Action Comics #895

Writer: Paul Cornell Artist: Pete Woods Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 24, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
8.7Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Lex Luthor has had an incredibly difficult time of it lately, what with fighting master assassin Deathstroke, avoiding being eaten by Gorilla Grodd, and even meeting Death herself! Now he's finally back at his office in Metropolis, so he can relax a little bit oh shoot, Lex, watch out for Vandal Savage and that axe!In the Jimmy Olsen co-feature, Superman's pal has to convince a bunch of bloodthirsty aliens that Earth is too boring and staid to host the universe's biggest (and most destructive) party. But how exactly is he going to do that? (Everyone, put on a bow tie!)

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Nov 30, 2010

    Again, I think this is supposed to be a fun story, light and fluffy and in some ways silly. RB Silva's work is solid throughout this and works very well with the bright color palette. And I thought he did a great job with Supergirl. Only that Lois panel was off. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan NguyenShare this:FacebookStumbleUponDigg Nov 26, 2010

    Cornell has proven his writing chops, but has yet to demonstrate his ability to keep his creativity in line with a structured plot. So far, even with no specific knowledge of the endgame to come, it's clear that each issue is taking baby-steps there. Including last month's tte--tte with Death, this makes two dialogue-heavy issues in a row, meaning some action is sorely needed to keep the pace lively. However, Spencer's energetic back-up makes this issue a great value for its content. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Nov 30, 2010

    If you have the patience to follow the lead story carefully, Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Nov 24, 2010

    "Superman" might be having problems with fill-in writers and additional scripters getting added to the mix these days, but "Action Comics" is on fire. If you haven't already, check it out; this is a great place to start as "The Black Ring" enters its second half. Here's to Cornell and Woods being around for "Action Comics" #900 and beyond, because this pair have a great synergy going on here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Dan Phillips Nov 25, 2010

    This week, at least, Nick Spencer and RB Silva's Jimmy Olsen back-up is the star of the show, and I continue to have a blast reading their take on the goofy, light-hearted Silver Age Olsen tales. There's a playfulness and wit to this ongoing co-feature that's rarely seen these days in comics (well, at least outside of Cornell and Spencer's work on this book), which is why I hope it finds a place once DC eliminates these back-ups. Why is it that just as two books, Detective and Action Comics, convince me back-ups can be worthwhile, DC gets rid of them? Read Full Review

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