Action Comics #37

Action Comics #37

Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Aaron Kuder Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 3, 2014 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 9
8.1Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

The spread of evil supernatural forces in Smallville continues to get worse and Superman has no way to stop it. Will this damnation contamination spread to the rest of the world?

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Dec 5, 2014

    I wish that DC would be trumpeting this book more. It is just great. Pak has always brought an classic sort of feel to his Superman. His stories are fantastic and original. Outside of this bitterness, I have loved his Lana. And Kuder's art is just amazing. This is entertaining and meaty ... I get enough story and art here. If you aren't reading this, you should be. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Dec 6, 2014

    Action Comics #37 did a lot better than I expected. There's enough stuff in that comic that I'm actually glad I picked up the previous issue so I wouldn't be freaked and scared when I read through it. If you're looking for a good horror comic story that even Superman can't bring down then I highly suggest going to your local stores and picking up the last issues of Action Comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 4, 2014

    It's also nice to have artist Aaron Kuder back in the saddle. This may just be Kuder's best issue of Action Comics to date. The sheer amount of visual variety alone makes this a blast to read. Kuder's typically expressive characters are in full effect, but he also has the chance to cut loose and design some really horrific and hyper-detailed monsters. On top of that, a brief flashback to Clark and Lana's childhood allows Kuder to tap into a different art style. It's like a blend between Kuder's cartoony approach and the sentimental paintings of Norman Rockwell. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Dec 4, 2014

    Even with the story showing more than a few shades of Stephen King'sThe Mist, Pak's melodramasomehow avoids a derivative predictability by instilling real consequences to our hero's actions against the forces that defy him. While it would be all too easy for Superman to blow through Smallville to get to the heart of the matter – and then effectively crush it – Pak won't allow it, instead puttingSuperman, Steel and Lana in a position to do what they've done best: work together as a team. And while the mystery of this fog stymies the crew of good-doers, Pak and Kuder have a horrifying surprise in store for the town of Smallville, to say nothing of the reader who has to behold the final two-page splash. I won't spoil the cliffhanger ending here, but believe me when I say,no onedraws monsters as good as Aaron Kuder. And no one corrals them better than Greg Pak. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 6, 2014

    Action Comics #37 is a pretty good continuation of the "Mist" story.  While it is a bit predictable, I am enjoying the horror elements and the last panel was just amazing.  Greg Pak is getting his book back on track and Aaron Kuder's art is as awesome as always.  It may not be a classic story, but it's still good fun. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Daren Taveras Dec 5, 2014

    Pak and Kuder travel familiar terrain this month. The plot and artwork have their moments of weakness but all in all, Action Comics #37 is a solid issue. It is missing a bit of polish, however, it is intriguing to see this creative team take daring approaches in the tone of their book. Action Comics #37 may not be the strongest of the series, but there is a little something for all readers, especially those that can overlook its problems. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Dec 16, 2014

    There was nothing intrinsically wrong with this issue, written by Greg Pak, it just didn't grab me. I'd like to read a story with the Superman depicted on the Darwyn Cooke cover, not about the guy who actually stars in this issue, but that's personal taste. Read Full Review

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