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May 12th, 2005 - Trickle of Consciousness — LiveJournal
Nothing waiting for me this week, so on a whim I thought I'd take a look at Gail Simone and John Byrne's first issue of Action Comics.

Mostly solid writing, with fun little moments for a number of supporting players and subplots started on their way. And whether it's objectively "better" or not, I do tend to enjoy Byrne's pencils a lot more when someone else is handling the inks, as is the case here. I do wonder what's up with all the single-name inkers finishing Byrne? Blood of the Demon has Nekros; this book has Nelson.

What has me most interested in picking up the next issue, though, is that the reveal at the end injects a rather interesting feminist meta-commentary into the story. It's not a big slap in the face point, and I hope it stays that way, but--especially in light of the upcoming Big Event at Marvel--it's got my gears grinding, which is always something I enjoy.

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