Action Comics #1054

Writer: Phillip K. Johnson, Dan Jurgens, Dorado Quick Artist: Max Raynor, Rafa Sandoval, Yasmn Flores Montanez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 26, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 51
8.5Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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Written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Dan Jurgens, and Dorado Quick Art by Rafa Sandoval, Dan Jurgens, and Yasmin Flores Montanez As Superman and Natasha Irons race to save Steel from the newly transformed Metallo, the Super-Twins are lost--and alone--against the nightmarish threat of the Necrohive! How will Lois and the House of El find them? Plus, learn the shocking identity of the mysterious ghost in the machine behind Metallo's transformation as he and Superman face each other in an epic rematch for the ages! Plus: A new era for John Henry Irons begins in Steel Forged part 1! And Dan Jurgens explores the not-too-distant-past world of Lois a more

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Apr 25, 2023

    Action Comics #1054 is your stop for heroism. This is a triple threat loaded with fabulous art, neat use of powers, familial conflict, moral struggles, and the neverending battle for narrative and character progress. this is the best Superman since before the New 52. Dont let more powers or an increase in Super characters dissuade you. Do you want great action, great heroes, and bad villains? Americas first superhero comic is your ground zero, my friend. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Tyler Davis Apr 25, 2023

    Action Comics continues to be a top shelf book, what more could one say? Action, emotional stakes, great art, and even greater characters. Check it out! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 25, 2023

    The Superman line continues to be the best it's been in many years, and while Josh Williamson's adjective-less title may be the most-hyped, this Superman family anthology feels like it's the heart of the line. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Apr 24, 2023

    Action Comics #1054 is the best entry in the series since the title moved to an anthology format. There's a clear first-second-third pecking order in the shorts, but they're close enough to each other in story quality and art style to make the end result worth the cover price. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Apr 26, 2023

    In Action Comics #1054, Metallo and his Necrohive strike again as they ambush Jon and the kids to lure out Superman for a deadly encounter. The action and dialogue in this comic is great, and even with the art change, the comic book's art is still on point. It also helps that the battle between Superman and Metallo is cool and how Superman resolves things with Corben is well-written and greatly in-character. The comic also reveals who the mastermind pulling Metallo's strings is, and it's a face many Superman, let alone DC fans will know, which immediately escalates things for the next issue of Action Comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth May 12, 2023

    Action Comics #1054 delivers with all three stories. The main story is the winner this month, but the third is a pretty good replacement for a Power Girl short. The second story has taken a nice twist, even if there are still some problems with it. Action Comics has been amazing for ages now, and this issue keeps that up. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj May 1, 2023

    It's not a bad story and certainly if this was someone's first Steel story it's a winner. But this didn't have the momentum or energy of that first story. And it was pretty straightforward.  As a fan of the old Superman Family book, I am happy this book is on the shelf. But it is clear that the main story is the engine for me. The back-ups are solid stories. What Johnson is doing on the main story is stellar. So I am here for this title. Because I think that these other characters of the super family deserve their own stories. And unlike the Batman Family, they aren't getting their own titles. So bring on a flashback story of young Jon and a Steel tale.  Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 26, 2023

    Overall, there's something rather nice in Action Comics #1054. The comic doesn't have the doom and gloom of so much of what has been put out there and instead delivers the uplifting tale you'd hope from Superman. It has the action without the dark cloud hanging over everything. It's been a while since I've really been into Superman and DC is delivering a monthly dose of positivity that'll keep me coming back for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Nicole Drum Apr 26, 2023

    Overall, solid issue from cover to cover. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 25, 2023

    Johnson's main story is the attraction here and so long as he's leading the charge, Action Comics will remain a solid read. With stronger supporting stories, this would be a can't miss title. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - Ellis Owens Apr 26, 2023

    If you're keen to see Superman get another new power that will probably be forgotten after this run, you'll want to pick this up. Otherwise, you can let this one ride the discount bin. Read Full Review

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