Action Comics #15

Action Comics #15

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Rags Morales, Mark Propst Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 5, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 3
8.3Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Superman is on trial for his life – and the jury is the Anti-Superman Army! It’s the ultimate villains springing the ultimate trap at the end of time itself! And the mystery that has built since issue #1 is resolved as the Little Man’s true identity is revealed – with grave consequences! Plus, in the backup feature: A crucial piece of information is revealed!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Dec 5, 2012

    This is the type of Grant Morrison Superman story I want. You can feel Grant unshackling the story he's been building on this series. We get to see so much, it's almost overwhelming but in a good way. Superman comics in the New 52 have had some rough patches, even at times in this series. But this issue really shines. We get a glimpse of a bigger picture and you can only imagine what Grant has coming for us as he wraps up his run. There's a lot of emotions to experience. You'll boo as the villain plans his evil scheme and want to cringe as you see a sad moment about to unfold. It's a bummer that it has to end but you can always read it again.This is definitely an issue I'll want to read over again. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Blue Raven Comics - Justin Barnes Dec 8, 2012

    The backup stories in the past few issues has been exceptionally well compared to the those at the beginning of this series. This backup feature from Sholly Fisch is must read material. Once again he is working with artist Chris Sprouse to tell the origin Mxyzptlk. This story fits so well with the main title, at first, I didn't realise that there was a change in the stories. Sprouse's pencils combined with colourist Jordie Bellaire deliver great artwork. The bright colours and crisp lines make the perfectly suited style for the 5th dimension world. It's good to read superhero stories that do not have to be excessively dark and violent to be successful. Morrison is showing us how superheroes can just be fun and entertaining. Overall I have to give this issue a 10/10. Morrison have been doing such fantastic job with this series. Every issue keeps getting better than the last; I can't wait for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Phillip Carson Dec 7, 2012

    Overall, this issue managed to cram a lot of material into 20 short pages. That's something I still love about Morrison. At a time when page space is at a premium in a $4 book, he still manages to cover more ground than any other writer working today in comics. I find myself wishing, though, that this book had come out earlier in the run, as issue 13, perhaps, finishing off Mrs. Nyxly's tale and setting up what is to come. For example, issue 14 was much more enjoyable after reading this one, as we've now got a clearer picture of the Multitude and what Superman meant when he said he'd been waiting for the fight on Mars. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 5, 2012

    Some parts of Morrison's "Action Comics" run have been stronger than others, but it feels right now like he's been saving the best for last. "Action Comics" #15 is promising to end the run on a high note, but even if it slips a bit, we still got this great installment. Definitely take a look. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Dec 10, 2012

    When I'm reading a Grant Morrison comic, I know that at some point in time, the small nuggets of the story will come back to play a greater role. This issue of Action Comics is like that. When I finish a comic like this, I'm left in awe of its writer and his skills, and I can only offer a feeble encapsulation of its impact. But if you needed a reminder that Grant Morrison is one of our generation's greatest comic writers, look no further than Action Comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - BradBabendir Dec 7, 2012

    In the end, this is not, and no Morrison book ever will be, an easy read. He’s going to force his readers to sit back and think about what’s happening. He won’t spoon feed anything to anyone (he’s not Christopher Nolan), but if you take the time, it’s worth it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 8, 2012

    I believe next issue is the last one in Morrison's run on this title - and that's a shame, because Superman's adventures haven't been this good in a long time. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Dec 7, 2012

    And it is funny that in some ways I thought this might be the weakest issue in the Action Comics run to date - just chock full of monologue. And yet, I also thought is was a strong issue, an important piece in solidifying this entire arc, while still peppered with the tiny wonders that I love in Morrison. Only a couple more issue of this. Too bad. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Dec 6, 2012

    The issue suffers from somewhat weak art, but otherwise shows Morrison in fine shape, delivering the kind of story only he can devise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Den Of Geek! - Mike Cecchini Dec 7, 2012

    This issue definitely plays to Grant Morrison's strengths as a storyteller, which are the very things that make him infuriating to some readers (not me, though). The entire comic plays with chronology, and it's difficult to tell where in the story you are at times. In vintage Morrison fashion, he simply weaves the reader's frustration into the plot of the book. The back-up story, "For my Next Trick" by Sholly Fisch with art by Chris Sprouse fills in some more of the blanks in Mxyzptlk's origin, and adds to the generally other-worldly flavor of the issue. It's a shame that Grant won't be sticking around on Action Comics as long as he did on Batman, but it looks like he's going to give us everything he's got for these last few issues! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Dec 6, 2012

    Overall, it's a good book. It'll rack your brain a lot, but it's still worth picking up. Enjoy! Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Dec 5, 2012

    The backup looks amazing with Chris Sprouse's loud and energetic artwork befitting of the fifth dimension. Sholly Fisch's gives us a take it or leave it type of tale that shows a backstory I wasn't exactly clamoring for when I finished the main feature. It starts off interesting enough but by the end the writing gets out of sync and loses the momentum it had built, like a pianist ending a song on a wrong note. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Dec 8, 2012

    Action Comics hasn't been a massive disappointment, but a disappointment none the less. Maybe my hopes were to high for this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    hatmasta Dec 5, 2012

    Wow. This is why I read comics. This issue has it all, romance, drama, fantasy, tragedy. I can't stress enough how fantastic a job Morrison has done with this book; which makes me all the more sad that he's leaving it.

  • 9.0
    Redeadhood May 21, 2014

  • 8.0
    Sploska Jan 22, 2016

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