Action Comics #1035

Writer: Phillip K. Johnson, Sean Lewis Artist: Sami Basri, Adriana Melo, Daniel Sampere Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 29, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 47
8.6Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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Superman keeps the abandoned Warworld weapon out of the hands of anyone who might misuse it. But now the Justice League questions his judgment. It’s time for Clark Kent to put up or shut up. In “Tales of Metropolis,” the Guardian comes to the city. Is this another step toward Future State?

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Oct 1, 2021

    This book also has a nice backup story written by Sean Lewis and illustrated by Sami Basri. This story features the Guardian and it shows how things might be headed for the Future State. All in all, this is a great issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Oct 4, 2021

    Maybe I just need to roll with it? But this is a big roll. But in the end, that is a minor head scratch. The rest of this issue is just a perfect ending to the Thao-La story and the perfect prologue for the Warworld arc. This shows us just who Superman is. He fights for the helpless. He takes a stand. He loves his family.  Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Ariel B. Sep 28, 2021

    Altogether, a fantastic issue with a powerful and affecting lead and the intriguing opening to a new backup storyline. This is just what Ive come to expect from Action Comics, which has been fantastic every month since this run began. If you arent following Superman books right now, my friends, you should probably correct that as soon as possible. Im just saying. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Sep 29, 2021

    An era of Superman ends and a new one begins. The creative team absolutely sticks the landing and points us to an uncertain future. The only sure thing is that we'll be reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 28, 2021

    Even if this next direction doesnt have many readers excited, Johnsons involvement is reason enough for at least some encouragement. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 28, 2021

    One of the best parts of this run has been the compassion Superman has shown. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 28, 2021

    Action Comics #1035 is a fitting end to "Warworld Rising", wrapping up Superman's final hours on Earth. Superman interacts with a number of characters as if he's saying goodbye for good, each of which feels true to the characters and genuine. Add in a fun backup with a wacky villain and you have yourself a great comic filled with action and adventure. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Oct 4, 2021

    Still sad to see Clark being sidelined so much, but happy it was done so well. Comics is usually about the illusion of change, and I know Clark will be front and centre at some point in the future. For now, this is now Jon Kent's job, so let's give him a chance. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Sep 29, 2021

    Whatever is next for Superman after this, the issue feels reassuring and hopeful. The art throughout is also solid and even better, the supporting story is fresh and intriguing. Overall, it's a really solid issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Sep 29, 2021

    Johnson and Sampere deliver a heartfelt issue that continues to build on the Lost Kryptonians storyline. The character work is outstanding and is truly making Action Comics a great title. It's not hard to relate to Lois and Clark's situation, even if the particulars are otherworldly, plus the Moses analog adds another dimension to Superman's story. While Jon holds things back a bit, he's not in the way to drag things down too much. Coupled with the potential in the second feature, Action Comics #1035 is another great issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 28, 2021

    Sampere delivers some thrilling and beautiful art throughout the issue. There are some great character centered moments and thrilling action. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Sep 29, 2021

    Action Comics #1035 downplays the action and replaces it with emotion in the main story and mystery in the backup. Theres a lot of good stuff in these two stories, and the creative teams do a bang-up job. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - ozwoods Sep 28, 2021

    Actions Comics #1035 concludes the first step into Superman's Warworld saga. It is what it says on the cover, this is Superman wrapping up things from the previous arc and saying farewell to everyone before leaving for Warworld. Not everything is resolved as well as they should've been, but the send-offs with his family felt the most earnest and a little heartbreaking. The art team in the main story continue to deliver excellent art for Superman, Mongul, and the rest of the other characters. Hopefully things turn out better for Superman this time than they did in the Future State story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 28, 2021

    This is a bit of a down issue as far as progression is concerned, even though we're essentially moving forward completely here. It just feels like out of nowhere we're going to Warworld and because of that we have to have some sweet tender moments, which I really appreciate, I just wish the rest of the story felt like it came together in a way that felt right with the pacing of this arc so far. I loved the art throughout but don't know why this series needs a backup that doesn't do anything. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    On Comics Ground - Timothy Quail Oct 17, 2021

    An issue in transition. You would be best skipping this comic and moving onto the next storyline. Superman's farewell was better handled in Tom Taylor's book, and Johnson just needs to get Superman to WarWorld for his ideas to finally come to life. Read Full Review

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