Superman Vs. Action Comics

#1 Edited by Markyo (11 posts) - - Show Bio

So these are not chronological right? Are they even in the same universe?

One seems like Superman starting out, while the other Superman before the "Reboot"

Sorry for another continuation question, comics get so damn trick.

Same thing with Dark Night vs. Batman vs. Detective Comics vs. ALL THE OTHER BATMAN TITLES

I see now why its hard for new people to get into comics.

#2 Posted by Kallarkz (3295 posts) - - Show Bio

Action Comics: Superman in his beginning days (For the first couple of arcs)

Superman: Present day Superman

Same Universe.

#3 Posted by ssejllenrad (12790 posts) - - Show Bio

@Kallarkz said:

Action Comics: Superman in his beginning days (For the first couple of arcs)

Superman: Present day Superman

Same Universe.

I don't think Superman is in the present day. Even though it is obviously after Action Comics but I think it's before Justice League. I could be so wrong though.

#4 Edited by Kallarkz (3295 posts) - - Show Bio

I have heard nothing nor seen any indication that would suggest "Superman" is in the past.

I'll look it up to be sure

#5 Posted by MetropolisKid41 (515 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman is current day, Action Comics is in the past, and Justice League is also in the past but somewhere in between. We know Justice League is in the past because Hal is Green Lantern (and relatively new in that role) before he is kicked out and working with Sinestro which is happening in Current day. So timeline goes: Action-a couple years later Justice League-Further down the road Superman. And they are all in a 5 year span. After a couple of arcs of Action & Justice League they will all be in the same present day timeline, but yes they are all in the same Universe.

#6 Posted by MetropolisKid41 (515 posts) - - Show Bio

Justice league will return to the "current day" in issue #7: http://www.comicvine.com/news/gene-ha-takes-over-art-duties-for-justice-league-7-8/143974/

#7 Posted by Markyo (11 posts) - - Show Bio

So basically they will all line up and meet sooner or later?

How will the separate series work then?

Will it just be SM doing his own thing and JLA is SM doing JLA things?

#8 Posted by Jekylhyde14 (747 posts) - - Show Bio

@Markyo said:

So basically they will all line up and meet sooner or later?

How will the separate series work then?

Will it just be SM doing his own thing and JLA is SM doing JLA things?

All the books will be meeting up to present day (and it seems like the 7th issue of each series will do it). I'm pretty sure that both Superman and Action Comics will continue to tell stories independently from one another once they are back within the same time frame. In the 90's all four Superman titles would be telling the same story in order of their release. It was an interesting way to go about things and certainly gave the Superman mythos a clear continuity. But you also had four different creative teams trying to tell the same story, so sometimes the characterizations were pretty inconsistent and things could get repetitive as one title still felt the need to recap whatever happened in the last. Nowadays, the separate Superman titles tell different stories from one another so each creative team gets the chance to tell the stories they want to tell without having to worry about the other quite so much. It'll be the same man, within the same time frame but different adventures. The same thing goes for JLA. Just take it as seeing what Superman does when he's hanging out with his friends.

#9 Posted by MetropolisKid41 (515 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jekylhyde14 said:

@Markyo said:

So basically they will all line up and meet sooner or later?

How will the separate series work then?

Will it just be SM doing his own thing and JLA is SM doing JLA things?

All the books will be meeting up to present day (and it seems like the 7th issue of each series will do it). I'm pretty sure that both Superman and Action Comics will continue to tell stories independently from one another once they are back within the same time frame. In the 90's all four Superman titles would be telling the same story in order of their release. It was an interesting way to go about things and certainly gave the Superman mythos a clear continuity. But you also had four different creative teams trying to tell the same story, so sometimes the characterizations were pretty inconsistent and things could get repetitive as one title still felt the need to recap whatever happened in the last. Nowadays, the separate Superman titles tell different stories from one another so each creative team gets the chance to tell the stories they want to tell without having to worry about the other quite so much. It'll be the same man, within the same time frame but different adventures. The same thing goes for JLA. Just take it as seeing what Superman does when he's hanging out with his friends.

Very well said!!! And from time to time we may see Superman & Action crossover, just a couple of years ago we had one continuous story over 4 titles (Action, Superman, Supergirl, and New Krypton) all forming one big story arc, I can see them doing that again for a big arc if necessary otherwise I think it'll be like the current Batman titles, each book telling a story that happens in the same time frame as the other books, but is contained within that title.

#10 Posted by DarkChris (301 posts) - - Show Bio

Action Comics takes place 7-8 or 10 years before Superman.

#11 Posted by MetropolisKid41 (515 posts) - - Show Bio

No the current "present-time" in DC is less than 5 years after the emergence of Superheroes, so at the MOST Action Comics occurs 5 years before Superman. The superhero is still a relatively new concept in the New 52 DCU, thats why they are still hunted as vigilantes and outlawed.

#12 Posted by YoggSaron (812 posts) - - Show Bio

@MetropolisKid41: Justice League is 5 years in past from the present time and Action Comics comes before that so it's probably a little more than 5 years before Superman.

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