Adam Graham's Reviews > Superman: Action Comics Volume 2: Leviathan Rising

Superman by Brian Michael Bendis
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really liked it

The Invisible Mafia from the previous collection gets sidelined for most of this book as Superman and Lois get on the trail of Leviathan. The conspiracy stuff gets interesting particularly when spooks like Amanda Waller and Director Bones end up wandering what the heck is going on. The story in the main issues of Action Comics has got great scope and is quite a treat to read.

That brings us to the Leviathan Special which is...not horrible but does really accentuate Bendis' greatest indulgences as a writer. There's a lot of talking and a very long dialogue between Leviathan and the woman running the Invisible Mafia. In addition in the story, we have a key plot point break in to resolve a key issue and are told that we need to get the hard cover edition of the book to understand what's going on.

Overall, the story is interesting, but I think the Special drags on to long and has too many Bendisisms that pad out its 40 page length. So if I could give half stars I'd give this 3.5 stars.
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Reading Progress

September 20, 2020 – Started Reading
September 20, 2020 – Shelved
September 20, 2020 –
page 48
26.09%
September 21, 2020 –
page 96
52.17%
September 22, 2020 –
page 122
66.3%
September 24, 2020 – Finished Reading

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