Action Comics #46

Action Comics #46

Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Aaron Kuder Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 18, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 8
7.2Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

Once upon a time, the idea that Clark Kent could be corrupted would have been unthinkable, but now one villain is about to take advantage of his troubles! As more and more people turn on the Man of Steel, how long before Superman turns to the dark side? What evil force is orchestrating all this?

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Nov 22, 2015

    This creative team pulled off the theme ofAction Comics #46 in a spectacular way. Action Comics continues to be a book worth giving a chance if you want to see an interesting take on a corrupted Superman. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 19, 2015

    Pak strikes a balance between letting Clark's darker side come out while still respecting the fundamentally good man beneath. If anything, this reads less like "Evil Superman" and more like a weary hero finally getting the chance to cut loose and enjoy himself again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Nov 21, 2015

    Bold imagery, bizarre twists, and beguiling ambiguity combined to make this issue a winner. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 19, 2015

    I enjoyed this issue enough, but it did come across as a bunch of scenes forced together to get things moving along.  We learn some new Shadow powers, kind of find out Wrath's ultimate plan and watch Superman start an awesome fight that doesn't make much sense, but I can't wait to see more of.   The art in this issue is top notch, but even though I enjoyed it, I still can't recommend it to everyone.  If you've stuck with this DC You Superman, I think you'll be okay, but if you're waiting for things to return to normal, I'm afraid you'll have to keep waiting. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Nov 19, 2015

    While not an altogether horrible installment, Action Comics #46 feels like a bit of a stumbling block amidst a consistently solid crop of issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Nov 26, 2015

    Overall I thought Action Comics #46 was a good read. Plenty of action and emotion, andwe get to see a very angry Superman–and to me that's always fun. Wrath seems to be a decent villain, however not really a memorable one but maybe this was never the writer's intention. It took me awhile to get on board with a “depowered” Superman but the more I've read the more I've liked so far. I have to admit that I want a return to the traditional cape but with the way Kuder and Pak have written it so far–I'm not rushing Superman's return to power anytime soon. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Nov 20, 2015

    Anyways, I am completely bored with The Truth. I am bored with this depowered, angry, vengeful, uninspirational Superman. I don't know if I can say it any more bluntly. Let's put it this way. In the 70s, Superman lost his powers for 3 issues. He built the Supermobile and fought crimes and villains, never losing his way. In 2015, Superman loses his powers and it has lasted too long. And Superman has lost his way. Read Full Review

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