Action Comics #11

Action Comics #11

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Rags Morales, Brad Walker Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 4, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
8.0Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Supermans NEW secret identity revealed! LOIS LANE continues her investigation into the mystery of Earths FIRST Superman! Plus, in the backup story: We know where Superman got his armor costume, but where did he get all those S T-shirts?

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Phillip Carson Jul 5, 2012

    Overall, this was such a fun comic. I love getting a lot for my money, and while some single issues of other books feel like you are only reading five pages worth of story spread out over 20, this issue felt a half dozen comics crammed into one. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jul 9, 2012

    This reminded me of a letter I read way back in the Byrne Superman where his cape would frequently be shredded or burned or destroyed. Someone said Superman's secret identity could be figured out by seeing who bought the most bolts of red cloth in Metropolis (to replace the capes). Has Clark burned through 50 tees yet? Anyways, nothing but compliments here. Cafu's art is solid and Fisch continues to shine in showing us the little moments that helped Clark become the Superman he is. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Jul 4, 2012

    Things start to get a bit murky near the end of the issue, when a new villain shows up to assume control of the planet. He goes on a (psychic) rant about his supreme intellect and how little Superman's brawn can stand up to an attack on the mind. Within moments, this mysterious new player is able to defeat a  Metalek monster similar to the one Superman was fighting at the beginning of the issue. He uses his psychic powers to take control of the nearby civilians and siks them on Superman as Lois Lane lays on the hood of a car, possibly dead. Morrison, if nothing else, has a flair for the dramatic and leaving the issue is one hell of a cliffhanger. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Outer Realm Comics - Matthew Atkinson Jul 11, 2012

    Artistically probably one of the best books of the run, and plot-wise, a book that I will read again (for the fourth time this week; believe me, this does not happen often) once I have completed this review, (and I might just pull out last month's to read again with it), it is only the cover that keeps me from giving this one a virtual perfect score. I am beginning to wish this title could be changed to Action Comics Weekly again. Please check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Jul 12, 2012

    Sholly Fisch's backup story, about a man who allegedly designed and sold the first Superman t-shirts, doesn't really have much at all to do with the main story, but is an interesting read, just the same. It kind of makes you look at those Superman t-shirts you see on display in department stores in a new light. CAFU's artwork very nearly outshines the art in the main story that it's almost a shame the rest of the book wasn't pencilled by him. No offense to Morales, who is a fine artist all his own. It's just that I enjoyed CAFU's artwork a little more this issue. All in all, this issue was a very enjoyable read, which presents some fresh ideas and asks some weighty questions. I give it a solid 8 out of 10. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jul 7, 2012

    The story begins to tighten at last, and the star finally acts like himself, only with some youthful zip in his voice and manner. Let's hope the Morrison magic can work again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jul 4, 2012

    Reading ACTION COMICS sometimes feels like riding a roller coaster. Some issues are great and others are a little lacking. This was a solid issue despite not containing any major catastrophic events in the life of Superman. Where this series shines is in continuing to show the earlier days of Superman. Despite the other series taking place in the present, ACTION simply delivers more on who Superman is. The downside is with Superman allowing his alter ego of Clark Kent to be killed, we know that decision won't stick. It does raise the question of how much does his time as Clark Kent define who he is? Is he really willing to so easily give up Clark Kent's existence in order to be Superman and whatever other secret identity he creates? We are also treated to a fun back-up story picking up on details that may not be crucial but is a topic the nit-picky fans will love to see. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 4, 2012

    Oh, and Morrison isn't completely without blame - the resolution of this issue was silly. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 5, 2012

    Finally, Sholly Fisch delivers a backup story about the man who supposedly crafted Superman's T-shirt. The story doesn't complement the main feature in the way these backups have tended to, but it's an enjoyable read nonetheless. CAFU's artwork is as slick and expressive as ever, and it's a shame the rest of the book doesn't look this presentable. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Multiversity Comics - Gilbert Short Jul 5, 2012

    There are a few missteps in the issue and I'm not going to pretend there aren't. However, the missteps I mentioned don't affect the quality as much as I might have made it seem. Furthermore, it really feels like Grant is finally getting into his groove and the book itself will be increasing in quality from here on out. Let's hope so. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Bin - Zak Edwards Jul 11, 2012

    I havent really been a fan of the art on Action Comics, Rag Morales art just looks exactly like the stereotypical comic book art that Jim Lee exemplified in the nineties. When I look at it, I feel nothing, it doesnt do anything other than convey the story exactly as it is. When compared with Sweet Tooth art, the other book I reviewed today, it just falls a little flat simply because it lacks any sort of power. It's communicative, but only to the minimum, and is more obsessed with making characters pose than depict what they feel. Also, the quick fill-in of Brad Walker is pretty jarring while being obviously better. His style has a little more flair, his flow is just more fun to look at, it is more stylish overall. Its a sort of irony that a book that keeps looking to the past for the future looks like a decade most readers like to sweep under the rug. Read Full Review

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