Action Comics #890

Writer: Paul Cornell Artist: Pete Woods Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 30, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
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Look out, Metropolis Lex Luthor is back! The dynamic new creative team of Paul Cornell and Pete Woods (SUPERMAN: LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON) hits the scene with an oversized issue packed with non-stop action! That's not all! Superstar artist David Finch (BRIGHTEST DAY, New Avengers) joins ACTION COMICS this issue as new cover artist!

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Jul 1, 2010

    Very good first issue to this arc. Enjoying the Lex Luthor centric story and looking forward to seeing how his quest for a power ring turns out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Vine - inferiorego Jun 30, 2010

    This book was incredibly refreshing to a series that's gone 890 issues. Sure, Superman has been gone from this book for almost a year, if not more, but I'm really enjoying Lex Luthor taking center stage here. It's nice to see a villain, who recently had a part in a major event, star in a book. This is one of the more interesting stories I've read in a while, and a new take on the world of the Lantern Corps. Highly recommend! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Dan Phillips Jun 30, 2010

    The Superman books desperately needed a shot in the arm following the seemingly never-ending monotony of the New Krypton saga. Whether or not JMS' philosophical "Grounded" storyline in Superman will provide that is still very much in question. The same can't be said about Cornell and Wood's Action Comics, even at this early stage in the game. This is exactly the type of influx of creativity, energy and talent the Superman franchise needed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Jun 30, 2010

    The first issue of this direction for the title is fantastic. Cornell and Woods are off to a great start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 30, 2010

    Lex's specific quest for power might seem odd initially, but Cornell justifies it in such a way that it feels natural by the end of the issue. And with a passel of villains just waiting to tangle with Lex in the issues to come of "Action Comics," well, this run up to "Action Comics" #900 promises to be a blast. Cornell and Woods are working together like they've done so for years. Villainy has never been so much fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Maxwell Yezpitelok Jul 5, 2010

    At one point Luthors lackey of the moment briefly checks in on John Henry Irons, a.k.a. Steel, but Lex dismisses him saying, Hes just a genius in a powered suit. It occurs to me that Steel is the anti-Luthor: Theyre both bald scientists in robotic suits who had their life turned upside down by Superman. Where Luthor felt envious and provoked, Irons felt humbled and inspired. I wouldnt mind that guy having a larger role in the overall scheme of this storyline, which apparently concludes next year in Action Comics #900. Hey, who knows, maybe if this works out well, by issue #1000 no one will remember that Superman guy who used to star in this comic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jul 2, 2010

    Given the last minute creative team switch on this issue, I'm not surprised that this isn't the strongest issue of Paul Cornell's that I've ever read (Marc Guggenheim was originally solicited as the writer), but there is still a lot to like about this issue and enough to show that the concept has a lot of potential. It is a bit unfocused and the logical leaps are a bit much to swallow, but I think it is still worth a read if you've got a chance. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jul 3, 2010

    Pete Woods art looks a little different from his prior work. It looks as though he is using a finer line than I am used to seeing in his art. It is still smashing stuff. I guess I'll have to see where this is going. Read Full Review

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