Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Action Comics #1051

Action Comics #1051 kicks off a new Superman-Family focus for the title with the family adopting Osul-Ra and Otho-Ra and showing up in force the opening of Steelworks Tower (which doesn't got quite as planned thanks to the arrival of Metallo). The comic also offers not one but two ongoing back-up stories keeping with this theme. The first takes place during Jon Kent's childhood and the second centers around Power Girl attempting to understand her new powers with the help of Omen as the pair attempt to help a pair of Titans in need.

The choice to kick-off three separate tales means even with three stories nothing is completely covered in the comic which feels more like an opening chapter than a standalone comic. The stories are overpacked with characters, although there's not room for great character moments with most earning little more than cameos. A busy, if not overly impressive, start that doesn't do enough to sell me on this concept.

[DC, $4.99]

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