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    Heard so many mixed reports on Bendis' Superman.

    Still not pleased with how he fumbled The Sentry over at Marvel. That still smarts.

    The preview panels seem decent though, so I am torn over splurging on the trades and catching up. Advice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Last_Czarnian View Post
    Heard so many mixed reports on Bendis' Superman.

    Still not pleased with how he fumbled The Sentry over at Marvel. That still smarts.

    The preview panels seem decent though, so I am torn over splurging on the trades and catching up. Advice?
    Depends what you want out of your Superman. The first arcs are really different in approach and tone. Superman is more big sci-fi action and Action is more of a Metropolis book. They slowly meet in the middle at their runs continue and it's all pretty action heavy now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Last_Czarnian View Post
    Heard so many mixed reports on Bendis' Superman.

    Still not pleased with how he fumbled The Sentry over at Marvel. That still smarts.

    The preview panels seem decent though, so I am torn over splurging on the trades and catching up. Advice?
    Lol unfortunately Bendis is still controversial as always. However I will say this: I think his Superman work is definitely some of his best work in ages, at least on par with his last Defenders run. It’s heads and shoulders above his awful Iron Man/GotG runs and his mediocre X-Men/Post-SW Miles Morales USM runs. About equal with his post Ultimatum Peter/pre-dead mom Miles USM runs, so not quite up there with his Daredevil and USM with Bagley run. If you didn’t like his Man of Steel mini I’d recommend his Action Comics run which I think is legitimately great street level Superman stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Last_Czarnian View Post
    Heard so many mixed reports on Bendis' Superman.

    Still not pleased with how he fumbled The Sentry over at Marvel. That still smarts.

    The preview panels seem decent though, so I am torn over splurging on the trades and catching up. Advice?
    I think itís one of Supermanís worst runs. Only read if youíre okay with every character being unlikeable morons.
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    Thanks for the feedback of all hues.

    It is bonus month at work so I may grab at least the first Superman trade.

    Is Action a prerequisite or is it one of those either\and\or situations? Jeez. You can tell how long it has been since I read current stories...

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    Another thought: one of the things I'm happiest about with this is it takes care of the "Lois is married to Clark but seeing Superman" mess. Glad that's over.

    Seeing the two of them together and their banter is so much fun, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Last_Czarnian View Post
    Thanks for the feedback of all hues.

    It is bonus month at work so I may grab at least the first Superman trade.

    Is Action a prerequisite or is it one of those either\and\or situations? Jeez. You can tell how long it has been since I read current stories...
    Action and Superman are separate for the most part, although both deal with plot threads set up in Bendis’ Man of Steel mini

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Last_Czarnian View Post
    Heard so many mixed reports on Bendis' Superman.

    Still not pleased with how he fumbled The Sentry over at Marvel. That still smarts.

    The preview panels seem decent though, so I am torn over splurging on the trades and catching up. Advice?
    Depends on what you like and how you view Superman. Some people love this run, some hate it. I think it's hard to argue its Bendis' best work in years, but if the story itself doesn't work for you then it doesn't matter how well put together it is.

    Superman is the big cosmic book and has been dealing with things like secret conspiracies between alien races and Clark's son Jon. Action is centered more on Metropolis, the people who live there, and organized crime. I think generally speaking Action has been the stronger, better written book, but depending on what you want out of your Superman both, neither, or either could be what you want.

    Since opinions here are so varied and informed by personal taste, I suggest you read some good reviews and look for some previews. See what you think from those and buy accordingly.

    If you're looking for Superman stuff to read I also highly, highly recommend the miniseries Superman Smashes the Klan. Ever hear about the famous radio show where Superman went up against the KKK? This is a re-telling of that story; Golden Age Superman, set in the past, and written by Gene Yang. 2 issues out of 3 are out now, and as far as I am concerned this is All-Star Superman quality; impeccably written, really fun art, and quite smart. Bendis, in my opinion, has done right by Superman (more or less) but anyone who doesn't love Smashes the Klan just.....has no soul, or something!
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    Chiming in to also recommend Superman Smashes the Klan. Probably the strongest Superman product DC is putting out right now and arguably for a while.

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