Action Comics #31

Event\Storyline: Superman: Doomed Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Aaron Kuder Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 14, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 13
7.3Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

The SUPERMAN: DOOMED epic continues! Superman barely survived his battle with Doomsday and now realizes that his wounds are not healing. Not only that, but hes suffering disturbing physical and emotional side effects. He is changingand the newly enlisted Men of S.T.E.E.L. Metallo, Ghost Soldier, Atomic Skull and Steel are about to find out into what!

  • 9.0
    The Latest Pull - Cory Robinson May 17, 2014

    The only problem I have with this issue is that you have to read Superman: Doomed to figure out what is going on. Pak makes the most out of his part of the crossover, leaving me wishing that he would write the entire Doomed storyline. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - fdwhite May 14, 2014

    Greg Pak perfectly captures a young Superman. He did it very well in the first arc of Superman/Batman, and now he's doing it again. We can understand his frustrations, and agree with him to a certain extent. This is essentially a kid trying to the Superman we all know and respect. What’s most important about this issue is how it could potentially make Doomsday relevant again. Forever stuck as the physical brute we’re now seeing him as an entirely different threat. This is a very exciting time for Doomsday fans. Superdoom awaits. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon May 15, 2014

    This was a fun read after reading Superman Doomed. The first three parts of the event have all come out this week so it's a bit pricey to buy all three if the other titles are not on your pull list.If you enjoyed Superman Doomed then I guarantee that your going to love this issue. To see what happens next check out Superman/Wonder Woman #8. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - uuoo93 May 27, 2014

    As a tie-in for the event, this was an essential issue. We don't see much action, but we see growth in Superman's character. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 15, 2014

    Action Comics #31 continues the Doomed event, but to me it's the beginning.  Beginning of me being interested in the story after the disappointing Doomed #1.  Greg Pak does a great job showing a changing Superman who is far from what he has been in the regular run of the book.  There are three artists on display and that leads to some odd transitions, but it can't bring down such a strong story. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj May 16, 2014

    That is what a second chapter should do. So again, another chapter of Doomed better than expected. Although given the creative team on Action right now I shouldn't be surprised. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III May 15, 2014

    Superman may be on the road to ruin and doom, but Action Comics is looking to be better than ever. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 15, 2014

    Pak offers a satisfying blend of introspection, JLA dynamics, and good old superhero action in this chapter. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen May 21, 2014

    Only slightly more substantial than you feared a Doomsday story would end up, but not so much so to declare this a hit-in-the-making. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Nerds Unchained - David Staniusz May 21, 2014

    Overall Superman Doomed has a really interesting concept, with a lot of potential. However with this issue the execution has not quite matched that potential. Things should get interesting quickly though and I still believe Doomed can be a good crossover. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies May 14, 2014

    So far though, Superman: Doomed hasnt disappointed, and the method of reading pretty much the entire event in one week is an interesting move by DC Comics. It does of course, allow readers to jump straight into Superman/Wonder Woman #8 without delay. This book comes recommended then, but dont expect the usual quality of artwork due to the multiple artists on this title. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Infinite Comix - Daren Taveras May 16, 2014

    For all the bad in Action Comics #31, a strong front on writing saves what little there is left. In order to appreciate and enjoy "Superman: Doomed", readers will have to dive into all of the tie-ins. Although it's forced, the story is moving in an interesting direction. Seeing what kind of repercussions follow Clark as the story moves forward will keep readers engaged, despite the many bumps on the road. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little May 16, 2014

    Pak is lifting the original superhero to great heights once again and while this issue is a bit of a letdown, I'm confident this is just a bump in the road. The storytelling team on "Action Comics" is very talented and still find a way to make this crossover chapter fit in with the types of stories they have been telling. I'm looking forward to their chance to return to their own agenda after "Doomed" concludes. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Lachian R May 22, 2014

    As part of an ongoing event, ACTION COMICS #31successfully sets up the pieces and strengthens the characters' bonds for when they are inevitably tested. But on its own there's not enough incident to grab you. No doubt this will read much better in trade. Read Full Review

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