Action Comics #861

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Gary Frank Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 30, 2008 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 8
7.1Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

"Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes" part 4! Superman's mission in the 31st century continues on the one planet more dangerous than Earth: the cold, knowledge-obsessed world of Colu! What fate has befallen Brainiac 5, and what are the horrible secrets behind the new Justice League?

  • 8.4
    IGN - Bryan Joel Jan 30, 2008

    As with every review of "Superman and The Legion of Super-Heroes," I'll send it off by saying that this is shaping up to be a very solid Superman story. It manages to examine the character and his legacy without actually making him the spotlight hero, and meanwhile tell and engaging tale that benefits all the characters involved. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Feb 7, 2008

    Yet for all that, there's still something about the story that I find lacking. In addition to the problems listed above - or perhaps as a result of all three of them - it might be as simple as the fact that I just don't feel invested enough in any of the characters to really care about what's happening to them. Maybe Johns can improve the story with the last couple of issues, but without any kind of emotional anchor to make me interested in the story, I'll be surprised if I'm blown away by its ending. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Jan 31, 2008

    I liked how they finally made mention of the lightning rod from the JSA / JLA crossover. Seems it can't be used until the crisis of the 31st century, which I guess is going to be in Final Crisis. Can't imagine there being another crisis after a final crisis, but DC does like that naming convention. It was good to see they tried to explain all the stars turning red through the use of one of the captured Legion members. Still doesn't make much sense, but it's a comic book and at least they tried. Read Full Review

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