Action Comics: Doomsday Special

Writer: Dan Watters Artist: Eddy Barrows, Max Raynor Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 30, 2023 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 16
8.9Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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It is a creature beyond reason-and the only force in the universe strong enough to kill Superman. It’s Doomsday, the living embodiment of death, destruction, and evolution! In the wake of Dark Crisis and Lazarus Planet, King Doomsday now sits on a throne of skulls across a river of blood, holding court over the demons that swarm in the depths of Hell…and he may have just found a way back to the land of the living. It’s now up to Supergirl and Martian Manhunter to drive the beast back and see that he never again returns to our earthly plane-even if they must die to do it! Plus: the return of Bloodwynd, the debut of the Doomhounds, and a more

  • 10
    AIPT - Piper Whitaker Aug 29, 2023

    With all of the cards in place, Action Comics: Doomsday Special #1 by Dan Watters, Eddie Barrows, Eber Ferriera, Adriano Lucas, Max Raynor, and Andrew Dalhouse is a terrifying and exciting event setup that will lead to a new era of Supergirl and Martian Manhunter. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Aug 29, 2023

    Action Comics Presents: Doomsday Special #1 sets up a superb ticking time bomb. Doomsday's fear factor means that even his name seems to petrify anyone who utters it. Just because he is in Hell, does not make anyone safe, even those that reside and rule it. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 23, 2023

    This random standalone special was easily one of DC's more unexpected treats this month with the Supergirl/Martian Manhunter team-up that works and the overdue return of Bloodwynd. Even if you're not a regular Superman reader, this is worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 29, 2023

    This is one of the darkest Superman stories in a while, with a very vivid and occasionally gruesome version of hell that is compelling but feels a bit out of place in the DCU. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 29, 2023

    All of the artists deliver fantastic visuals throughout the issue. The visual styles are perfect for the setting and environment as well as the dark tone of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Sep 3, 2023

    All in all, Doomsday Special adds new depths to the creature that killed Superman by fusing him to the intricate worldbuilding of DC Comics' Hell. Read Full Review

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

    Yes, this was a Doomsday story setting up what seems to be a future arc. I think, in general, Doomsday is sort of overused. But this new wrinkle of a sort of supernatural aspect to him is interesting. But I have to say this was a great Supergirl story. This is who Kara should be - intelligent, caring, feisty, fierce, heroic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Aug 30, 2023

    It's always fun to dip into DC's weird Judeo-Christian centric cosmology, with Martian Manhunter feverishly explaining that hell exists within the psychic consciousness of mankind, and honestly the comic gave me a fun retro vibe of those edgy occult-driven comics that weren't quite so fringe to be placed in Vertigo but clearly had those vibes. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Aug 31, 2023

    Krypton meets the infernal realms in this intriguing look at things to come. Read Full Review

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