Action Comics #6

Action Comics #6

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Andy Kubert Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 1, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 4
8.3Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

The breakneck pace of Grant Morrison's run on ACTION COMICS continues as the Superman of the present day must team up with suspiciously different versions of the Legion of Super-Heroes to save the jeans-wearing Superman of five years ago! Whose hand is that on the cover? Why, the leader of the Anti-Superman Army, of course! Plus, a backup by Sholly Fisch and ChrisCross that spins directly out of the lead story!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Feb 1, 2012

    ACTION COMICS continues to stand out as one of the more interesting "New 52" titles. While many gripe about the changes happening and elements that are getting lost, with ACTION COMICS, it's like taking part in an adventure. With Grant Morrison at the helm, there's always a sense that anything goes. Each issue is full of surprises and twists that evolves the character into an almost new one. As a long time reader, I don't want to see Superman go through change after change but I can't help myself sitting back and enjoying the stories as they unfold. There is plenty going on here. With both the present day Superman and an even younger one than we've seen before, get ready to learn a lot more about who this Superman is. If you've been wanting more answers about Superman's origin, be prepared to get a few. Read Full Review

  • 10
    PopMatters - shathley Q Feb 5, 2012

    Go out and buy this book. Not because you'll get Grant and Andy (Kubert, who vividly realizes the inner zany of a Superman story) to sign it. Not because you'll store it away. Not because it will be worth more and more as the years go by. But because it will go with you forever. Because after just one reading, you'll see the world through its prism, and you'll be more, do more, whoever you are. And because, you'll read it and reread it into the ground. And you'll be wanting another copy for after. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Feb 6, 2012

    In some ways I am envious of Fisch. He gets to puts some bricks in the foundation of this Superman. But rather than having to write the bluster of heat vision and K-Bombs, he gets to write these more personal moments that add depth the the characters here. I would love that gig. And Cross' art here is the right fit, matching the mood of the story perfectly. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Feb 5, 2012

    Overall, I was much more impressed with this issue than the last. Simply put, I'm excited to read the next issue, which is one of the main goals a single issue should achieve. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 3, 2012

    I just hope Morrison has a nice long run on this title - so far, it's the best by far of the "New 52." Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Phillip Carson Feb 8, 2012

    Overall, just like last month, this was the kind of Superman issue I live for. Big concepts, crazy twists, a Superman who never gives up and always thinks of a way out of his problems, and just uses his muscles to enact his strategy. Top drawer! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Feb 2, 2012

    This isn't the best issue of Action since the reboot, but without a doubt it's one you don't want to skip out on! Six hits in a row for Morrison, this rocks! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Feb 4, 2012

    This has been an interesting little diversion. Im going to be happy next month to get back to the main story, though. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Feb 3, 2012

    Despite its flaws, the story manages to produce the sense of wonder this much-hyped series promised way back when. Let's see if Morrison can keep that going. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Feb 5, 2012

    While I really want to see how the Bottle City of Metropolis storyline plays out, I'm okay with taking this break in the story to see more of the revised history of Superman. The story is a bit of a head trip (literally), and the art is nice to look at, but I get the feeling Morrison is beginning to venture out into deeper waters that may turn off fans of the series. Overall, Action Comics #6 is an enjoyable read and earns 4 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Erik Norris Feb 1, 2012

    It's clear Morrison is still trying to find his footing with Action Comics. His big ideas are starting to bubble to the surface, but unfortunately some of the story's heart is being lost in the shuffle. If Morrison can peg that down, Action will become one of DC's most creatively-charged and memorable books. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Feb 3, 2012

    The saving grace of this book is the backup story by Sholly Fisch that shows Clark's last days in Smallville containing a lot of memories with his parents, Jonathan and Martha in their home on the farm. The entire thing was an emotional roller-coaster that beautiful, sad, nostalgic and promising. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Erika D. Peterman Feb 2, 2012

    This story in no way resembles the Action Comics I signed up to read, and I hope this isn't indicative of what's to come. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Feb 1, 2012

    The back-up strip by Sholly Fisch and ChrisCross, at least, is the best yet, and the first that feels like it might have something approaching a point. Examining the character's final days in Smallville, it alludes to entire stories in single scenes, rendered in a tranquil and elegiac fashion by Cross. A welcome palate-cleanser after a disappointing main course. Read Full Review

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