Action Comics #1026

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: John Romita Jr. Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 28, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 29
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2.5User Rating

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This issue, it’s the Superman family versus everybody! In this blistering conclusion to the epic “House of Kent” saga, huge choices are made to defend the great city of Metropolis. Plus, amid all the chaos, the new owner of the Daily Planet is revealed-and it’s...Jimmy Olsen?! Guest-starring Jonathan Kent, Conner Kent, Supergirl, and the Legion of Super-Heroes.

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Oct 30, 2020

    Meanwhile, Superman engages the Red Cloud, still seething over the death of Melody Moore. As for the Cloud, she seems almost upset that no one thought she would have the guts to kill someone. It is almost like she feels disrespected. It takes only that sort of nudge to make someone cross the line.Superman seems to be losing the fight. So in comes the cavalry.Again, it is Supergirl leading the charge. She has a plan. She tells them to wait until she signals.We have to wait for next issue to see the end. But it is clear. Supergirl is the leader here!!!!Amazing!Can I have 2 moments from this book on my 'best of 2020 Supergirl' list? Because I don't know if I'll find much in her own book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Nov 18, 2020

    Action Comics #1026 is an action-packed romp. Bendis balances his seemingly pathological need to write reams of dialogue while also keeping up the pace of the issue by showing the Superman family battle Parasite. The ending is pretty cool as well, if a little mystifying- why are the F.B.I. arresting Lois? On Leones word? Its weird but it makes for a good cliffhanger. All in all, this a pretty good comic and another example of how good Bendis has proven to be at writing Superman, even if it took him a bit to get this good. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 27, 2020

    Superman's dealt with some bizarre storylines over the last decades, and Bendis is treating them all as strange flourishes on a linear history similar to the way Morrison does with Green Lantern or Batman. It's an acquired taste, and so much information has been dropped that it's hard to see how it all gets resolved in two more months of story. Entertaining, but a lot of unanswered questions. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 27, 2020

    John Romita Jr had some interesting visual moments, but there were way too many giant flashes that took up the panel and muted the characters. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Nov 3, 2020

    The Family of Steel faces a horrifying new take of one of Superman's worst foes! Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Oct 27, 2020

    It's been a long time since I looked forward to the next issue of Action Comics. However, with Bendis's run ending in December, the mysteries presented here should be mostly revealed as Action #1028 serves as a wrap up. The majority of the middle of Bendis's run is still ultimately skippable, but if one were to read the first and last arcs of his Action Comics, it may prove to be interesting or even mildly enjoyable. However, the next issue should cement the notion if this is all above average, average or below average, or simply a huge mess to be forgotten. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    On Comics Ground - Timothy Quail Oct 28, 2020

    Action Comics continues to drag in quality, as both the writing and art suffer from significant drops in quality. Brian Michael Bendis over writes every single panel, with long winded exposition and incredibly dry dialogue. JRJR creates a fight scene that is hard to read and is one of the biggest messes. It is time that Superman gets a new team and a new focus. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 26, 2020

    This issue is just plain bad.  Bad Story.  Bad Art.  Bad Dialogue.  December can't come soon enough! Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Oct 29, 2020

    The ending basically leads into the last few issues of this run from Bendis on the Superman titles. It cannot come soon enough for me. He has overstayed his welcome. Read Full Review

  • 2.0 - Nicole Drum Oct 28, 2020

    Everything here feels both overwrought and under developed to the point that readers might actually find themselves hoping Superman loses just to put him"and this run"out of its misery. Read Full Review

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