Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Action Comics – Men of Steel | Comics

In a distant future, Earth will be engulfed in flames and toxic fumes with the fall of Justice League. Aquaman, Batman, Cyborg, Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz, The Flash and Wonder Woman will fall as army of Parademons from the hellish world of Apokolips will take over Earth on behalf of their master, The Annihilator. In present, Earth just witnessed Death of Superman on Prime Earth lately and another one from New Earth reality has stepped into his shoes to protect mankind to honor his legacy. At that time, former super-villain Lex Luthor has proclaimed himself as new Man of Steel of Metropolis.

Despite new Superman's disapproval of his work, Luthor continues his work by fighting to protect Metropolis wearing the iconic red cape of the original one. Eventually, they both set aside their past differences when an ultimate killing machine from Krypton named Doomsday got loose on streets of Metropolis (Path of Doom). Another Clark Kent then showed up mysteriously out of the blue and Lois Lane took place as a reporter of her counterpart from this world. Lois and Lex both came under attack at Daily Planet during one of their interview session.

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Action Comics – Men of Steel | Comics

Superman and Superboy were investigating on Amazon Rainforest where they found the missing Geneticron building that previously vanished from Metropolis during Doomsday incident earlier. Suddenly, at a call of emergency, he immediately heads back to Metropolis with Jon. He saw that Lex was already engaged in a fight wearing his suit with an unknown alien who calls himself L'Call, the Godslayer. Out of nowhere, Superman is suddenly punched down by L'Call's accomplice, Zade before he could even react.

Godslayer states, he is an alien assassin who kills future-criminals for generations, guided by elder Ch'Arr and now he is here for Lex Luthor, who will take Darkseid's place in a near future and his army will decimate many worlds including this one. L'Call believes that Lex should be slayed to prevent that dystopian future from ever to happen. He came from future seeing this and he knows how great of a threat Lex would become because, he was once forced to serve the dreaded Darkseid after his family was slayed by the tyrant himself.

In spite of his dad's order, Jon came helping pummeling a truck over Zade but Godslayer and Zade overpowered Superman and made a mess throughout Metropolis before forcibly taking Luthor with them for execution. To save a would-be galactic mass murderer believed by two assassins from future, the Man of Tomorrow must journey to distant planet of Nideesi following Godslayer's unique form of energy trail. An intense face-off awaits between Godslayer and Superman on Nideesi to decide Luthor's uncertain fate of becoming Annihilator of Worlds.

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Trial of Lex Luthor

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Action Comics – Men of Steel

As part of the DC Rebirth era, Action Comics continues its run with "Men of Steel" story arc, plotted by writer Dan Jurgens (Metamorpho – Year One, Superman/Doomsday – Hunter/Prey) teamed up with the team of artists Art Thibert (Ultimate Spider-Man, Ultimate X-Men), Patrick Zircher (Green Arrow – New 52, Suicide Squad – New 52), Stephen Segovia (Green Lantern – New Guardians – Gods and Monsters, Poison Ivy – Cycle of Life and Death) and Tyler Kirkham (The Darkness, Tomb Raider). Penciller Clay Mann (Dark Reign – Elektra, Magneto – Not a Hero) and Gary Frank (Batman – Earth One, Superman – Secret Origin) has provided variant covers for the issues involved.

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The Last Battlefield

The storyline collects issues #967-972 from Action Comics monthly ongoing and features an unlikely team-up of Superman and Lex Luthor, to save the latter from an alien bounty-hunter who is hell-bent on capturing him only to execute so that millions of lives are saved in the future. Given the fact that Lex Luthor has always been evil sinnce the very beginning, L'Call, the Godslayer and elder Ch'Arr was probably right. Even if he doesn't become a re-incarnation of the dreaded Darkseid, he can still take over on Earth using his warsuit of Apokolips. The series will explore a crossover storyline "Superman Reborn" from DC Comics next which will answer questions to many mysteries.
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