Action Comics #892

Action Comics #892

Writer: Paul Cornell Artist: Pete Woods, Pere Perez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 25, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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Lex Luthor's all-consuming quest for power leads him straight into conflict with Deathstroke, the Terminator! What happens when the DCU's most ingenious mastermind meets its most lethal killer? We don't know, but it's sure gonna be fun finding out This issue also features a new Superboy story by Jeff Lemire (SWEET TOOTH) and Pier Gallo (ADVENTURE COMICS) the creative team of the upcoming new SUPERBOY ongoing series!

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Jeff MazzucaShare this:StumbleUponDigg Aug 29, 2010

    Paul Cornell seems to have a good grasp of the “villain of the month” structure and is using it wisely to show reasons why Lex is as powerful as he is. Each month, Lex is forced to use something else at his disposal to best counter the villain that he is facing. The action in the books, however, still leaves something to be desired. I hope that Cornell can keep up the “villain of the month” momentum and at the same time push the boundaries to really introduce some action that coincides with the concept of the book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Sep 4, 2010

    And before Superboy can jump to the rescue, the Phantom Stranger shows up and says Superboy cannot enter or Smallville will die. Now that is a cliffhanger! This would have been a great story if not for the Kent tunnel miscue. Pier Gallo's work is a lot smoother and less sketchy than I remember from the great Car-Vex storyline from Adventure. This cleaner style probably works in the brighter world of Superboy. I will be getting this title and most likely reviewing it here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Aug 28, 2010

    Still, at least its a good story, which accompanies a great story up front, making this a very good issue overall. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Richard George Aug 25, 2010

    Jeff Lemire's Superboy makes its long-awaited debut here in a back-up story that seems to take place in the midst of Lemire's debut issue, due in November. It's hard to really get a sense of anything in these ten pages, though it is clear that Lemire intends to incorporate the Teen Titans to some extent. That's probably fine, but I certainly hope the Superboy series remembers its there to tell a story about Kon-El and not his buddies. A little more of Geoff John's approach in Adventure Comics would be welcome... but we'll see. It's far too early to decide one way or another. Those hoping to be blown away should probably temper their expectations. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Sep 10, 2010

    (Unfortunately, I had to knock some marks off this issue for charging $3.99 on the basis of a second feature that actually turned out to be nothing more than a preview for a completely separate Superboy title. DCs second feature experiment has thrown up some reasonably good stories -- and some less so -- but I think its very questionable to start substituting glorified ads, promoting other books, for original content.) Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Mania - Ben Johnson August 27, 2010 Aug 27, 2010

    Perhaps I’m being unfair to judge this practice in mediocrity so harshly. After all, it’s little more than a symptom of a greater disease. Then again, I wouldn’t give a herpes breakout a pass just because I already had several in the past. Read Full Review

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