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« on: May 29, 2018, 08:43:45 AM »

Issue #1 comes out tomorrow and it's a weekly event.  Who all is going to try this out?  (Besides Jimmy, of course)   Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2018, 10:23:11 AM »

As a/an off and on Bendis fan, I have to try. Of course, good or bad, I will still try the monthlies, although honestly, I am, as of now, more interested in what Bendis is going to do in Action, with the Daily Planet and its characters, than I am with what he has planned with Supes over in Superman.

That should surprise no-one here.
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2018, 11:30:14 AM »

I'm going to give it a shot as well.  Gotta see if Bendis can strike gold at two companies.
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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2018, 11:42:11 AM »

What I don't like ... it seems that Tomasi has a story upcoming and his story, not out until much later, is set to happen before Bendis' run or somesuch.

Not even started yet and we are already getting continuity issues?

Not a big deal, I am not one that is beholding to the steady stream of continuity, but I do enjoy having it.
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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2018, 01:10:43 PM »

The Man of Steel #1

I like it a lot.  Bendis has nice mix of street level stuff and cosmic intrigue going on.  This is the setup issue which kicks off all the mystery and I think it was well done.

I'm in for this mini and possibly more depending on hos this ends up.
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2018, 11:21:43 AM »

Just finished issue's 3 & 4.

OMG - Bendis is awesome on Superman!  I'm sooooo glad this is a weekly event.  I couldn't wait 6 months to finish this!
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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2018, 07:26:18 PM »

I've read issues 1-3.

Can anyone believe I can be objective when it comes to Bendis? I'm not sure I can believe myself either!

For starters, I actually don't hate the dialogue! There is no jabbering moron f**kwit in the background babbling about some dumbshit. I LOVE THAT. What I see from the dialogue is smart give and take, and in line with something that actual does resemble human beings talking. Bendis can do that!

I even like the voice he's projecting on Clark and Supes. He cuts a fine figure as a near perfect god who is wrapped up in his own insecurities at failing what goes on around him.

What I don't like:
The redoing of the Krypton history. I want stories to progress and go forward. I can't stand-anymore-reading about yet another threat from the past that knows all and can whup Superman until he learns something to go forward and win. And to be honest, with Bendis' most recent track history...I have no faith that it will be good. Or praised. Or remembered well. Or finish with any kind of satisfaction.

I don't like Rogol. He may as well be Doomsday/Massacre/Mongul/Lobo/Imperiex. For me, it's boring. Much like seeing the Fortress get destroyed again (which is worse-X-mansion, Avenger's Mansion, or the Fortress?) it's a boring aspect of the story. Because it's always done. But it's how a writer's -new to the series- villain gets some 'cred-by taking it to Superman's home.

Also, ....I personally just hate the jarring jump from Jurgens, Tomasi and Gleason's ending of the family that wins to having Lois and Jon just jet town or whatever. I just hate that manner of storytelling. Wink  Leave my Super family alone!!!
 
Also, it's a damned good thing that it's weekly, because that giant tiki gold glowing head showing up each week without advancing the story drives me apeshit crazy. THAT'S padding a story for a month.

But...I'm pleased for the moment. I hear that from issue 3 to 4 is a turning moment within this mini, so, based on my schedule of purchasing comics, look forward to reading it in August! LOL
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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2018, 08:24:22 PM »



Also, ....I personally just hate the jarring jump from Jurgens, Tomasi and Gleason's ending of the family that wins to having Lois and Jon just jet town or whatever. I just hate that manner of storytelling. Wink  Leave my Super family alone!!!
 

You need to read issue 4.  That’s all I will say. 
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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2018, 05:51:36 AM »

Dammit!  I was afraid of that. It will be august before I get back!  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2018, 09:22:47 AM »

Ok I may sneak out of work early to buy my comics tomorrow. Just in time to get 'super'pissed at how Bendis effs up this character.
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