Action Comics #1064

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Rafa Sandoval Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 10, 2024 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 31
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HOUSE OF BRAINIAC PART ONE! BRAINIAC ATTACKS! Brainiac's Lobo army invades Metropolis in an action-packed oversized issue! The Super family and all the heroes of Metropolis join the fight, but will they be enough to hold off Brainiac's lethal and crazed soldiers?! Can Superman and Lex learn what Brainiac is searching for? He's not bottling Metropolis, so what is he collecting instead?!

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Apr 12, 2024

    Now THAT is a great chapter one.  I can only hope that the rest of the arc is of this quality and intensity. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 9, 2024

    The scale of this first chapter is massive, with some spectacular action segments and surprisingly emotional moments, and it sets up another unlikely team-up next month. Fantastic stuff. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - Christian Laspada Apr 9, 2024

    The first issue of the House of Brainiac arc is a fun and action-packed comic with amazing art and a stacked Super family cast. Its an issue that will make any Superman fan extremely happy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 13, 2024

    As with the rest of Williamson's Superman, this comic is the whole package. It's got great character moments, a ton of set-up and then a really big, really awesome battle sequence. And this is only the beginning! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 9, 2024

    Williamson teased some payoffs to subplots and seemingly random conversations that are now coming together. It's always good to see a long gestating subplot come to fruition. The cliffhanger is intriguing with a tease of some completely unexpected developments with this latest chapter of the Superman/Lex Luthor/Brainiac dynamic. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Apr 11, 2024

    Action Comics #1064 begins the first part of the House of Brainiac storyline with a huge bang. The issue lives up to the title's name as we get a ton of high-octane action as Brainiac unleashes his army of robot drones and Czarnian warriors for Superman and his allies to fight. Readers won't need to know too much about what's happened prior to this as the issue is very much a jumping-on point for returning readers. The biggest star of this comic has to be the art team of Rafa Sandoval's art and Alejandro Sanchez' colors. Their work really sells this comic book, and hopefully the next part of the storyline keeps up the momentum. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 9, 2024

    As far as classic superhero comics go, Action Comics delivers. There's big action, huge stakes, and a setup for an event that has not onebut a few compelling conflicts to resolve. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Apr 10, 2024

    The issue has a ton of action and plenty of stakes. That said, at times it feels like it's overstuffed and almost too much. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Apr 13, 2024

    Action Comics #1064 kicks off a Brainiac attack for the ages that portends big trouble on the horizon for the Man of Steel. That said, the issue suffers from pacing issues and supposedly smart characters making unwise decisions, resulting in a comic that feels uneven and forced. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Danilo Silva Apr 9, 2024

    PKJ vibes, I love it.

  • 9.5
    ResearchReader Apr 11, 2024

    Action Packed! Got to start by saying, wow Sandoval does an amazing job drawing Superman. Loving the art.

    Also is this the first Williamson event that might be good? This is a really good start. We have intense action, twists, espionage, nice establishment of 'mini bosses' and just cranked the threat way up high. This is an issue that will get your attention.

    Excellent start.

  • 9.0
    Hislight May 18, 2024

    First Superman read for me in a while. Jumped right in and freakin loved it!

  • 9.0
    thecimmerian Apr 17, 2024

    This is a Superman book and Superman event done well.

  • 9.0
    derbycomics Apr 9, 2024

    Action Comics #1064 explodes onto the scene as the opening chapter of DC's "House of Brainiac" event as Joshua Williamson’s script crackles with tension from the very first page.

    The visuals by artist Rafa Sandoval & colorist Alejandro Sánchez shine throughout the issue, but their work truly takes flight (pun intended) during Superman's "morning workout" sequence. Here, we're treated to a picturesque scene with Clark flying over a body of water in beautiful splash page. For readers who might not be die-hard followers of every Superman family member, the opening pages also serve as a helpful catch-up on the who’s who of Metropolis via a day-in-the-life montage of Lois Lane getting to enjoy her one day off per year.
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  • 9.0
    daspidaboy Apr 9, 2024

    While the tone and story is different from PKJ's Warworld Saga event in Action Comics, the scale is the same, and everything for me works. Superman and Lex Luthor works, the story is so interesting, the pacing is great, the art is fantastic. This is Rafa Sandoval's best work so far. I love the Superman family dynamic.

    Overall, this is a strong start, and I hope it ends on a high note.

  • 8.5
    BatSledge Apr 10, 2024

    Williamson’s outstanding Superman work continues here with a superb launch to another exciting storyline. He’s the best writer to tackle Superman and his expansive cast of characters in the last several decades!

  • 8.5
    KiryuMajima28t Apr 10, 2024

    First supes book in a while, full of action, characters and the art is sublime.

  • 8.5
    Von Esper Apr 9, 2024

    Good start! The House of Brainiac looks like it will be one of DC's better events

  • 8.0
    fzanca Apr 19, 2024

    This is a good start to the event, though I won't be collecting the side spin-off titles. Brainiac is always a good villain. I like how it starts as a normal day and then all hell breaks loose. He even infiltrated Super Corp. who knows how long ago. Let's hope it keeps up at this level.

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  • 7.0

    Not too bad for the starting chapter. The start reminded me a little of the average classic story where it's an average day in Metropolis, but danger arrives soon enough. Otherwise it was okay. Not bad, but not really thrilling either.
    In truth I wasn't even very excited for this story though. I've never liked Lobo and a story featuring a bunch of his people isn't something I'm rushing to the shop to get. And usually Brainiac stories like this are my jump off point. In 2008 after Johns' Brainiac story I knew I'd had enough and wouldn't buy another new Superman book for 8 years. And I have no intention to even check out Absolute power, so I'll be passing on Williamson's books that tie in to it, and won't be wasting $5 on Action issues more

  • 6.0
    RKS Apr 27, 2024

    I could have really gone without the 8 pages at the start of the issue of Lois Lane being abrasive and insufferable, but other than that the issue was an ok start to the over all arch. Get ready for this book to really turn to shit when Gail Simone and Rainbow Rowell write it starting in issue 1067...Ugh it's going to be a painful slog...

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