Action Comics #1042

Writer: Philip Kennedy Johnson, Shawn Aldridge Artist: Riccardo Federici, Adriana Melo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 27, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 29
8.5Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

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The origins of Mongul, his mysterious champions, and Midnighter's underground rebellion stand revealed! When another of Superman's truest allies is killed, will the tragic loss end the rebellion before it begins? Or will it be the spark that finally unites Superman's forces against the unstoppable Mongul?The Warworld Revolution begins! Also featuring the finale to the epic Martian Manhunter backup series!

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Apr 29, 2022

    So I felt this was something of a character issue. We really get a great feel for Superman here. And Lois is just as strong. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 26, 2022

    This is gorgeous artwork further aided by the beautiful subtle color work from Lee Loughridge. Energy effects Pierce through the arid Warworld setting and theres just enough glimpses of light to convey Supermans impact. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 26, 2022

    It's another strong installment as the revolution looms. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley May 4, 2022

    The smart storytelling and gorgeous art of Action Comics continues. This is one shaping up to be one of Superman's greatest adventures. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Apr 27, 2022

    Action Comics #1042 is such a masterpiece of art and storytelling. The main and backup teams do a fantastic job, although the art in the backup slips a little bit. Action Comics is one of the best superhero books on the market, and reading this issue reveals why. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Apr 27, 2022

    I'm still not the biggest fan of the storyline overallthat's a personal preferencebut this issue is really solid. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 26, 2022

    While we've seen Superman inspiring others to hope on Warworld, we get a bit of a side story here that is totally welcome because while we all love the whole hopeful Superman thing, it feels like it's been a crutch to the storytelling and at this point, I'm looking for a little more. That more that I'm looking for starts out well here and with great art throughout and a great Martian Manhunter backup, this series remains a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri Apr 29, 2022

    It would also be nice to have just a bit more strategy involved here rather than just a basic brawl. But this book is extraordinary in its overall execution and a real treat for the visuals and sheer majesty of the proceedings. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Apr 27, 2022

    A bit of a mixed bag. Brilliant art, but the story is heavy and a bit perplexing and left me wanting a better narrative. Read Full Review

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