Action Comics #32

Action Comics #32

Event\Storyline: Superman: Doomed Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Aaron Kuder Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 4, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 10
7.6Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

"SUPERMAN: DOOMED" continues with "ENEMY OF THE STATE" as Superman struggles against the Doomsday virus - but is he losing the fight? How much longer can he stay in control? And how far will he be pushed when he's faced with a world against him and a shocking betrayal at the end of this issue?

  • 10
    Hyper Geeky - uuoo93 Jun 10, 2014

    Overall, this issue gave me absolutely everything I had been waiting for since the beginning of the Doomed event. Superman, Steel, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, Wonder Woman, Lana Lang, and Metallo all had important and interesting roles, and the story is quickly moving forward. I can't wait for Superman Wonder Woman #9 to come out. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Jun 6, 2014

    Multiversity editor Brian Salvatore recently called “Action Comics” the best book currently published by DC, and the latest issue of the series speaks to that praise. Greg Pak exhibits a deft understanding of Superman's core character aspects, presenting a hero that is selfless and noble. The issue makes great use of the extended cast, giving a sense that the New 52 incarnation of Superman has finally begun to settle in. Regardless of whether you're following the “Doomed” crossover, “Action Comics” #32 is an issue worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Jun 7, 2014

    All in all this is an okay comic. Don't let the chapter one title fool you on the cover. This is not a good time to jump into the story. But if you are enjoying Superman Doomed so far then I'm certain your you'll enjoy this issue. come back next week as we go to the next chapter in the next issue of Superman Wonder Woman. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 5, 2014

    Unfortunately, Aaron Kuder doesn't pencil this issue, instead making way for Scott Kolins. Kolins proves to be a perfectly decent replacement, however. His slightly cartoony style offers a similar vibe. Kolins renders the big action scenes well, though his facial work isn't quite as expressive and varied as Kuder's tends to be. Still, it's a vast improvement over Superman #31's rapid-fire switching between artists. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Latest Pull - Cory Robinson Jun 10, 2014

    The best part of the book (while also the saddest) has to be the last few pages during the encounter between Metallo and Superman. It shows how far Metallo is willing to go to prove his patriotism to a country who turned his back on him, making it a very touching scene while also very brutal. Greg Pak has done a great job making the supporting characters more interesting than Superman himself and right now it's not a bad thing as Geoff Johns and John Romita are getting ready to take over Superman later this month. So far, Greg Pak is doing the best job during the Doomed crossover and it's great to see that he's starting to take over the writing duties for this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 4, 2014

    Superman may be "Doomed," but Action Comics hasn't seen this much life in it, well, since arguably its flawed, sporadic relaunch. Greg Pak and company have given Superman some real stakes, and because our hero is for once in a position where he can't just save the day by himself, his plucky supporting cast is forced to step up to the plate and help out. Even Superman skeptics should be giving this series another look, because Action Comics is back and better than ever. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 4, 2014

    Action Comics #32 continues the Doomed story and while it has a few pacing issues, is a pretty good chapter.  Greg Pak does a great job showing a Superman that can't save himself, let alone everyone on Earth.  Have no fear, though, because Steel is here.  He is the hero of the issue and just great.  Scott Kolins art is also great and the ending cliffhanger looks stellar.  Highly Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Cole Kennedy Jun 4, 2014

    Since the launch of the New 52 Superman's character and the stories he's been involved with have been somewhat positive, but most were unfortunately off target.Doomed looks to provide a new path for what should be one of the most successful characters in comics, and hopefully with more issues like this one, he will be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F.D. White Jun 4, 2014

    Since this event is crossing all three Superman books it will have a somewhat lasting effect on Superman in the DC universe, but only time will tell. For now, though, I’m just enjoying the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jun 4, 2014

    DOOMED continues to be one of the better Superman story lines since the start of the New 52. Greg Pak does a fine job of really making the reader feel for Superman and understanding the struggle he's going through. The standout character here is actually Steel though as he rises to the occasion to help out a fellow here. The art is crisp and brilliant and the issue leaves the reader at quite the shocking end point. The world is really changing around Superman, especially when it comes to how other governments handle him, so ACTION COMICS #32 does its job of moving the story forward while entertaining the reader. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Fanboys Inc - Asaph Bitner Jun 8, 2014

    “Action Comics #32″ is a fairly standard tale of a superhero losing control, with a few interesting character dynamics thrown in. While the former doesn't necessarily inspire confidence in this new story arc, the latter keeps me interested in where this might go. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jun 6, 2014

    I suppose overall the good evens out the bad. The story is certainly moved forward. We basically have three more months of Doomed. Three months. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jun 6, 2014

    Mindless without the redemption of being entertaining most of the time. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Infinite Comix - Daren Taveras Jun 6, 2014

    Action Comics #32 does not satisfy on all of the aspects that the series thrives upon. A thought-provoking story, powerful artwork, and overall satisfying conclusion are all unfortunately absent this month. As with crossovers, it's hard to fit all stories and tie-ins into the same niche, but Action Comics #32 seems entirely out of place in "Superman: Doomed". Read Full Review

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