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""I'm very public in my dislike of Lois. She's the original gold-digger. Clark meant nothing until he was Superman. She was horrible to him, and he chased her like a whipped puppy. Any therapist would tell you, this is not a romance made in heaven.

"So to all that, let me just say ... Lana's single again. And she liked Clark as Clark first, and then also as Superman. Much healthier.

"And, of course, Wonder Woman's still out there. But Rucka says, 'over my dead body,' and he's tough. Used to be an EMT. I respect his toughness."
" - Chuck Austen

Writer: Chuck Austen
Artist: Ivan Reis & Joe Prado
Inker: Marc Campos
Colorist: Guy Major


...............................argh.......

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""But I wrote a couple stories that were pretty much 'out of the box' as far as DC thinking was concerned, and it invigorated Eddie. He liked the fresh approach, and got very enthusiastic about my ideas. So he asked me 'If you were to write Superman, how would you handle it?' and I did some research. I read tons of Superman stuff, and the only work that grabbed me was the original Siegel and Schuster material. Brilliant in its charm and simplicity. I loved it.

"But it also made me hate Lois. She was a horrid bitch! She was outright cruel to Clark and never gave him the time of day until she learned he was Superman. Talk about your original gold-digger! (laughs) Jeez.

"But what charmed me about the original was Superman's sense of humor. He was light, funny, charming, and violated civil rights left and right. He was no boy scout. He carries the bad guy along power lines at one point to scare information out of him! Great stuff. So amazingly fun. As I said before, it was the original in so many ways, and one of those ways was adolescent gratification through power fantasy.
" - Chuck Austen

Writer: Chuck Austen
Artist: Ivan Reis
Inker: Marc Campos
Colorist: Guy Major


Oh hey! I found an interview with Austen! Hopefully that provides more context for the pain you are experiencing...

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Writer: Chuck Austen
Artist: Ivan Reis
Inker: Marc Campos
Colorist: Guy Major


I'm just going to rapid fire the rest of Austen's run with a post every day instead of dragging out over weeks and months. As such, let's take a look at the next issue...

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Writer: Chuck Austen
Artist: Ivan Reis
Inker: Marc Campos
Colorist: Guy Major


I've been posting nothing but good to eh comics recently with the exception of Intersect... let's change that! Here's the very first issue of Chuck Austen's Action Comics run! :D

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ACTION COMICS #797 is mostly Superman talking to a psychiatrist, Claire Foster, recommended to him by J'Onn J'Onzz. Superman, changing some names, is reviewing matters after "Ending Battle." And he talks about the Pocket Universe Kryptonians.

You had no choice. )
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"The first Superman stories definitely saw him as more of a force for change against corrupt institutions, but the character himself wasn’t really actively used to interact with the real world until the 1940s radio show, and honestly, has rarely done so since.

"Maybe that’s because, traditionally, Superman has been too powerful to do so — considering everything he was able to do in the past, the idea of him dealing with real life injustices could easily have read as patronizing and insincere, not to mention potentially, accidentally legitimizing to the oppressors (Why didn’t Superman just dismantle Apartheid, for example? Wasn’t that unjust enough for him?) — whereas now, the newly-depowered Superman makes things more of a fair fight, perhaps.

"Or maybe it’s that Yang and Action writer Greg Pak, neither of whom get to enjoy the white privilege of previous Superman writers, feel that the character is super-equipped (Pun only slightly intended) to talk about things that are strange, unusual and problematic with 'the American way' because he stands apart from the societal norm in some way; finally, someone using the 'strange visitor' part of the mythos for the forces of good!

"Whatever the reason, both Superman and Action Comics currently feel exciting, entertaining and fresh in a way they haven’t done in a long time." - Graeme McMillan

"They want to sell comics. Unfortunately it's at the expense of some very great cops out there every day protecting the public. We are once again painted with the very broad stroke nobody wants to be painted with." - Patrick Colligan, president of the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association in a statement to Fox News

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Seems some of the best Fathers Day posts come from Joe Kelly's run on ACTION COMICS. Here are a few pages from ACTION COMICS #800. They focus on Jonathan Kent and one of those "mentor figures" Clark had during his "walk the Earth like Caine in 'Kung Fu'" phase.

Pa has a nice ring to it )
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I have posted this before, but it is great for Father's Day. ACTION COMICS #797 is a "cool down" issue after "Ending Battle." Superman is explaining some things to Claire Foster, a therapist recommended to him by J'Onn J'Onzz. He's changing the names, of course.

I was going to say the same thing to you. )
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"We’ve been writing about Clark since day one. All of these stories were about Clark Kent and who that guy is deep down inside. We are absolutely continuing in that mission and this just gives us a very big way to dramatize those basic questions." - Greg Pak

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