Action Comics #10

Action Comics #10

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Rags Morales Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 6, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 4
8.2Critic Rating
8.1User Rating


  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jun 13, 2012

    It is a very nice story ... that emotional nugget which adds to this mythos nicely. And I have been a Cafu fan for a while. It was great to see him on a super-book once again. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Phillip Carson Jun 6, 2012

    That carries over into the back-up by Sholly Fisch, as the pair, along with Perry White and other reporters, eulogize Clark at a local bar. The emotion is very real, and I genuinely felt sorrow for everyone. This whole issue was filled with a grounding element the series desperately needed, spending time building up the relationships between the characters, while still giving us a fun and exciting adventure story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Jun 8, 2012

    Fantastic issue and a very nice way to kick off the books next storyline. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicville - Chris Blackwell Jun 12, 2012

    This issue has me excited again about the future of Action Comics. I got worried duringissues6 – 8, and got absolutely terrified during last months horrific issue #9. I am hoping that Grant Morrison can keep this comic on target, and deliver more surprises and twists like he did this week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outer Realm Comics - thefrozenreptile Jun 9, 2012

    This seems to have been a typical score for most of the Action Comics run of the New 52. Morrison and Morales are a perfect compliment to each other, and Superman is well on his way to being the premier hero of the world again (which he should be. I especially loved in this book the Justice League scene. One thing I have enjoyed about the new 52 in the last couple of months in general is the real effort behind all titles to incorporate everyone into the new universe, even in the "Five Years before the rest of the books" stories as depicted here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Jun 8, 2012

    Each issue that Morrison delivers seems to be riddled with clues and hints of what is to come, but even though one could dwell on those moments for months, the prime stories still hold up well. That's the case with this issue. Morrison delivers up some heart-string pulling moments, and gives Clark Kent more depth as a character than we've ever seen before. Couple that with awesome Rags Morales art, and Action Comics is a book you can't pass up. The weird moments bring it down a bit for me, but Action Comics #10 is very much deserving of 4.5 Stars out of 5. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jun 6, 2012

    Grant Morrison and Rags Morales are still bringing us the younger Superman. I had concerns that because he gained the Kryptonian armor, the series would jump forward to catch up with SUPERMAN. The 'bad guy' here leaves a little to be desired as his motives feel a little clich but we do get some more developments that you'll gobble up while reading the story. It feels odd that the back up story takes place after next month's issue but it is good to be getting an actual back up story instead of other extras. I was getting a little worried about the series but with this first part in a new story arc, I can feel my excitement building up again. That feeling that Morrison has something up his sleeve is coming back and he shows that a Superman comic can be fun and exciting. This is what I want from a Superman comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jun 7, 2012

    A lot of great moments, each of which would be the seed of a great story, but mashed together, they all lack the impact they're potentially capable of. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Jun 7, 2012

    While this issue doesn't always succeed in delivering everything I want out of a Superman comic, it does open some exciting possibilities and is still one the best titles DC is publishing. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jun 8, 2012

    That's another reason why Morrison tends to get to do what he wants - good or bad, he's a writer whose next move we never see coming. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 6, 2012

    "Action Comics" #10 is a good comic, but we're going to need to see how this plays out in #11-12 to get a better understanding on if it's a great comic. Standing on its own, it works well enough, but it's clearly the first act in a three-act story, and where we go from here is just as important as this issue's starting point. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Jun 11, 2012

    I'm a big fan of Superman and a fan of Morrison's work on Action Comics, and if he really did kill Clark, the story possibilities seem endless. No longer will the writer be weighed down by a need to give Clark a 9-to-5 that only seems to interfere with his saving the planet over and over. If it's not to be so, however, I still believe in Grant Morrison, and his abilities to make a man fly. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 6, 2012

    Though Nimrod himself turns out to be a dud, he does facilitate an interesting twist that could have a profound impact on the Superman franchise depending how far Morrison chooses to push it. Even when this series stumbles, it remains an ambitious and exciting reinvention of the Man of Steel. Read Full Review

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