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: 38
5.9Critic Rating
4.9User Rating

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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

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