Friday, March 23, 2012
Action Comics #894 Review
Lex Luthor is probably one of the best known villains in all comics. A man that want's to get to the top no matter who is in his way. This is what makes him a great villain for Superman, to him Superman is an obstacle he can't pass. So let's take a look at him without the Man of Steel, and see if he still holds his menace.
The comic opens with Lex Luthor "dead" on the ground after being shot. His spirit looks over his own body as he is visited by Death of the Endless from Neil Gaiman's Sandman. She has come to give him a life review, to see what kind of person he is.
They start to talk about death. Specifically her role in the Blackest Night and the afterlife. Lex explains his view point, and that he will find his way to win even in the after life. There's one thing he said in particular that I found confusing. He says he's an atheist but he also said he has already been to hell and knows it's real. So how can he still be an atheist if he knows there is a hell. Unless he didn't mean it literally, however that's very unlikely because of the situation and the way he said it.
Anyway they talk some more, and Death tells him he's not actually dead. Just having a near death experience. The comic ends with him waking up on his personal jet, realizing that what happened actually happened.This comic is pretty good. The art is good, and so is the story. Both Lex and Death have good character moments here, and there talks are great. Overall it's an enjoyable read, and I recommend it.