Typical Grant Morrison

Action Comics #6: Written by Grant Morrison, Art by Andy Kubert 

What the hell happened to the story that had no conclusion in Issue 4? Issues 5 and 6 dropped a brick on us readers. It randomly introduced us to a set of villains, the grown up versions of Legion of Superheroes, and the future Superman. Grant Morrison loves confusing fanboys/girls with stories involving time travel, memory loss and a band of C-rated super villains. Issue 6 begins with this odd group of Superman villains being led by a tiny little man, who I think could be Mister Mxyzptlk. He kind of resembles Peter Dinklage. Anyways, let’s get back to the point. We learn that Superman has been poisoned with Kryptonite and his villains have been shot into his head. The bullet in his head was causing him memory loss. I have a feeling I lost you there. I have no idea where the bullet came from. Morrison never really answered that. The grown up versions of the Legion of Super Heroes were involved and they were absolutely boring. For God sakes, Garth Ranzz (Lighting Boy and member of L.S.H) apologized for almost losing his temper. The only part of this issue that I actually enjoyed was the backup story, written by Sholly Fisch, which introduced us to Clark Kent’s final hours in Smallville. Since the beginning of Issue 1, we have seen a Clark Kent that feels lost, looks awkward, and possibly wishes he never left Smallville. Sholly captures a Clark Kent who doesn’t need to hide, intending for the reader to empathize for future Clark Kent. 

Score: 6.5/10