Anyone who is a fan of the Golden Age of comics, especially Superman. Will enjoy this series. This issue had me from the start. Everything from Superman running faster then a speeding bullet and jumping buildings in a single bound, But not yet being able to fly. His willingness to be a little extra rough with the bad guys and even go as far as to threaten their very lives in order to get them to co-operate screams golden age.
The characters being younger threw me off at first but I soon got use to it. Although I still feel Jimmy Olsen should be younger then Clark and Lois, it does makes more sense to have him be their same age. Especially if Clark and Olsen have become such best friends. I didn't care too much for the extra geeky look the artist gave Olsen, but that's a minor thing I can easily overlook. And the fact that Lois, Jimmy and Clark are all more or less equals is a nice take on their previous relationships where Jimmy was always the low man on the totem pole.
And a first issue of Action Comics is not complete without Lex Luthor. His role in the story of helping General Lane take down Superman was small but still big enough to show off his true evil genius and intellect.
Speaking of General Lane, for once I think the artist got the look down right. I couldn't help but hear Micheal Ironside's voice in my head when reading Lane's dialog. For those of you who don't know or remember, Ironside played Lane in Smallville.
and John Corben does a cameo as well. A very small one. So small in fact I didn't even see him the first go around reading this issue. But will Corben become Metallo in the near future. Well Im sure since I'm writing this review a bit late, some of you might already know that answer. But seeing how I'm behind in my reading I'm going to leave that question up in the air and look forward to see if it does happen.
In one scene Police Detective Blake calls an order out to Casey. Now this could be a homage to Sgt. Casey who appeared in the golden age Action Comics. It's the small things at times that make a good comic into a great comic for me.
Now was this issue a great comic. No. At least not in my mind. Was it a fun comic. yes, very much so. The action scenes were fantastic. But that's what Rags Morales is best known for. All in all I thought it was well worth the read and I look forward to reading more from the series.
So my rating for this issue, I give it 8 out of 10 stars.