Action Comics #27

Action Comics #27

Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Aaron Kuder Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 8, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 10
8.3Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

Superman takes on the brutal Beast Lord as startling revelations are made about our Earth's underground world! Plus: more on the mysterious Ghost Soldier!

  • 10
    Hyper Geeky - uuoo93 Feb 6, 2014

    The end of this issue is extremely anti-climatic. After such an amazing issue, I expected the best cliffhanger ever. But my prediction for the following issue is: less monsters, more humans (or humanoids), and a lot of talking. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jan 10, 2014

    I just have nothing but good things to say about this comic right now. The main story of this subterranean world is great with some old school giant monsters, some political intrigue (the Ghost Soldier is still lurking), and some new characters. The back story of Smallville memories and Superman identifying with Baka was charming. And the artwork is just gorgeous. It is rare for me to finish a comic these days and wish the next issue was out right then. But that is where I am right now. This is Superman. Hoping we see Lois and Kara in this book soon. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Jan 9, 2014

    I am enjoying the notion that there's not an outright villain. The ghost soldier is back, but when he shows concern for Lana's safety it lets us know that he's not some one dimensional killing machine. We also enter a den of monsters, but by the end we learn that they are more than they seem, too. Best of all, Lana is back with all the bravery of Superman but none of his powers to back it up. She's the beating heart of this book, so thank you Mr. Pak for writing one of the best iterations of the character comics has ever seen. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Jan 11, 2014

    All in all this comic is a must read as fans both young and old are going to love how Superman along with Lana Lang are being portrayed in Greg Pak's run on Action Comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 11, 2014

    Action Comics #27 shows that Greg Pak's Superman is one of the best written.  Without a clear villain, Pak let's us meet Superman all over again.  Aaron Kuder is joined by R.B. Silva and Mike Hawthorne on art and everything looks great.  If you have been waiting for the real Superman appear in the New 52, go pick up Action Comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 8, 2014

    What's perhaps most impressive about Action Comics #27 is that this, on the surface, is a low-key, run-of-the-mill story featuring the Man of Steel. The world isn't going to change, Superman's status quo isn't going to be upturned forever -- but this comic feels that much weightier because of it. This is a story that gets to the heart of who Superman is -- namely, he's a good guy who brings out the best from those around him. With stirring characterization like that, satisfying action and adventure are sure to follow. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jan 9, 2014

    It might not jive with the rest of DC's Superman output, but Greg Pak is writing the best Man of Steel comics right now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Guilherme Jacobs Jan 9, 2014

    Action Comics renaissance in the hands of Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder continues to give readers great work, and it looks like there are big problems coming. Man, it's good to have great Superman stories. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jan 11, 2014

    Crazy as it sounds, Superman is actually becoming fun again. If Pak-Kuder can continue this streak, DC's first and biggest icon may recapture the glory that made him a star in the first place. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Tyler Goulet Jan 8, 2014

    It might have been said last time, but Action Comics might just be the best comic that is about or involves Superman right now. Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder work great together and it is a team that DC hopefully keeps together for the foreseeable future. Multiple artists on one book might not be a personal favorite, but these artists do a superb job with the awesome story from Pak. If youre missing good Superman books, pick up Action. You wont be sorry you did. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Daren Taveras Jan 9, 2014

    Action Comics continues its new rejuvenated storytelling by the multitalented creative team. Aaron Kuder and Greg Pak complement each other very well and we are left with a very gratifying Superman title that stands out on the comic book shelves. This issue is not only a pleasure for Superman fans, but DC fans as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Jan 10, 2014

    Together, these two are created something really and truly worthy of the character they are working on. Bravo, gents. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GoCollect - @UrbanRemnant Jan 12, 2014

    I'm looking forward to reading the rest of this arc. I see great things ahead, perhaps things that will show up in the solicits in 2014. The potential for Warlord showing up here is fantastic! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jan 8, 2014

    It's an interesting start to this new story line, but it's down the middle of the road story. The opening pages are brilliant, and I really enjoyed Baka, but the rest of the book was a tad troublesome. The changes in art between Hawnthorne and Kuder simply did not work, but Silva's art in the opening was great. It's a bit of a mish mash of an issue, so overall, I'll give it a mild recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 10, 2014

    I've always enjoyed stories that manage to balance the troubled "man" aspect with powerful "Super" in the adventures of the Man of Steel and in "Action Comics" #27, Greg Pak and company do a fine job delivering such a story. Additionally, Lana Lang isn't a hapless damsel in distress, but an empowered woman who finds inspiration and initiative through the words and actions of her childhood friend. Couple that with an adversary that isn't a sleepy retread of Superman's more popular, but extremely narrow, collection of foes and this book begins to give "Adventures of Superman" a run for the money and a solid case for readers. Combined with the aforementioned digital first comic and "Superman Unchained," I'm happy to say I'm reading more enjoyable tales of the one-time big blue Boy Scout than I ever have in this New 52. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Refueled - ironmarco Jan 8, 2014

    The issue spends a lot of time focusing on the more human elements of Superman and not a lot of time on plot development until the end. The ending did point to a more action packed and compelling next issue. The actions scenes that were present were visually compelling and the sub-terrainian monsters have cool designs. All in all this was a decent "middle-issue" and I'm predicting next issue to be action packed. Read Full Review

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