Superman and Lois Lane — together again for the first time.
One of DC’s can’t-miss titles right now is Action Comics, which is in the midst of telling the origin story of the merged-timeline Superman. Or maybe not so much telling as clarifying what constitutes that origin since pre-Flashpoint Superman and New 52 Superman basically now share the same life. Kind of. Anyway, it’s good stuff and essential reading for any Superman fan — or DC fan in general.
Last issue dealt with the destruction of Krypton and Clark’s growing up in Smallville. This issue explores his arrival in Metropolis — and his first meeting with Lois Lane, whom he saves, naturally, from a crashing helicopter. (Hmm, where have we seen that before?) And while all this clarifying and explaining is going on, villainy is afoot in the present day, with an evil putting-the-band-together plot line that will result in a fancy new Superman Revenge Squad.
Issue #978 is due 4/26. Brought to you by writer Dan Jurgens, artist Ian Churchill and colorist Hi-Fi. And dig that Gary Frank variant. Super indeed.