Action Comics #16

Action Comics #16

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Mark Propst, Rags Morales Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 9, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 4
7.4Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

The Man of Steel vs. the worst foe the multiverse has ever seen: Superdoom, a demon Superman from an alternate universe!

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jan 11, 2013

    But all that was told through the beauty of multiplethreats, multiple timelines, multiple stories, and multiple references to priorSuperman incarnations. That is the Multitude. I don't know if I understood allof it. But I know a good Superman story when I read one. And this was a verygood Superman story. This was one of those issues were it was hard to pick the panels to show because so many showed so much. Rags Morales and Brad Walker's art shines here. This iscataclysmic in some places, trippy in others, emotional elsewhere. The artconveys all the feelings it should, enhancing this wild ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Blue Raven Comics - Justin Barnes Jan 21, 2013

    Overall, this is another solid issue from Morrison this month. I'm excited to see the finale of Superman versus Vyndktvx, and how will Mr. Mxyzptlk play into everything Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 12, 2013

    It's a fun, rollicking story that provide lots of smiles for this fan. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Phillip Carson Jan 14, 2013

    Well, we're almost at the finish line here. Just one more issue to go. Hopefully Morrison has come up with a really clever ending to his run, and next issue isn't just another long fight scene with Superman coming out on top on the last page. I hope he manages to surprise us, and tie everything from his run together into an awesome whole. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jan 9, 2013

    The end is near and you can see it coming. With just one more issue from Grant Morrison after this, you can feel everything building up to an explosive finale. There is plenty of action here gloriously drawn by Brad Walker and Rags Morales. Morrison and Sholly Fisch (in the back up) even won me over with the way they wrote the Legion of Super-Heroes. There's some bad stuff happening to Superman. This is shaping up to be a crazy and epic run for Morrison. We're assuming he has something big planned for his final issues so you'll definitely want to be caught up and on hand when it happens. There were moments of confusion but there's so much excitement contained here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Jay Mattson Jan 21, 2013

    Expecting anything less than totally weird and surreal from Grant Morrison would be like believing the rumors about Oasis getting back together that surface roughly once a year. For Batman, the enemy needed to be something he couldn't manipulate with fear, hence Leviathan. For Superman, the enemy is something that can't be punched or thrown into orbit or heat-visioned into ashes. Vyndktvx reflects all of Superman's weaknesses"there's going to be a good old-fashioned reckoning next month and I cannot wait. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Jan 14, 2013

    We have one short month left to enjoy Morrison write the adventures of the Last Son of Krypton, one final month to watch one of the finest writers of super-hero comics of our era write the adventures of the greatest hero of any era. At least we'll have issues like this one to go back and reread to enjoy the glory once again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Den Of Geek! - Mike Cecchini Jan 10, 2013

    The Legion of Super Heroes back-up story by Sholly Fisch and Chris Sprouse is nice, but feels a little inconsequential considering how high the tension is in the main story. Then again, you'll never hear me complain about the Legion of Super Heroes showing up, especially when it involves Chris Sprouse on art. All of Fisch's back-up stories have been quite good, but this issue's main story was a tough act to follow. There's only one issue left of this era of Action Comics. I can't wait to see what happens. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Jan 10, 2013

    Sure, if you hate deliberately confusing things, Action isnt for you.I personally think its a great book thatd probably be better if Iunderstood what was happening. But for now I think Ill settle forSuperman punching things. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 10, 2013

    This isn't a big impact issue, but it is an enjoyable one that delivers good to great art and unpredictable adventures. The apparent disconnect between the lead-in and backup adventure makes "Action Comics" #16 feel more like an anthology book than a straightforward comic with a primary tale. With only one issue left, I can't help but feel as though Morrison has an awful lot of loose ends to try to tie up or trim off after reading this one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jan 10, 2013

    Mr. Morrison, it's only my appreciation for what you're trying to do that keeps me from going any further beyond calling this issue "questionable." I hope you can completely overturn my expectations in the next chapter. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    IGN - Erik Norris Jan 9, 2013

    With only one issue left to Grant Morrison's Superman saga, there's a lot to cover to put a satisfying bow on things. While I usually have all the faith in the word with him, I'm not sure he can pull it all together with the way things are going. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 10, 2013

    This is one of those comics that's going to split readership down the middle " you're either with Grant Morrison or you're against him, as his wildly shifting structure in Action Comics #16 is not exactly meant for beginners. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicBuzz - Graeme O'Brien Jan 21, 2013

    While this issue hits the nail on the head with the artwork and back-up story, it fails horribly with regards to accessibility. Heres hoping that Morrison redeems himself next issue, otherwise his entire runs overall brilliance will be overshadowed by its lacklustre finale. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Jan 12, 2013

    It's one big cluster-fuck of a story, and I pray for the sanity of anyone who reads it. Read Full Review

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