Thursday, November 26, 2009

A Quick Look at Action Comics #881

Writers: Greg Rucka and Sterling Gates. Artist: Pere Pèrez.

What Happened: For the record, this is the first part of the Action Comics/Supergirl x-over, "The Hunt For Reactron". There, now you've been informed. Flamebird, Nightwing and Supergirl teleport into an alley in Metropolis, disoriented and unsure how they arrived there. After regaining her wits, SG attacks FB(that's right, I'm not going to keep typing out all these names!), since SG still blames FB for not preventing the death of her father at the hands of Reactron. The two women fight(while NW tries in vain to stop them)until they realize the public is afraid of them due to what happened in the "Codename: Patriot" x-over(Mon-El's "death"). Guardian and the Science Police respond and order SG, NW and FB to surrender, and rather then fighting against the police, the Metropolis 3 flee the scene, heading to one of SG's hideouts in France. SG gets reacquainted with NW(her "cousin"), and proceeds to call FB a crazy religious fanatic who hears voices in her head. FB takes offense at SG's words, and before long, the two Kryptonians are brawling in the streets of Paris. NW tries to separate them, and this issue ends with Squad K(who have been reorganized under Gen. Lane's command)preparing to attack the Metropolis 3. Besides that, Reactron spots SG on the news and wants to chase after her, Perry White tries to figure out where Jimmy Olsen vanished to(he's swimming with the fishes, literally!)and the army hangs up on Lois Lane.

What I Thought: I thought this was a good way to open this x-over. We got some back story on the relationships between the various characters(NW loves FB, SG hates FB and SG was glad to see NW was alive and well), as well as a lot of senseless Kryptonian violence. Practically this entire issue dealt with the Kryptonians fighting the cops, Squad K and each other! No wonder we don't want them here on Earth! I was extremely pleased to see that the writers remembered that this was the first time SG had seen NW since he returned from the Phantom Zone. That would have been an easy thing to overlook, so kudos to Greg and Sterling for remembering to bring that up. Since I don't have Supergirl #45(THANK YOU USPS!)my next review will deal with Action Comics #882, which is the third part of this x-over.

Score: 8 1/2 out of 10.The voices in my head are telling me to read Action Comics #882, so I think I will.

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