Action Comics #9

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Gene Ha Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 2, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 7
8.1Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

Featuring characters from parallel Earths, including PRESIDENT SUPERMAN! Introducing new villain SUPERDOOM! Guest artist GENE HA joins GRANT MORRISON for this tale of not one, not two, but THREE Earths! And in the backup story, President Superman must stop a nuclear attack but he can't leave the White House!

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 9, 2012

    Haven't tried one of the new Superman titles? This is where you want in. It ties into nothing else, but what you already know, and tweaks it in the most wonderful of ways. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Florida Geek Scene - Matthew E. Jones May 3, 2012

    If this doesnt become one of your favorite Grant Morrison stories, or one of your favorite Superman stories, Id be highly surprised. This issue definitely wont appeal to the Morrison-haters. But those of us who enjoy the mans craziness will get their moneys worth here. Action Comics #9 is a story I could read over and over again. I want more Obama Superman, dammit! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Phillip Carson May 3, 2012

    What are your thoughts? Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 3, 2012

    Finally, the backup story is an enjoyable read. It too focuses on Earth-23 Superman on a slightly smaller scale adventure. Writer Sholly Fisch explores the sometimes conflicting responsibilities a president/superhero faces and suggests the character is headed for a reckoning at some point in the future. If that means more of the character in Morrison's run, I'm all for it. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj May 11, 2012

    Cully Hamner, one of my favorite artists, provided the art for the back-up feature. Great stuff there. Still, after this philosophy lesson, I am ready to read more about the E1 Superman. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs May 4, 2012

    All in all, though, this issue was a solid read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia May 11, 2012

    On the other hand, this comic slipped out last week and seems to have flown under everyone's radar, so maybe this will go down as one of the all-time examples of a comics writer biting the hand that feeds him an getting away with it. But even if DC is still going to let him get away with this kind of thing, I can't imagine Morrison wanting to let them for much longer. A better universe awaits. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen May 5, 2012

    Easily the most fun I've had on this series since it relaunched; now this is the Morrison-penned Superman comic we've been waiting for. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker May 8, 2012

    Might this be a huge new story that will eventually involve the standard Superman, or could we hope this could be a spin-off series of its own? Or will the next several issues of Action Comics be devoted to various other alternate Earths? Who knows? It's Grant Morrison. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Outer Realm Comics - Matthew Atkinson May 6, 2012

    This was not the best issue and not the worst issue I have ever read. This probably qualifies as the worst issue of the current New 52 Action run, however. Considering what it has been up against to this point, that still puts it in the above-average category, and I hope that if there are more stories with POTUS Superman, they are a bit more interesting. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 3, 2012

    Initially I was a tiny bit disappointed that we'd once again zoomed away from the main narrative in "Action Comics," but this issue was enough fun that by the end of the lead story I didn't mind any more. I am ready, though, to see the back-up stories dropped (and perhaps the page count and price along with them). They're starting to distract now and while Fisch and company have turned out some nice enough pieces before, I'd rather see them on a different project. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 6, 2012

    Better luck with your next publicity stunt, DC. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero May 2, 2012

    Reading ACTION COMICS is getting to feel like riding a roller coaster. Some issues are highs (and great to read) while others dip down a bit. This is one of the dips. Having an issue focused on the Superman from Earth 23 is interesting and gives us a chance to see more of the character Grant introduced during FINAL CRISIS. While the story is nice to see, Superman as President, it feels like a filler issue. Have we come to expect too much from Grant Morrison these days or is there just something I'm absolutely missing here? This issue was fun at times and a curious read. It just didn't feel like it fit in as an entire issue of ACTION COMICS. Read Full Review

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