Action Comics #1008

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Steve Epting Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 27, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 34
7.8Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

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The superstar creative team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Steve Epting dig into the DC Universe in this sweeping espionage epic that's shattering the agencies-and heroes-dedicated to protecting the world! As the D.E.O. falls, only Jimmy Olsen may hold the answers to helping Superman and Lois Lane uncover who's behind the attacks rocking the DC Universe's biggest clandestine organizations. And when the Suicide Squad's Amanda Waller makes a shocking discovery, can she help the trio understand the truth before the balance of power shifts to Leviathan forever?

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Feb 27, 2019

    The artwork here is something special indeed. Steve Epting drawing Superman is something I never knew I needed. It's wonderful and I hope he sticks around for more then just this story arc. This is some great stuff indeed. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 27, 2019

    Leviathan Rising is bringing some unexpected suspense to the Superman universe. Im looking forward to the next installment to see how this continues coming together. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicsverse - Raphael Soohoo Feb 27, 2019

    Writer Brian Michael Bendis delivers an excellent issue with ACTION COMICS #1008! Pacing, storytelling, character... everything is spot on. To match that, artist Steve Epting gives us tremendous, detailed artwork. Terrific issue! Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 27, 2019

    The art by Steve Epting is really good. There isn't a lot of action in this story, but that doesn't stop Epting from doing great work with the action that is present. There are great character details throughout the book and the tone of the story is perfectly matched with the art. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Feb 27, 2019

    In conclusion, I really enjoyed this issue and I personally think it was one of the best issues of the series so far. The mystery of Leviathan is ramping up and so far Bendis has us intrigued. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Ritesh Babu Feb 27, 2019

    Action Comics delivers once more as a thrilling espionage epic. Bendis, Epting, Anderson and Reed are a ridiculously good team. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 27, 2019

    The best way I can describe Bendis' run on the Superman books so far is "Pretty great unless something weird is happening, and a lot of weird stuff happens". Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Brandon Lawrence Feb 27, 2019

    Bendis strikes again with the smooth voices he's found in these characters. This book was particularly fun to read because of all the different back and forths. Bones and Strange. Lois and Clark. Waller and Lane. They all had these different dynamics but that pithy Bendis wit was all there. Not to be outdone, Epting drew himself a badass comic. The lines are clean and kudos to Anderson for some dazzling colors. There's something to be said about a book where the shot with the most emotional weight centered on a skeleton in a suit. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Mar 1, 2019

    So my guess is Leviathan is an Earth-0 Adrian Veidt! (I suppose an Earth-0 Jon Osterman (who isn't Dr. Manhattan) would also work. Nice mystery unfolding here. And Lois returning to the Planet was a great scene showing hpw revered she is by everyone. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Christian Hoffer Feb 27, 2019

    I love the slow burn of Action Comics, and the Bendis run has felt like one continuous storyline so far, with this comic marking the beginning of Act II. It makes the coming threats feel much more important, and I love idea of Superman getting involved in spywork in a way that we haven't seen in years. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 2, 2019

    Bendis is finally able to deliver some real tension and excitement in his Superman comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 4, 2019

    Whatever Leviathan is, and apparently its big enough to take out several secret organizations without much effort or leaving much of a trace, it looks like the threat is very real. The first question Superman will have to decide is if he can trust Waller (who apparently has known his secret identity for some time)? Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Melissa Privette Feb 27, 2019

    This issue was an improvement over the past, as Bendis manages to tell an engaging story reminiscent of a pre-Flashpoint comic, but it's worrisome that Lois isn't communicating with Clark for presumably dramatic purposes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Mar 6, 2019

    As Bendis leans into the ground level espionage aspects of this tale, it's clear these are the types of stories he's better at writing.It's another improvement on his run this month, as Epting again delivers a great turn at the drawing board again. Adam Strange's appearance is a treat as is Jimmy, Lois and Clark acting like the people they are supposed to be. It's still not clear why Lois is back at the Planet acting like herself and not some weird alien in disguise- although that may still be a possibility, eh, Jimmy? Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Michael Fromm Feb 27, 2019

    Strange attacks in and around Metropolis bring Superman and his pals closer to uncovering a deep, dark conspiracy. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 27, 2019

    We've got some great art here and the continued destruction of major players in the DCU, but as for an individual issue in this storyline, it left me wanting a bit and didn't seem to have enough of the mystery that Bendis wanted to push to fill out an entire issue as things we saw previously were just reiterated here.  I still look forward to this arc, but I hope that the story is as big as this initial mystery makes it appear.   Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Mar 5, 2019

    Its much ado about nothing in Action Comics #1008. At least there is some truly enjoyable artwork though! Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Feb 28, 2019

    Action Comics #1008 is competent, but that's the best that can be said for it. It ratchets up the threat of Leviathan but fails in making readers care about the group or actually fear them. The art feels a little rushed, but it's still pretty good in most places. Bendis uses a lot of double page spreads in this one, but it seems like he's mostly just using them so he can have more room for dialogue, not for action scenes and the like. There's nothing to hate about this book, but there's really nothing to love either. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Feb 27, 2019

    It's an okay story that adds pieces to the puzzle, though nothing is substantially resolved. A few pieces remain missing, though I suspect that may a matter of poor editing. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    YourGreenMuse Feb 27, 2019

    This was yet another installment in a comic series that sure does exist. I'm not feeling anything for any of this. I'm pathetically apathetic about this whole thing. The tease at the end of more Question pulled at my care strings just a little, but if it's like last time where he cameos and then disappears again, I'm going to upset. I'll be doubly upset if he does play a major role and is written horrendously. At which point, I will look back on his first appearance as a blessing and never call back to it again when discussing this series and its letdowns.

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  • 2.0
    ohhaimark Mar 2, 2019


    -The art was a step up here.

    -I thought the opening scene was pretty neat.

    THE BAD:

    -I don't like the Amanda Waller storyline. I've never been a fan of her, and her parts of the story didn't interest me.

    -It's a Bendis book. Did you expect me to like Lois?

    -The dialogue this issue was especially cringe-y.

    -This issue really needed some more plot progression if you asked me. I felt like it went almost nowhere.

    -Why does Bendis feel the need to make Jimmy sound like an idiot?

    -I'm just not interested in this Leviathan story-arc whatsoever.

    -The end does not have me hooked.

  • 9.0
    rayonymous Aug 26, 2019

    From Amanda Waller in action, the attack on D.E.O., the return of Lois on the Planet and to the very final moment where Waller confronts Clark Kent as Superman, it's all a pattern. Everything's done perfectly.

  • 8.0
    Simon DelMonte Feb 27, 2019

    Another solid issue with strong art and good character play, but it does spin its wheels a bit.

  • 7.5
    waltgator93 Feb 27, 2019

    Actually enjoyed this issue! Great artwork and dialogue only thing have an issue with is the name Waller said at the end of the issue!

  • 7.5
    egon244 Feb 27, 2019

    "You are unbelievable!"

    While things get a little shaky on the Superman front, hopefully only temporally, Action Comics continues to deliver fun and interesting story.

    Government agencies are getting dismantled in an orb of blue light by some big creature and no one seems to be able to prevent the attacks. Poor Adam Strange, it was a job interview for crying out loud. And Lois Lane finally came out of hiding and back to Daily Planet. That's really good, I glad that happened.
    I like this story so far. It has me interested, I wonder if it's Talia's Leviathan or maybe someone else has taken the reigns of the organization. Also, I'm really anxious to see how the team-up between The Big Blue and The Wall will turn out more

  • 4.0
    Spacey Medicine Mar 11, 2019

    This comic is just so blah. The dialogue is trying so hard and the plot is paced so weirdly and Lois is some sort of unfeeling psychopath now. The art was nice.

  • 3.0
    RBL Feb 27, 2019

    If I could sum up this issue in one word it would be “dumb”.

    We see who appears to be the Leviathan operative taking out the organizations and individuals it deems as threats who unsurprisingly looks as generic as rogol zar. Great, generic alien warlord was so good a character now there’s another, cue facepalm. If anything it at least shows a villain who has the potentially to be a threat over the laughable “red cloud”.

    The interaction between Sam Lane and Amanda Waller is questionable as well as seeing him doubt his past actions from the reveal that his son-in-law is Superman is hardly believeable. He has shown to place duty over family consistently and despite the knowledge I do not imagine him now supporti more

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