Superman: Action Comics Volume 2: Welcome To The Planet
By Dan Jurgens, Patrick Zircher, Tyler Kirkham , Arif Prianto , Rob Leigh , Clay Mann , Tomeu Morey , Ulises Arreola
I received a free copy of Superman: Action Comics Volume 2: Welcome To The Planet from DC Comics in exchange for my honest opinion.
Look–down there on the ground! It’s a guy, he’s kinda ordinary…it’s–Clark Kent?! As Metropolis recovers from the devastating attack of Doomsday, the mysterious figure claiming to be Clark Kent takes the spotlight to clear his name and prove once and for all that Clark Kent is not Superman!
Writer Dan Jurgens (The Death of Superman) continues his return to the Man of Steel along with illustrators Tyler Kirkham (Deathstroke) and Patrick Zircher (Green Arrow) for the next great Superman chapter in Superman: Action Comics, Volume 2: Welcome to the Planet!
Collecting: Justice League 52, Action Comics 963-966
Summary from Goodreads.
This was probably the most fluid volume of comic books that I have ever read. Right from the start, everything made sense and it continued like this until the final panel.
After we find out about Lex Luthor becoming the new ‘Superman’ of Metropolis in the previous volume, we see him in action as ‘Superman’. We also find out how Superman took on the real Clark Kents identity (I am still not convinced that this is true but I will run with it) and Lois returns to The Planet.
Since the storyline was so well done, the art style was going to have a hard time keeping up with it, and it almost does. I know that this is my personal preference but I found it to be too line heavy and the colouring to be too blocky for my liking. But honestly they are just minor annoyances that I can live with, and I am sure that their will be some people who will absolutely love how the art work was done.
Whilst reading the first volume would benefit you for your understanding reading this volume, it is not completely necessary as the backstory from the previous volume does not confuse you in this volume.
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