Action Comics #20

Action Comics #20

Writer: Andy Diggle Artist: Batt, Tony Daniel Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 1, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 6
7.1Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Superman battles an enemy of his own making in the horrible Hybridbut what else does Lex Luthor have in store for The Man of Steel and the people of Metropolis? Get set to learn some of the secrets behind Luthors role in The New 52!

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Stephen Mitchell May 1, 2013

    This book, while coming in at an expensive $3.99, will be worth the money if youre a current subscriber of Action comics. Being that its in the middle of an arc, I would suggest picking up issue #19 before diving into it if youre looking for a jumping on point. The story is great, the art is superb and were heading for an epic showdown in the next issue that you wont want to miss! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj May 3, 2013

    Daniel does a great job on art especially with the wildly morphing hybrid monster. I wish I knew if they were channeling the Sand Superman story!! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero May 1, 2013

    The second part in the Andy Diggle/Tony Daniel run continues with a great deal of action and suspense. Taking place one year ago from the current continuity, we get to see more of what defines Superman as well as Lex Luthor. I can't say I was a fan of his portrayal previously but now he seems back on track as the evil slimy guy we love to hate. We also get to see more on Shay Veritas, the mysterious woman first seen in SUPERMAN 13. If this wasn't enough, there's a back up story by Scott Lobdell and Philip Tan that starts a new story dealing with a younger Jor-El on Krypton. I wasn't completely crazy about the situation Superman has to deal with but the story still moves at a nice pace and the art is worth checking out. It's great seeing Superman done the right way. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey May 1, 2013

    The art in this issue is also plagued with a few missteps. Again, none of it is bad, but the inking duties are split between Daniel and Batt. These two have pretty different styles and it's obvious when one guy steps in and the other steps out. That's a minor problem when compared to the pacing and action, however. Many moments are unclear, like when Lex knees a guy in the nuts. It's just not put together as well as issue #19. Hopes were high for this new run, but it's looking like it might have peaked a month ago. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray May 3, 2013

    A real treat this month is a back-up story by Scott Lobdell and Philip Tan called "The World of Krypton". It deals with a younger Jor-El, and an assassination attempt on the science council during Krypton's pre-kaboom days. This intriguing plot will presumably play out over the next few issues, as we continue to plumb Superman's heritage in this new DC continuity. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Daren Taveras May 27, 2013

    Although it stumbles at parts, Action Comics # 20 continues to amaze as the arc reaches its middle ground. With a promising third act, a soon to be grand face-off, and a new villainous origin, Diggle and his team continue to outdo themselves on their Hybrid storyline. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski May 3, 2013

    Don't make that mistake. What happened to Diggle and Daniel is something that can hopefully be avoided in the future. Daniel is an artist who will be doing steady work for a long time in this business and for this company. Whatever he does next is going to look great, to be sure. But he was left holding the bag for issue #20 and it's best to just let this pass and hope that the next creative team to pick up the “Action Comics” banner will get off to just as hopeful of a start. And this time, hopefully, the editorial staff will trust the men and women with the talents they've hired them for. Read Full Review

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