Action Comics #875

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Eddy Barrows Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 11, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
7.6Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

To give the full details of this story would spoil the dramatic finale of the "New Krypton" crossover, and we don't want to do that! Suffice to say, a "World Without Superman" is a very dangerous place, indeed, and the only thing standing between the good (and not so good) folks of Earth and an impending shadow of doom are the all-new Nightwing and Flamebird!Eisner Award-winning writer Greg Rucka (FINAL CRISIS: REVELATIONS) teams with rising star Eddy Barrows (TEEN TITANS) to kick off a bold new era for ACTION COMICS!

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Mar 13, 2009

    I miss Superman not appearing in his flagship title, and the cover proclaiming World Without (insert Superman shield here) seems too familiar, especially to us readers who, back in the early to mid 1990s had the World Without a Superman storyline following his death. Is DC trying to recapture some of the magic of those high selling days of Superman comics past? Absolutely. Honestly, if the current storytelling holds up, they just might. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Mar 11, 2009

    While I found the reveal for the 'magically aging' Chris Kent to be a tad off putting, everything else about this issue and the plot Rucka has set up for future issues was more than enough for me to give this a Must Read rating. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Mar 13, 2009

    B+. It was a nice little set-up issue, but I’m more interested in getting to the meat and potatoes next month. If this issue is indicative of what a world without Superman is like, then I’m not necessarily hoping he comes back in a hurry. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Dan Phillips Mar 11, 2009

    Action Comics #875 is a promising start to what has the potential to be a great yearlong story. More importantly, the book also takes the time to entertain in the here and now while setting up what's to come. And for those of us who have been twiddling our thumbs waiting for the Superman books to cut to the chase already, that's a welcome sight indeed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Mar 16, 2009

    There's still time to dive into the back issue bin and pick up the first 16 chapters of this epic story, and once you give them a thorough read, I think you'll agree that Action Comics #875 earns 4 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Mar 27, 2009

    Action Comics #875 was an unimpressive start to the new direction for this title. Having said that, this issue was incredibly new reader friendly and that is always a wise move when kicking off a brand new direction for a title. If you are a fan of Chris Kent or just love simple and straightforward super hero stories then you might want to check out Action Comics #875. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Charles Webb Mar 12, 2009

    If you liked this review, be sure to check out more of the authors work at Monster In Your Veins Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Mar 12, 2009

    "Action Comics" #875 tells a story clearly based on the narrative machine set in motion by Geoff Johns, but unless Greg Rucka does something special with it -- takes it in a surprising direction -- then this comic will lose its status as a central book in the DCU. It will be that lesser series about which everyone will say, "yeah, it's fine, but when is that Superman guy coming back?" Read Full Review

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