Action Comics #1011

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Steve Epting Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 22, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 22 User Reviews: 31
7.9Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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Leviathan wins! After the destruction of anyone and everyone who could stand in its way-from Lois Lane's military father, Sam Lane, to agencies such as Spyral and Checkmate-the newly reorganized and amped-up evil organization stands ready to topple even the Man of Steel! With a shocking conclusion that'll affect the entire DC Universe over the summer, don't miss the epic and unexpected conclusion to "Leviathan Rising."

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth May 22, 2019

    Action Comic #1011 does what this storyline struggled to do in the beginning- it sets up Leviathan as a powerful and mysterious organization, but one whose plans are way more interesting than they seemed at the beginning. Bendis doesnt waste any page real estate in this one, just dropping more bombs, whetting interest in his upcoming Event Leviathan. That said, event set-up has always been Bendis strong suit, and there is no guarantee that hell be able to keep that up in the upcoming book, but here he turns in an exciting story that leaves readers begging for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 22, 2019

    This storyline is in its fifth chapter, but it hasnt felt like its treading water and remains just as intense and captivating as it did with the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    On Comics Ground - Melissa Privette May 22, 2019

    Epting's art was fantastic, and Anderson's colors really compliment his style. The Superman suit looks vibrant in every issue, and this is no exception. Manapul's variant cover featuring Superman, Lois, and Jimmy was also beautiful. One of the things that I have liked a great deal about Leviathan Rises is seeing the trio work together again. I hope that this is the new status quo. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm May 22, 2019

    I'm warming slowly to this Superman crime-noir event involving Leviathan. Superman appears to be out of his element and struggling to keep pace with Lois as she uncovers the power-players involved. Will Superman play an integral role? More importantly, will Lois unravel the masterminds behind this large criminal organization? We will see. I highly recommend this story to fans of the crime-noir genre and Superman. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Ritesh Babu May 22, 2019

    Action continues to be an effective blend of spy fiction & superhero flair, exploring truth in a context of secrecy and secret identities across the wider canvas of the DCU Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Sequential Planet - Ethan Maddux May 22, 2019

    Action Comics #1,011 is one of the strongest issues yet. Balancing the grim with the whacky, Bendis and Epting deliver a Superman book that feels as familiar as it does unique. It's a delicate balance, and they walk it with care. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 22, 2019

    Beautiful, detailed and dynamic art from Steve Epting in this issue. There is a classic, but timely feel to the character designs and the progression of the panels is amazing. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj May 24, 2019

    This was an impressive issue which laid out a bunch of information and clues. And I think I can use some of this to bolster some of my thoughts on who is behind Leviathan. I don't think I have felt this invested in a comic mystery since Sensor Girl. (I'm old.) Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 29, 2019

    The night before the new day that Leviathan has promised, there are still quite a few questions unanswered including what happened to all the agents from the agencies that Leviathan put down? And just what does Leviathan have planned when the sun rises tomorrow? Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 22, 2019

    Overall, good as a setup for Leviathan, but in two books I still have very little idea what Bendis' Superman is like. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Govan May 24, 2019

    "Action Comics" soars up, up and away this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Brandon Lawrence May 22, 2019

    Is "Leviathan Rising" coming to fruition and an end? I have no idea. Bendis could keep this going for months, adding nostalgic figures from all over the DC universe. As long as Epting draws the hell out of this comic and Bendis keeps up the pithy dialogue, I'll likely enjoy it all the way up to the end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto May 22, 2019

    Although I said not much happenend in the final issue of the arc, I did still really enjoy it and I am personally really excited for what Bendis plans for Superman in the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 25, 2019

    Bendis continues to increase the tension and raise the stakes for his upcoming event with fun twists and solid character work. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Kevin Given May 27, 2019

    This title gets better with every issue. Just when you didn't think anything new could be introduced in Superman's world along comes this juicy little tale which brings about new villains and revelations of characters actions that bring about surprises and intrigue. A great read from a great creative team. **** (9.2 rating) Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Kevin Rossi May 22, 2019

    Though readers will be able to jump right into Event Leviathan, Leviathan Rising seems too good to pass up. Grab Action Comics #1007-1011 to prepare for a ride that will be one of the highlights of the summer. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge May 23, 2019

    Though not perfect, Action Comics #1011 sets the stage nicely for the incoming event. Brian Micheal Bendis has a lot to prove heading into his first major DC event, but Action Comics proves that he's willing to do the legwork for it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier May 22, 2019

    I thought DC was all about continuity, butapparently not in the manner I expected. I applaud that theyve loosened up,but perhaps theyve gotten too loose. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk May 23, 2019

    Despite my feelings about Action Comics #1011, I am still excited for Even Leviathan #1. I feel cautiously optimistic that Bendis has assembled a cast of characters that best compliment his skill set and a style of story that is within his wheelhouse. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 22, 2019

    While the art remains one of the highlights of this series for me, the story is presented in a way that makes you want to think it's really big, while not really doing much to progress what our heroes are doing and for the most part, we're really not all that further along than where were left off last issue besides for Lois having a new story to write.  There's some fun to be had, but not enough story to really keep me as hyped as I want to be. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum May 22, 2019

    For readers who have been keeping up with Bendis' run on Action Comics, they're probably used to that by now, but it can be a little jarring at times for those hopping in, curious as to what all this Leviathan business is about. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd May 24, 2019

    VerdictBendis is playing the long game with "Leviathan Rising" and despite some nice details in Action Comics #1011, the apparent direction of the arc is uninspired. It is proving to be both too long and a "game." Referencing the weakest elements of his run on Action so far are not helping. Epting's work is still nice, but the pretty pictures can only elevate the story so much. Stay tuned, I'll let you know when all this blows over and we start getting some proper Superman comics again" Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    YourGreenMuse May 24, 2019

    There was one Huntress line here about Talia and I legitimately cannot tell whether it's a typo or not. That's how much the dialogue has worsened. The story itself sure does exist, but it's incredibly slow and I'm completely underwhelmed by all of this.

  • 10
    axdn May 22, 2019

    Bendis is writing a great comic! can't wait to read what's next!

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  • 3.5
    Fizgoog May 30, 2019

    Seriously, what am I missing? This Bendis guy is heralded as some kind of giant of the industry. It’s like being in the twilight zone. These last few issues are an insult to the fans, the character and a sad ironic joke about the very title.
    The art is good otherwise I’m rating it 0 because merit wise, it is. Sorry.

  • 10
    Mohammad robin May 23, 2019

    Awesome

  • 10
    rayonymous Aug 26, 2019

    More imposing questions than answers but in a good way. That's exactly what 'Leviathan Rising' is about in the first place. Leviathan orchestrated a series of events, shown what it can do, now it's about time the mystery revealed itself.

    Leviathan crushes Superman on the cover, absolutely brilliant. The whole thing feels more like Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, political, unique, grounded and does a lot of things better. I can say for sure Bendis has completely won me over, I can't wait for Event Leviathan.

  • 8.5
    Azrael May 26, 2019

    Great lead up to the Leviathan story arc! The deep intel spy versions of Clark and Lois were also good to see. The introduction of Manhunter could have been less sudden though.

  • 8.5
    The 20 Issue Ceiling May 27, 2019

    I have a few problems to do with Bendis' lack of knowledge of DC characters, but overall this was good and I like seeing Kate Spencer back.

  • 7.5
    egon244 May 25, 2019

    "-Look! Up in the...
    - Don't."

    Well, that was an entertaining issue. I really enjoyed it.

    Kate Spencer seems to have traded Seatle for Metropolis, the Leviathan mystery gets more and more interesting (and fun), the dialogue is good (with some really funny lines), Superman is just all around great guy and Steve Epting keeps drawing him with a really big nose.

    But other than the big supporting cast and Lois being very involved in the plot, there is one other thing that Bendis is doing here that I like.

    Compared to all the Kings and Batmans and their depressing stuff, and sad and mopey Flash (as he was the last time I read his book) Bendis, both in Action Comics and in Superman, is keeping s* more

  • 7.0
    Ollie44 May 23, 2019

    I thought this was an improvement. Decent issue except for Jimmy Olsen’s dialogue and that story has progressed so slowly.

  • 6.0
    waltgator93 May 22, 2019

    While the art wasn’t so bad, the dialogue seemed a bit funky. Not much of an expert of Jimmy but hope he always didn’t sound like this! He’s one of the annoying parts of the book. Feel like Bendis doesn’t know anything about Spyral.

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  • 5.0
    RBL May 22, 2019

    This issue makes par. Not unreadable, not great, middle-of-the road fare. For what is supposed to be the ending to the set-up of this summer’s “World Changing” event it is supremely underwhelming.

    It’s a forgettable issue, as there are no standout moments, but by the same token there are no egregious faults in characterization, logic, or story.

    I could argue Waller was ridiculous when she broke out of the Fortress of Solitude as SHE was the one who turned to Superman for help and now seems to be backing away from that choice. Similarly it’s odd one of the top agents of Spyral would so readily trust a journalist with “all of the information”, especially one who was pretending to be a member of his organis more

  • 4.0
    Spacey Medicine Jul 2, 2019

    Bleh.

  • 10
    Angelgt1996 May 23, 2019

  • 8.5
    ActionCity May 22, 2019

  • 7.5
    Justin Ray May 22, 2019

  • 7.5
    Ken b May 23, 2019

  • 10
    Greg Hound May 28, 2019

  • 10
    Lock Jun 26, 2019

  • 9.0
    sebastianorellana95 May 26, 2019

  • 9.0
    BernardoMarra May 29, 2019

  • 8.5
    Andrea D’Alò May 24, 2019

  • 8.5
    Radar May 24, 2019

  • 8.5
    Grifter May 25, 2019

  • 8.5
    Dorival Jun 14, 2019

  • 8.5
    cincyfan Oct 29, 2019

  • 8.0
    EDiakota May 24, 2019

  • 8.0
    Watchtower022 May 26, 2019

  • 7.5
    mwrock61 Oct 26, 2019

  • 7.0
    KFuqua May 24, 2019

  • 7.0
    Sergione Jun 30, 2019

  • 6.0
    SupesAmongSupes May 23, 2019

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