Action Comics #898

Writer: Paul Cornell Artist: Pete Woods Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 23, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
7.6Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

First his own action figure, then his own Christmas special now GREEN LANTERN's Larfleeze wants to take over ACTION COMICS?! Not if Lex Luthor has anything to say about it! Tune in for the rematch that's been brewing ever since Lex tried to steal Larfleeze's Orange Lantern back in BLACKEST NIGHT!

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Feb 24, 2011

    It's been a very strong run for Cornell and Luthor on Action Comics, and this issue, good as it is, makes you wistful that its end is near. Only the promise of the ultimate blow-up can resign you to wishing the end will come as soon as possible. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Feb 26, 2011

    But who is the mastermind using Mr. Mind as an agent? Sivana? Darkseid? Mr. Mxyzptlk? Nothing but good stuff here, especially some of Larfleeze's moments. I usually tire very quickly with him but that final moment was magic. And we are only a couple of issues away from Superman returning to Action. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Jan 28, 2011

    Were in the home stretch now, with just two issues left in this story arc before the reigns of the title are given back to Superman. Im really happy that Cornell and Woods are sticking around, though. Their Lex Luthor saga has been masterful and I cant wait to see what they do with our star. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Feb 25, 2011

    Excellent issue, and Im really looking forward to the end of this storyline. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Feb 23, 2011

    Issue #898 is really the first misfire for Paul Cornell's Lex Luthor-starring run on Action Comics. The funny thing is, it's not even bad. It's just that when all the previous issues have been so incredible, this one sticks out like a sore thumb. With that said, the cliffhanger ending has me excited for how this series concludes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Feb 24, 2011

    With all of the eleventh hour revelations this issue, it feels a bit like all the pieces are being hastily shoved together, but even with that sudden high speed nature it's still enjoyable. What could have been a mild disaster (Lex Luthor taking over "Action Comics" for ten months) has turned out to be a book to look forward to. Kudos to Cornell and Woods, and here's to their run lasting for a great deal to come. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Mar 8, 2011

    The action doesn't unfold clearly from a visual standpoint, and that's unfortunate, as I really like the aesthetics of Pete Woods' linework. His style has evolved over the years, and here, his crisp, detailed, clean approach reminds me of the style of Chris (Tom Strong) Sprouse. He actually manages to make Larfleeze appear to be a figure of menace and power rather than goofy and pathetic. Read Full Review

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