Besides Detective Comics the other main staple title in the DC Universe has been Action Comics for years. Just like the rest of the titles it was re-launched with the New 52 taking the Man of Steel in new directions. Now the latest hardcover collection Action Comics Volume 3: At The End of Days is here bringing the story arc that appeared in issues 13-18 together for fans to catch up or revisit the tale.
In Action Comics Volume 3: At The End of Days The Multitude returns, and Superman must face them on Mars! Then, the Man of Steel is on trial and the jury is made up of the Anti-Superman Army. What is the secret of the Little Man? What has been really great about most of these New 52 titles is that the structure of these story arcs lend to some great readying within the graphic novel while not feeling lost when jumping right in. This collection is no different and is one of the stranger and unique Superman tales in some time, but of course when you have Mister Mxyzptlk involved it comes as no surprise. This story not only works to bring different aspects of Superman mythology back in a story that makes sense on some levels, but takes readers into a more in depth background of the most mischevious man in the Man of Steel rogues gallery. The artwork from Rags Morales and numerous others works great overall with not only the standard storytelling elements, but also some great action sequences, splash pages, and most notably some creative layouts for really bringing the magical aspects to life. The split art style between the different worlds keeps you visually stimulated and on your toes to keep up with the fast paced nature of this arc. In addition this storyline sports some great appearances from the Legion of Super Heroes and more that is sure to please fans of the Superman universe.
In addition to this wild action packed storyline of Action Comics issues 13-18, this collection also features a cover gallery, cover sketches and layouts and character designs. This is sure to be a must have for any Superman fan.
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