Action Comics #844

Writer: Geoff Johns, Richard Donner Artist: Adam Kubert Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 25, 2006 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 6
8.5Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Superstar comic writer Geoff Johns teams with legendary movie director/producer Richard Donner and artist Adam Kubert for a widescreen, blockbuster Superman tale! A rocket lands in Metropolis containing a boy Superman thinks is Kryptonian, igniting a war between Superman, the DCU, and General Zod!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Bailey Nov 21, 2006

    I even bought the variant cover which I hardly ever do. That's how much I liked this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Nov 21, 2006

    Donner and Johns have me hooked with this plot. Everything seems to point to the boy being from Krypton, but what does that mean? Where will this story go? With its gorgeous Adam Kubert art and its involving story by Johns and Donner, I'm really looking forward to seeing how this story plays out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Oct 27, 2006

    Grant Morrison's Batman may appear to be ploughing a similar furrow with its father-and-son storyline, but Donner and Johns haven't tipped their hand on this story yet. This first issue provides enough groundwork for a whole series of stories, let alone just one arc, and with the boy's heritage still in question there are many more directions open for the story to take at this point. My minor complaints with the art excepted, this is a very strong start for what seems sure to be a well-received run from the fan-favourite director. In some ways, it seems a shame that comics are finding themselves more and more reliant on creators from other industries (be they filmmakers, television writers, or novelists) to breathe new life into them, but it seems clear that they're often better placed to find a new or interesting perspective on the stories than those comicbook creators who have got stuck in a rut and find it difficult to tell a story in more than one way. In Donner's case, this pe Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Oct 26, 2006

    Action Comics #844 was an incredible read. I cannot praise this issue enough. Donners and Johns craft one exciting story that has definitely hooked me. The artwork is good enough that it doesn't get in the way of a great story. This is an excellent time for new readers to hop onto this title. Even if you aren't a long time Superman fan, I think you will enjoy Action Comics. If you liked the first Superman movie, then you'll dig this title. Read Full Review

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