Rucka & Eric Trautmann
Penciller: Pere Perez
Inker: BIT
Cover: Alex Garner

Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel

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Perry reveals that Lois never really quit the Daily Planet as the newsroom is trying to keep up with the big story.

The Rao clone begins its final mission - to become a gravity well that will crush the entire planet. The heroes try in vain to stop it, with even Dr. Fate popping up to help. Flamebird & Nightwing reunite and fly into the well in Rao's chest with Vohc/Jax-Ur in tow. They burn Vohc out of Jax-Ur's body and as they arrive in Rao's heart Chris uses his new powers to erode the gravity well saving everyone by shattering Rao and leaving Jax-Ur in the care of the remaining heroes. Deliriously in love they thank everyone and leave just as the authorities arrive to clean up the corpse of the Rao clone.

The clean up crew are revealed to belong to General Lane and the collection of the body parts is in the hands of Lex Luthor!

1Story - 1: A mess - from start to finish... the only blessing was the word FINALE in the story title. It breaks almost every rule a writer sets out with to tell a story - bear in mind this is the climax of Nightwing & Flamebird's story and leaves so many lose threads and if that was a deliberate notion, that makes the delivery even worse.

4Art - 4: The art helped fill the void somewhat but it seemed sometimes the artist didn't have any source material to work with and was flying solo.

5Cover Art - 5: A really nice cover - I like the painted covers and the reunited lovers seem far more poetic on the cover. I'm sure Carol Danvers, Nova or Phoenix might have a thing or two to say about Thara's fashion, but it's the best Super cover for a little while so I don't care.

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