Action Comics #1055

Writer: Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Dan Jurgens, Dorado Quick Artist: Rafa Sandoval, Lee Weeks, Yasmin Flores Montanez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 24, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 37
8.4Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

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Superman's true enemy has been revealed: the Cyborg Superman, Hank Henshaw! Everything the Super-Family has built stands on a knife's edge, and Superman and Metallo become the unlikeliest of allies as they hunt for Metallo's missing sister. Can they prevent the inevitable devolution of Metallo's mind and body long enough to save his sister from Henshaw's monstrous plans?

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson May 23, 2023

    You can't go wrong with Action Comics #1055. Folks are starting to learn what fans already know. Superman is awesome, as is his supporting cast and the city he lives in. Grab this issue and get three great tales for the price of one. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Nicole Drum May 24, 2023

    It is beautifully done on every level, from story to art. This is a fantastic issue all around. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 23, 2023

    The Superman line is as good as it's ever been, thanks to a one-two punch of lead books. Phillip Kennedy Johnson's lead story would be a fantastic book on its own, thanks to its combination of high-octane action with deep continuity lore and great character moments. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Dave Quicker May 23, 2023

    This Phillip Kennedy Johnson run on Action Comics is certain to be a fan favorite for a very long time and the aggregate quality of these 44 pages will remind readers that this is a great time to be a fan of Superman comics! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj May 26, 2023

    I don't know if I exactly know where this is going. This is another 'this takes place before Action Comics #1050' stories so I have to fit it into my timeline. And I don't know the stakes knowing what we know. The art is more cartoonish than the other stories.  The main story is the best part of this issue. Phillip Kennedy Johnson is just hitting it out of the park and Sandoval's art is brilliant. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley May 30, 2023

    Thankfully the lead story is fantastic Superman storytelling. I'm glad that it's continuing to be so strong. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler May 24, 2023

    Action Comics #1055 reveals the mastermind who's been manipulating Metallo and targeting the Super Family lately – Cyborg Superman is back, sort of. We don't really get Cyborg Superman in action, but the comic does a good job in catching readers up to who he is and what his twisted brand of villainy is like. The creative team do a good job in balancing action with drama in this comic as Superman has to make uncomfortable allies with Metallo and a version of the Eradicator to pinpoint Cyborg Superman. All in all, the comic does a fine job in setting the stage for the big battle between the Super Family and Cyborg Superman in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez May 23, 2023

    Well, two out of three ain't bad. Action Comics #1055 delivers an impressive ensemble story that will make Reign of the Supermen fans giddy. Dan Jurgens's chapter about a teenage despot who kidnaps young Jon Kent has solid action and an interesting moral dilemma. But Dorado Quick's Steel story is all kinds of terrible. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 23, 2023

    Johnson and Sandoval's main story is the big attraction here as the other stories aren't doing enough to justify the higher price. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones May 29, 2023

    Action Comics #1055 is loaded with fascinating content that fleshes out the world of Metropolis vividly in the Dawn of DC era. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Ellis Owens May 24, 2023

    Overall, while I enjoyed the principal story for this issue, I am ready for this arc to wrap up so Johnson can move on to whatever is next in his run. I also hope that the next issue can conclude this portion of Johnson's run in a satisfying way without feeling rushed; time will tell whether or not such a thing is in the cards for Action Comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Jun 1, 2023

    Action Comics #1055 goes from awesome to good to okay. Its still an excellent book, but the back-ups feel like theyre running out of steam, which is a problem in a book with two of them. Read Full Review

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