Action Comics #40

Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Aaron Kuder, Wil Quintana Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 11, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 22
9.2Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Bizarro make Superman sane! Happy to see each other! No fighting ever!

  • 10
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Mar 12, 2015

    While Pak's script is razor sharp, as per usual, the real star of this issue is artist Aaron Kruder. Kruder seems to be having the time of his life rendering the insane citizens and cities of Bizarroworld and the ultra-crazy, cute effects of Doomzarro's powers. It is something you have to experience for yourself. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Mar 11, 2015

    And that's what Action Comics #40 is destined to be, that comic that you just can't put down. It's the one you give your kid so that she'll secretly stay up hours past bedtime with a flashlight under the covers, imagining what it would be like to live in a world where up is down, and the moon really is made of cheese. Pak and Kuder have captured something incredible here, that blends what was so great about this concept in the first place, without losing sight of their own accomplishments with Superman over the past two years. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Mar 21, 2015

    I was tempted to write this entire review in Bizarro speak as I enjoyed this issue so much. This is a Silver Age book with modern day talents. Pak and Kuder take the craziest ideas of Bizarro and write a serious story that never takes itself too seriously. This book will make you laugh throughout, and will encourage multiple readings to see all the little things that Kuder has hidden within the art. I wish this was a multi-part story as I'd like to stay on Bizarro world for a little longer, but with a new Bizarro book on the horizon, here's hoping they use this issue as inspiration. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 11, 2015

    Even if I tried, I don't think I'd find anything wrong with this issue.  Coming off a dark and dismal arc, it was so great to sit back and laugh out loud.  Greg Pak gave me a dream come true...a killer Bizarro story.  Aaron Kuder and the rest of the art team can retire now knowing that they can't possibly do anything better.  Well, maybe they can, but I don't care because this issue looks fantastic. If this is a sneak peek at what we are in store for come June, count me in big time. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Mar 11, 2015

    Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder have given us a great and fun issue of ACTION COMICS. This is the sort of comic you should buy an extra copy or two to share with friends. With Superman somehow ending up on Bizarro World, we get a return of the classic Bizarro we all loved before the New 52. Pak delivers some wacky and fitting situations. Kuder's art and Wil Quintana's colors capture the feel of Bizarro World perfectly. I am definitely going to re-read this book. Buy this book. You'll love it. If you hate it, clearly you're from Bizarro World. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Mar 16, 2015

    Just a wonderful issue. So much fun! So visually stunning! A statue Wonder Woman! Backwards sound effects! Doomzarro and bunnies! This is like a wonderful palate cleanser for the grim DCU leading into Convergence. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Mar 16, 2015

    The best part of all this foolishness is Greg Pak's palpable exuberance, and Aaron Kuder's astonishing artwork. Everything in this book is a testament to Kuder's commitment to the comics artform, a soppy valentine dreamily espousing his passion for the craft with every breathless splash page, one after the other. If I enjoy another comic book this year as much as I enjoyed Action Comics #40, I will be happily surprised. Essential reading. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Word Of The Nerd - Daniel Kalban Mar 12, 2015

    Action Comics #40 is an inspired bit of lunacy and the perfect coda on which to take the two month Convergence break. It will make you laugh, cry tears of joy, and be glad for stories like this. It's also a good invitation for the upcoming Bizarro series, which I hope will match this comic in side splitting hilarity. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Mar 13, 2015

    Actions Comics #40 is a comic that I would recommend to everyone. It’s completely unfettered from continuity. The story concerns itself so little with previous stories that it doesn’t even give us context to why Superman landed in the Bizarro world. This is an incredibly fun and funny tale that rightfully laughs at Bizarro but pays respects to the character as well. Greg Pak’s fervor for this world and these characters translates directly into this comic and that’s what makes it so great. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Ashley Victoria Robinson Mar 13, 2015

    Action Comics #40 introduces Bizarro World, it inhabitants and forces Superman to learn a new perspective and Aaron Kuder makes it look great. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Mar 12, 2015

    Action Comics #40 is a fun read if you're a fan of Bizarro and a story that is nothing but goofy fun. Especially when there's more than one Bizarro. Fans of the DC multiverse (and Multiversity) will probably go and buy Action Comics #40 since this is this is the second time Action Comics has shown an alternate earth. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Mar 13, 2015

    #40 is a funny issue with a nice message, and whets you're appetite for the upcoming Bizarro ongoing Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Mar 11, 2015

    Action Comics #40 is a good preview of the new Bizarro book, but an even better preview of a post-Convergence DCU. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Mar 13, 2015

    As a primer/refresher for who Bizarro is, "Action Comics" #40 succeeds. However, reading this comic, I don't feel a huge burning desire to pick up "Bizarro" in June, and that's frustrating. The humor isn't present nearly enough to compensate from the lack of anything out of the ordinary. It's perfectly average once you factor in the art, but that's not the note that I wanted "Action Comics" to go out on for a few months until "Convergence" comes to a close. Read Full Review

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