Action Comics #50

Action Comics #50

Writer: Aaron Kuder, Greg Pak Artist: Aaron Kuder Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 9, 2016 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 11
7.1Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Clark battles his way through Vandal Savages hordes to reclaim what is rightfully histhe Fortress of Solitude and his birthright! This epic anniversary issue leads to the finale of Savage Dawn in this months SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #27 and SUPERMAN #50!This issue features open-to-order variant covers that will ship in opaque polybags.

  • 8.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 14, 2016

    Strong pacing, great character work and a big finish make this an entertaining read, even if you haven't been following Superman's adventures... Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 9, 2016

    It's unfortunate that such a talented creative team is forced to wrap up their Superman saga as cogs in a bigger machine, but Pak and Kuder make the most of their final issue of Action Comics. This issue is a rousing celebration of Superman and his supporting cast. The mish-mash of artists leads to a visually inconsistent issue, but Kuder's pages are worth the price of admission all on their own. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdophiles - Jackson Adams Mar 13, 2016

    More than anything, Action Comics #50 will be most remembered for its ending, a long foreshadowed and slightly-spoiled-by-solicitations end of the line-wide "Truth" storyline and it's a fantastic reveal but it's also a testament to how strong the creative direction of this book. Pak and Kuder have such a command of what they wanted to do with Superman and more than anything else, Action Comics #50 justifies the tinkering with characters and continuity that's come to define the New 52. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Apr 29, 2016

    Action Comics #50 is a great read! It's a great build up to the conclusion of the war between Superman and Savage and it makes you eager to read the next issue! We have great fights, great cameos from other characters–and finally the return of the shield and cape! I'm really looking forward to seeing how all of this plays out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Mar 10, 2016

    "Action Comics" #50 is a strong issue -- probably one of the best Superman chapters post-"Convergence" -- and it feels like this comic is going to make a lot of readers feel much better about Superman's year-long depowered story arc. With two final chapters to go, we've gotten a great setup for those remaining pieces. Nice job. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Mar 11, 2016

    It was as if Pak and Kuder (as co-plotters) finally got to get back to the Superman they have wanted to write, the smiling, positive, optimistic hero. So throughout this issue, we really get a lot of pure Superman sentiment. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Mar 14, 2016

    My heart breaks just a little bit at the knowledge that Pak and Kuder won't be sharing Action's marquee for much longer. And when Rebirth springs the DC Universe towards the future (and us along with it), the next adventures of Superman will likely demand all of our attention. But there will come a time, possibly late at night, when I drag out my longboxes and rifle through their entire Action Comics run once more. It will be then that I fondly leaf through the pages to find Superman, grinning ear-to-ear as he boldly soars up in the sky. And I'll know exactly who to thank for the privilege. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Mar 11, 2016

    Despite that, it's still hard to ignore that two more chapters of “Savage Dawn” remain and if Pak's finale would have played out any differently had it not been tied to other books. Should you want to continue the story, follow it next week in the pages ofSuperman/Wonder Woman#27 and then later toSuperman#50, which will serve as the conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 9, 2016

    We have waited over eight months for a couple of things to happen in this massive crossover story arc and yes, the big one happens here.  While I am so happy it did, I hated the way it actually went down. Actually, I'm not even sure how it happened and that is not a good thing.  It's a shame because the rest of the issue was good and even with a ton of artists, looked good as well.  I wish I could say I loved this issue, but I'll have to settle for liking it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Mar 13, 2016

    Empowered by Metallos kryptonite heart, Superman attacks Vandal Savages Stormwatch Carrier as the comet is drawn nearer to Metropolis. Lois Lane, Lee Lambert, and Jimmy Olsen assist with relief efforts on the ground. Batman, Wonder Woman, and Mr. Terrific provide backup while the Man of Steel goes after Savage and his descendants. Superman rescues Lana Lang and the Justice League. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 9, 2016

    What's probably most disappointing about a book like Action Comics #50 is that it almost assuredly was not an easy undertaking - Pak and Kuder are having to juggle storylines with two other books, plus the editors on this issue had to juggle nearly a dozen art and production crew members to put this book out. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Mar 9, 2016

    I was left wanting more. Greg Pak certainly closes off his run with a long tendril of connective tissue, but the actual climax is disappointing. Save for an interesting connection between Superman and Savage's kid this is a decompressed sort of read with plenty of filler as the heroes rush around doing things to fill the page count. Read Full Review

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