Action Comics #7

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Rags Morales Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 7, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 11
8.2Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

Metropolis has been captured! To save it, Superman must push the limits of his nascent powers as never before! Aboard the ship that has the city captive, The Man of Steel finds an important tool that may help him defeat Metal-zero and his boss!And as Superman fights foes in the sky, Steel must do what he can to protect those still in danger on the ground in a backup story by Sholly Fisch and Brad Walker!

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Mar 13, 2012

    'Meanwhile' ends on an uplifting note, a sort of trademark of these back-up features. Steel sees the people of Metropolis chipping in, helping each other, each becoming a hero in their own right. This is the Metropolis that Superman inspires. This was just a wonderful story, a sort of 'becoming' story for Steel realizing what Superman does and still striving to be like him. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Phillip Carson Mar 9, 2012

    Overall, this might be my favorite issue of the run so far. It has all the grand epic-ness of the past few issues, but tempered with a lot of down to Earth moments. And as always, Superman comes off looking great, refusing to take shots from either General Lane or the Collector. Worth the wait. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Mar 15, 2012

    Knock on wood, I think Morrison is writing a Superman story worth remembering! I had thought that with his All-Star Superman story he should never be allowed to come near the title again with his dirty, continuity destroying pen in hand. But this go 'round his seems to be taking extra care and finally writing a story worthy of the character. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Addicts - Akshay Dhar Mar 13, 2012

    The main story is followed by a small backup (as in recent issues) starring the new hero: Steel. Most of you should be familiar with him but in case you're not, he's something of a genius and has a wicked-tough armour and a BIG hammer. It's that simple. DC has really had a hard time with him because of some bad and inconsistent stuff from pre-reboot, but this new version shows a lot of promise if they handle it well from hereon. Its the only slightly weak point in general of the Action Comics issues, but this instalment is definitely better than the last two and that gives me some hope for a character that can be so much more than he has thus far. The art here is pretty good and between it and the script we get a nice little glimpse into Metropolis in the immediate aftermath of whats happening in the main issue while Supes is off in space " but this backups colouring could do with a little tweaking so it doesn't look quite so dull at times. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Mar 12, 2012

    Although it possesses some of Morrison's characteristic flaws, this is still a fun comic to read and a fresh, invigorating reimagining of this iconic character. The backup is more or less filler, but Superman fans old and new will find plenty here to keep them happy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 8, 2012

    This continues to be my favorite title in DC's "New 52" - it's creative, impossible to predict and clever, with terrific artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Erik Norris Mar 7, 2012

    Action Comics #7 is a great indicator of where I want Grant Morrison's latest Superman saga to head. It has all the crazy concepts I expect from Morrison (Earth's Internet was really Brainiac!) without forgetting that a story needs an emotional core to be memorable. Action Comics #7 provided both of those facets, making it a highly enjoyable read. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Mar 10, 2012

    The only complaint I can give Action Comicsat this juncture, is that it's moving too slow. After two months of (technically) side stories, I was ready for some bigaction and instead, got the build up to said big action. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Mar 7, 2012

    ACTION COMICS is one of the comics that sits high on my list of favorite "New 52" books. Seeing Grant Morrison write Superman's past keeps you on the edge of your seat. Even though we pretty much know where he ends up and who he becomes, Morrison makes the development of his character an interesting read. Rags Morales continues to win me over with his depiction of this younger Superman and I hate the idea that soon he'll be in his regular costume rather than what I at first thought was a silly look for Superman. The action is toned down a little as Superman tries uncovering what the aliens/attackers are doing and those trapped in the bottle are figuring out what's going on but there is still some exciting moments within. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Mar 8, 2012

    With this issue, Morrison is truly beginning to show us his hand. He has huge plans for the book but with this issue we truly begin to understand just how encompassing they may be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Mar 13, 2012

    A few nitpicking comments aside I did enjoy the general story that Grant Morrison told in Action Comics #7. Morrison has a strong grasp of the type of hero Superman is and furthers the storyline involving Brainiac. The ending delivered the excitement necessary that I am looking forward to how Morrison takes things in next months issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Mar 7, 2012

    "Action Comics" #7 is a good comic, but in some ways it feels like the story relies a bit on having just read the events of "Action Comics" #4. Still, as said before, it's going to work much better in the collected edition. By the end of the issue, we're all well-primed for what's to come in the next. The new "Superman" creative team gets to prove itself later this month, but regardless, I'm overall pleased with what Morrison and Morales are doing with Superman here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Mar 8, 2012

    Imaginative and smart as always, but not all that inspired. This series still has yet to live up to its hyped-up promise, and those cloying back-ups certainly aren't helping. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Kat West AKA Comic Uno Mar 12, 2012

    I had mixed feelings about this issue. I felt like this was more of filler issue and hopefully we get more story progression in the next issue. I would say skip this issue and maybe wait for the next issue. Read Full Review

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