Action Comics #899

Action Comics #899

Writer: Paul Cornell Artist: Jesus Merino Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 30, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Lex Luthor has left no stone unturned in his quest for the Black Lantern energy, but he's not the only one searching for it Brainiac wants the energy and the knowledge it offers all to himself. Trust us, this is gonna be the most vicious Luthor/Brainiac team-up ever. It all sets the stage for both a conclusion and a beginning in next month's historic ACTION COMICS #900, featuring the return of you-know-who

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Apr 1, 2011

    This issue is great, and Im tremendously excited for the conclusion of this storyline. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Mar 30, 2011

    Paul Cornell continues to deliver a magnificent examination of the DCU's most egotistical character. Let's hope next month's #900 wraps up with storyline with a pretty bow so I can finally proclaim what I've long wanted to: Paul Cornell's Action Comics run is the quintessential Lex Luthor story. Period. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Apr 4, 2011

    All things considered, this is a very nicely handled showdown between Brainiac and Luthor that makes for a great payoff for many elements of Cornell's run -- going all the way back to the first issue -- whilst also setting up an epic showdown for the anniversary issue #900 in a way that feels more organic and natural than a lot of DC's cosmic crossovers of late. However, if you haven't checked out Cornell's run on this book yet, then I'd probably advise you to start at the beginning, as much of the enjoyment of this issue depends on seeing how the writer brings together his disparate story strands in preparation for a high-stakes denouement. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Apr 1, 2011

    But the end explanation of the big villain, the not-so-big villain, the nature of the spheres, the purpose of the spheres ... really the foundation of the whole plot and sub-plots ... is all jammed into one issue? I am hoping that the ending in Action Comics #900 helps me wrap my head around everything that happened here. And I can't wait to see Superman back in this title and to see what Paul Cornell has in store for him. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Mar 31, 2011

    I've greatly enjoyed most of the Cornell and Woods run on "Action Comics," but this chapter feels like a misstep. I appreciate what Cornell and Merino were trying to accomplish here, but it doesn't quite hit the mark. Here's to next month's conclusion being up to the normally higher standards of this run. Read Full Review

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