Action Comics #1037

Writer: Shawn Aldridge, Phillip K. Johnson Artist: Adriana Melo, Miguel Mendonca Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 1, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 34
8.5Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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The Warworld Saga, Part II, and THE FACE-OFF YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR! SUPERMAN AND THE AUTHORITY finally face MONGUL and his champions head-on! The fates of Warworld and all who live under Mongul’s rule hang in the balance…but He Who Holds All Chains is better prepared than Superman knows. Not everyone walks away from this one!

  • 10
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Dec 3, 2021

    Regardless, this issue was a dizzying carnival ride of a brawl and was supremely entertaining. It also ramped up the threat level of this arc. You don't just kill Apollo and eliminate Enchantress this easily. Incredible. Can't wait for next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Dec 1, 2021

    Action Comics #1037 lives up to its name. Johnson and company give readers an action-packed comic full of surprising moments. Its exciting and where its going to lead is anyones business. The backup is a great kick-off for a story. As usual, this book is killing it. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 30, 2021

    It's a fun look into his character, but nothing groundbreaking yet coming off a phenomenal solo run for the character. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comic Watch - Ariel B. Nov 30, 2021

    Overall, Action Comics continues to hit it out of the park without fail every single issue. Excellent job all around. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 30, 2021

    Once again, Action Comics #1037 lives up to its name with tons of action, sci-fi supervillains, and Superman intrigue. There are also political elements at work here, showing how this isn't a simple fistfight, but a war that spans planets. Add in a good start to a Martian Manhunter backup and you have an issue that'll keep you entertained and thirsty for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 30, 2021

    Mendonca delivers some blistering art throughout the issue. The art is vibrant, violent and gorgeously detailed and delivers on the dramatic tone of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Nov 30, 2021

    The stakes have raised this issue with the battle between Superman and the Authority against Mongul and his Lieutenants, not to mention a fun backup featuring everybody's favorite Martian. The art is great throughout and I find myself excited to read the next issue...... and a little worried. This is what I totally needed though to get me back on the Action Comics trolley. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Nov 30, 2021

    Action Comics #1037 delivers on giving readers the big fight between Superman and the new Mongul. The fight itself is well-paced with solid dialogue by Phillip Kennedy Johnson, while the art by Miguel Mendonca and colors by Adriano Lucas make this a fun and dynamic comic book. The biggest problem is the predictability of the fight and how it all ends. But now that the series is going full-throttle with the Warworld Saga, readers will be getting more from this new Mongul storyline. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Dec 1, 2021

    Overall, this is an exciting and through-provoking issue on all fronts and while the "Warworld Saga" may not be every Superman fan's cup of tea, the quality here hits the mark. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Dec 7, 2021

    The Man of Steel's war against Mongul takes an unexpected turn. The run continues to be a hell of a ride, and after this issue, I'm excited to see where it goes next. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 30, 2021

    This latest seeming death of Superman feels like such a depressing turn for a character who was enjoying a massive creative renaissance until Brian Micheal Bendis systemically tore down so much of what made the character great since Rebirth. Johnson and Mendonca can only do so much in following this editorial direction. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Dec 2, 2021

    Action Comics #1037 is a mixed bag. The best parts don't get the focus, and the Martian Manhunter second feature has a clearer direction even if everything isn't obvious at the start. However, Miguel Mendonca and Adriana Melo combine for a strong artistic outing across both stories. Once again Julian Totino Tedesco provides an exceptional variant cover- what a story that would be! Perhaps, once we get past this second "death of Superman" Johnson can explore the interesting concepts he's introduced. Read Full Review

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