Mild Mannered Reviews – Action Comics #1028

Action Comics #1028

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Action Comics #1028

Scheduled to arrive in stores: December 22, 2020
Cover date: February 2021


“Micro Hopes”

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Penciller: John Romita Jr.
Inker: Klaus Janson
Cover: John Romita Jr.
Variant Cover: Rafael Grampa

Reviewed by: James Lantz

In Metropolis, the Daily Planet staff and the House of Kent are taking a breather while preparing for the next chapter of their lives. Conner Kent has learned he may lose his abilities with time, but he is a new discovery since the multiverse rebooted, and that could possibly change. In the meantime, Clark’s parents take him in. Jon Kent helps Clark help those in need after the recent Invisible Mafia conflict. Jon recounts his experiences with the Legion of Super-Heroes and his relationship with Saturn Girl. Upon his return to the 31st Century Lois and Clark go to the Daily Planet staff meeting for their next assignments.


5Story – 5: I had hoped to see more of the Daily Planet. Yet, this is a fitting end to Bendis’ run on this title. He says goodbye to Superman, Lois and all the gang while opening the doors for his successor in a brilliant character piece. I personally would have liked to have read more Bendis stories featuring the Man of Steel, but I’ll give whoever takes over this book the benefit of the doubt. Thank you, Brian Michael Bendis, it was fun reading every page of Action Comics and Superman. You’ve given the next writer some pretty big Super Boots to fill.

2Art – 2: I wanted to like the art in this one, but it looks rushed and sloppy.

2Cover Art – 2: This one feels like a devolution of Romita’s style, going back to being too rough and blocky.

4Variant Cover Art – 4: The cape is too long. It’d would work for Batman, but not Superman. It is well drawn in spite of that.

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Michael Hadwiger
Michael Hadwiger
December 23, 2020 9:30 pm

I’ll be glad when John Romita Jr is off Superman. He is one of the worst artists I can ever remember to have drawn the character

December 25, 2020 11:18 pm

he’s one of the worst artists to work on anything. He has never been what I would call a good artist, but he seems to be the only person to have actually gotten worse the longer he works. His Daredevil run was alright and his Spiderman work in the 90’s was passable, but this garbage looks like a toddler got drunk and tried to make a comic.