Action Comics #891

Writer: Paul Cornell Artist: Pete Woods Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 28, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
7.9Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

When Lex Luthor finally regained control of LexCorp, he thought he had everything he wanted. But in BLACKEST NIGHT, he briefly became an Orange Lantern and got a taste of true power. Now he'll do anything anything to get that power back. Buckle in for a greatest hits tour of the DCU's most wanted as Lex Luthor begins an epic quest for power, all brought to you by new ongoing writer Paul Cornell (Dr. Who, Captain Britain and MI-13) and artist Pete Woods (WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON), with covers by David Finch (BRIGHTEST DAY, Ultimatum)!

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Jul 29, 2010

    A truly fun comic that captuers the essence of the classic Silver Age tales while maintaining modern sensibilities. A great insight into the character of Lex Luthor and how he perceives himself and the world around him. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman Jul 28, 2010

    Obviously, this was in development independently of Inception, but if you've got a taste after that blockbuster for stories about cunning minds navigating traps set throughout dreams-within-dreams-within-dreams, then you're going to enjoy the hell out of this. I was really surprised to find that two of DC's longest-running titles would be some of the best comics out this week, but this and Detective are definitely my top recommendations for this week. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Miguel Perez Jul 28, 2010

    In the most effective use of a dream sequence in recent memory, Cornell skillfully explores Lex's thought processes and distinct viewpoint on the superheroes of the DCU. Sure it's been done before in the past, but not in such an entertaining and refreshing manner that manages to have me rooting for Lex to come out on top at the end of it all. Cornell takes full advantage of the dreamscape, embracing the absurd and hilarious nature of it. I'm calling it now, the panel of the week goes to the moment in which Lex first encounters Master Mind inside the saloon. Words cannot express the awesomeness of that shot. Together with Pete Woods' revamped art style, Paul Cornell is giving comic fans a reason to care about Lex Luthor. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Jul 30, 2010

    Traditionally, making the villain the star of a comic book presents the writer with a whole different set of obstacles. Paul Cornell is really taking those potential troubles and blowing right past them, giving us a comic book thats engaging, entertaining, and very cool. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser Aug 2, 2010

    As if we needed one more tie-in during the whole Blackest Night onslaught, I actually lamented the lack of a one-shot focusing in on Lex Luthors stint as an Orange Lantern. In Cornell and Woods Action Comics, DC has done us one betteran entire series devoted to its main figurehead of greed and malevolence. Off on his own yet not straying too far from the role that befits him, this arc promises to leave Luthor as an even greater antagonist upon Big Blues inevitable return to these pages. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 1, 2010

    "Action Comics" is taking the road less traveled here by putting Luthor in the starring role and diminishing the role of Superman, and I wouldn't have it any other way right now. After the past two plus years of New Krypton and "War of the Supermen," it's nice to explore the world surrounding the Man of Steel. Cornell is doing a great job with this story. This issue alludes to greater dealings beyond what is shown, and I can't wait to see where Luthor goes next. Luthor is far from a character that I empathize with, but he's certainly a character I enjoy reading. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jul 30, 2010

    Pete Woods and Cafu split the art here and shine, adapting to the variety of settings in the book. I don't know ... in writing the review of the book, I liked it more than when I first read it. Maybe I just miss Superman being here. Read Full Review

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