Action Comics #1024

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: John Romita Jr. Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 26, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 26
6.5Critic Rating
4.3User Rating

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The city of Metropolis has been rocked by Luthor’s  latest attack and the drama surrounding Superman’s truth, and that gives the invisible mafia a new foothold to change the City of Tomorrow forever. Meanwhile, the Daily Planet is under siege! The fallout from Superman: Villains continues as Clark Kent steps out into the world as a reporter for the first time.

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Lucas Fashina Aug 26, 2020

    This issue relies on moods, ideas, and implication, rather than the actual "action" all difficult to catch on first reading, because I felt myself pulled in an invested. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Aug 28, 2020

    With so many Els around, they begin scanning for the Mafia. It is interesting to see the dots of lead lining in the city. And, despite a true Superman Family (thank you Mr. Bendis for using the term!), Leone isn't slowing down. She thinks she is safely hidden and is planning a final counterpunch.But we see how long the reach of the Mafia is. Dr. Glory, recent looter of STAR Labs, was under Leone's employ. The Mafia was everywhere. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 25, 2020

    John Romita Jr's art serves the story and its tone well. There are some well done panels throughout the issue. There is still an issue with the similarities between Clark and Jon visually to the point where, in close up, you can't tell which character is which. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 25, 2020

    Action Comics #1024 is good when Brian Michael Bendis stops joking around and gets emotional with Superman.  The issue gets bogged down with the usual deluge of word balloons, but Bendis is setting up a Superman that is mad as hell, and I want to be around when he can't take it anymore.  John Romita Jr's art is better than it has been on this book, and that all adds up to a decent Superman issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Aug 26, 2020

    Action Comics #1024 could have went either way- Bendis's track record on mid-story arc set-up issues isn't great, but this one ducks a lot of the problems that those comics of his have historically had. It sets things up and is entertaining throughout, not feeling drawn out at all and giving readers a nice ride that gets them excited for what's coming next. Romita Jr.'s art is better than it was last issue, which is a huge plus. Action Comics #1024 isn't perfect, but it's very good and leaves readers begging for more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 25, 2020

    Having the whole Super-family together for a mission could have been a lot of fun, but as it is they're mired in a story that feels way too dark for Superman and essentially guarantees that Red Cloud is likely to be shelved after this run rather than getting a chance to be a more fleshed-out character. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    On Comics Ground - Timothy Quail Aug 28, 2020

    This seems to be singling the end of Brian Michael Bendis's run on Action Comics. If you have been following along since the start there are call backs to basically every aspect, going back to Action Comics #1001. However, the mess already made on this title is hard to overcome. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Aug 25, 2020

    Though it has real heart and keen visual edge in parts, Action Comics #1024 gets tripped up by its own over-explained story threads. Should Bendis and company start to move away from that and cultivate more of the emotions of the Kent Family, then Action Comics could see a real upswing, but for now, #1024 does a lot more telling and not enough feeling. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 25, 2020

    With the art improved and a solid plot, Action Comics should be back on the upswing, but Bendis dialogue problems continue to hold the title back from its full potential. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Nicole Drum Aug 26, 2020

    With the gravity of the story being weirdly undercut by needless awkwardness, the book ends up being promising but a little to try hard. Story wise, it's good. Execution wise, it leaves a lot to be desired. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Aug 26, 2020

    The art is again the best part as usual, but it doesn't help the weak story. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    Spacey Medicine Aug 31, 2020

    Great Scott! This is such a bad comic still!

  • 2.0
    Briton Aug 29, 2020

    Bendis must fall.

  • 1.5
    superstan52 Aug 25, 2020

    Pointless. Boring. Messy.

  • 2.0
    Prodigalson16 Aug 31, 2020

    Awful art from Romita Jr. and pitiful writing from Bendis. What more could you ask for?!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 1.0
    Halodystroyer44 Aug 31, 2020

    A complete and total mess. JRJR's art leaves a lot to be desired, terrible coloring, and typical crybaby Bendis dialogue.

  • 1.0
    RedKSuperman Sep 3, 2020

    Another Crapfest issue of Action Comics. This comic is horrible, from the art to the over use of speech bubbles it's just bad. The art is little more than rough sketches on some pages. I mean draw the picture or don't, this isn't an art style it's a half ass effort just to collect a pay check. On one page an FBI agent has no nose or mouth...WHAT THE HELL IS THAT? The only good thing I can say about this book is that they killed of Melody Morre. What a completely useless character, almost as useless and uninteresting as the Red Cloud or Leviathan. I can not wait until they bring in a writer who understands the balance between dialogue and pictures to tell a story as well as an artist who can actually draw.

  • 6.5
    Watchtower022 Aug 30, 2020

    This has probably been the best issue in a while for me. I think I’ve discovered my issue with JRJR art is that he cannot do faces. I loved the double page at the end where the Superman family arrives at Whisper. There was another panel or two I really enjoyed, and that’s when I realized there were basically no faces in them.

    This issue actually had some good plot movement, but m the dialogue still remained clunky and awkward. Kara’s dialogue in particular felt very off to me.

  • 8.0
    sebastianorellana95 Aug 26, 2020

    That panels of Brainiac 5 xD... And funny the parts between Supergirl and him. I hope they develop their relationship in this arc. And finally something good in this run down comic.

  • 8.0
    cincyfan Sep 10, 2020

    I enjoyed reading it but the art was once again not so good unfortunately

  • 7.5
    ScorpioDarkArachnoid8 Aug 27, 2020

    The only downfall might be it's slow and sluggish pace and complicated layers. Other than that, it's good.

  • 6.5

    Once more the Critics kiss up to Bendis while the readers call for his departure from this book. Reminds me of Politics. But as usual I'm inclined to agree once again with my fellow readers. Romita Jr. just doesn't have that touch he did about 20 years ago in Spider-Man, and Bendis REALLY has lost the touch he had with Ultimate Spider-Man.
    This same crap has dragged on and on and on over the last 2 years like a soap opera plot, and it doesn't seem anyone cares what happens and just wants it over and Bendis OUT. I say Piss on any big Anime-style 6-issue long showdown he wants to do. Just end this crap already. 2 years with some of the crappiest villains in all comic history and plots with no end in sight are not what we want. The review more

  • 3.5
    Psycamorean Aug 25, 2020

    There is so much talking in this issue, and most of the time it's inane bullshit. But this issue actually managed to work for two or three pages. It was an amazing spectacle, you should've been there. When Superman had to deal with death, it honestly worked for me. I didn't think Bendis was capable of that anymore but, turns out, he is. Now, I'm not entirely sure why the Invisible Mafia did it? It seems like a self defeating plan. I also could not care less about what's happening with the Daily Planet. But like, those two or three pages gave this issue a boost. It's not going to be a good score, but it'll be better than what Action Comics usually gets.

  • 1.0
    CaptnAmerca Sep 8, 2020

    Please move on, Bendis. You just plain suck. Take your talents to Bazooka Joe comics.

  • 1.0
    PeteRick Sep 18, 2020

    This issue was the pinnacle of all the trash bendis has been shoving down everyone's throat, and no offense to romita jr, but stick with the covers man!

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    Swift Planet Jan 4, 2021

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    Comic Dreamer Aug 27, 2020

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    Bruno Mael Nov 28, 2020

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