RICH REVIEWS: Action Comics # 1000
Title: Action Comics # 1000
Publisher: DC Comics
Writers: Dan Jurgens, Peter J. Tomasi, Marv Wolfman, Geoff Johns, Richard Donner, Scott Snyder, Tom King, Louise Simonson, Paul Dini, Brad Meltzer, Brian Michael Bendis
Artists: Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund, Patrick Gleason, Curt Swan, Butch Guice, Kurt Schaffenberger, Olivier Coipel, Rafael Albuquerque, Clay Mann, Jerry Ordway, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Kevin Nowlan, John Cassaday, Jim Lee, Scott Williams
Cover: Jim Lee, Scott Williams, and Alex Sinclair
Variant Covers: Steve Rude, Michael Cho, Dave Gibbons color by Angus McKie, Michael Allred color by Laura Allred, Jim Steranko color by Laura Martin, Joshua Middleton, Dan Jurgens and inks by Kevin Nowlan color by Alex Sinclair, Lee Bermejo
Superman created by: Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster
Superboy created by: Jerry Siegel
Supergirl based on characters created by: Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster
Price: $ 7.99 US
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Comments: “From the City that has Everything”
This story is not just about Superman but about how he inspires others. People do heroic deeds because of his example. The art is amazing and illustrates Superman as the true hero he is. His wife and son and all aspects of the art are eye-popping.
Its Superman Day in Metropolis. As people speak out about Superman the emotions in their stories come through loud and clear. Superman is about hope, about being better.
All the super-heroes well so many of them show up all to honor Superman. They want him to have his day. He deserves it and the people deserve to see him. Superman may not want to be held up and praised but the people want it and Superman has one stubborn and hard-headed wife who sometimes does get her way.
You will feel the love and emotion that all have for Superman.
Superman takes on the Immortal Vandal Savage. Here Superman is illustrated differently in different times. In any time he is an inspiring figure. It is not about the powers but the person and who they are inside. Superman has the mind and heart of a hero. Vandal throws everything he has at Superman. Superman just keeps coming. Superman never gives up ever.
Here Superman fights on while being in pain. There is a nice powerful expression on his face.
“An Enemy Within”
Here Superman looks at humans and he realizes they are weaker than most species yet somehow their will is indomitable. Superman thinks of them as the ones who are super. Beautiful art illustrates this story and humans are shown as the heroes.
Aw Superman is such an inspiration. He is there when needed and his words are more powerful than his muscles. This short story is so well written and gorgeously illustrated. It will bring a tear to your eye.
“The Fifth Season”
Superman and Lex Luthor chat at the Smallville planetarium. Lex remembers a good part of his childhood. Yes, he had hopes and dreams and now he hopes to kill Superman. Maybe someday or maybe not. These two are tied together. We see through that there is hope even for Lex Luthor.
This story is so touching. It will pull at your heartstrings or if it does not you have no heart. Superman loves his adoptive parents and even after four billion years that has not changed and it never will.
Superheroing and reporting are similar. Superman is shown here enjoying doing both they are his two jobs and he does them both so well.
This is a weird story narrated by a cute hostess. It features one magic foe who has his own outlook on his battles with Superman. Beautifully rendered art accompanies the story.
This art is a dark drawing of Superman in space. He does look powerful.
“Faster Than A Speeding Bullet”
Is Superman faster than a speeding bullet well find out here? Yes, people may be inspired by Superman but it is Superman who is inspired by people. Yes, there are still good people and this story reminds us of that.
A beautiful pinup here of Superman in the clouds.
Here civilians help Superman and they are willing to put their lives on the line for him. Superman faces a foe as powerful as himself and one armed with a deadly weapon. This leads into the new weekly six-issue series The Man of Steel.
Superman is an iconic symbol who stands for truth, justice, and hope. He inspires us all to be better than we are. He is an inspiration.