Action Comics #1045

Writer: Philip Kennedy Johnson Artist: Riccardo Federici, David Lapham Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 27, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 45
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The Warworld Revolution escalates as Superman gains the upper hand, forcing Mongul to take desperate measures. Meanwhile, a fallen ally of Superman is a terrible cost. A new connection to Jack Kirby's Fourth World is revealed as the Warworld Saga's mind-blowing conclusion nears! Then, in A World Without Clark Kent-Lois Lane and John Henry Irons race against time to save Thao-La, testing the limits of the mysterious element Genesis!

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

    This is another solid issue bringing us closer to the end. This has been an arc for the ages, a modern classic! Love Lapham's take on Supergirl. What did you all think? Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Ariel B. Jul 26, 2022

    Johnsons Superman is the Superman I want to see. He is consistently idealistic while being grounded and accessible, intelligent and just as importantly, wise and absolutely kind, compassionate, and good to the core. Not only that, he is all of these things in a way that is aspirational without turning Clark into a flawless mannequin character. And honestly, what more could you ask for from Superman? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Aug 8, 2022

    Action Comics #1045 is yet another great story, both in the main and back-up. The creative teams are hitting hard, and other than a few weaknesses in the art in the main story, this is a great read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 26, 2022

    It's clear that Johnson is drawing from two main sources herehis military background in this story of building a resistance from the ground up, and his work on The Last God in designing truly disturbing alien kaiju. It all comes together into a truly iconic Superman tale. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 26, 2022

    Art consistencies aside, this was another strong installment of Action Comics. Im ready for the big rematch of Mongul and Superman and Johnson has certainly set it up to be a meaningful encounter. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Nicole Drum Jul 27, 2022

    Superman is very much peak Superman here in terms of his character and humanity (even if his powers are failing) and it makes for an incredible read to see this kind of humanity in a dark time, especially considering it's simultaneously still very much unclear how it will all end. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Jul 26, 2022

    Action Comics #1045 provides the next chapter of the Warworld Saga as Mongul's retaliation brings new dangers for Superman to face. The writing was solid as Superman continues to be a strong element that keeps the revolution alive as we see them execute the next step of their plan while facing Mongul's forces. Even without Riccardo Federici's art, the comic still looks good thanks to Will Conrad and Brent Peeples' art and Lee Loughridge's colors. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Aug 2, 2022

    Even when the series isn't great, it gets Superman at a level that it elevates the story. Read Full Review

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