Comics Reviews: Superman 366, Action 526, DC Comics Presents 40, Warlord 52

Superman 366 coverSuperman #366 – “Revenge, Superman-Style” – Cary Bates/Curt Swan/Frank Chiaramonte

Last issue, Supergirl was subjected to a mental attack that turned her against her cousin, Superman. The Man of Steel had a pretty good idea who was behind the elaborate scheme and now he’s planning to go after them. He’s sure his old enemies, the Superman Revenge Squad, are behind the plot and he’s come up with a dangerous plan to take them down. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Superman 366, Action 526, DC Comics Presents 40, Warlord 52”

Comics Reviews: Superman 365, Action 525, DC Comics Presents 39, Warlord 51

Superman 365 coverSuperman #365 – “When Kryptonians Clash” – Cary Bates/Curt Swan/Frank Chiaramonte

This one starts with Superman heading to New York for a meeting with his cousin, Supergirl (which is apparently a regular thing). He finds her unconscious in the bushes with weird splotches all over her and recognizes it as Virus-X, a deadly Kryptonian disease. He rushes her to the Fortress of Solitude, where he uses white kryptonite to irradiate her, since Virus-X is caused by a plant spore and white kryptonite is lethal to plant life. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Superman 365, Action 525, DC Comics Presents 39, Warlord 51”

Comics Reviews: Superman 364, Action 524, DC Comics Presents 38, Warlord 50

Superman 364 coverSuperman #364 – “The Sounds That Menaced Metropolis” – Cary Bates/Rich Buckler/Frank Chiaramonte

This one starts with an awards dinner for journalists where Jimmy Olsen wins for a story he did on chemical waste. Clark and Lois are happy for jimmy, but a rival photographer (Rory Stasson) is pissed off; he says Jimmy (and Lois and Clark) have an unfair advantage because of their relationships with Superman. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Superman 364, Action 524, DC Comics Presents 38, Warlord 50”

Comics Reviews: Superman 363, Action 523, DC Comics Presents 37, Warlord 49

Superman 363 coverSuperman #363 – “The Dying Day of Lois and Lana” – Cary Bates/Curt Swan/Frank Chiaramonte

Last issue, Lois and Lana contracted an alien virus from an artifact dug up by Lana’s father, the same virus that killed Ma and Pa Kent back when Clark Kent was a teenager. Clark hasn’t told Lois and Lana they’re sick, and the virus affects people based on age so they haven’t shown any symptoms yet, but it’s only a matter of time. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Superman 363, Action 523, DC Comics Presents 37, Warlord 49”

Comics Reviews: Superman 362, Action 522, DC Comics Presents 36, Warlord 48

Superman 362 coverSuperman #362 – “The Last Days of Lois and Lana” – Cary Bates/Curt Swan/Frank Chiaramonte

This one starts with Clark showing up late (as usual) for a news story at the Metropolis museum. Lois and Lana are already there; Lana’s father (an archaeology professor) has unearthed an ancient glass factory in Venice and brought back numerous pieces. Lana drops a glass vial and when it breaks, weird microbes are released into the air, making Lana, Lois, and even Clark feel a strange tingling sensation … and not in a good way. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Superman 362, Action 522, DC Comics Presents 36, Warlord 48”

Comics Reviews: Superman 361, Action 521, DC Comics Presents 35, Warlord 47

Superman 361 coverSuperman #361 – “Stowaway From the Stars” – Cary Bates/Curt Swan/Frank Chiaramonte

This one starts with an alien named Drxla being sent on a mission from a faraway planet. We’re not told what the mission is, but it’s something that’ll save the entire population. On Earth, Clark Kent and Lois Lane are returning from Bermuda on a luxury liner after getting an interview with a Soviet defector. They run into their old acquaintance, Captain Horatio Strong, who’s cruising the seas with his wife. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Superman 361, Action 521, DC Comics Presents 35, Warlord 47”

Comics Reviews: Superman 360, Action 520, DC Comics Presents 34, Warlord 46

Superman 360 coverSuperman #360 – “Is Superman Going, Going, Gone?” – Cary Bates/Curt Swan/Frank Chiaramonte

This one starts with an alien spaceship landing on the roof of Clark Kent’s apartment building. Clark is inside, trying to brighten up his wardrobe with a tie that looks like something Crazy Quilt would wear. He changes to Superman and goes after the flying saucer but it turns out to be more formidable than he expected. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Superman 360, Action 520, DC Comics Presents 34, Warlord 46”