Action Comics #1020

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: John Romita, Klaus Janson Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 26, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 26
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Apex Lex Luthor's first run-in with the Infected didn't go as planned, and the Batman Who Laughs' influence is continuing to spread. Now Lex must find out who in the world can think like the Batman Who Laughs-and there are only two folks who come to mind. The first is Batman, who probably has his own ideas for Lex; the other is The Joker, who also likely has his own ideas, but who just maybe wants to see this twisted doppelgänger sent back to the Dark Multiverse he came from. It's a gamble Lex has to take, because the Infected are gearing up for round two!

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - Kevin Rossi Feb 27, 2020

    Action Comics #1020 raises the stakes in the fight to save Metropolis in an issue driven by Romita Jr.'s art. With Superman down, everything seems to be going according to plan for Lex Luthor, but what happens when he's just part of Leviathan's? Grab a copy at your local comic book shop or wherever you get comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 26, 2020

    John Romita Jr does some great work with the action in this issue. The biggest visual issues are with the character moments. There are moments that lack definition as well as focus so they look flat instead of immersive. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Mar 2, 2020

    Superman teaming up with Young Justice. Recognizing Conner as a hero and bringing him along. Conner saving the day. Leviathan outsmarting Luthor. That's a lot of good stuff! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Mar 11, 2020

    Bendis still has a few more things to clear up in next issue's conclusion to this story arc, but this issue fills in a lot of the blanks from previous issues and has some great action. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 26, 2020

    Superman: Action Comics doesn't quite feel like it has its own story at the moment, but that doesn't stop it from being an entertaining ride. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Tom Feb 26, 2020

    A rocking wild issue, fitting for the name of "Action" Comics. The hits keep coming as the Superman world we knew (Clark Kent's secret identity, the gleaming city of Metropolis) is shattering, leaving readers wondering where this story will go next. Bendis offers a solid plot and tight script while Romita, Jr., and Janson dish up some spectacular visuals in their inimitable style. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Keith Reid-Cleveland Feb 26, 2020

    The art in this issue seemed a little off, if I must say so myself. Some of the panels, especially the ones with multiple characters, felt a bit rushed and lacking the detail that we get from a lot of today's best works. It may be a one-off thing, or maybe I'm just not a fan of Romita Jr. in 2020, but it was a little off-putting to not be able to tell if Superman was floating in the sky above Lex Luthor or if Superboy was. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Mar 1, 2020

    By the end of the issue, there is a big threat to Earth coming from the sky. It is sad because it is so boring and trite. I can care less about this threat to earth. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    On Comics Ground - Timothy Quail Feb 26, 2020

    This issue is pretty fun, as Young Justice breaths some life into this stale story. Superboy and Superman finally meet in a bittersweet teamup that will make you happy to see them together again, but upset at the loss of history. Things also come full circle here as this part finally ties things back to what was foreshadowed at the start of the arc. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Feb 26, 2020

    This arc is one that is well past its prime. It's time to end it already. We already know Superman isn't winning the day. Let's move on. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 26, 2020

    Of the two Superman titles, Bendis has a better grasp with Action Comics. Now its unraveled and become a continuity challenged mess. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew B. Lloyd Feb 26, 2020

    Action Comics #1020 feels very amateurish. Besides the very distracting art by Romita, Jr. and Janson, Bendis's story is just not working. Read Full Review

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