Action Comics #1043

Writer: Philip Kennedy Johnson Artist: Riccardo Federici, Ben Templesmith Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 25, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 21
8.9Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

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The next chapter of the Warworld Saga begins! Following the first victory by Superman and the Phaelosians, the Warworld Rebellion has begun. But Mongul has become more merciless than ever, cracking down on his enemies with unspeakable cruelty. With Superman’s people suffering and his options dwindling, his thoughts turn to the mythical necropolis that supposedly lies at the heart of Warworld. Superman’s epic space adventure continues in this new arc! Then, in “Myth of the Mongul,” journey back to the origin of the first Mongul in history…and uncover deadly secrets that could spell certain doom for Superman and his revolution!

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    Comic Watch - Ariel B. May 24, 2022

    As a side note, who do I have to pay to keep Apollos hair white/silver instead of blond? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 24, 2022

    The war for Warworld heats up, with a non-stop issue that gets all the key players in position for the final showdown. Read Full Review

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    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum May 25, 2022

    I've mentioned a few times how the Warworld-related stories haven't been my favorite Superman tales, but Action Comics #1043 might be the issue that sways me. Read Full Review

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    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth May 25, 2022

    Action Comics #1043 adds some more to the story, but other than that, it feels very much like the other chapters of this story so far. The art is phenomenal, and all in all, this issue definitely makes things more interesting than they were before. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 24, 2022

    Action Comics keeps providing an engaging hook for this Superman/Mongul war and the new objective adds a welcome new wrinkle to keep this story compelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj May 27, 2022

    The art is so slick. Federici really has this almost elegant take on a barbarian tale.  Such an impressive book. Read Full Review

  • 10
    UxasIs Jun 9, 2022

    this is giving me gladiator vibes and i love it!

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  • 9.5
    daspidaboy May 26, 2022

    a solid issue that brings in more world building and the art from Riccardo Federici is fantastic.

  • 9.0
    SONOFBATMANN May 24, 2022

    PKJ is the man!

    Lots to unpack from a fantastically dense issue:

    The worms generating an inhabitable atmosphere reminds me of the Shai-Hulud from Dune, and its interesting that the genesis has become the lifeblood of the planet while sustaining the worms themselves. I assumed that the genesis metal came from the fallen star + necropolis, but more on that later.

    The origin of Mother got me thinking about Circe and the revenant queen from Byla's stories. After Mongul smacking around the mysterious scavenger, my theory that they are Circe might go out the window in favor of the link with this Mother character.

    The Olgrun myth is pretty fascinating: elder gods from the first world, hidden stones of gr more

  • 9.0
    FuzzyCracker May 24, 2022

    Not a lot of good books this week, but this has been a consistent standout. By far the best Superman ongoing since Morrison, no question.

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