I Finally Care Again
Superman's walk-a-thon gets interrupted by a super-charged Livewire in Las Vegas. Does Superman have what it takes to stop her?
The GoodFinally, an issue in this storyline I like. I've really been disappointed with this arc, and I've finally read an issue I've truly enjoyed. I'm a fan of Livewire and always have been. She's super-powered in this one: she has super-speed and can become images on a television screen. We get to see the insane side of Livewire in this issue, and we get a little bit on 90s nostalgia when Superman beats her.
I love the fact that Jimmy Olsen is always at the wrong place at the wrong time. It has a great Silver Age feel to it, which is some of the first Superman books I picked up and read. It's a pretty engaging read as well. Lots of great action. You'll fly through this issue pretty quick, and hopefully, you'll enjoy almost every moment of it.
The BadThere's a few weird moments in this issue that I'm just not sure about. First, there's this girl with a green crystal, I don't think it's Kryptonite, but she just disappears towards the end of the story, and her purpose in this issue is simply, "hi. Here I am. I have this thing." I'm interested, but I'm also a little disappointed.
Then there's the last page. In Action Comics 900, Superman "denounces" his US Citizenship, and many people got upset about it. In Superman 711, Superman talks about the American Way and how it's not just for people born in America, it's for everyone. With all the talk about this topic, I'm a bit sick of it. I could have easily done without that last page. I get it Superman loves America, but he also loves the world.