Action Comics - #847
Synopsis: Jonathan Kent is in the kitchen at night trying to get the coffee maker to work. Martha comes down and says that Jonathan shouldn't be drinking coffee b/c his doctor told him to stop. :o Jonathan says that it's the end of the world and it doesn't matter. :O
Martha starts crying and Jonathan comforts her, but Martha says that things look hopeless with Clark missing and Zod and his army of Kryptonian criminals taking over Metropolis :O
Jonathan says that Clark's overcome much worse and tells Martha a story that he promised Clark not to tell her. o_o
Apparently last fall, he told Martha that he and Clark went ice fishing but in reality they went into space :O
Clark took his dad to the fortress and made a spaceship for them :D They fly to a supernova to watch it. However, Clark hears distress calls indicating that the nearby star systems are under attack by a Sun-Eater. O_O;;
An alien is piloting one of the few ships that survived the attack and is trying to get an entropy bomb inside the Sun-Eater to destroy it. >.>;; However the Sun-Eater spots him and tries to destroy him but Superman absorbs the attack and tales the entropy bomb himelf into the Sun-Eater and destroys it! :O
Altho it hurt him rly bad, Superman manages to get himself inside the Sun-Eater and detonates the bomb! :O
However, he can't outrun the shockwave, but Jonathan is able to pilot the ship and save Clark :D
Superman gets a medal from the aliens for saving them and he and his dad go home where they catch some fish (actually Superman does all the catching XD). :O Jonathan says that the moral of the story is not to count Clark out no matter how bad the odds look :)
However, Martha realizes that Jonathan was lying but is glad he is to cheer her up. :) They go back upstairs to sleep, believing that Clark will find a way back to stop Zod.
Review: So when IS Clark coming back to stop Zod huh Mssrs. Johns and Donner? XD Srsly... :\ Enuf with the filler issues! >:O
I apologize for the lateness of this review btw :( I have a lot of back issues sitting on my desk that I need to review :(
*shakes head sadly* They just pile up. D:
NEWAYS. Did Clark just kill a sentient animal!? :O Or was Jonathan rly lying about the whole thing? We dunno if he was lying or not, just that Martha thinks he is. :o
But she knows him best I guess xD
The whole story sounds kinda crazy neways. :\ I hope that this isn't what the new "back to the Silver Age" Superman is all about however. :( The Superman with the fortress that allowed him do nething and who takes vacations all around the universe is boring. :( Mainly cuz... basically he has 0 limits. Which makes him rly hard to associate with. He's too much of a God and not a regular person with super powers who uses them to do good. :\
I've always liked the Superman that focused less on his Kryptonian heritage and more on his human one :)
I also find it hard to believe that Superman's nevar taken his parents up to his fortress before. :O Like, why not? :O
The spaceship is way too much :( If SUperman can just create spaceships out of sunstone crystals, why doesn't he share this technology? Or use it more often to help ppl? If Jor-El could package up THIS much Kryptonian technology on Superman's little ship, how couldn't he have saved himself and his wife? :\
I just rly prefer the simple Superman who was saved b/c his father only had time to make a ship that could hold one person, and that his Fortress was just a gift from his dad but didn't contain like.... all sorts of things like a zoo and stuff... but just information that his dad wanted him to have. :)
Also, Sun-Eaters (according to Animal Man neways) are animals, and fairly complex. :o Superman seems to be very callous about killing it. He's usually less callous about killing animals, even when he has to. :\
A Sun-Eater attacking planets would be a lot like a sperm whale eating krill. It's not fun if you're the krill, but certainly, it's not EVIL, it's just feeding. :O So Superman should at least feel bad when he does it. :(
But Jonathan is prolly lying about the whole thing neways!
It wasn't too bad of a story tho :D It could have been better :( It wasn't very father/son bonding-ish. :( Also... did Jonathan and Martha get plastic surgery or something? Why do they look so young!?
It's like in Seinfeld.
"How old's the son?"
"I think he's the same age as the father!"
Esp when in previous depictions, they look... rather aged :o
I dunno... I just wish there'd be a LITTLE consistency amongst comics XD
Still, this was a cute filler story. :D But sorta pointless :( I just wish that we'd actually get to the main story about how Superman escapes the Phantom Zone and defeats Zod. :)
Angelwings Rating: 2 out of 5 dead Sun-Eaters :(
Recommendation: Not rly worth it for a filler issue. :\