Action Comics #33

Action Comics #33

Event\Storyline: Superman: Doomed Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Aaron Kuder Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 2, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 8
7.2Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

Superman finally succumbs to the Doomsday virus and transforms into SUPERDOOM! Is anybody in the universe safe from his vast power and fury? How can Superman possibly find a cure for his condition when the Monster of Steel has completely taken over his mind?

  • 8.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Jul 5, 2014

    Besides Supergirl looking evil and the chapter 1 confusion, Action Comics #33 is still fun. It shows what going on with Lois Lane and seeing Superman when he really cuts loose. New readers can find enjoyment in Action Comics #33 and want to see more. Which I think is perfect when new readers are looking for their first comic. A fun story where you can get an idea as to what's going on and want to see more because you liked what you saw. As for the story itself it keeps you drawn in and I can't wait to see what happens next in Superman/Wonder Woman #10. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 3, 2014

    "Doomed" is always at its best whenever it passes through Action Comics. It's almost a shame it's not confined solely to this title. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - uuoo93 Jul 7, 2014

    So basically, this issue has one of the weakest arcs since the beginning of the event, but the second arc isso good that the creative teambrings the overall quality back to where it previously was,creating even higher expectations for the future of this story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jul 2, 2014

    While it feels way too much like a Hulk story, it still manages to work due to some interesting internal monologuing by Superman and a very real threat looming for Earth. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Cole Kennedy Jul 2, 2014

    Whatever your opinion of these unique changes to the multiple Superman series, it has been an exciting and surprising ride that is has been intriguing, to say the least. And with an art team as skilled as this one, this book, no matter what defect or disliking the overall story may have, will always be be regarded in high quality. The conclusion of this issue is proof that, no matter how much has changed for Superman, its about to get a lot worse for him, and a lot better for us. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jul 4, 2014

    So overall an up and down issue. Most of my criticism is leveled at the portrayal of Supergirl, incongruous with the last three months of her story. But the Doomed plot progresses. We have a great cliffhanger. And Aaron Kuder's art is stunning. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 2, 2014

    Action Comics #33 is a book with the unenviable burden of setting the stage for bigger moments to come. In that extent, it succeeds even when hampered by the reality of the issue. Superman: Doomed has a lot of potential planted by this opening issue. While there are some bumps here and there, the creative team has enough heart and hard work with this book to make a return trip more than valid. We just need to pick up the pace a bit. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jul 8, 2014

    If you can ignore the parts where Doomsday is involved, the story's not half-bad, and Kuder's art is always worth looking at. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Outright Geekery - Adam Jul 9, 2014

    Supergirl and Superdoom Superman had a very interesting interaction, but something was just off. Superman acted shocked when he saw her as a Red Lantern even though an entire issue of Red Lanterns was devoted to having Guy Gardener explain to Superman about Red Lantern Supergirl. Supergirl's reaction to Superman was a little odd too. I know she is trying to help him make the best of a bad situation, but he is infected with freaking Doomsday. No good is gonna come out of that. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 2, 2014

    Action Comics #33 may have some good dialog and continues making Steel and Lana into badasses, but it really doesn't push the Doomed story forward at all.  Aaron Kuder's art is good, but you could skip this issue and not miss much.  If your reading Doomed, get it.  If you're an Action Comics fan not reading Doomed, skip it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jul 2, 2014

    ACTION COMICS #33 is not a bad issue by any means, but it feels a tad out of place and doesn't move the story forward as the rest of the issues in this event. Pak does do a wonderful job with SuperDoom's narration throughout the issue to a point where it feels poetic. The art team, as always, does a great job as well, but all-in-all, it's just an ok issue. If this is on your pull list, keep it on because Doomed is still the best Superman story of the New 52, regardless of one or two decent issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Lachlan R Jul 4, 2014

    ACTION COMICS #33 is good, but feels a little meandering. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Infinite Comix - Daren Taveras Jul 5, 2014

    Action Comics #33 suffers from a misshapen narrative. Although certain sequences, namely the combat, are eye-catching, there is not much else to keep the reader engaged. "Superman: Doomed" has bogged down the series and, unless things move in a better direction, there will not be much of a reason to pick up Action Comics until the arc has finished. Read Full Review

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