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Extra-sized issue! Has Superman become outdated in our modern world? A new aggressive team of metahumans called the Elite certainly thinks so, and they’re about to wreck the Man of Steel’s truth, justice, and American way. And if a lot of innocent bystanders get killed in the process, so be it!


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Extra-sized issue! Has Superman become outdated in our modern world? A new aggressive team of metahumans called the Elite certainly thinks so, and they’re about to wreck the Man of Steel’s truth, justice, and American way. And if a lot of innocent bystanders get killed in the process, so be it!

30 review for Action Comics (1938-2011) #775

  1. 5 out of 5

    Artemy

    Action Comics #775, titled 'What's So Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way?', is considered to be one of the best single issues of Superman in existence. And rightfully so — while it's no All-Star Superman or Superman: Secret Identity, Joe Kelly still did an impressive job with a story that attempts to answer all the skeptics, haters and nay-sayers why exactly Superman was, is and always will be the greatest and most relevant superhero. The story faces Superman against the new aggres Action Comics #775, titled 'What's So Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way?', is considered to be one of the best single issues of Superman in existence. And rightfully so — while it's no All-Star Superman or Superman: Secret Identity, Joe Kelly still did an impressive job with a story that attempts to answer all the skeptics, haters and nay-sayers why exactly Superman was, is and always will be the greatest and most relevant superhero. The story faces Superman against the new aggressive The Authority-like supergroup called The Elite, who think that his methods are outdated and his ideals are stupid. Through it we see the burden of what it means to treat everybody with justice, why everyone deserves it and why it's so important. While The Elite are sort of cartoon-ish in how extreme and borderline villainous they are (not to mention that this poke at The Authority doesn't seem entirely fair) and the story may generally feel a bit preachy and on the nose, I can't deny the effectiveness of Kelly's writing. It does show the Superman who is tired of being deconstructed, belittled and overlooked, and in the most straightforward way possible the story answers the question raised by its own title. Hope is the way to go, and there's nothing funny about Superman's way. To every Superman fan, and especially to every Superman skeptic I recommend checking out this single issue. Right now it's just a dollar on Comixology as part of 'Road to Action Comics #1000' sale, and at the very least you'll read one of the character's milestone issues, but who knows, it also might change your opinion on the Greatest Hero of All Time.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Isaac

    This is one of the most important stories in all of comics history. Is Superman's rigid moral code outdated in our modern society? Do contemporary heroes who execute their villains supersede the golden age values? The answer is forceful without being overly preachy or cliche. We need Superman because he models what is true, noble, and right. In a world that values flawed antiheroes, Superman is willing to die for his convictions. This is one of the most important stories in all of comics history. Is Superman's rigid moral code outdated in our modern society? Do contemporary heroes who execute their villains supersede the golden age values? The answer is forceful without being overly preachy or cliche. We need Superman because he models what is true, noble, and right. In a world that values flawed antiheroes, Superman is willing to die for his convictions.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ömer Ayhan

    I think it's a best Superman one shot story. I think it's a best Superman one shot story.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Cristhian

    Superman ha sido considerado un héroe ñoño, sin problemas reales ya que tiene todos los jodidos poderes del mundo y siempre ganará sin importar qué. Y sí. Pero aún así hay historias de él, como esta. El Action Comics 775 con gloriosas 40 páginas llamado "What's So Funny About Truth, Justice, & the American Way?" escrito por un escritor a veces olvidado pero muy cumplidor (Kelly) y trazada por un Manhke en ascenso (considero que este número fue importante para lo que vendría después para él) repres Superman ha sido considerado un héroe ñoño, sin problemas reales ya que tiene todos los jodidos poderes del mundo y siempre ganará sin importar qué. Y sí. Pero aún así hay historias de él, como esta. El Action Comics 775 con gloriosas 40 páginas llamado "What's So Funny About Truth, Justice, & the American Way?" escrito por un escritor a veces olvidado pero muy cumplidor (Kelly) y trazada por un Manhke en ascenso (considero que este número fue importante para lo que vendría después para él) representa al otro Superman: no el superhéroe, no el semidios, no el hombre, el alien o el exiliado. Esta historia habla de Superman como ideal. Como manera de vivir o pensar. De un Superman derrotado que es capaz de cambiar su manera de actuar con tal de luchar por su ideología. Cuando Manchester Black (creado en este número, un anti héroe con potencial que posteriormente "mataría" a Lois Lane) básicamente le dice a Superman que es un idiota por pensar que su pelea (en general, contra la injusticia, villanos y demás) terminará algún día, el responde: Dreams save us. Dreams lift us up and transform us. And on my soul, I swear... until my dream of a world where dignity, honor and justice becomes the reality we all share. I'll never stop fighting.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Luke Smith

    É assim que se escreve um Superman moderno seu monte de cineasta débil mental.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Shelby Fielding

    A fun, exhilarating glimpse at the power beholden by the man of steel, and the potential darkness that he could shed upon the world if not for his principles and beliefs that maintain against those who wish he would be the monster they believe him to be. A lovely issue, beautifully drawn, and ultimately brilliant.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Aaron

    A fantastic meditation on the changing morals and expectation of heroes as Superman battles a team of "heroes" that aren't afraid to kill or use their status for personal gain with some fantastic art. It's a classic story for a reason. Perfect palate cleanser for anyone who is a little worn out by the constant deconstruction of the superhero genre. A fantastic meditation on the changing morals and expectation of heroes as Superman battles a team of "heroes" that aren't afraid to kill or use their status for personal gain with some fantastic art. It's a classic story for a reason. Perfect palate cleanser for anyone who is a little worn out by the constant deconstruction of the superhero genre.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Mert

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Superman vs The Elite Sup için yazılmış kesinlikle en iyi hikayelerden biri bu çizgi roman sayısı. Superman'in nerdeyse kusursuz titanlığının yanında onun zekasının ve karakterinin de oldukça iyi resmedildiği bir hikaye. Resmedilmek demişken, çizimler ve görsellik eserle iyi entegre olmuş ve keyifli bir iş ortaya çıkmış zannımca. Okumayı bitirdiğimde oldukça çok sevdiğim bir iş haline gelen bu çizgi romanın asıl olayına gelelim, yani hikayesine. Özetlemek gerekirse: Yeni ortaya çıkan Elite adlı Superman vs The Elite Sup için yazılmış kesinlikle en iyi hikayelerden biri bu çizgi roman sayısı. Superman'in nerdeyse kusursuz titanlığının yanında onun zekasının ve karakterinin de oldukça iyi resmedildiği bir hikaye. Resmedilmek demişken, çizimler ve görsellik eserle iyi entegre olmuş ve keyifli bir iş ortaya çıkmış zannımca. Okumayı bitirdiğimde oldukça çok sevdiğim bir iş haline gelen bu çizgi romanın asıl olayına gelelim, yani hikayesine. Özetlemek gerekirse: Yeni ortaya çıkan Elite adlı agresif, oldukça güçlü meta insan grubu Sup'un öldürmeme konusundaki görüşlerini, ahlak zırvalarını aptalca buluyor. Ne de olsa gazeteci Jack'in dediği gibi: "Dünya hastalıklı ve bozuk, Kent. İnsanlar bunun düzeltilmesini istiyor, birinin slogan atıp yara bandı dağıtmasını değil. Süper insanların devri geçti. Çok yaşa Elit." Bu doğrultuda kötülerle beraber yanlarında götürdükleri masum insanlara rağmen, dünya da Jack ile aynı fikirde ve bu da Sup'un çöküşüne zemin hazırlıyor. Her şeye rağmen The Elit'e insanca davranmaya çalışan Klark, sonunda onlara onların anladığı dilden cevap vermeye karar veriyor. "The Elite vs Superman". Dev kavganın dünyada daha fazla yıkıma sebep olmasını istemeyen Sup, davayı başka bir yere taşımayı teklif ediyor ve Jupiter'in aylarından birine taşınıyor kavga. İşte bu arenada Superman'in tüm karizmasını, zekasını, karakterini, liderliğini, alfalığını görüyoruz. Onlara, onların yoluyla tüm dünya canlı yayında onları izlerken öyle bir ders veriyor ki, hayran kalıyorsunuz adama. "Hayaller bizi kurtarır. Hayaller bizi yüceltir ve dönüştürür. Ve ruhum üstüne yemin ederim ki... Ağırbaşlılık, şeref ve adaletin hepimizin paylaştığı değerler olduğu bir dünyaya dair hayalim gerçekleşinceye kadar... Savaşmayı asla bırakmayacağım." Bu hikayenin bu kadar iyi olmasını sağlayan yegane şey; aslında aynı tarafta yer alan insanların sağlam temeller üstüne kurdukları farklı ideolojilerinin bir kapışmaya dönüşmesi. The Elite'in kötüleri öldürmek uğruna masum canların da hayatına değer vermemesi onların ideolojilerindeki temelin en büyük, eksik kolonu. Ve bu da Sup'un davasının temelindeki eksiksizlikle birleşince, haklı taraf oluyor.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Kyle Berk

    You know there is something to be said about how effective a single issue can be. In the current climate we have most comics utilizing long form storytelling, and each issue is something that builds on that. And that's great, there's lots of great things that come of that kind of thing. But I do love single issues, I have a bunch of them and my set of favorites. And this made the list. Next time someone tells me Superman sucks I'll point them here. What's So Funny About Truth, Justice, and the Ame You know there is something to be said about how effective a single issue can be. In the current climate we have most comics utilizing long form storytelling, and each issue is something that builds on that. And that's great, there's lots of great things that come of that kind of thing. But I do love single issues, I have a bunch of them and my set of favorites. And this made the list. Next time someone tells me Superman sucks I'll point them here. What's So Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way? Is about Superman struggling with people's new thirst for a deadly force of ass hats called the elite. Led by Manchester Black. They have a sense of right that compares crime to a tumor that needs to be cut out. And Superman just doesn't agree with that. They take him on specifically because of what he stands for. And it's fantastic. If you like Superman or don't you should read it. It's something I'll read for years and tell people to read for years. It's one for the books folks. 5 stars.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Alexandre Turdzeladze

    probably the best Superman one shot there is. This comic, it truly is what Superman's all about - he can beat anyone. He can do next to anything. But should he? What is the right thing to do? All characters, superheroes most of all, an inner drive, something that they are truly about. For batman, it's vengeance. For the Bride, it's revenge. For Superman, it's being omnipotent and struggling to do the right thing. And in this regard, this one shot absolutely nails it. Which gives it the right to hav probably the best Superman one shot there is. This comic, it truly is what Superman's all about - he can beat anyone. He can do next to anything. But should he? What is the right thing to do? All characters, superheroes most of all, an inner drive, something that they are truly about. For batman, it's vengeance. For the Bride, it's revenge. For Superman, it's being omnipotent and struggling to do the right thing. And in this regard, this one shot absolutely nails it. Which gives it the right to have a lot of drawbacks without me liking it a bit less. But the thing is, that right is never used. Besides, it's just 40 pages. Gib it a read.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Christopher

    So we were talking about Superman, and my friends were like "Superman is lame and anyone who thinks otherwise offends me" and so I got to talk about how good Superman can be really so very good. Because you can't write physical challenges for Supes, the best stories about him are about morality and humanity and belonging, and what it means to be good and to be a person. And yeah. This one is all of that. Thanks to my buddy Shannon for giving me this comic after that discussion. So we were talking about Superman, and my friends were like "Superman is lame and anyone who thinks otherwise offends me" and so I got to talk about how good Superman can be really so very good. Because you can't write physical challenges for Supes, the best stories about him are about morality and humanity and belonging, and what it means to be good and to be a person. And yeah. This one is all of that. Thanks to my buddy Shannon for giving me this comic after that discussion.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Joe

    Delicious. Fun. The Lois & Clark scene was perfect. Take that "New" heroes. Delicious. Fun. The Lois & Clark scene was perfect. Take that "New" heroes.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Sean

    A little too melodramatic and the art was confusing.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Justice

    This comic was freaking awesome... period

  15. 4 out of 5

    Rishyan Ramkumar Ganesan

    The Elite are a cool group of supervillains! Manchester Black is one of the underrated villains in the DC universe!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Britton

    An edited review of this book will come sooner or later, this last one was pretty bad.

  17. 4 out of 5

    M Hernandez

  18. 4 out of 5

    Zach Chapman

  19. 4 out of 5

    Welyn

  20. 4 out of 5

    Laz33

  21. 4 out of 5

    Pedro Rodriguez

  22. 4 out of 5

    Wes Benchoff

  23. 5 out of 5

    John Seals

  24. 5 out of 5

    Luke Williams

  25. 5 out of 5

    Irukandji

  26. 4 out of 5

    Ddaniel

  27. 5 out of 5

    Mark Johnson

  28. 5 out of 5

    carlos ramirez

  29. 5 out of 5

    Milijon

  30. 4 out of 5

    Manu

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