Action Comics Superman #967
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Artists: Tyler Kirkham, Arif Prianto
Superman and a young Jon are going through some dense forest. Jon is asking his dad about all the past suits he’s worn, even the one with the underwear on the outside. In a very Clark Kent kind of way, he explains to his son that each suit reflected who he was in that point in life. When he was working in the shadows he wore black and when he came back to the light he donned a more classic look. They finally come upon what the have been searching for Geneticron, the missing building. But how did it get here? With precaution Superman heads inside.
At the Luthor building Lois and fake Clark find themselves both waiting for the man himself. Lois is there to interview Luthor while Clark is just there. Beginning the interview Lois asks why Luthor so badly wants to be called Superman. He says that Metropolis is always going to need a Superman, but this time it should be an actual man and not some outer space being. He continues boosting about himself, how he’s a self-made man and can create powerful weapons. To Lois's horror he can even conjure up a boom tube to disappear threats, meaning he has a motherbox! Suddenly the office is attacked and a hole is blown in the side of the building. Lois screams for Clark but instead gets fake Clark and wannabe Superman Luthor. Wasting no time Luthor declares war on whoever attacked him.
The ConfessionalI’ve been a fan of Action Comic's Rebirth since issue one. The slow building story and different P.O.V issues just add to the drama and mystery of the over arching story. The threat of Luthor is always looming and now Supes has a fake Clark, a missing building, and two new creatures to worry about. As frustrating as it is to keep waiting for them to reveal who this new Clark is, I feel the wait will be worth the reveal. The art was good especially showing the menacing look of Lex Luthor. There’s been issues were Jon looks like a little emo girl, so it was refreshing to see him be a joyous ten-year-old boy in this issue. There are so many loose ends that I can’t wait to be tied together. I could also see a bad ass all the Supers cross over event coming in the future. And when I say I see that, what I mean is I really, really hope it happens.
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