Action Comics #1048

Writer: Philip Kennedy Johnson Artist: Mike Perkins, David Lapham Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 26, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 47
8.7Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

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Superman, Supergirl, Steel, and the rest of the Super-Family have brought the Phaelosian refugees to the Fortress of Solitude, but before they can show the newcomers the ropes of heroics on planet Earth, a sneak attack from above turns the Arctic tundra into a war zone! Plus, the march toward Action Comics #1050 continues when Lex Luthor presents a disturbing deal to Metallo...

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Oct 25, 2022

    I loved both of these tales. This issue is part three of the main plot, so rush to your comic shop and snag issues #1046 and #1047. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Oct 28, 2022

    I've gushed enough.  This book keeps chugging along. Everyone should be reading it. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Nov 12, 2022

    Action Comics #1048 is yet another winner. This book honestly feels like it cant lose ever. Johnson is the best Superman writer in a long time, and when hes teamed with artists like Perkins, Loughridge, Lapham, and Mulvihill, the book is going to be exceptional. Combine that with Sharpes fantastic letters, and readers get something special on every page. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Oct 25, 2022

    This story is a treat: satisfying on every level. It's exactly what a Superman story should be, and it's as necessary right now as medicine. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 26, 2022

    Mike Perkins' guest art delivers great visuals, fresh off his fantastic run on The Swamp Thing, and Johnson is delivering the best in-continuity Superman story in years. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 25, 2022

    It's also refreshing to see Lex Luthor back in action using his various resources to get what he wants. That subplot is proving to be just as intriguing and enjoyable as the main arc. Superman is back and while the art isn't quite up to the normal standards of the title, this issue takes some welcome steps in fixing past mistakes from the previous regime. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Oct 26, 2022

    Action Comics #1048 keeps up the action with the next chapter in this new story arc. Even with a new artist, this comic's writing and art mix well together to make a solid Superman story. There's a lot of heart, good-natured energy, and good old-fashioned Superman action, all while Lex Luthor's cooking up a new plot. It's perfect, but it's a good read and keeps you interested in what's happening in the current issue and what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 25, 2022

    Superman vs. The New Gods is not something I was expecting out of this story but I'm certainly here for it and hope that this story expands on what the new status quo of the New Gods is in our Infinite Frontier landscape. Overall though, the backup is kind of weak, but the main story more than makes up for it in both plot and art so I'm happy with the direction we're going right now. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Nicole Drum Oct 26, 2022

    The art in this issue is unfortunately a bit lacking which also doesn't really help things, the end result being a very "okay" overall issue. Read Full Review

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