Action Comics #35

Action Comics #35

Event\Storyline: Superman: Doomed Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Aaron Kuder Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 1, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 7
7.9Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

SUPERMAN: DOOMED AFTERMATH! In the aftermath of Doomed what is left of The Man of Steel? And whats become of Smallville?

  • 10
    Herotaku - Brian Benjamin Oct 1, 2014

    Overall, this is my pick of the week Nation. If its one issue you read this week it has to be Action Comics #35. Greg Pak and his team really knocked it out of the ball park with this issue and I'm definitely looking forward to what's in store. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Oct 4, 2014

    For what it's worth Action Comics #35 is a compelling story. You don't have to read all the issues to Superman Doomed to get what's going and it get's readers exited for the next upcoming story in Action Comics. So if you're looking for a Superman story that focuses on what people see in Superman, then this comic is for you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Oct 5, 2014

    Overall, I can feel Pak bringing Action Comics back to the standards of the first arc. There are no other writers influencing the plot and it seems that we’ll be returning to the same weird, fun tone Pak established before Doomed. The phenomenal character work and clever ideas made up for the relatively slow plot of this issue forming my favourite entry since the beginning of Doomed. If what’s coming is anything like what came before it, we’re in for something special! Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Oct 3, 2014

    A nice bow on "Doomed," and a really fulfilling issue of character growth. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Oct 2, 2014

    Scott Kolins and Vicente Cifuentes alternate art duties in this issue, and while the two have different styles, the way that their work was broken up between pages keeps this from being much of a distraction. Kolins excels with his layouts and acting skills. Cifuentes also does a good job with his layouts, though some of of his faces seem a bit puffy and misshapen from time to time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Oct 6, 2014

    "This happens right as Lois makes her most passionate argument in the article. I've been very critical about the New 52 and its run of Superman comic books. However, this was a nice surprise. Instead of fighting random creatures that give the Man of Steel a "run for his money" in a half hazard attempt to make" him more vulnerable, Greg Pak gives us a great story that puts everything into perspective as to whether or not the world needs Superman. Yes, this subject has been done before"," but it's the non-heavy handed approach that was much appreciated. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio Oct 2, 2014

    Who needs Superman? In the latest issue of Action Comics, Clark Kent and Lois Lane duke the question out in point/counterpoint op-eds. On one side, Clark Kent says that the world doesn't really need Superman; on the other, Lois Lane turns the question on its head and says Superman needs the world. In a very smart way, Greg Pak is able to bring some new life in this old question and create a story that's part emotionally exhausting, incredibly pensive, and sincerely human. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Daren Taveras Oct 4, 2014

    The narration behind Action Comics #35 is not anything Superman readers haven't seen before. The general, Superman is in all of us, angle has been done multiple times. That being said, Pak finds a way to bring everything full circle and give a somewhat refreshing take on Clark Kent after the endless months of "Superman: Doomed". Superman fans are definitely going to enjoy Action Comics #35, even if the artwork is slightly off. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Oct 3, 2014

    We end with a zombie-like cliffhanger.  This was really an up and down issue.We have a number of Doomed elements cleared from the decks, some in odd ways.I love Kara, Lois, and Superman.And I don't love Lana and Superman. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 5, 2014

    Greg Pak struggles this month to get his book going after the events of Doomed.  While Clark struggled to figure out where Superman fits, I struggled to get through the issue.  While I didn't like the art at all, there were a couple things I liked out of the story to get me excited for where the book might head down the line.  However, if the cliffhanger is any indication, I'm worried about the near future. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 5, 2014

    Doomed is over, but its dulling effects linger. Pak retreads old ground and continues in the same direction. Read Full Review

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