Comics Reviews: Superman 384, Action 544, DC Presents 58, Warlord 70

Superman 384 coverSuperman #384 – “Steve Lombard—Down, Out, and Dead?” – Cary Bates/Curt Swan/Dave Hunt

This one start with a skinny dude named Leo Morey showing up at WGBS just before air time. Leo’s in a foul mood and is looking forward to confronting someone who sounds like a real dick … three guesses who that might be. Yup, it’s Steve Lombard. Steve and Leo were roommates in college and apparently Steve was an asshole back then too, making Leo the constant butt of his jokes. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Superman 384, Action 544, DC Presents 58, Warlord 70”

Comics Reviews: Superman 383, Action 543, DC Comics Presents 57, Warlord 69

Superman 383 coverSuperman #383 – “Your World or Your Life, Superman—One Must Die” – Cary Bates/Curt Swan/Dave Hunt

This one starts with Superman out in space, coming across a weird energy phenomenon. He checks it out (by flying right through it) and determines it’s no threat to any nearby systems, so he heads back to Earth. On Earth, Lois Lane is on a plane heading for her new assignment in the Middle East. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Superman 383, Action 543, DC Comics Presents 57, Warlord 69”

Comics Reviews: Superman 382, Action 542, DC Comics Presents 56, Warlord 68

Superman 382 coverSuperman #382 – “Where Trouble Goes—Euphor Follows” – Cary Bates/Curt Swan/Dave Hunt

Last issue, the supposed altruist Euphor (who can drain negative emotions from people) turned out to be a scumbag. He used some of the energy he drained to give powers to three people with a grudge against Superman. When that didn’t work, he gave powers to Lois Lane, drawing on her resentment at the aloof way Superman’s been acting toward her lately. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Superman 382, Action 542, DC Comics Presents 56, Warlord 68”

Comics Reviews: Superman 381, Action 541, DC Comics Presents 55, Warlord 67

Superman 381 coverSuperman #381 – “Whose Super-Life is it Anyway?” – Cary Bates/Curt Swan/Dave Hunt

Last issue, Superman and Superboy both tried to travel through time and ran into the same weird time-storm which caused them to switch minds and be catapulted back to their respective times. So now Superboy’s mind is in Superman’s adult body in the present, while Superman’s mind is in Superboy’s teenage body about fifteen years in the past. (That part of the story was told in concurrent issues of Superboy, which I don’t have and won’t be reviewing.) Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Superman 381, Action 541, DC Comics Presents 55, Warlord 67”

Comics Reviews: Superman 380, Action 540, DC Comics Presents 54, Warlord 66

Superman 380 coverSuperman #380 – “A Mind-Switch in Time” – Cary Bates/Curt Swan/Dave Hunt

This one starts with Superman heading back in time to do a favour for Professor Lang. Coincidentally, Superboy (years in the past) is heading forward in time to go visit the Legion. Superman and Superboy both encounter the same strange time storm during their trips and they both try to rush right through it. But the storm is stronger than they thought and they actually end up colliding with each other and being catapulted back to their respective time periods … except they’ve switched minds. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Superman 380, Action 540, DC Comics Presents 54, Warlord 66”

Comics Reviews: Superman 379, Action 539, DC Comics Presents 53, Warlord 65

Superman 379 coverSuperman #379 – “The Bizarro-Buster is Loose” – Cary Bates/Curt Swan/Dave Hunt

This one starts on Bizarro World (which is a planet shaped like a cube), where Bizarro has called a meeting of the Bizarro-JLA to discuss a problem … Bizarros are spontaneously exploding. At first, the Bizarro-JLAers don’t believe him, but after they start blowing up they figure he might be onto something. Unfortunately it’s too late and the epidemic continues all through Bizarro World, culminating in the Bizarros at the Daily Planet exploding too. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Superman 379, Action 539, DC Comics Presents 53, Warlord 65”

Superman 378, Action 538, DC Comics Presents 52, Warlord 64

Superman 378 coverSuperman #378 – “The Man Who Saved the Future” – Paul Kupperberg/Curt Swan/Dave Hunt

This one starts with Superman helping a NASA space shuttle land safely after some mechanical trouble. In side the control room, most of the technicians are amazed to see the Man of Steel in action, but one guy is absorbed in his own work … trying to design a solar-powered interstellar spaceship. Continue reading “Superman 378, Action 538, DC Comics Presents 52, Warlord 64”