Action Comics #879

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Diego Olmos Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 15, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 2
7.4Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

So far, Nightwing and Flamebird's mission of apprehending Zod's sleeper agents has gone fairly smoothly. But then they met Az-Rel and Nadira Va-Dim. Now the "Bonnie and Clyde of Krypton" have turned the tables on Earth's newest protectors. The race to prevent war with New Krypton may be over before it's even begun! And it's all in preparation for next month's crossover event in the SUPERMAN books!Plus: The debut of the Captain Atom co-feature written by Greg Rucka (DETECTIVE COMICS) and James Robinson (STARMAN), the writers of SUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON! Where has Captain Atom been all this time? And is he back on the side of good or sti more

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Jul 21, 2009

    Overall, Action Comics is still a part of the pinnacle of books, comprised of the Superman Family and Green Lantern titles, which sit atop of the DC superhero line. If its this good now, wait until Superman comes back! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jul 22, 2009

    Once again, this was a solid issue of Action Comics, nothing spectacular, just good, decent stuff. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Dan Phillips Jul 15, 2009

    The issue also marks the debut of Rucka and James Robinson's Captain Atom back-up serial, but I'm not sure what else to say other than I have no idea what to make of it. The story sees Captain Atom battle a horde of Orc-looking creatures in some unspecified time/reality, with Rucka and Robinson declining to give the reader any foothold. There's some nice action, and a quick cut scene to the Atom's time in the JLA adds some intrigue to the set-up, but the story still suffers from being far too enigmatic. I have a lot of questions about Captain Atom, chief among them being whether or not he remembers his unfortunate turn as Monarch in Countdown. By holding their answers so close to the chest, Robinson and Rucka made me less interested instead of more. The back-up certainly didn't justify the dollar hike in cover price. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 19, 2009

    While I am not keen on over-paying for my comics, the Captain Atom adventure given to us here is almost enough for me to consider buying the next issue -" just for that. The main story of "Action Comics" seems on a course to intersect with the events in other Superman titles, so Captain Atom may not have to lure me back all by himself. We'll see what Rucka and Robinson (together on "World of New Krypton," Robinson writing solo on "Superman") have in store for us and how engaging that story might be. Read Full Review

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