Action Comics #1033

Writer: Becky Cloonan, Michael Conrad, Phillip K. Johnson Artist: Michael Avon Oeming, Daniel Sampere Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 28, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 41
8.6Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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Atlantis is under attack! Taking in the Warworld refugees also means taking possession of the deadly Warworld tech they brought with them, and holding that much power makes the undersea kingdom a threat to the rest of the world. Can Superman move fast enough to prevent all-out war? Doing so may mean taking the power into his own hands…Meanwhile, some of the escaped Warworld prisoners have found the Fortress of Solitude…and along with it, Lois Lane!
In our second feature, Midnighter has gone deep into the Trojan compound and found a very unexpected guest whose path he crossed in Future State-none other than Mister Miracle!

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jul 28, 2021

    Midnighter has gone gone deep into the Trojan Complex and has found an unexpected guest. What is he to do! It gets truly awesome and it has a heck of an ending too! Well done! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jul 30, 2021

    The surviving warriors attack Thao to remind her of her mission. Then they face off against the other warrior present ... Lois Lane!She doesn't care why Thao was there initially. She knows that know Thao is one of the family. And so she will defend Thao. Great cliffhanger. Wonderful image of Lois.And please ... please ... I hope the creative team has Lois say what this weapon is. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    On Comics Ground - Timothy Quail Aug 5, 2021

    While Superman has a new lead character, Action Comics continues the adventures of Kal El as he deals with the fallout of Warworld. This is a worthwhile comic to pick up, as the entire Superman line of comics has not been this intriguing in a long time. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 27, 2021

    Ideally, we could get a Jonathan Kent Superboy title and not have to ditch Superman off planet. Johnson is making that new status quo make sense from a character perspective and it seems poised to work for a while at least. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Ariel B. Jul 27, 2021

    Warworld Rising Part 4 keeps the reader at the edge of their seat with escalating stakes and a story that is both epic and profoundly emotional. Midnighter packs gritty action and existential questions about the value of humanity into one gut-punch of a story. Together, they make Action Comics one of the best books on the stands today. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Aug 2, 2021

    Action Comics #1033 is another wonderful issue. Both the Superman and Midnighter stories have built over the past few months into simply fantastic comics. Interestingly, the both do a lot of the same things well while at the same time being completely different. These stories will obviously end soon, but right now they are combining to make Action Comics one of the books you should be reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 27, 2021

    While Johnson is down to one Superman book right now, he's packing enough thrills for two into this title. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Jul 28, 2021

    Action Comics #1033 is a fun comic. Johnson has built an interesting Superman story. Hes been doing a great job on the Superman books so far, and this issue keeps that up. Samperes art is outstanding and compliments the story very well. The backup keeps things going and is a lot of fun. This comic is a wonderful read, even if it isnt reinventing the wheel. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - ozwoods Jul 28, 2021

    Action Comics #1033 continues to further the Warworld Rising story arc. The writing and art here really go hand in hand to present a stern Superman who takes a more firm approach with the Atlantis crisis and even discussing Warworld with the Justice League. Readers are given a little more detail on the brutality of Mongul and Warworld's culture, especially as the warlord starts to put his plan into action. Not too much is revealed here but judging by the ending, it looks like things will go into high gear in the next issue. Read Full Review

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

    Sampere delivers some beautiful art throughout the issue. All of the characters look amazing and there is a great level of detail across every part of the story. A great looking issue from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Jul 28, 2021

    Overall, it's a solid issue that pushes the story forward while revealing just a bit more in terms of detail. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 27, 2021

    Action Comics, while making some weird choices is still a pretty interesting read that looks great. I just hope that we get more information about both the Warworld refugees and the genesis object because both aspects are still so mysterious that I'm not sure what to make of either, but they're definitely more enjoyable than the Midnighter backup which continues to offer pretty much nothing. Read Full Review

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