Action Comics #1047

Writer: Philip Kennedy Johnson Artist: Dale Eaglesham, David Lapham Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 28, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 30
8.5Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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In the aftermath of Superman's epic Warworld Revolution, the Man of Steel is back on Earth and stronger than he's ever been!
As he and Steel join forces to remake Metropolis as a true City of Tomorrow, two of Superman's most iconic villains take notice...and they have plans of their own. Meanwhile, Superman's meddling on Warworld has had unforeseen consequences: he's awakened an enemy so ancient and powerful, even this stronger-than-ever Superman will need the whole Super-Family to face it. Introducing new characters and beginning this new chapter in Superman's mythology, don't miss the kickoff to the countdown to Action Comics #1050!

  • 10
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Sep 30, 2022

    One small thing about this is the presence of OMAC in the returning heroes. They died in the Warworld special. Perhaps these pages were drawn before that was cemented? This was a lot of words about a comic. But there is so much pitch-perfect characterization here it deserves it. You want to know who the characters are? You want to see beautiful art? You found the right place. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Oct 7, 2022

    Action Comics #1047 kicks off a great new story. It hits all the right notes, which is expected from Kennedy at this point. Kal-El is back, as is Lex Luthor, and all is right with the world. Federici, Loughridge, Lapham, Mulvihill, and Sharpe provide excellent visuals that make this story work better than anyone could imagine. If the beginning of this story is this good, the rest should be a blockbuster. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 27, 2022

    With Superman's return and Lex Luthor driving the welcome wagon this is an ideal jump on point for new readers as one of DC's most consistent titles kicks off a new arc to wind down 2022. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - Ariel B. Sep 27, 2022

    A promising beginning to the next chapter in the latest Superman saga. Though it is mostly set up, as is appropriate for the first issue of a new storyline, there is more than enough action and suspense to build interest and keep the readers attention as we begin to explore the aftermath of Warworlds fall. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 27, 2022

    Superman is back on Earth, but he's not coming alone. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Sep 27, 2022

    Action Comics #1047 delivers the welcome return of Clark Kent, aka Kal-El, aka Superman to Earth. The comic sees Superman doing classic superheroics stopping bad guys, saving lives, and kicking off the next story with the return of some popular villains. It's also a solid jumping-on point for new and longtime Superman readers. The comic issue also sees the return of Riccardo Federici as the main artist on the title. Don't know how long Federici will be on the book, but it will be great if he's on the book for at least the duration of this new story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Sep 28, 2022

    Superman is officially back on Earth in Action Comics #1047 and it's a welcome return after the long, sometimes uneven "Warworld Saga" especially with this issue seeing a strong return to form for the hero. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Oct 4, 2022

    While imperfect, this is definitely a fascinating new take on Superman's status quo and the creative team shows that there's a lot of potential in Warworld, even with Mongul defeated. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 27, 2022

    Action Comics #1047 gives us something big.... Superman is back! It's just too bad that he's still dealing with Warworld shenanigans and looks like he'll be doing it for the foreseeable future. Thankfully though we have some great art and Phillip Kennedy Johnson taking a stab at reworking Metallo into the mix, which I can't wait to see. Sadly though, the backup feels like nonsense...... But hey, at least we have Metallo..... and Superman back. Read Full Review

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