In a perfect world, we'd be looking forward to picking up the third issue of Andy Diggle's run on Action Comics being released today.
Well, we all know how that turned out.
For those of you still stinging at the loss, you can always look to your back issues, as Andy Diggle did write Superman before in the pages of the wonderfully crafted and endlessly entertaining mini-series from 2004, Adam Strange.
While Superman's role was rather brief in the series (here he can be seen delivering some rather bad news to Adam Strange), there was a harbinger of things to come as I believe Andy Diggle left DC for Marvel after an overly-heavy editorial hand demanded changes in the ending of his story to better line things up for Infinite Crisis.
Oh well, some people just can't win.
But don't let that dissuade you from checking out this gem of a story. I know this is a Superman blog, but this is definitely one of my favorite stories from the early 2000's. If nothing else, it does feature some gorgeous artwork by Pascal Ferry and Dave McCaig that truly makes the interstellar vistas and alien backdrops pop to life.
Script by Andy Diggle Artwork by Pascal Ferry Colors by Dave McCaig Letters by Rob Leigh Adam Strange Planet Heist Part One November 2004 Copyright (c) DC Comics