Action Comics Annual #2

Action Comics Annual #2

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Kenneth Rocafort Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 30, 2013 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 3
5.3Critic Rating
4.7User Rating

Part 1 of KRYPTON RETURNS, continuing next month! What does this mean to the Universe? Superman, Supergirl and Superboy are enlisted by the Oracle to go back to their homeworld and correct what the villainous HEl has done! This epic adventure spans eons, from Kryptons savage past of Clones to the very minutes before Kal-Els ship is sent into space! You only think you know what happened in the last days of Krypton!

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Daren Taveras Oct 31, 2013

    Despite its flaws, Action Comics Annual #2 is a strong start to Krypton Returns. Although it may be over faster than we would like it to be; only four issues, it appears that the story will go in a very interesting and exciting direction. Kenneth Rocafort continues to do wonders with his artistry and its apparent in every page of the annual. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Nov 4, 2013

    Lobdell's story gets points for its accessibility as much as its originality, has an interesting twist, and is visually attractive. "Action Comics Annual" #2 does well for its attention to the fundamentals, and makes a story that could have readily been dismissed a lot better, making for a decent introduction to the next Superman event. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Oct 30, 2013

    As far as the artwork by Kenneth Rocafort and Dan Jurgens goes, there are a few pages that are top-notch, but there are way more misses than hits. The mystery villain I mentioned earlier? Her eyes appear crossed on more than one occasion. Rocafort's layouts do not have a natural flow to them, so I had to analyze each page to see how it was supposed to be read instead of it just happening intuitively. Both of these artists are talented and have put out some great material in the past, but this is not one of their best days. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Nov 1, 2013

    But so much of this issue seems strained and worrisome. Supergirl being a selfish brat. Superboy killing. An unnecessary complicated plot. A lot of exposition. It doesn't exactly flow. And so Krypton Returns begins. I knew I should have been worried after all. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 1, 2013

    Action Comics Annual #2 is not a good start to the Krypton Returns arc.  The dialogue and characterization of the three leads is awful.  The book is too wordy and those words are poorly written.  The art is good, but the panel layout makes it hard to follow.  Unfortunately, when you can follow it, the bad writing strikes again.  Superman, Supergirl and yes, even Superboy deserve better.  Time Tsunami...Time Tsunami. Read Full Review

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