I love comics. I really, truly do. Often they disappoint, playing things safe or trying to emulate the techniques and predilections more popular forms of media like TV and movies, but they have a capacity to instill wonder, to appeal to that part of me that believes every moment is significant, every day a miracle-in-waiting.
Action Comics 15 is one of those comics.
Speaking briefly, it's transcendent. It's everything I love about comics. It's everything I love about everything. And as I was going through Panel's of the Week, I came to realize -- there was something on every page of this book that made the cut. So I'm going to do a separate post on just this issue, because it deserves it.
In the future, expect a retrospective on this run. Expect it to be analytical and maybe a bit cold. Expect it not to do justice to how emotionally, imaginally, aspirationally beautiful this run has been on every level.
In the meantime, check out some of my favorite things after the cut...
|This is everything I love about young Superman|
|This is everything I love about superheroes|
|This is everything I love about comic books|
|This is everything I love about Superman.|
|This is everything I love about tragedy, and friendship.|
|This is everything I love about the way love feels|