Action Comics #1051

Writer: Phillip K. Johnson, Dan Jurgens, Leah Williams Artist: Rafa Sandoval, Lee Weeks, Marguerite Sauvage Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 25, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 61
8.5Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

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ACTION COMICS REBORN! Action Comics #1051 begins a new format for DC's most action-packed title, offering not one, not two, but three epic adventures of Superman and the entire Super-Family! Following the bombshell events of Action Comics #1050, the world's relationship with Superman is forever changed, the upper limits of his supercharged powers have yet to be reached, and the House of El's transformation of Metropolis, led by Steel, has begun. But Lex Luthor has found the perfect instrument with which to undo everything Superman is working to achieve: Metallo, whose hatred of Superman is matched only by his hatred for Luthor himself. Then, more

  • 10 - Nicole Drum Jan 25, 2023

    Action Comics #1051 lives up to the hype with a trio of stories that are just honestly really good. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Feb 1, 2023

    Action Comics #1051 kicks off the new format with a bang. Each story has its strengths, but the Power Girl one is the most unexpected and the best one. This is three creative teams coming together to give fans wonderful stories. Its just as great as everyone assumed it would be. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Jan 24, 2023

    Action Comics #1051 has a lot to offer a comic book fan. You get an entire family of characters interacting with one another, a narration that keeps Lois relevant, exciting action enough to keep the House of El busy, previous plots coming together, a cool backstory for Jon Kent, and a great new start for Power Girl. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 24, 2023

    The intention here seems to be to make this book something similar to Batman: Urban Legends with a stable main storyand so far, it's an amazing start. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - Ariel B. Jan 24, 2023

    Altogether, three very enjoyable stories. The Power Girl tale is the one that surprised me the most, and I havent quite decided where I stand on this new direction for her. There are so many other characters that would have come to mind for this role/connection to Lilith, but I do think perhaps the choice is meant to be unexpected and a little odd, so well see how it shakes out as time goes on. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Colin Moon Jan 24, 2023

    Without ignoring the ongoing Superman concerns, Action Comics #1051 provides three distinct places to join the party. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 25, 2023

    Action Comics #1051 is a solid start to the series. With a new anthology focus, it has a little bit of everything making it easy to change things up and keep things fresh. The trio of stories each have their own strengths with a variety of styles and voices and a wide focus. Overall, a solid start to the “Dawn of DC.” Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Jan 26, 2023

    It's a solid issue dragged down by an out of place retro story, but the rest of the issue is strong enough to recommend. It's an excited new beginning for the House of El. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 24, 2023

    As the start of a brand new era for Action Comics, this issue lived up to the billing. Still, the biggest challenge for Johnson will be balancing an entire Super Family in one title. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jan 27, 2023

    I did think this particular chapter was enjoyable enough. So I am a happy reader here. 2 A's and a B. Bring on the new era! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Jan 24, 2023

    Action Comics #1051 kicks off a new era in the long-running title by converting the series into an anthology book. Two of the three shorts in this book are pretty darn good, with solid art and enormous potential. That said, the Powergirl short is a low-energy snoozefest. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jan 24, 2023

    FINAL THOUGHTSAction Comics #1051 is a strong start to the new anthology direction for this series. The main story got over what the foundation for the new Superman Family direction will. The Power Girl back-up story in this issue did its job in getting over how this anthology direction is a major positive for the Superman franchise. This is definitely a comic book all DC Comics fans should buy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Jan 25, 2023

    Action Comics #1051 kicks off a brand new story arc for Superman and his Super family while Metallo finally makes his move. The best part of this comic has to be the family dynamic and wholesome interactions with the Super family thanks to the writing and artwork. Having the opportunity to have most of the Super family together in a comic is exciting, but it's best not to get one's hopes up since it's only the first issue of a new arc. Going by how this issue ends, readers can definitely look forward to getting more action with Superman and the rest in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 28, 2023

    Good enough look at the new revamp and new status quos, though I would have liked more time explaining all these characters and how this new set-up is going to work. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Feb 1, 2023

    3 Razors, Power Girl, Supergirl, Superman Read Full Review

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