Action Comics #34

Action Comics #34

Event\Storyline: Superman: Doomed Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Aaron Kuder Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 6, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 6
7.2Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

And now Last Sun, the penultimate chapter in the SUPERMAN: DOOMED saga as Earth lies in ruins and everyones survival is in question!

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Joel Raivid Aug 8, 2014

    The war of the world vs Brainiac is great and really created a fun epic story, however what is even more fun is Batmans plan, and Pak really pulls it out of the bag and ties it in to an earlier part of the Doomed story in his Batman/Superman book which is a really nice payoff because at the time it seemed that issue was a bit random and out of place in the Doomed story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 8, 2014

    Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder give readers of the Doomed event the third great issue of the week.  I was slow to jump on the Doomed wagon, but I'm fully in now.  I don't know if the writers can keep the momentum up, but if the cliffhanger is any indication, the fun is only just begun.  Highly Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Aug 9, 2014

    Action Comics #34 showed how epic a comic should be and has done an amazing in slightly outdoing the annual. I highly suggest buying Action Comics #34 along with any other comic that comes out for Superman Doomed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Aug 6, 2014

    Superman: Doomed has been a back and forth story for me. At times, it's a complete home run and really moves the story forward and at other times, it feels like a bit of filler. All three Doomed issues this week were great, but ACTION COMICS was really the stand-out for me. This issue worked on numerous levels and was incredibly captivating. Both the art team and the writing are wonderful and that cliffhanger has me hooked. Overall, I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Cole Kennedy Aug 6, 2014

    With stellar art from Kuder and Kolins, and a bright and beautiful coloring job from Quintana, Action Comics continues its great work in the art department. As for the story, Superman battled internal doubts but was aided by his friends and allies to combat one large nemesis. Although the climax did not live up to its expectation the overall trend of this issue was good and created some juicy cliff hangers moving into the next installment of Doomed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F.D. White Aug 7, 2014

    Superman questions himself in the issue, "Who the hell do I think I am?" and I think we all know. In the hands of Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder he's one of the most well-written superheroes DC has right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Aug 13, 2014

    Amazingly enough, you're excited to see how this story's going to turn out, even if it's been quite a slog to get to this point. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Joey Ulfsrud Aug 10, 2014

    To say that Action Comics #34 is bad would be overzealous. In fact, overzealous would be a much better word to describe the issue. The spirit is there, the characters are there, the suspense is there, but the writing just can't hold so much together in just this one issue. Overly ambitious is more of a symbol of good than of bad, though. Pak is obviously excited about the story he is telling, he just needs to slow it down a bit. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Aug 7, 2014

    Pak, Kuder, Kollins, and Quintana all help to give us a good entry in the Doomed storyline. That said, it's still a storyline that probably should have seen its end by this point anyway. Pak is able to get back to back to some of the storytelling roots that has made his run so wonderful initially. The story is huge, action packed, and ridiculous in a good way. The artistic contributions are mostly solid, but take a hit only because the transition from one artist to another is jarring. Overall, despite its faults, this is a solid entry in the Doomed event. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Hyper Geeky - uuoo93 Sep 11, 2014

    This is the worst issue in the Doomed event so far, and the major story seems to be headed towards a weird and confusing close. And if that's where it's going, I'm just glad that the end is coming. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Aug 13, 2014

    And I think we have 4 more issues! Love the art. Like Lois being herself (although hope she loses her powers). But other than that, I feel like too much is being thrown at me. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 8, 2014

    "Doomed," like Doomsday himself, has taken a course all its own, seemingly unstoppable and certainly overwhelming. Pak, Kuder, Kolins and crew do a fine job of giving readers a dynamic, packed story to read, but it feels rushed and ill-fit for the space and time allotted. Credit given to a pair of writers certainly adds credence to the supposition that this comic book may have needed some help hurrying along to match deadlines or adjust accordingly. The scope of Doomsday blending into an attack from Brainiac (and more!) is ambitious, but it needs to be controlled just a bit to become a more enjoyable "Superman against all odds" story. I love the connectivity Pak and Kuder have built with appearances and cameos across the DC Universe, but I'd like to see Superman given more space to soar. Read Full Review

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