Action Comics #1007

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Steve Epting Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 30, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 38
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The Kobra Cult conspiracy ensnares Daily Planet photographer Jimmy Olsen, drawing the attention of the Man of Steel. But be careful, Superman-there's more lurking in the shadows of Metropolis than just a snake cult.  

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jan 30, 2019

    Hands down the best issue of Bendis's run on Action so far, but it's still not perfect as Bendis seems incapable of finding the right voice for Lois or how to handle the Lois and Clark relationship. That said, there's a lot more good in this issue as there's some real attempt at relationship exploration between Lois and her dad, plus the Jimmy Olsen bits are great and the art from Steve Epting is top-notch. Superman and Co. are still not safe from Bendis yet, but at least this issue is interesting and there was some genuine emotion. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Feb 1, 2019

    Bendis and Epting are a formidable team for sure! The story and art are both great and this is a nice story that they are collaborating on. I can't wait to see there they take us next! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 30, 2019

    This is the first chapter of Leviathan Rising and it's a strong opening act. I wish Bendis were just cranking out two issues of Action Comics a month as he seems so much more locked in with the Superman universe here. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 30, 2019

    Steve Epting provides some beautifully detailed and impressive art in this issue and the action scenes look amazing. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Feb 1, 2019

    Action Comics #1007 lays the groundwork for the most dangerous secret in the DC Universe with a focus on those closest to Clark Kent and the potential for damage that can be caused by allowing information into the wrong hands. Its an intriguing mystery that promises much more to come, so dont miss out! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Ritesh Babu Jan 31, 2019

    Bendis, Epting, Anderson and Reed kick off a bold new espionage saga spanning all of DC mythology with great intrigue and heartfelt character moments. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Brandon Lawrence Jan 30, 2019

    It speaks to the quality of the comic how entertained and downright moved at one point I was. I'm not surprised, since I'm definitely a Bendis fanboy. But I want to give some serious props to Steve Epting, especially in the dialogue with Lois and her father. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Feb 1, 2019

    I thought this was a very good start to the Leviathan arc and great characterization of Jimmy. Steve Epting brings some solid, clean art. But that Lois scene sticks out a bit like a sore thumb. Still, Leviathan seems like a good, big threat. Can't wait to see where this goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Robert Zadotti Jan 30, 2019

    Action Comics #1007 throws a lot into the mix, but the strong creative team behinds it helps glue these plot points together in a solid first installment of the new storyline. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Jan 30, 2019

    No matter which way you shake it, this outing could very well be Bendis' best book on Action Comics so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 30, 2019

    While we kind of leave our previous story behind it seems, what we get out of this issue instead is what I've wanted from this series all along and I left this hoping that Action Comics can continue to be more like this.  We had comedy, drama, action, romance and it all fit together so well and when you combine all that with awesome art....... Well, you have a winner.  I'm not saying this issue is perfect, I'm only saying that it's on the right path. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 30, 2019

    Bendis seems to be building to an elaborate spy-war, as mysterious agencies both good and bad are being targeted by this strange force. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 2, 2019

    The new storyline is off to a good, solid start, though the series as a whole could still use a real boost to the drama. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    On Comics Ground - Melissa Privette Jan 30, 2019

    Lois tells the General that Superman is the father of her son, while Jimmy meets his girlfriend's cult buddies and Clark takes a trip to Atlanta. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Jan 30, 2019

    Action Comics #1007 is a complete and utter disappointment. This issue is supposed to be the kick off for Bendis big DC event, setting the table for what's to come, but there's nothing here. That said, there's always the chance that this story will get better as time goes on, but this is a very inauspicious beginning and it doesn't really bode well for what's to come. There are a few bright spots in this one, but not enough to elevate it to level that could be called good. As usual for Action Comics, the art is top notch and Bendis does have a grasp on Lois and Jimmy's characters in this issue, but other than that there's nothing to hook readers here. Read Full Review

  • 1.5
    TatteredVelvet Jan 30, 2019

    This review is just straight spoilers, people.

    I’m too pissed to be vague.






    The assassination of Lois’ character continues as Bendis has her confess to her father that she’s in love with Superman and he is the father of Jon. Which means Bendis wrote Lois as giving way a massively important secret about their lives to a person who’s antagonistic toward Superman’s very existence… without consulting neither Clark nor Jon. It also likely means that the book she is writing is about her marriage/relationship with Superman like the desk image suggests.
    I don’t think I have to say this to Superman fans that this is incredibly out character of her, but hey for the sake of b more

  • 4.0
    YourGreenMuse Jan 30, 2019

    This sure was a thing that exists. I think Lois is being insanely irresponsible, and her character usually isn't that. The stuff with Jimmy was fine, although Perry White comes across like J. Jonah Jameson, if he didn't know how to properly berate someone. The hell is "Out of this multiverse"? I'm severly uninterested in the plot revolving around the blue bombs, assumedly set by Leviathan. This issue was like a clip show, of all sorts of plots, but none very interesting.

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  • 2.0
    RBL Jan 30, 2019

    It’s almost a joke how bad this is. The story does not flow organically and everything seems forced. Almost every character that appeared was “off” and yet another emotional scene devoid of impact occurred.



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    I’ll start this off by saying Perry White is not J.Jonah Jameson, and making the former try to fit the mold of the latter is just dumb. This made Jimmy texts, which were meant to be “humorous” just be dumb. His reaction to Jimmy could be seen as Jonah berating Peter Parker and again was not necessary as they are notable enough characters to present as their own people.

    Regarding the “villains” seen in the issue, Kobra, I believe their p more

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  • 4.0
    Ollie44 Jan 30, 2019

    This could have been decent if it wasn’t for Lois. Lois’s character is very problematic in this series.

  • 2.0
    DancerX Feb 1, 2019

    This issue started off promising. Steve Epting is a solid choice and does a remarkable job of depicting the characters emoting. Seeing a snippet of Jimmy's crazy life was amazing. He's been MIA lately and I always appreciate when he's included. Jimmmy and Clark's interactions were amusing and I also enjoyed Perry and Jimmy's scene.

    However, like the other issues in this run this book suffers because in it, Lois makes an OOC decision just so the plot can advance. To be fair, she's actually better written here than
    her previous appearances. But the fact remains that this is yet another OOC act for Lois. Lois is fiercely protective of Clark. And while Jon is a fairly new addition to the family, she's been just as protective o more

  • 2.0
    ohhaimark Feb 2, 2019

    THE GOOD:

    -I thought Jimmy Olsen was a somewhat interesting character in this one.

    -That splash page with Jimmy standing over the sinkhole was really cool.

    THE BAD:

    -The art was okay, but I didn't like it enough to consider it good. It felt lifeless and the facial expressions were weird.

    -Those pages with the "Faith to Cali Yuga" word bubbles were just really visually off-putting.

    -I'm just not interested in the whole Kobra storyline at all.

    -The Lizard Person joke was funny the first time, after that it was just plain annoying.

    -Okay, DC, you clearly want everybody to hate Lois Lane. Well, mission accomplished. You can stop trying now. Really, eit more

  • 1.5
    PeteRick Jan 31, 2019

    The .5 was because of the art, nuff said!!

  • 8.0
    Br'er Lapin Feb 8, 2019

    Action continues to be a good read. Good mystery and good use of Kobra, it is cool to see the recruitment process.

  • 7.5
    egon244 Jan 30, 2019

    "I kissed a lizard person"

    While things get a little worrisome on Superman front, Action Comics keeps it going with another brewing mystery.

    Jimmy Olsen stumbled on something big, but it blew up in a flash of blue light. Superman caught falling Amanda Waller, but whoever threw her disappeared in a flash of blue light. What's going on? We don't know, but I'm eager to find out.

    The big thing that happened here is that Lois finally decided to tell her father the truth. The one about the fact that her husband, one that Sam Lane isn't very fond off, is the same guy Sam Lane really doesn't like. His reaction surprised me. I was expecting hugs and kisses on the forehead.

    Also, the scene between Perry a more

  • 7.5
    Full Spread Jan 30, 2019

    Action Comics has had its ups and downs with poor pacing and mediocre plots, but this feels like it's shaping up to a more concrete arc.

  • 6.5
    waltgator93 Jan 30, 2019

    Feels like we have three stories going on but in the same number pages as a regular issue which unfortunately means not enough to get me on board! But also it feels like it’s taking place during last story arc. Dialogue is okay but could better while artwork is great except for couple of panels!

  • 3.0
    Spacey Medicine Feb 6, 2019

    “I’m the secret head of an ultra secret and disavowed government task force!” Amanda Waller shrieks covertly in the middle of a busy street.

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