§ April 15th, 2004 § Filed under Uncategorized Comments Off on

He asked, and I agreed; I’m apparently to expect some AiT/PlanetLar comics in the mail pretty soon, which will be fun. However, I’m not all that great of a reviewer, especially when compared to some of the other people who have already done their part for Big Larry…their reviews are like “counterpoint the surrealism of the underlying metaphor“* while my reviews tend to be like “duh…pictures purty,” so don’t expect too much. Here, I’ll give you an example:

Action Comics #814, first of the “new direction” (again) Superman titles, features the work of the much-maligned Chuck Austen (sometimes deservedly so). But, as someone who has been reading the Superman comics uninterrupted since the ’86 reboot (and for several years prior), I can honestly say Austen does a perfectly acceptable job here. It’s fast-paced, entertaining, amusing in parts, and sets up future plotlines nicely. It’s not groundbreaking work, but it’s enjoyable. People complaining about Supes and Lois and others acting out of character…well, their characters are no more different than what occurs during any creative team change. So, this comic isn’t the war crime people seem to think it is.

Okay, there you go. Expect more like that when the AiT/PlanetLar box shows up.

* If you’re gonna steal, steal from the best.

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