Action Comics #838

Writer: Geoff Johns, Kurt Busiek Artist: Renato Guedes Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 3, 2006 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 3
7.7Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

"Up, Up, And Away" part 4, continued from SUPERMAN #651. Deep underground, Lex Luthor and Toyman set into motion their villainous scheme--all at the expense of the Kryptonite Man. Meanwhile, Neutron and Radion strike at an unsuspecting Clark Kent! Continued in SUPERMAN #652.

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Bailey May 9, 2006

    In The End: Under another wonderful Dodsons' cover was another great Superman comic. I don't know how to deal with this. It's going on year two of not being disappointed with at least one of the Superman books I read, and it's kind of strange. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn May 5, 2006

    The Bad: I have no real major complaints about Action Comics #838. For the most part, I still find Clark to be a terribly boring and generic character. That is unfortunate since I think he is much more entertaining and complex on the Smallville TV show. I wish Clark's personality would get the same treatment on the comic that he gets on TV. Plus, I think the marriage with Lois also makes Clark and his personal life more boring. It doesn't work for me. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shaun Manning May 8, 2006

    "Up, Up, and Away," spanning four months of Action Comics and Superman, entertains but thus far fails to dazzle. It's an intriguing concept, turned over and examined from some compelling angles, but loses its way in incidental conflicts. As a result, it feels as though very little is at stake. This is, after all, a story about Superman's loss and rediscovery of his powers, and as such, it never feels as though Clark is in any real danger from his nuclear-powered foes. Even Lex Luthor and his nefarious schemes feels dampened by the ridiculous Toyman. Further, Lex's machinations, while chock full of blunt-trauma scientific villainry, don't seem that evil. All said, though, the story of Clark Kent experiencing vulnerable humanity for one full year is a tale worth telling, and might yet still pick up steam in the second half. Read Full Review

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