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Subj: Thoughts on Action Comics #994 *SPOILERS*
Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 at 12:41:15 pm EST (Viewed 108 times)
1. The cover. Superman looks a little young here. More like Superboy than Superman. Doesn't matter, though. I love Dan's art work. I'm very glad to see he took the time to draw this issue as well.
2. Booster Gold sums it up nicely as to one of the reasons as to why I do not want Superman to develop the power of time travel under his own power. In the beginning pages of this comic, Booster says that Superman may have broken time by going back into Krypton's past. Superman is already seeing things that shouldn't be there, like Kryptonian battle suits.
3. Okay, I had to frown at this part. Superman takes one of Booster's blasters. No problem there so far. But Skeets turns up the juice to maximum and Superman turns around and shoots a guard. Wouldn't that, I don't know, KILL HIM?! *Bonks Superman on the head* Thoughtless!
4. Booster claims Superman's presence on Krypton is re-writing it's history. Based on what I've seen so far, I believe it.
5. The concept of New Time is introduced where Krypton never exploded. So, Superman may not have broken time after all but instead, created a new potential future. Based on what I've seen so far, I believe it. But if Superman never left Krypton, that means the history of Earth has been altered and likely for the worse.
6. Ooohhh, General Zod mentions Black Zero and the Eradicators.
7. Superman is being an idiot. He knows nothing about the dangers of time travel and is ignoring Booster's advice to leave. The longer they stay, the more that timeline will become the permanent one. Another reason why he should never develop time travel on his own power. He'd be too reckless with it based on the evidence so far.
8. DC Editorial really needs to stick to a decision here. Is Sam Lane alive or dead? Here, he's alive. But he's also been dead, then alive again, then dead again. Make a decision!
9. Superman and Booster hold there own against some Eradicators and General Zod before they leave. Superman gets a view of his life on what might have been had he never went to Earth as a baby. He had a sister, he got married to a blonde and had a daughter.
10. The time sphere crashes in the 25th century, Gotham. But an Eradicator unit managed to follow them. Uh oh.
I liked the issue overall, minus a few dumb moments. What did you think?
It's interesting that a hero/villain performs one amazing feat, or use a power they haven't used for 20+ years, and that automatically propels them to a high status despite scans and evidence to the contrary. I don't know what is worse, selective feat picking that has only been done once or twice 20, or more, years ago or ignoring evidence from scans or the lack thereof. We need to stop putting our favorite heroes/villains on pedestals and start putting them where they really belong. But it's evident that people never will because they would rather accuse others of cherry picking feats, when they don't, and being 'morally superior' when they aren't. I guess being honest and as fair as possible only opens one up to being the target of childish accusations and fault finding by those who insist on acting petty and childish. What happened to a good debate between two civil, mature, adults?
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