Action Comics #44

Writer: Aaron Kuder, Greg Pak Artist: Aaron Kuder Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 9, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 11
7.2Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

The epic Truth arc reaches its finale as Superman makes some brutal choices and discovers the source of the Shadow Warriors.

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Jesse Peterson Sep 15, 2015

    This issue is solid as the man of steel himself. The ending could have been stronger, but I loved everything before it. The story is becoming more and more interesting. This is one of the strongest teams I have ever seen on this book since the beginning. It's always worth a buy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Sep 13, 2015

    We get a satisfying conclusion that leads to more possible stories for this series along with the other Superman books. The characters like Wrath and Lee really showed their stuff as characters of appeal. If you had to buy any Superman comic this month then Action Comics is the one to look out for. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Sep 14, 2015

    Action Comics #44 is a great issue in a series that has been on a consistently fantastic run. Pak seems more comfortable than ever with Superman and is pushing the character in interesting new directions. This issue closes the introduction on Truth and teases that there are plenty of stories still to tell with this status quo. As long as the stories are consistently this good, Im certainly on board. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comicsverse - Danny Rivera Sep 11, 2015

    With #44, ACTION COMICS'story, thematically, at least, is back on the right track. With consistently strong art, it's far from a failure, but it seems in the midst of a balancing act that leaves certain elements wanting. Let's hope that by #45 those elements can again work together togive this story theending it deserves. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Sep 13, 2015

    Without a doubt, this current run on Action Comics is the best its been in a while. Greg Pak understands Superman and writes him as well as anybody has in years. The art from Aaron Kuder and Tomeu Morey is some of the best out in a book this week. These guys love what they do and it shows in every panel. Any die-hard Superman fan should be reading this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Ed Sep 10, 2015

    Most readers that have complaints about this are focusing on the concept of this story, not necessarily it's execution. Status quo will likely return quick enough, but in the meantime, take some time and enjoy out of the ordinary take on the Man of Steel Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Sep 11, 2015

    Lee gaining Shadow powers. Wrath leaving for no good reason. Superman leaving the neighborhood that he just convinced that they should rally around each other. I am kind of scratching my head. Still, overall I liked this issue. The story flowed nicely. The art is superior. And it remains the best of the super-books. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 12, 2015

    We're back for another excellent installment of Superman-of-the-People, and I'm still excited for this story. Throwing out a somewhat generic super-villain as the antagonist is slightly disappointing, but Pak and Kuder acquit themselves well in the storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 10, 2015

    Pak is great about exploring Clark's new status quo and his unflappable optimism in the face of one defeat after another. But as far as molding Wrath into a compelling villain? Not so much. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - John McCubbin Sep 10, 2015

    Action Comics #44 sees the beginning of the end for Truth, and despite the enthralling high points, I can't help but feel overjoyed by this. Between epic battles and emotional turmoil, this final issue manages to give us an intriguing look into the series' future, even if this comes at the cost of a rushed ending. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Sep 16, 2015

    In my review ofAction Comics#43, I accused Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder of cheating. Specifically, I said they had promised one kind of story and delivered another. They set out, it seemed, to examine the complex roots of urban distrust and the intricate dance of demand and denial, rigidity and rage, that finally explodes all too often in violent confrontations between angry crowds and nervous police. Whether a Superman story provides an appropriate setting for such a discussion is an interesting question. Unfortunately, it's a question we had no chance to explore thoroughly, as the authors abandoned those themes with breathtaking alacrity, segueing into a much more standard kind of Superman tale about mysterious shadow monsters infiltrating the government of Metropolis. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Sep 11, 2015

    "Action Comics" #44 has taken the overall "Truth" idea and integrated it well into the book, able to tell stories like this and play off of the basic idea of Superman's outed identity while still touching on the themes that Pak and Kuder clearly enjoy exploring. All in all, another solid issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Sep 17, 2015

    Action Comics #44 presents a mixed bag for fans of the Man of Steel. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Sep 9, 2015

    Overall, ACTION COMICS' story was about par. It does a lot of set-up work for potential future stories, but this issue, along with the rest of the story, was just ok. However, there are great moments scattered throughout the issue, but the highlight of the issue is truly the art. It wasn't a bad issue, but really didn't feel like this creative team's strongest. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 9, 2015

    Overall, the issue feels like its slipped a but with a muddied conclusion to this first arc. While it'll probably sit well in the overall story, on it's own, it just doesn't hold up. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 10, 2015

    Superman may have some new duds, but unfortunately, Action Comics feels like a pretty run-of-the-mill story featuring the Man of Steel. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 9, 2015

    This issue fell flat for me as a Truth story and a Superman story in general.  While I was hoping the final chapter of the story might give us a satisfying conclusion of sorts, t just gave us setup for the book going forward.  Really?  That's the Truth, huh?? Read Full Review

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