Action Comics #13

Action Comics #13

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Travel Foreman Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 3, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 4
8.0Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

You wont want to miss the return of Krypto! Superman must face down a threat from the Phantom Zone with the help of The Phantom Stranger! Grant Morrison makes a major change in ACTION COMICS in this special issue featuring art by Travel Foreman!

  • 10
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 5, 2012

    A special issue, and highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Oct 3, 2012

    Krypto. That's enough to make me happy. We've been wondering what his fate was since the New 52 started. Now we finally have some answers, including clarification as to what the "ghost dog" mentioned in earlier issues meant. Seeing the beginning of the Phantom Zone and the return of Xa-Du raised the excitement. You'll find the back up touching your emotions as you see the relationship between baby Kal-El and Krypto and realize how much they lost. Grants different approach to the narrative gives the story a classic feel to it and fitting for a Halloween story, despite not really being a Halloween story. If you've been wondering what Krypto's fate will be, you need to check this issue out. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Oct 6, 2012

    So this was just another fantastic issue in this run. Action Comics has been the best book of the DCnU for me, showing me that a more classic Superman can still work in the dark world of today's comics. An immutable hero in Superman. Silver Age elements reimagined. Even Krypto. That isn't even mentioning the new elements of the story - the little man and his anti-Superman army. This book is a ray of sunlight. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Phillip Carson Oct 4, 2012

    Only a couple of months left. Better enjoy them while they lasst. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopMatters - shathley Q Oct 30, 2012

    For those of us who found themselves in the path of Sandy, and for our own Associate Comics Editor Michael D. Stewart, our thoughts and our hopes are with you now as much during the aftermath, as they were during the storm. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Flip Geeks - Earl Maghirang Oct 8, 2012

    Travel Foreman's art here is pretty impressive. Why couldn't they have placed him when AC started instead of Rags Morales (of course no offense to Morales who also fared well in the first story arc). Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Oct 3, 2012

    The backup feature attempts to add a heartfelt look at Krypto's bond with Superman throughout his adventures. The story comes off sweet enough, and it acts as a nice companion to what we learned in the main feature. Best of all, Brad Walker has done great work on this title and shows off his excellent art yet again. It's also worth mentioning Krypto's new look in both stories: instead of resembling a white Parson Russell Terrier, he now appears to be a fierce white wolf. John Snow would be jealous. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Oct 4, 2012

    Action Comics #13 is a perfect example of how to make a single issue a story in its own right, while still contributing to the larger character history and narrative. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead Oct 13, 2012

    Action Comics #13 is a great standalone issue, with some very touching moments littered throughout. Do NOT miss out on this if you're a Krypto fan. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Justin Barnes Oct 5, 2012

    It would have been great to have more than just the brief cameos from the criminals in the Phantom Zone. Had the backup story been axed and the main feature were extended; the story would have been better. The backup story is the origin of Krypto along with how he has always been apart Clark's life, in spirit, while he was trapped in the Phantom Zone. It is also worth mentioning how much Krypto's look as changed throughout this series. This is one of those issue that can make you upset sad when you realise that Morrison is only going to be on Action Comics for a couple more months. Can't wait for next months issue. I give it an 8/10. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 5, 2012

    I enjoyed this issue quite a bit, but I suspect many won't feel the same if they don't love Krypto as much as I do. It's safer to say this is a more middle-of-the-road issue, considering the hokier elements you have to work with here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Oct 7, 2012

    Nothing about this issue isnecessary, it was simply a scary ghost story for Morrison to tell in honor of Halloween. Although, I am excited to see Zod make his way back into Superman's line-up of arch enemies. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Outer Realm Comics - thefrozenreptile Oct 10, 2012

    The scene where Superman removes Krypto from the Zone and brings him to space to bathe him in the yellow sun rays is the most moving page drawn in this series so far, without any question. The sequences where Krypto is also protecting and watching over Clark are good too. But the rest of the book is of such mediocre quality to bring the overall rating for the book down, and the future will not be bright if the stories don't get more substantial soon. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Outer Realm Comics - Matthew Atkinson Oct 10, 2012

    The scene where Superman removes Krypto from the Zone and brings him to space to bathe him in the yellow sun rays is the most moving page drawn in this series so far, without any question. The sequences where Krypto is also protecting and watching over Clark are good too. But the rest of the book is of such mediocre quality to bring the overall rating for the book down, and the future will not be bright if the stories don't get more substantial soon. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Scott West Oct 4, 2012

    This is a solid issue and deserved a perfect middle-of-the-road score but it gets a bonus half point for the appearance of one of my favorite DC characters however brief it may have been. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Oct 5, 2012

    All-in-all, Morrison throws a lot to the wall and only some of it sticks. When he's willing to whisk us through insane pseudo-explanations of what's going on, it often works. He doesn't even really bother with that here, but lucky for readers he does such a good job with the characters that the story ends up being worthwhile anyway. That's been the tenor of his run. If you've been sticking it out, this lands softly in the middle of what he's been up to. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Outright Geekery - Richard Wanderman Jr. Jan 23, 2017

    This is the gift of a dog's love, that they comfort us when we need it, and they just love to be with us. Krypto may be a canine-like analog from an alien world, but he's all dog to us, and is the best companion Kal-El could ever hope for. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 4, 2012

    Wrapped in what is quite possibly the most unattractive Bryan Hitch cover I've ever seen (if it wasn't for the outfit I wouldn't have even guessed it was Superman), "Action Comics" #13 just never comes together. There are good ideas and some fun moments, but this feels like a comic that could have used some revisions on both the script and the art. It's frustrating, too; this is a comic that is 80% of the way towards being great, but the parts that don't work drag it down to below average. This should have been a 4 or 4.5 star comic, and you can see pieces of it that qualify, but it stumbles one too many times. Read Full Review

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