Action Comics #39

Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Scott Kolins, Aaron Kuder Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 4, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 11
8.2Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

The terror from Smallville has spread across the globe, and now Superman must make a sacrifice to save it! Dont miss the final chapter of Horrorville!

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Ashley Victoria Robinson Feb 10, 2015

    Action Comics #39 presents the readers with compelling looks at how the Man of Steel suffers rendered with stunning art. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Feb 6, 2015

    Action Comics #39 gave a satisfying conclusion to this surprisingly good horror story. It showed a new side to Superman and has our characters grow as people from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Feb 10, 2015

    Action Comics #39 sees the team reach the conclusion of their first post-"Doomed" arc, is a perfect example of why their take on the character works where so many others in the New 52 have failed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Feb 4, 2015

    Action Comics #39 is a fantastic finale to what has been a very entertaining arc. This comic is one of the strongest in the industry and Pak and Kuder are unstoppable. Scott Kolins adds a nice mix to the equation and the net result is a damn fine comic book. I'm a bigger Superman fan than I ever have been, and this comic is why. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 5, 2015

    Action Comics #39 caps off Pak's post-Doomed story arc in very satisfying fashion. It has less to do with the horror elements or Pak's new take on Ultra-Humanite at this point. The emotional core of this issue is what makes it thrive. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Feb 5, 2015

    This issue was a pretty good ending to a pretty good story.  I now want more Horror themed Superman stories.  Greg Pak did a good job using this story to show what Superman has nightmares about and while there weren't any great revelations, I still enjoyed what we got.  Aaron Kuder and Scott Kolins make everything look great and if the ending was a bit more satisfying, I would have given it an even higher score.  As it was, Horrorville is a story arc I can easily recommend to any Superman fan out there. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Feb 9, 2015

    It is a oddly quiet but somewhat deep ending for this arc. Superman doesn't beat up, freeze, or heat vision the Ultra-Humanite. The monster is defeated by Superman's fears. The allure of the arc was Superman being put in an environment that he isn't used to. So why not an ending that isn't an ending we are used to as Superman readers. This whole story has been brilliant, slowly amping up the terror with each issue. Great pacing, great art, and intriguing concepts for a Superman story. Pak and Kuder (and Kolins) are clicking on all cylinders. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Feb 10, 2015

    If there's a mission statement to the reinvention of Superman during the New 52, it's make him more like us. Youth and inexperience went a long way, but the writers have definitely taken pains to give him a wider range of emotional experience: the cockiness of knowing he's the powerful man in almost any room, the allure of pure sexual attraction, the grief of losing his parents. Pak has been a committed part of that wave, carefully tuning Clark's voice to sound like a human first, a superhuman second. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Feb 12, 2015

    Action Comics continues to impress and is a book that's worthy of $3.99 price tag. Although this issue wraps up the current storyline, going back to try and find the previous three issues would be well worth it. With the re-introduction to a long time villain, Kuder's amazing art and a solid story by Greg Pak, Action Comics shows us yet again why this is the Superman book you should be reading if you're going to pick only one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Feb 5, 2015

    This is a Superman comic that shows a great understand of the character while providing great theories of depth on its own. Slowly, Pak is climbing back to the quality of the first arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Feb 5, 2015

    Superman fans yearning for some old-school Kryptonian action will want to check this one out. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Infinite Comix - Daren Taveras Feb 6, 2015

    Action Comics #39 is boring. Nothing exciting nor prevalent happens in the book and it drags on far too long. With the mishandling of direction, a naming crisis, and unresolved points, there is not much to take away from the issue that isn't overtly negative. The artwork is stunning, but that doesn't save Action Comics this month. Read Full Review

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