Action Comics #1053

Writer: Philip Kennedy Johnson Artist: Rafael Sandoval, Lee Weeks, Marguerite Sauvage Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 29, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 45
8.6Critic Rating
9.3User Rating

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"No livin' thing's supposed to have power like this. No matter how blue your eyes are or how pretty your face is, you're just as much a monster as me." War rages on between Metropolis's two men of steel, Superman and Metallo! As Metallo's new body continues to evolve in unexpected and nightmarish ways, the voice of his "operating system" has been changing too, testing the limits of his sanity. Finally, when his alien tech takes on a life of its own and infects the most violent members of the Blue Earth movement, the resultant abominations target Superman's greatest strength and greatest weakness: his family! Introducing the first appearance o more

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Mar 28, 2023

    Three epic stories, not one is lacking. Each is drawing from the well of the Superman mythos while having a blast expanding it. The writing is top-tier from three brilliant writers in league with some of the brightest stars in the universe of comic book art, coloring, and lettering. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Comic Watch - Tyler Davis Mar 29, 2023

    ACTION COMICS #1053is representative of what the best superhero comics in the modern day can be. Its narrative, a blend of plot decompression and precise character storytelling, is rife with deep themes that lay just under the surface of beautiful art and bombastic superhero action. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Apr 12, 2023

    Action Comics #1053 is yet another Superman spectacular. The middle story is weaker than usual, but the other two are still great. Williams and Sauvage are the highlight, with their story ending in the upcoming Power Girl special. However, no matter how it breaks down, this comic is a treat. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 28, 2023

    The three stories in this book continue to all be top-notch, with the main story being the class of the three. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Nicole Drum Mar 29, 2023

    Action Comics #1053 is just really damn good. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 28, 2023

    Action Comics juggles multiple storylines, but the creative teams have proved up to the challenge of crafting enjoyable stories for Superman and his extended family. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 2, 2023

    Action Comics #1053 has one great story, one good one, and a third that is... well, it's something.  While I wish all three were great, this book is still well worth the cover price, and fans hoping to see some congruence with the Superman book will be very pleased. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Apr 3, 2023

    I suppose, in the 21st century, stories about identity politics, rejecting the past if you found it traumatic and renaming yourself, are all the rage. But Power Girl has always been strong, independent, and proud of who she is. She has been sure of herself and her place in the world. She has strived. So all of this feels like it is out of nowhere and wrong. This isn't any Power Girl I have read ... and I have read a lot of Power Girl. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Ellis Owens Mar 28, 2023

    Action Comics' main story continues to fulfill the promise of a Superman Family book, while the backup stories leave a little to be desired. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Mar 30, 2023

    Superman and his family have their hands full, and in the next few issues, I think we're going to some exciting events. This is worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Mar 28, 2023

    Action Comics #1053 delivers three stories to whet your Kryptonian whistle. The strongest stories center around Superman and his family as they fight against an assortment of threats. The Power Girl short, however, is a mess. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Apr 26, 2023

    Action Comics #1053 shows Superman and his Super Family under attack by Metallo's new Necrohive. Aside from their cool cybernetic forms thanks to the art team, there's not much to Metallo's new drones other than their numbers and that they're powered by kryptonite. While not everything about the main story is that engaging this issue, the character interactions throughout the comic were the best parts especially the family affair with a few members of the Super Family. Read Full Review

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