Monday, December 28, 2020

Action Comics #1028

Action Comics #1028 offers an epilogue to "The House of Kents," and really Brian Michael Bendis and John Romita Jr.'s entire run on the title. Most notable for some small moments, the issue works to both catch-up readers who may have not read every issue as well as set-up a new status quo within The Daily Planet whose new owner is... Jimmy Olsen?

Aside from Jimmy summarizing the storyline from his Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen series which gave him half of Lex Luthor's fortune (and provided the capital needed to buy The Daily Planet), the comic also catches readers up on Conner Kent suggesting that the clone's powers may have a shelf-life. It also takes Connor back to the Kent Farm (which seems a little odd given his reunion with the Kents was already covered in Action Comics #1022) and also reintroduces him to an old friend.

Kara earns really only a token appearance, but there are also several pages of Superman hanging out with Jon prior to his son returning to the future in which we get to see Clark in the role of a father once more.
[DC, $3.99]

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