Mild Mannered Reviews – Action Comics #52
Scheduled to arrive in stores: May 11, 2016
Cover date: July 2016
“The Final Days of Superman” – Part 6: “The Great Pretender”
Writer: Peter J. Tomasi
Penciller: Dale Eaglesham and Scot Eaton
Inker: Dale Eaglesham and Wayne Faucher
Reviewed by: Michael Bailey
If this issue of ACTION COMICS taught me anything it is that you don’t threaten the Pre-Flashpoint Superman’s family.
Because he will jack you up if you do.
All kidding aside this was a great issue. Actually this is a great story but I really loved this issue. I have enjoyed the LOIS AND CLARK series that Dan Jurgens has been writing so seeing more of that Superman is fine by me. Is that biased? Am I happy to see “My Superman” back in the comics? Yes. Absolutely and I make no apologies for that. The reason for that, beyond coming from a different generation as a reader, is that DC is playing to both sides of the equation. Older readers, like me, get to see a version of the Superman and Lois we grew up with in the comics and we get to see their story continue. The idea of Lois and Clark having a kid is something I always wanted to see, so it’s awesome to finally get to see that play out. The other side of the coin is that DC isn’t simply setting the clock back and dropping us back into the Pre-Flashpoint/Post-Crisis world. The older Superman is going to have to learn to live in a new world and that’s intriguing.