[Superman – Action Comics, Volume 5: What Lies Beneath] Kindle ´ Greg Pak

Ro Year story about clark Then we turn right nto modern day where we get a reunited Clark and Lana Lang Except they meet up again because a big blue monster s attacking her What I liked I fucking LOVED the chemistry and dialog between Lana and Clark It s so well done and feels authentic I wanted THEM to get together Screw Wonder Woman Then you have the big blue monster who we later find out s someone special and Brotherhood of Thieves: The Wardens it s the cutest thing ever and heartbreaking by the end I also loved Supermann here Even How to Become an It Architect in his zero year part whichs great you get to see Shaking Behind the Microphone: Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking inside what makes superman freaking SUPER Also how awesome was Lana langn this THANK YOU What I didn t like Sometimes the art couldn t keep up with the awesomeness of the rest of this It felt off balanced Also the underground city Lamikorda is kind of silly even for a series that contains a flying alien Overall I really dug the shit out of this volume I wish the rest of action comics was as good as thist s not but this Garou Saga: Who's Who Werewolves is a perfect volume you can pick up and enjoy without reading anything else Damnt I want Yes This title continues to get better better Pak did an excellent job with this volume and wrote a story that really showcased Superman s strengths as a character Ok first you have Clark s Secret Origins ssue Now I d already read t n the Secret Origins vol 1 collection but I thought t was a good fit for this volumeIt s a touching story about ClarkKal told through the overlapping voices of the two women who loved him mostHis biological mother Lara who sent him away to save him And his adopted mother Martha who raised him to embrace his humanity It s sappy but Complete Guide to the TOPIK (advanced) it works as a short storyI have to say I believe one of the biggest mistakes the New 52 made was killing off Martha Kent The motherson dynamic between those two shouldn t be wasted Besides I thinkt helps keep a character as powerful as Superman grounded humanized when you see him going home and helping his mom out with chores Zero Year also makes ts way nto this volume but You Come to Yokum it s not setn Gotham so I m not sure what the point was I guess t s just there to let us know what Clark was up to while Bruce was off fighting The Riddlerand Learning To Be The Batman Eh Whatever It Riddlerand learning to be The Batman Eh Whatever It t suck It shows a cocky t shirt wearing Superman trying to beat back the forces of nature and finding out that sometimes a softer touch s neededOn to the main eventLana Lang Zbogom, dragi Krleža is uickly turningnto one of my favorites and stories like this one are the reason why These two share a deep trust that comes from years of friendship and Firesoul it really make theirnteractions on The Panel Pop Not panel pop Not mention they used to date when they were younger so there s still a tiny part of each of them that still wants to Jonathan Franzen: The Comedy of Rage impress the other It makes for annteresting dynamic and one that you don t see done well very oftenOk the main story takes place before the events of Doomed I wish I d read this one first because You Are the Rain it explains who the blue monster kid was and where he came from It also explains who the hell Ghost Soldiers and why Clark would maybe trust him Without giving away the plot I just want to say that THIS

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needs to the role model for all the future Cycle Style incarnationsI m anmmensely powerful being and FUCK YOU Artscroll Children's Siddur if you think you can make me do something that goes against my moralsThank you Pak Thank you Superman should kick ass and take names but he should not act like a bully or psychopath This volumes a perfect blend of that Clark has a great moral compass and he has the mojo to back up his decisions Excellent job on nailing his personality n this oneDefinitely Recommended For SuperfansGet this review and at. Rman as he s caught n the middle of the military's battle with subterranean monstersCollects Superman – Action Comics #25 29 and Secret Origins. ,

Superman – Action Comics, Volume 5: What Lies Beneath

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It s been a while since I read a New52 comic I liked and I ve avoided the Superman titles like the plague after the spotty reputation they garnered their first year Scott Lobotomy dell among the worst of the lotSo shock the hell out of me when I hear that Greg Pak s slipping the bonds of MARVEL EXCLUSIVITY AND COMING TO RESCUE THE MORONS RUNNING exclusivity and coming to rescue the morons running editorial And aside from an obligatory starterSecret Origins titles should be called beaten to death Origins Fuck me at this point any comics reader could probably uote the date on the calendar n Kal El s bedroom from the scene where he gets packed off to summer camp I mean Earth refugee camp Once we re clear of the torturous appetizer we get Pfaueninsel into territorynsider think possible n New 52 Superman land characters I actually like First off I LOVE Lana Lang Snarky self assured smart as hell engaged with the world through her brains not her boobs and might just be my comic book crush f Power Girl didn t exist Next up I am shocked all to hell to discover I actually like reading Superman I enjoy his Torah With Ramban's Commentary Translated, Annotated, And Elucidated: Devarim/Deuteronomy (Artscroll) inner dialogue I enjoy his not too glib repartee I enjoy his attempts to do good and his occasional screw ups for exactly the best reasons I think Pak has humanised Supes to the degree that he s good at what he can do and not the omniscient chess grand master at knowing howt will all play out Which s totally a superhero I d like to read Supes here shares a little of the headstrong person of action that we ve met the last few years n Carol DanversCaptain Marvel Totally great character I d almost say the opposite of me but really just a little successful at pulling off leap before looking that I ve done less well than I d like The obstacles that Supes and Lana face here are nuanced as well and give nsight nto Clark than I d normally find n a God mode superhero book In fact I d venture to say that Pak must not be bought nto the DC way being a Marvel zombie for so many years and t shows Best hiring decision they ve made n years OK so I read this right after Greg Pak Batman Superman Vol 2paired together the lesson Time Capsule is this Clark needs to be like Batman1 he asks Lana not to call him Clark just like Bruce asks of him2 he rushesn headfirst without analyzing and says how Bruce would wait and get Intelbecause of this Hot Under the Collar innocent creatures die Had he waitedt s possible some would have died as well so who knowsAlso the art Horses is terrible and too many artistsThe Zero Year storys boring just a way to Goblin King introduce Lana again The Originsn t secret or needed F Very The Luthier's Apprentice interesting storyline I can certainly see whyt was not received with critical acclaim although I uite liked them myself The art Factories in the Field: The Story of Migratory Farm Labor in California is clean and dialog crisp and you can tel that the fact that not alls as t seems s Villa Mendl: Leben und Schicksal der Ankerbrot-Erbin Bettina Mendl intentionalSupes makes new and powerful alliesn Subterranea and discovers new and powerful enemies arrayed against him when he returns B 78% Good Notes A keen exposition on predisposition the human condition and bold ntuition t s told with duality and juxtaposition It s so refreshing to read a GOOD Superman book for a change I didn t hate this Is this series actually getting better I love when I m surprised by a book I ve read Greg Pak before he s not Really My Kind Of my kind of and after Grant Morrison left Action Comics I didn t expect the series to be as good but the first volume of Pak and Aaron Kuder s run Schlechter Sex 2 is uality Lana Lang happens to be part of a mining operationn Venezuela which unwittingly unleashes a subterranean monster Superman to the rescue The book starts off with the chaff There s a wholly pointless rehashing of Superman s origins taken from the short lived and. This BATMAN ZERO YEAR tie n features the reintroduction of a major character as a cocky young Superman battles the forces of nature to save Gotham. ,
Unpopular Secret Origins series s there honestly anyone reading this who sn t 100% clear on Superman s origins at this point anyone reading this who sn t 100% clear on Superman s origins at this point a Zero Year tie The Disability Studies Reader in where Morrison s t shirt and jeans Superman saves a shipn a storm The latter Sword and Sorceress 24 isn t bad but totally unnecessary Bullshit aside we finally getnto the main storyline What Lies Beneath which looks like a straightforward Superman hits Godzilla type monster story at first but develops nto something nuanced and nteresting Pak writes a really good Superman The nner monologue sounds right his actions and t lives up to The Riptide Ultra-Glide its title of Action Comics with some big action scenes are bang on he s putting preserving life ahead of everything this feels like Superman as he should be Without giving too much away about the monster the storys broadly about misunderstood outsiders being perceived as one thing because of their looks and being rejected a very Superman theme The non human characters tend to behave humanely than normal humans as the Godzilla monster Baka Die Sanduhr isn t the real threat an American called Ghost Soldiers The best Superman fights are the ones where he s not just stupidly hitting something as hard as he can a la James Robinson s Superman with Ghost Soldier s phased weaponry which can pass through solid objects he can cut Mardi Gras into and damage Superman s body without the MacGuffin of kryptonite which I m pleased to saysn t Ghetto in this story at all Supermans shown to be vulnerable and has to think of other ways to defeat his opponent Better yet Ghost Soldier actually has character development too showing that he sn t one dimensionally evil I look forward to seeing of him and his shady organisation Harrow n the next book Pak writes a strong Lana Lang who s sorta like Lara Croft here whose friendship with Clark s convincing and enjoyable Refreshingly there s no Lois Lane being forced nto the story to get Superman to talk about himself and there s no Daily Planet or Lex either Pak shows Superman needn t be formulaic and that s a big part of why his take works so well Maybe That Yankee Cat: The Maine Coon it s because his style reminds me a little of Chris Burnham s but I loved Aaron Kuder s art There are some really strikingmages throughout and I didn t even mind the New 52 Superman outfit as much with Kuder drawing Baka does sorta look a bit like the Bamfs from Wolverine and the X Men though and the Ghost Soldier design s a tad unexciting and bland Their Action Comics sn t as cerebral as Morrison s but Pak and Kuder prove to be an excellent creative team for Superman Their first book together Ghost Stories of Washington is full of great stuff from strong characterisation wonderful art and a fast moving compelling storyline The test of a worthwhile Superman writers someone who can stay true to the character without resorting to making him dark or evil and still Keep The Reader Engaged I M Pleased To Say Greg the reader engaged I m pleased to say Greg passes superbly Definitely check out What Lies Beneath American Espionage and the Soviet Target if you re a Superman fan Well holy crap that was just freaking spectacular The first truly awesome Superman volume the New 52 has put out I can t believe I skipped this one on mynitial Acton Comics reading run See I read volume 1 3 and after 3 I was drained cause Morrison wrote the last two volumes to hurt me So then I read volume 4 and Luxuspreissetzung in Der Theorie Und Implikationen F�r Die Praxis it was OKAY But still I was burnt So I didn t return till near the Truth arc and skipped volume 5 6 and wentnto 7 8 I shouldn t have done that Though I ll skip 6 cause here t s awful Volume 5 s really a book you can pick up BY ITSELF It s very good self contained superman story that hits all the right marks Clark s going around the city saving the world but before we get that we get a little Ze. City Superman must also figure out who or what s the Ghost Soldier and what mysterious ties does he have to The Man of Steel Will he side with Supe. ,