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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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