Superman 80 page giant was good throughout the whole book, even the weaker stories were helped out by some good art (Trevor McCarthy's Supergirl was great). We also reach the point where Wildcat (the comic one) officially knows everyone in the DC Universe.
Take heed though: the Paul Tobin & Colleen Coover Lois story does not have Coover's art. But it's still fun nonetheless.
The Jimmy Olsen story is where he was cloned and all the clones live lives and die quickly, with this nice scene that is more like Nick Spencer's stories, keeping the wackiness:
Jimmy and Superman eating ice cream in the morgue, who knew strawberry was so deadly?
And Secret Six #30 was great top to bottom, with Bane's first "date":
Scandal's girlfriend sets him up with a girl at the strip club who looks like Scandal:
Good week for DC so far, even with events in Brightest Day #19, plus a Krypto bellyrub
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Or at least he might have flipped through a romance novel at some point in his life.
And yeah, Secret Six was terrific. Bane caving a guy's face in, while wearing the most unconcerned expression in the world, was pretty great. And the Harley Quinn stripper that said nothing but, "Squeeeee!" over and over was a nice little running gag. Really, the whole issue felt packed with content. Good, good stuff.
You have to remember, this dude grew up in a prison filled with men. The only woman he knew, his mother, was basically a shuffling zombie, who ultimately died and was fed to sharks. He never really had a chance to socialize with ladies during his formative years.
Fabio would've done the same.
But writers tend to write him as a strong man buffoon for the most part, even Gail who I think does a great job with Secret Six does not really write him as he should be.
Sometimes I think Gail writes him as too paternal, but I don't think she's underestimating his intelligence. If anything, geniuses are more socially awkward than normal people.
Also, he was raised in a prison. I'm pretty sure he didn't even see his first girl until he left as an adult.
Unless you include that horrible horrible HORRIBLE Chuck Dixon issue of Birds of Prey where Bane basically had a crush on Black Canary and tried to get in her pants.
If you never read it be grateful.
Superboy #4 was much better than last issue, and doesn't feel like it lost 2 pages. A nice scene between Conner and Lori below:
(what has happened in TT?)
And Lori says "fine" and Conner leaves her brooding.
You'd think you'd have to be able to draw a face (well) before seeing your work in a comic.
Also, I understand that the colorist is playing up the Luthor connection with the purple pants and green top, but that stuff looks like nothing an actual teenager would wear.
Parker does something almost never seen in modern comics. He turns MODOK in to a very serious threat without resorting to murder or rape or whatever. In fact, the new MODOK is less killhappy than the old MODOK. Well, at least when it comes to his own minions.
I want to kiss Jeff Parker on the mouth, basically
Tell me more.
About MODOK, I mean, not kissing Jeff Parker on the mouth.
(You can tell me about kissing Jeff Parker on the mouth in a PM :winky:)
edit: Listen up Marvel - here's the pitch. Marvel All Ages ongoing about Modok just trying to take over the world, every issue a new set of foiled attempts from various supers and always new suits. Munch on art. Pay me now.
edit2.0: for Valentine's Day make a MODOFS - a big teddy bear, designed only for snuggling.
it looks pretty baller - is there more like that in the issue or in other comics?
The surprising thing about this Superman 80 page giant is that is wasn't shit. Here's a quick rundown of the other stories:
-A Jor-El spy story where he's trying to figure out what is happening to Krypton, and sneaks to the center of the earth and discovers Kryptonite. Good story with solid CAFU art.
-A Perry White story where he meets Wildcat in a bar, and they talk about kids and how Perry's first published story was when he was a kid and went to a Wildcat/Guardian charity boxing match and Intergang showed up to rob the place, and Perry saves Wildcat. A good story with nice retro art.
-A Jimmy Olsen/Superman story about Jimmy being cloned and you have 100 different Jimmys out there having adventures and dying because they weren't complete clones. Good solid story from two relative unknowns.
-A Bizarro story that makes fun of JMS' grounded story, with everyone loving Bizarro on Bizarroworld but he's being a jerk about it. Fun story that sometimes gets bizarro speak messed up, but can be forgiven for making fun of JMS.
-A Supergirl story about trying to go on a date with her first boyfriend, but hijinks ensue and because she can't be open about her identity they break up. A little sappy at the end but great fluid art.
-The Lois and Lana story which is about finding a lost ID
-A Superboy story about being bored when there's nothing to beat up. Just a nice boys will be boys story.
I really wish more 80 page giants and specials would be like this, it kind of spoiled me now.
However, he kept one clone hidden away from the others and let it retain and grow into higher functions. While he would never admit it, he realized the Hulks could beat him and made a contingency. Scorched Earth was just a distraction so MODOK 2.0 could be born safely.
Though he is a clone, the new MODOK is quite a bit more...sane than the old one. He actually tells the LMD's to stop being worried around him, he won't slaughter them for the slightest bad news. He is thinking the big picture. Why should a Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing waste his time on killing his own minions when he could be plotting to kill millions.
I hate when an artist tries for realism but can't quite get it, it's a lot more annoying than a stylized, well...style.
when I asked for more like it I didn't mean not shit
I meant lois and lana doing awesome things
Lana was a supporting character in Sterling Gates Supergirl run from #34-59, and for a bit in Busiek's Superman run she was the President of Lexcorp. You can see that in the Camelot Falls collection.
That was very bad.
That's as bad as Chuck Austen's Action Comics run when he tried to make Lana steal Clark away from Lois and she came across as a crazy stalker.
But yeah he is not great from what I have seen
no he is that bad
He thought it was a good idea for Angel to have sex with an underage girl in front of her entire family
They were from the south, they probably didn't even blink.