I couldn't resist doing a Picto-Review for this comic, because it's going to be such an easy post to do! Don't believe me? Then read on true believer!
Superman #701: Writer: J. Michael Straczynski. Pencils: Eddy Barrows
This issue begins with Superman deciding to take a stroll through Philadelphia. Why? Well, I guess we'll find out later on... Or will we???
After some walking Supes cleans out a storeroom and eats a Philly cheese steak.
Superman walked through the day and night...
Occasionally stopping to talk to some of the locals.
And as you can see, we end this issue with Superman walking out of Philadelphia. Now the question on everyone's mind is, which city will he walk through next???
What I Thought: Uh-huh... That was... what's the opposite of riveting? Because that's what this issue was. I mean, what exactly was the purpose of this? Usually I can read a comic and say, “Oh, this comic was about...” here, I had NO clue! Was Supes depressed over the destruction of New Krypton? Was he tired of Metropolis? Did he REALLY want a Philly cheese steak? I have no idea. All I know is that he walked through Philadelphia, stopped a few minor crimes and that's pretty much that. What a strange way for JMS to begin his Superman run, or should I say Superman walk? Ah-hahahah ugh.
Score: 5 out of 10.