I always pictured Clark Kent at home playing Dungeons & Dragons on prom night.
On prom night about a decade ago, Clark Kent and Lana Lang returned from the dance to find Pa Kent helping out a Little Salesman with his car. Apparently things went downhill from there.
Can't his landlady use her 5th Dimensional powers to know how things were? Come on, lady! At least lie to him that Prom Night could have been worse!
Unless it isn't and this all changes later when another 5th Dimensional creature decides to fuck with everything. Why should DC even care about continuity when everything can be explained away by 5th Dimensional characters? Man, DC should just let the writers do whatever they want and if the editors hate something, just retcon it into a "5th Dimensional prank!"
In the future, the sun has expanded into a red giant although Earth somehow was not consumed by the expanding ball of burning gas. Perhaps Superman kept pushing the Earth's orbit outward so it remained in the habitable zone as the sun began menopause. Or maybe this future isn't that far into the future since Superman does seem to age and he shouldn't be alive that long. The villains chasing him definitely shouldn't be alive since they're a conglomeration of all the villains he's encountered so far in Action Comics' New 52 run. Perhaps Mr. Vyndktvx simply switched the color of the sun to depower Superman.
Just as quickly as the memory comes on, it fades away and Superman is back on the roof with Mrs. Nyxly.
Superman is such a boy scout. He won't drink simply because it wouldn't be appropriate since there's no way the alcohol is going to affect his Kryptonian Superliver.
While you're not remembering Mxyzptlk, try not to remember Ambush Bug too!
Why are you reading this commentary? Stop it! Go read the fucking comic book! I never have anything funny to say about it anyway. It's so good!
This is the first time in 782 comic books that I felt bad about scanning in a spoiler. But I told you in the last caption to stop reading! So I don't feel that bad.
The back-up story is about Mr. Mxyzptlk and Mrs. Nyxly and their son, Ferlin Nyxly. Mxy always considered Ferlin his greatest trick of all but Mr.s Nyxly hopes it wasn't. Because she hopes his greatest trick will be to somehow come out of his coma and save Superman. I guess we'll have to see if that happens next month.
Action Comics #15 Rating: +0.5 Ranking. That puts it at a tie with Scott Snyder's Batman. This comic has just been unbelievably well done. And I just have to love a good higher dimensional creature story. I love to read them. And I love to write them.