Action Comics #1027

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: John Romita Jr. Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 25, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 25
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Is Superman on the ropes? An epic battle rages across the skies of Metropolis! The House of Kent, Superman, Superboy, Supergirl, the Legion of Super-Heroes’ Brainiac 5, and Young Justice’s Conner Kent all unite to face an enemy from another dimension unleashed by the Invisible Mafia! This kind of power can lay waste to an entire family of super-people!
All of this plus the future of the Daily Planet revealed! Another epic Superman story for the ages by the team of Bendis, Romita Jr., and Janson!

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 24, 2020

    This series is at its best when it focuses on the Super-family and Lois, and I kid of wish there was more time for that as opposed to focusing so heavily on a pair of villains who it's very possible might never appear again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Dec 1, 2020

    Action Comics #1027 sees Bendis tie up a lot of loose ends, putting a boo on the S.T.A.R. Labs stuff and the Invisible Mafia. He does it without breaking any of his toys on the way out, giving future creators the chance to use them. The issue itself is just a good Superman story, with every member of the cast getting a chance to do something cool. Romita's art is uneven but more good than bad. All in all, a fine effort from all involved. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Nov 30, 2020

    John Romita Jr. is on art and his stuff is pretty rough for me. He has a lot to do here with shifting scenes of huge actions amid quiet interrogation scenes. I don't care too much for the stuff. But the layouts are actually quite nice. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Dec 1, 2020

    The Invisible Mafia learns once and for all what it means to mess with the Man of Steel. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 24, 2020

    John Romita Jr delivers some interesting and creative art in this issue, but there are some graphical flaws that were too big to ignore. There are some perspective issues that are obvious whenever Superman and his family are standing near each other. The other issues are characters in the same scene that look so much like each other that you cannot distinguish which character you're looking at. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Carlos R. Nov 24, 2020

    While Action Comics #1027 doesn’t conclude the House of Kent in the most satisfying manner, there are some enjoyable portions to the story and that cover is truly awesome. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Nov 24, 2020

    It's hard for a Bendis Superman comic to be much more than mediocre, and Action Comics #1027 is no different. Bendis can never seem to get out of his own way. As soon as he introduces something interesting, he botches it with the execution. Next month sees the end of his tenure on Superman. At the very least we will all know where things stand. Maybe the big reveal will be Lois was from a parallel Earth and every time they had sex it was a Superman robot standing in for Big Blue, as corny as that sounds, it's really preferable to either of the other two outcomes. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Nov 25, 2020

    The sole bright spot of the issue is the artwork by John Romita, Jr. He draws really well. He cannot cover the deficiencies in the script however, of which there are many. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Nicole Drum Nov 25, 2020

    Action Comics #1027 is a weird mess of an issue. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 24, 2020

    The Invisible Mafia story ends with a thud... the thud of me pounding my head on my desk!  Not much gets resolved, and it looks awful not doing it!    If you have been waiting for a good time to jump back on Action Comics, March seems like it will be it. Read Full Review

  • 1.5
    KittyNone Nov 26, 2020

    I have been less consistently sour on Bendis's Superman than most here - I'll never understand spending all that money on something you know you'll hate - but wow this is absolutely incoherent. The only good thing in the issue was just a restatement of the conclusion to Fraction & Lieber's Jimmy Olsen, and if there was ever an issue that did not benefit from reminding you of better Superman stories, this is it.

    I never expected Superman to be a title that played to Bendis's strengths as a writer, but this is such a mess that it's hard to remember that it was done by a writer who HAS strengths — or an artist, for that matter. What happened to JRJR's once-considerable storytelling skills? There's one panel that's impossible to se more

  • 1.0
    KErtneY Nov 24, 2020

    Almost there... Just one more

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  • 2.0
    Psycamorean Nov 24, 2020

    Oh, this is just so poorly written. I don't understand. But I also don't care. The resolution of the Daily Planet stuff has already been known for literal months. And I still hate the Multiverse concept from Lois Lane, which I guess must be resolved now even though we get barely any answers? Whose terrible idea was that? Bendis or Rucka? This is just the worst and there's another whole issue after this! Ugh.

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  • 1.5
    Briton Nov 28, 2020

    Hopeless. Absolutely hopeless.

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    Spacey Medicine Feb 24, 2021

    Bad. So bad. A disjointed mess. I hate this comic.

  • 8.0
    sebastianorellana95 Nov 25, 2020

    I love the interactions between Kara and Brainiac5 in this issue. I hope after Future State event, will be there more with these two. Like Kara go to the future with the Legion of Superheroes,and reunites with he.

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  • 2.0

    How many innocent trees died to print this...mishmosh? As usual Bendis doesn't seem to know what to write until he writes it. How else can one explain this poorly made book? One of DC's longest-running series and it's been reduced to this? As over the last few issues the subplot about Lois resolves nothing and leaves us dreadfully uninterested. And the end of the issue...Are they making another attempt to take us back to the cheesy unrealistic Jimmy stories of the '60s and '70s? If this crap continues after Bendis goes, it's goodbye again to Superman for me. Finally, the ones I'm as glad to see go as much as Bendis are his crappy characters Red Cloud and the rest of the invisible mafia. Let neither him or them them ever return and you'll ha more

  • 1.5
    superstan52 Dec 10, 2020

    Indistinguishable members of the "House of Kent" - and why were they even needed? Horrible overuse of Phantom Zone in Bendis' entire run. Every threat can just be relegated there, it seems. Incoherent storyline regarding Lois and big dud of an ending to Leone/Red Cloud (one of the worst villains ever) storyline. Just awful.

  • 1.0
    RedKSuperman Nov 25, 2020


    Ok, well with this issue we conclude the House of Kent storyline and not a moment too soon. This issue was just bad all the way around with a story the wraps up everything in the dumbest and least interesting way possible. Yet, before we get into that we should really mention how badly this issue is butchered by the art work. The cover is is just bad with it's disproportionate structure. Superman's hands are drawn the same size as his head for crying out loud. It continues with little more than sketches that are passed off finished product. On page four we have Romita drawing Lois blowing air out while being interviewed by the FBI but it ends up looking like she has a shard of glass stuck in her lower lip. Another e more

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  • 1.0
    KFuqua Nov 27, 2020

    Awful story and terrible art make for a really bad book that DC should be embarrassed to put out. I hope that Bendis takes Romita Jr. with him when he's done.

  • 1.0
    Fizgoog Dec 1, 2020

    I find that it’s easier just to read the synopsis at the top of this page. Plus the art is better here. There is none.
    God the art is rubbish.

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