Action Comics #14

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Brad Anderson, Mark Probst, Rags Morales Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 7, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 18
8.4Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Brainiac first warned of the Multitude, and now Superman comes face to face with them — on Mars! Plus: In the backup story, what appointment is so important that Superman would drop everything to attend it?

  • 10
    Hyper Geeky - mcknight57 Nov 16, 2012

    The issue is actually great, both parts of it. I give it a 5/5. There's something awesome in both parts of the issue. There's great art and good writing. What else do you need? Oh, right and the cameo in the second part from Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 9, 2012

    Oh, there's a twist ending that seems to come out of left field - but that's a small quibble in an issue that's just packed with wonderful moments. This is still one of my favorites from the "New 52." Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Nov 9, 2012

    Minor quips aside, issue 14 is a terrific story full of a contemplating Superman fighting all sorts of aliens and saving lives. This issue is worth the purchase. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Nov 7, 2012

    Ultimately, after months of wheel-spinning and jerky story directions, Action Comics is back with a vengeance, packing a ton of action and heart into one issue. (And that's not even counting the headline-grabbing cameo by Neil DeGrasse Tyson, in a backup by Sholly Fisch and Chris Sprouse!) Big stakes, new worlds, a visitor on another strange planet showing us grace under fire " this is what Superman is all about. Definitely buy this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Nov 7, 2012

    Or it would have if the backup didn't make reference to how it takes place after the events on Mars. But that snag aside, the backup by Sholly Fisch and artist Chris Sprouse creates yet another poignant tale about Superman, this time letting us in on his age and showing a touching scene that shows how this alien has great humanity. Combining this story with the main feature makes for money well spent. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Phillip Carson Nov 7, 2012

    Overall this was still a pretty solid issue, even if it was heavy on action and light on plot. And I loved Chris Sprouse's artwork on the backup. I've been a huge fan of his since SUPREME and TOM STRONG, and wish he could work up a Superman run of his own. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Nov 13, 2012

    But the part I liked best was that Superman and Noah seemed to be more simpatico than Superman and the adults. That you need that easy acceptance of good and evil, the belief you can do the impossible, to achieve greatness. I am really going to miss Morrison on this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Nov 8, 2012

    The story suffers from both breathless pacing and unimpressive art, and a solid back-up feature can do little to help that situation. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Nov 8, 2012

    Ultimately, we may look back at this first 18 months of DC Comics Action Comics relaunch as a bold experiment that only resulted in a small number of successful moments. Much like Superman himself, struggling to find his way in the early days of his career, this titles been a bit rough around the edges, but offered some brief glimpses at something great. One can hope in retrospect that the intensity of those particular moments made it all worthwhile. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    PopMatters - Daniel Rasmus Nov 29, 2012

    As I said already, Morales did a fine job of penciling Action #14. I'd like to see an investment in the writing in future issues that requires more investment from the characters, and more from the reader. Read Full Review

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