By: Cynthia Ayala
Hey there readers! Super-Critic (still working on name) is here to bring to you her latest review in the DC Comic book realm. Today we have Action Comics Annual #3 that had a lot of misprints and errors but still had a strong story.
Action Comics Annual #3 (RELEASE DATE: AUG 6, 2014 | COVER PRICE: $4.99)
Superman Doomed [Superdoom]: Chapter 4 “My Body is a Cage”
And that typo has reappeared. Someone over at DC was not paying attention, and not just there but close to the end as well. No Bueno DC.
The highlight of this issue was the resurface of Krypto, in my opinion anyway. Other than it, the issue really gives readers an insight into this new Lois Lane who, it turns out, is a prisoner of her own body. The whole direction that the readers have taken in making her the villain, the conduit for Brainiac. If you’ve been following, you know that this has been in development since the Psi-War arc with the H.I.V.E. Since then, Lois knows who Clark is, or rather that Superman and Clark are one and the same. That’s how it’s supposed to be, that is the new foundation for their future relationship. As much as I love Wonder Woman and Superman, he ultimately needs to marry Lois and she ultimately needs to marry Trevor, end of story.
The writers are devoting a lot of time to growing the relationships in this issue, an aspect that can be seen throughout the whole series. Lois Lane has also developed into a strong character which benefits her relationship to the Justice League and, more importantly, Clark.
The Superman Doomed story arc has been very interesting thus far, very well written and constructed as a whole but this last issue felt rough. A few more frames here and there would have improved the flow of the issue because oftentimes it felt as though a full page was missing. Nevertheless, the narrative and dialogues were strong and constructed well, capturing these characters perfectly.
WRITER: GREG PAK
ARTISTS: KEN LASHLEY & AARON KUDER
PUBLISHER: DC COMICS