Action Comics #885

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Pere Prez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 13, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 2
7.2Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

With a new lease on life, Nightwing and Flamebird return to Metropolis determined to hunt down one of General Zod's few remaining sleeper agents. Continued in SUPERMAN #696!And in the co-feature, Captain Atom is back on Earth, but his struggle to break his ties with Mirabai and Project 7734 aren't over yet. Guest-starring Metropolis's own super-powered protector, Mon-El! And check out the connecting cover art on these two issues!

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jan 14, 2010

    And things moved forward! I also have really grown to appreciate Pere Perez' art on this title. I think it is smooth and beautiful. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Jan 17, 2010

    Captain Atom must be slated to play some role in the upcoming and inevitable war between Earth and New Krypton, so his inclusion in Action Comics hopefully will bear fruit worthy of the sacrifice of pages allotted to the main story. The New Krypton saga is too good to be abbreviated in the pages of Action Comics if The Captain simply joins The Justice League and gets lost amongst the teams cast. CAFUs great art helps to make up for the inclusion of a pretty pointless Second Feature that detracts from the main feature. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 14, 2010

    The two stories make this title worth reading. With word coming down of the upcoming "War of the Supermen" story set to rock the Super-titles this summer, this issue seems like a great place to start. If not here, where? If not now, when? Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Dan Phillips Jan 13, 2010

    This series' back-up is considerably more interesting than the main feature, which has been the case for the past couple of weeks as the connection between Captain Atom's predicament and the New Krypton storyline has become clearer. James Robinson deserves serious props for trying to integrate elements of Countdown and a character as severely broken as Captain Atom into the fold, even I'm not quite sure if he'll pull it off. At the very least, though, there's a feeling of risk taking and unfamiliarity at work in this co-feature that's not present in any of the other New Krypton-related books, except for perhaps Sterling Gates' Supergirl. For that, and for Cafu's expressive, dynamic art, it definitely deserves some praise. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jan 22, 2010

    Meh, this issue just didn't really do anything for me. We find out there are Kryptonian sleeper agents in STAR Labs and the SP, but I kind of don't care anymore... NW and FB had been ignoring their mission to capture the sleeper agents for so long, that now that they are after them again, I've just lost all interest. This comic probably wasn't as bad as I'm making it out to be(the artwork was nice), but it's just the same old, same old in the Superman family of books. To be honest, I think I finally miss Big Blue. He really needs to come back to earth from New Krypton... It's time. Read Full Review

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