Review: Action Comics #1011
By Philip Schweier
May 22, 2019 - 07:55
Writer(s): Brian Michael Bendis
Artist(s): Steve Epting
Colourist(s): Brad Anderson
Letterer(s): Josh Reed
Cover Artist(s): Steve Epting; Francis Manapul
And it’s an “event” series (says so right in the title), so the scope, like most of DC’s efforts, is not small. I have every faith DC Comics can tell big stories; they do it all the time. But "big” does not always mean “good.” We’ll see.
Frankly, I find this to be a big ol’ cheat. Readers
have been lured in by several chapters in
Action, only to be diverted into buying another title. The same thing happened in Batgirl a month or so back. I hope it's not indicative of DC's new marketing strategy, because from a customer perspective, it sucks.
But what does it mean for the next issue of Action Comics? Will it be an entirely different story, or will the Leviathan storyline bounce back and forth. Why should it? Despite Bendis writing both Action and Superman, neither shares a narrative; readers can enjoy one separate from the other.
I thought DC was all about continuity, but apparently not in the manner I expected. I applaud that they’ve loosened up, but perhaps they’ve gotten too loose.
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