Action Comics #1025

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: John Romita Jr. Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 23, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 26
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Welcome to the House of Kent! Superman’s truth is out there-and now it’s time to rewrite the rules! The invisible mafia has taken advantage of the chaos that’s descended on Metropolis, so the House of Kent is going to talk to them in a language they’ll understand. It’s a new adventure featuring Superman like you’ve never seen him-or them-before, in a story guest-starring Supergirl and two-yes, two!-Superboys!

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Sep 28, 2020

    If you removed the hefty bag threat and had crisper art, this would be an A. And I'll say again, for the most part I have really liked what Bendis has brought to these titles. I'll miss him when he is gone from these books. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Sep 22, 2020

    As a single issue, Action Comics #1025 is Bendis at his best on Superman. Taken as part of his entire run it's frustrating and some of the implications are unacceptable. Because, essentially, Bendis has pulled the Shakespearian “bed trick” on Superman. It's a shame that Bendis regards Superman so poorly. He doesn't seem to know how to treat the character with respect and dignity. Haha, aren't you funn! (NOT!) Whoever signed the papers on Bendis's contract for DC should be fired…wait…maybe he already has….? In all fairness, this issue is very good, just hope the next creative team is able to erase this era from the mythos…or perhaps, Bendis has left that loophole in his own story….??? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Sep 30, 2020

    Action Comics #1025 is one of those times when it being a cliche Bendis comic works out very well. It's full of dialogue, but it's well-paced. There could be more action, but overall it doesn't hurt the book that there isn't any, and seeing as how this is one of Romita Jr's off issues artistically, it's good that there isn't any big action scene. All in all, this is an entertaining comic that will leave readers waiting to see how it all shakes out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 22, 2020

    As Bendis' run reaches its final act before the conclusion in December, this book seems to be losing the plot a little bit. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 22, 2020

    John Romita Jr.s art has some good visual moments, but there are some perspective and detail issues that I couldnt get past. They felt as unfocused as the story at times and were distracting at others. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Matthew Brake Sep 24, 2020

    The Superman family is on the hunt for the Invisible Mafia, but hopefully, they all make it out alive! Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 27, 2020

    This issue successfully focuses on the drama at the Daily Planet and the peril of the Parasite, but both threads feel a little underfocused. The art is nice, though. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    On Comics Ground - Timothy Quail Sep 24, 2020

    This issue is a great snapshot of Bendis' Superman work so far. It is equal parts brilliant and confusing. For every great moment there is another choice made that is baffling. In no way is this a bad book, but it isn't great either. Like most Superman books lately, it seems to be on the cusp of being great, and then held back by strange storytelling (and art) choices. But if you want to see how Bendis' run on Action Comics wraps up, this will signal some ideas of his conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 21, 2020

    Action Comics #1025 begins setting things up for the ending of Bendis' run on this book, and after all the setup, he forces in a generic, multiversal threat to go against the House of Kent.  The issue does not look good at all, and I can't wait for a new creative team to come and save the day! Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Sep 23, 2020

    The story is pretty standard and dull. The character development is non existent. The art is the best part but it can't pull this story up to being any good. All you can do when reading this is to sit there and hope you can get through it quickly. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 22, 2020

    Bendis goes with a cliffhanger that feels a little desperate. This arc seems like it only has another issue left. I'm curious to see where Bendis goes from here in what should likely be his final arc before departing the title in December. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Sequential Planet - Matt Herman Oct 7, 2020

    Action Comics #1025 is an alright issue, but could seriously benefit from an art overhaul. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Nicole Drum Sep 23, 2020

    It's another miss. Read Full Review

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