DC Comics took a bold step and renumbered the longest-running monthly comic, ACTION COMICS, to #1 for the first time since 1938 as part of the DC Comics—The New 52 event. With this renumbering comes a new creative team featuring comics legend Grant Morrison and fan-favorite artist Rag Morales. While Morrison is no stranger to writing the Superman character, having won three Eisner Awards for his work on ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, ACTION COMICS will be something new for both old and new readers and present humanity's first encounters with Superman, before he became one of the World's Greatest Super Heroes. Set a few years in the past, it's a bold new take on a classic hero. Collects ACTION COMICS #1-8.
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It gets pretty convoluted
This volume started out fairly strong and just went downhill. Beginning with Superman in jeans and a t-shirt getting a feel for the life of a superhero was cool, but before long things start to get just unnecessarily bogged down with complications and ambiguities. Suddenly we're jumping around to different time periods and then given twenty pages on someone who isn't superman, all tied up at the end with a barely pertinent memory from Smallville. I've been told that Morrison has a bigger storyline in mind, but given that Volume 2 seems to be about something completely different, my patience is at an end.