Action Comics #1031

Writer: Becky Cloonan, Michael Conrad, Phillip K. Johnson Artist: Michael Avon Oeming, Daniel Sampere Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 26, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 39
8.7Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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“Warworld Rising” part two! After a war-torn battleship escapes Warworld and makes the perilous journey to Earth, Superman searches for answers about the identities of its mysterious refugees and their apparent link to the planet Krypton. Could there be other Kryptonians in the universe? Meanwhile, Atlantean scientists study the wreckage of the Warworld vessel…and make a shocking discovery that could change the balance of power on Earth.
And in the backup story, stuck in the wrong timeline, Midnighter continues to gather intel on the Chrysalis in hopes of finding an answer. But will it cost him his relationship with Apollo? An more

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz May 27, 2021

    Johnson writes a very sharp script and Sampere really comes alive on the art. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj May 28, 2021

    From the action to the exposition, to the mysteries, it is a very entertaining read. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comic Watch - Ariel Bee May 25, 2021

    These issues feel like the first winds of an incoming storm growing in intensity, gathering force as the thunder begins to roll in and the clouds gather above. It is riveting work with the promise of even more compelling storytelling to come, and I cant stress enough how here for it I am. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 25, 2021

    Action Comics remains a solid, enjoyable read and this creative team is doing essential work restoring the luster of a title that had been tarnished with the previous writer. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 25, 2021

    Johnson doesn't seem to be trying to make huge changes to Superman's mythos here, just to tell a great story, and he's succeeding. Read Full Review

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

    Actions Comics is starting to form its new identity. The creative team here is carving a new status quo for Superman, and the hook is intriguing. It will be interesting to see how Action Comics and Superman become two wildly different titles. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd May 25, 2021

    Give this one to your friend if they aren't reading Action Comics. Both features are being produced at a high level and will keep you coming back for more. Interestingly, both features are doing the same things well. Character, mystery, surprise and excellent pacing and storytelling make for an extremely strong issue. Jon may not be finding his way, but Superman is feeling nearly perfect and Midnghter is right there with him. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum May 26, 2021

    Action Comics, and really all Superman stories, work best when they're not trying to reinvent the Superman mythos but instead use it ways that drive story, feel authentic, but are also fresh and in this week's Action Comics #1031, Phillip Kennedy Johnson knocks that out of the park. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Ryan Perry May 25, 2021

    In total, Johnson and Sampere have delivered a simple followup to Action Comics #1030, which better details the mystery at hand. It also does that with so much style and skill that simple developments feel like revelations, and decades-old characters feel brand new. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    COMICON - Tony Thornley May 28, 2021

    Superman's whole world starts to crumble. It's an interesting story full of plot, some great character moments, and some great art. In only two issues, it's already shaping up to be one of the most interesting Superman stories in years. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Jun 2, 2021

    Action Comics #1031 is a solid issue. Both stories end on nice cliffhangers that bode well for the future. The main story is action-packed and intriguing, and the backup's ending finishes the whole thing with a lot of questions. The fact the stories oddly mirror each other is icing on the cake. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 25, 2021

    Sampere delivers some stunning art in this issue. All of the action is beautifully framed and full of energy. The character moments are wonderfully detailed and eye-catching. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 25, 2021

    The concept of our Superman section of Action Comics feels very familiar to the concept that the Superman title is doing right now, but thankfully it feels like this title is doing it better. I just wish that this book felt like it had more substance and was dropping its backup, because while I love the art and the concept of the Superman parts of this book, the backup isn't bringing me anything Read Full Review

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