Action Comics #38

Action Comics #38

Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Aaron Kuder Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 7, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 9
8.6Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

The Horror of Smallville has been unleashed on the world! Superman must stop the evil undead threat of the Ultrahumanite from crushing humanity!

  • 10
    Word Of The Nerd - Daniel Kalban Jan 9, 2015

    Superman is often accused of being boring, of being too predictable. Pak and Co have taken Superman, and readers, out of their comfort zone and show the wonderful combination that is Superman and horror. It's something that's not been seen that often, and they pull it off with aplomb. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Ashley Victoria Robinson Jan 9, 2015

    Action Comics #38 is a great issue. It embodies everything that a Superman story ought to be. The creative team could not be more perfect and if you aren't reading this series you are missing out, my friend. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jan 9, 2015

    Horror needs to be ... well ... horrific if it is going to work. And this book, from the monsters to the acceptance by the victims, is horrifying. And throwing Superman into this mix, a place he is going to as unsure of himself as normal people gives this a fresh feeling. If this was DC Comics Presents, the Spectre would guest star. Instead, Superman is all on his own. Pak and Kuder continue to bring it. Wonderful issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Jan 9, 2015

    All in all Action Comics #38 was a fun read. It proves that even Superman can be part of a really good horror story. I really hope that the ending for this story arc ends on a high note in the next issue because it seems like all the horror and build up in Action Comics #38 would just go to waste if it didn't. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jan 12, 2015

    A Superman story that ventures into somewhat uncharted territory and finds fertile ground there. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jan 10, 2015

    Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder have crafted another winner with Action Comics #38, building one of the most entertaining Superman arcs I've read in a very long time. This is a special creative team that will be spoken of for ages to come, and we are lucky we're getting to experience it as it happens. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Jan 12, 2015

    Pitting Superman against the unknown is old hat. But throwing him into a battle against something he can't possibly defeat on his own only gives Pak and Kuder's Action Comics run that much more strength. At the end of the day, we all know that Superman will save us. But how he accomplishes that is what makes Superman books worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Jan 8, 2015

    The latest arc of Action Comics has been one filled with some fairly gruesome horror elements. Superman rarely ever gets to play in the horror genre and for that reason, among others, these issues have been a great deal of fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 8, 2015

    There's a lot to love about "Action Comics" #38, from the creepy art (Kuder's tentacle-drawing skills are dynamite) to the nature of the creatures that they're fighting. If you haven't checked out Pak and Kuder's take on Superman, this is as great a time as any to start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 7, 2015

    I enjoyed this issue for the most part.  Greg Pak gives us some great Superman inner monologue and puts him up against a situation that was terrifying and heartbreaking.  However, it was mostly setup for next month's issue and ends pretty much in the same position as it started.  I'll let you know that I'm a little worried about where the story appears to be headed, but as long as Aaron Kuder is drawing it, it's bound to look fantastic.  Let's hope that like most of this issue, it's all one big lie and a dream. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Daren Taveras Jan 8, 2015

    Action Comics #38 is a step in a different direction. That direction may not be for everybody, but the artwork will keep readers engaged and looking forward for what is to come. Kuder has outdone himself and comic readers owe it to themselves to check out his amazing artwork this month. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 9, 2015

    A mixed bag, to be sure, but the execution does trump the off-putting high concept. Read Full Review

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