Action Comics #1030

Writer: Becky Cloonan, Michael Conrad, Phillip K. Johnson Artist: Michael Avon Oeming, Daniel Sampere Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 28, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 64
8.3Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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“Warworld Rising” starts here! A new chapter in Superman’s life begins as the challenges of Dark Nights: Death Metal are causing Clark Kent to feel...a change in his powers. Is it possible the Metropolis Marvel could be losing a step? His struggles in taking down the creatures from the Breach would suggest as much! If he’s going to continue to protect the people of Earth, he’ll have to adapt-especially with threats like Mongul out there waiting to launch their biggest attacks on the Earth yet. That’s right, those are Warworld battleships just outside our orbit, and they are heading straight for us!
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  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Apr 28, 2021

    Overall, this is a great book, jam packed with good comics, stories and art. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 27, 2021

    Action Comics #1030 introduces readers to a new story arc that balances everything that makes Superman great under the ever-present danger of outside enemies. With its plotting always moving forward and Superman's optimism stoked to the max, Action Comics brings the ideal Superman story to life. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Ariel Bee Apr 27, 2021

    In the lead story, Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Daniel Sampere bring a grace and power to Clark that really exemplifies the best versions of him" all while fleshing out his long time enemy Mongul and his miserable planetsized kingdom, Warworld. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    On Comics Ground - Timothy Quail Apr 27, 2021

    Philip Kennedy Johnson reintroduces the readers to Action Comics, and what the comic will focus on from here. So far it all seems very promising, and it is a great time to add Action Comics to your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 27, 2021

    Action Comics delivers high quality Superman action and while the back-up story fails to hold up its end, this is a comic well worth grabbing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 27, 2021

    Phillip Kennedy Johnson is telling different stories in the two main Superman titles, although we now know that this will only last a few months before Jon Kent steps up as Superman in one of the two titles and Tom Taylor takes over. But Johnson is on this one for the long haul, and he seems to have a master plan here. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Apr 30, 2021

    After a few interesting issues, we get into the meat of this run. The issue is tense, action packed, and understands its characters. The creative team are setting up some very cool things here. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj May 3, 2021

    Lots of good questions for me to ponder, especially the mystery of the hooded man. Love the Lois moment. And although we have seen a lot of this father/son dynamic in Johnson's book, at least this time we have some contrasts to mull over too. Very solid book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Apr 28, 2021

    So, a near flawless lead story, but a backup that just jarred with the tone of the book for me. Worth buying for Sampere's art alone though. Literally Super. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 27, 2021

    Daniel Sampere delivers some beautiful art throughout this issue. The action is beautifully done and even the quiet moments are filled with emotion and gorgeous details. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Apr 27, 2021

    Action Comics #1030 is another mixed bag of sorts. However, the positives are outweighing the negatives in a more significant fashion. Despite the basic premise of the Superman story feeling generally uninteresting, the surprise at the end and the great character moments make it an enjoyable read. Additionally, the surprise at the end gives it the feeling of real potential. The second chapter of the Midnighter tale is the icing, as the concept and characterization are equally engaging. This gives every indication that it's going to be something special! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez May 2, 2021

    When it comes to the main story Action Comics #1030 drives home the current status quo of Superman and Superboy in a compelling way. The problems with Superman's powers comes across as a major turning point for the franchise. Bringing in Damian Wayne for Jonathan Kent's side of the story further strengthened the narrative that this issue is driving forward with. This is a comic book Superman fans should all be picking up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Nicole Drum Apr 28, 2021

    Story-wise, Phillip Kennedy Johnson has a good grasp of Superman and also does a solid job of making Mongul a distinct character in a way that doesn't always happen with some of the major alien big bads. In fact all of the characters are well-written, with distinctive voices. That said, there are moments where it feels like the issue doesn't quite have the space it needs to flesh out what's going on. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 27, 2021

    There's a lot of cool ideas in this issue, I just wish that they were all thrown at us at the same time because it feels like it's kind of cluttering the story and not having enough time to really flesh things out beyond just saying something is happening and moving on before explaining why it's happening. There's some fun to be had here and some decent interactions between the characters involved, not to mention that the art looks great. I just wish I felt half as strongly about the backup because that story and art does nothing for me. Read Full Review

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