Convergence: Action Comics #1

Convergence: Action Comics #1

Event\Storyline: Convergence Writer: Justin Gray Artist: Amanda Conner, Jean-Claude St. Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 29, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 3
5.3Critic Rating
5.7User Rating

STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! Superman teams up with Power Girl, but can they stop a nuclear strike by Lex Luthor and Stalin of Red Son Moscow?

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj May 4, 2015

    This wasn't a perfect issue by any means. But the opening scene with the Lois love as well as the great characterization of Power Girl raised this Convergence mini for me. The great dialogue and crisp art was welcomed. And an old school Karen and Kal helped seal the deal. The only lasting concern is Lois' surliness to close the book. I do wonder where this is going. I guess Luthor will play some part in the climax as some space was devoted to him. And I hope I get to see the super-cousins battling side by side one more time! Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Apr 30, 2015

    It's Golden Age Superman versus Red Son Superman! Well, maybe not quite yet. Justin Gray spends this issue splitting his time between the two characters and their respective domes. The upswing to this approach means that Gray spends much of his time exploring these iconic characters and the consequences of being trapped under the dome. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Apr 29, 2015

    The entirety of Convergence to this point seems like it has missed the mark, and it is no different in the Action Comics version of the crossover. Although fans often clamour for the return of beloved characters that have gone away over controversial creative or editorial choices, if DC promises to do something like Convergence to bring back these characters, then the fans might just prefer that they stay gone. The Action Comics is not either really good nor bad compared to the other titles thus far, but that most of the others have been misfires is not good for this particular issue to be considered average among them. A lot more could have been done here, both with this individual series and with the crossover as a whole, but it is mostly forgettable, somewhat as most of the characters involved should have been. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 1, 2015

    The Superman books have been a highlight of this Convergence Event for me, but sadly, this isn't joining them.  The promise of Red Son Superman versus his Pre-Crisis counterpart is dashed as we get a boring setup story with very little Men of Steel.  It all feels like a missed opportunity and is average at best.  If you are on the fence with this one, skip it and grab the handful of other Convergence Superman books. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - George Chimples May 5, 2015

    Even by Convergence standards, this is an inconsequential, uneven book. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little May 1, 2015

    "Convergence: Action Comics" #1, like many of its fellow event issues, feels like a 21 pages of waiting for a final reveal that is actually spoiled by the first page, before the story even begins. As readers delve into the second half of this event, it will be interesting to see how these stories land but -- for now -- this is an issue for fans of the creators or hardcore completionists only. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen May 4, 2015

    So while the comic has a very cool fight waiting on deck, it doesn't provide enough of a solid foundation to warrant another read. Plus, I don't see how Gray can address all the buildup of this issue in only one more issue. The story will have to be truncated to provide some sort of coherent narrative, and even so its pacing may suffer. I'd hate to be even further let down by an equally listless second issue, particularly when it could fail to live up to its promise. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Infinite Comix - Max Dweck Apr 29, 2015

    Convergence: Action Comics #1 may just be the weakest of all the Convergence tie-ins so far. The story has tons of potential, but doesn't even begin to live up to it. It's a remarkably abysmal case of a bad set-up issue, one that focuses entirely on padding out the beginning and putting off the main show, all without providing anything that would entice the audience to return. If the second issue of this miniseries is good, it will have nothing in common with this first issue. Read Full Review

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