Action Comics #1015

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Szymon Kudranski Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 25, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 38
6.8Critic Rating
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Breakout Wonder Comics hero Naomi makes her Metropolis debut as the teen hero looks to Superman to help her navigate her unexpected new role as a hero in the DC Universe. Hoping to answer the remain questions about her origin, lineage and greater purpose on Earth, Naomi not only gets the attention of the Man of Steel but also Gotham City's Dark Knight Detective, as Batman takes an interest in her quick rise to prominence.

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Sep 25, 2019

    Additionally, the art complements the story, this time in a big way. Kudranski has Naomi nailed down and as typical in this series, he has a lot to draw. There is a lot of action sequences and none of them disappoint. Kudranski excels at creating dynamic panels with superhero extras coming in and out and excellent focus on the various character's facial expressions. Anderson illuminates this issue with bright yellow lights, horrific pink and magenta, and some very richly inked panels. Action Comics is a good series and truly makes Superman relatable and an exciting read. There's a lot going on but it never feels as if a lot has been missed and the creative staff team great care with every aspect of it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Brandon Lawrence Sep 27, 2019

    The book rounds out with some action towards the end and promises a confrontation between Naomi and a frequently appearing villain in Action Comics. The best part of the conclusion of this book is Superman throwing shade at the villain in "disappointed father"-ly form. Why can't you be more like Naomi, bad guy? Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 25, 2019

    Kudranski pulls off some incredible art in this issue and utilizes every panel to elevate and enhance the story. The beginning sequence from Naomi's point of view is inspired in its execution. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Sep 27, 2019

    The new Blaze-ing Red Cloud is terrifying. And yes, there are some Leviathan clues here. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 25, 2019

    Bendis can be an odd writer to get into, because a lot of his issues can be best described as "characters talk about what's going on" " but when he's on his game, as in Action Comics #1015, his dialogue as they do that can have a unique charm that makes his books feel unlike anything else on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Sep 25, 2019

    As someone who jumped into Action Comics #1015 to get more Naomi? This is a book worth picking up. This was the best thing that they could do for this new hero giving her the opportunity to cross paths with major heroes. That is how you create faith in new characters picking up greater relevance. Where DC dropped the ball with those who came last year is that they had their books, and nothing else. Right now Naomi exists outside of her books, even the Wonder Twins exist outside of their book. I for one look forward to what comes next in the following issue! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 25, 2019

    This issue has some nice moments, but few belong to Superman. Hopefully Bendis will start working past these random distractions and bring the excitement and spotlight back on Superman. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Sep 25, 2019

    The art team of Kudranski and Anderson do a great throughout the issue as they keep up with the script really well. Anderson shines whenever Red Cloud is on the page as you can feel the smoke/cloudiness come off the page. As for Kudranski, my favorite part in the whole issue for him is when Superman and Naomi begin to fly. Showcasing a steady Superman and a very unsteady Naomi was a really good visual. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Sequential Planet - Ethan Maddux Sep 29, 2019

    Action Comics #1,015 is a very fun re-introduction to the character of Naomi. So fun that I actually put the book down and preordered her solo book about halfway through the issue. It peters out a bit towards the end and has a few missteps in the art, but ultimately it's still very much worth reading if you're a fan of this run or Naomi herself. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Kenneth Laster Sep 27, 2019

    "Action Comics" #1015 is weighed down by uncanny artwork but manages to handle the mainline debut of Naomi well, if you disregard how many plotlines this book already has. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Oct 6, 2019

    There are technical aspects of this issue, and all of Bendis's Superman and Action Comics runs that are executed well. He really wants to work on character, and that's great! However, the content is almost always unenjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Watch - Kevin Rossi Sep 26, 2019

    I am excited to see what is to come with Naomi. It was fun to see Superman and Batman give some advice to the young hero, but I am not sure what happened in this issue. My only take away is that Batman wants Naomi to eat more eggs. If you are following Bendis Action Comics run then I would pick up this issue. For those new to Action Comics, this is not the issue to start. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Nicole Drum Sep 25, 2019

    If the previous issues of Action have had an urgency, #1015 feels like a slow stroll"at least until the confusing and chaotic last panels that bring the story sharply back into focus. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 25, 2019

    If you read last issue and Naomi's own mini-series than you're all caught up here because besides for the idea that Naomi's come to Metropolis for Superman's help in understanding her powers and the looming threat of the ruler of her birth world one day coming back to this one, there's nothing to this issue at all.  Thankfully though, the art in this issue is very nice, but that's about all I was happy with here. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Sep 25, 2019

    Naomi is a wonderful character, but instead of doing something dynamic with her, Bendis just expositions her to death. All hope is not lost, of course, but this issue suffers because of the way Bendis presents things. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Sep 27, 2019

    Trite and overwritten, the only saving grace of this issue is Szymon Kurdanski's excellent artwork and Brad Anderson's colors. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Sep 27, 2019

    Let's hope that the next issue of Action Comics delivers on the potential of the relationship between Superman and Naomi with stronger character beats. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Sep 25, 2019

    And it is completely lame. The art by Szymon Kudranski is pretty damn good, but it can't save the cliches that are just everywhere in this book. It gets tiresome reading something that is, in of itself, tiresome. Moving on. Read Full Review

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