Action Comics Annual: 2022

Writer: Philip Kennedy Johnson Artist: Ian Churchill, Dale Eaglesham Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 1, 2022 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 36
8.7Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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As the Warworld Saga reaches a breaking point, battle lines are drawn between the two towering forces at odds: Mongul and Superman. In this special 2022 annual we'll explore how our combatants have evolved over the years to represent the beacons of hope and tyranny that they respectively embody...and witness the first chilling chapter of their ultimate final battle!

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 31, 2022

    This feels destined to go on the short list of great one-issue Superman stories that perfectly sum up what makes the character great. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - Ariel B. May 31, 2022

    A Tale of Two Titans is a thought-provoking exploration of the environment and even more importantly, parenting can create the shape of a person. It can be heartbreaking at times, uplifting in other places, and sometimes a mix of both... so just remember to bring tissues when you sit down for this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Jun 3, 2022

    Overall, this is a great standalone story, and yet one that slots nicely into the current Warworld storyline. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 31, 2022

    Basically, every issue I'm ready for Superman to return to Earth yet Johnson continues to find a way to make this arc work with a sharp focus on making an inspiring and uplifting Superman story. This annual is no different and shouldn't be missed by any Superman fan. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Nicole Drum Jun 1, 2022

    As a whole, Action Comics 2022 Annual employs the idea of how one moment in life can shape everything else in a way that, while not exactly groundbreaking, is so well-written and well-illustrated that it elevates an otherwise ordinary story to the level of a classic, offering new insight on a beloved character, fleshing out a newer foe, and reminding readers of the superpower we all have in the compassion and care we share with others. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jun 3, 2022

    This didn't move the current Warworld Sage plot forward. But it deepens the story by showing why Superman is there as a leader, showing the slaves their worth and leading. It also shows why Mongul is so callous towards life, never having known love. Another excellent chapter in this tremendous arc. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 31, 2022

    While I did enjoy the art in this Annual and the Mongul aspects of our story, I would have liked the whole thing to be about Mongul and his rise to be the Mongul that is since we're working with a new continuity for the character and don't really know anything about the background that Johnson is using. Instead, though we get a weird Clark Kent story added in to fill up our page space that just continues to let you know that Superman is a really good guy..... and so are his parents. Read Full Review

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