Action Comics #851

Writer: Geoff Johns, Richard Donner Artist: Adam Kubert Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 4, 2007 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 5
6.9Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

Even if Superman can escape the Phantom Zone, can he hope to stop the Kryptonian criminals set lose on Metropolis? Not if the fallen bodies of DC Universe heroes littering the streets are any indication! His best allies may be his most dangerous enemies!

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Nicholas Slayton Jul 8, 2007

    After all the wait, this issue delivers big time. In all honesty, this is one of the best Superman stories Ive read since the initial One Year Later arc. Johns and Donner have finally gotten acclimated and are now in full swing, updating old concepts and revitalizing forgotten characters. Adam Kuberts Phantom Zone is a brilliant, twisted take on the concept. Its a shame that we have to wait until the next Annual for the conclusion; this issue revitalized my interest in the story to new heights. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Murman Jul 8, 2007

    Im totally on board for the Revenge Squad story planned for the next Action Annual. Who knows when well actually see it, but its going to be good nevertheless. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin Powers Jul 8, 2007

    This may not be the strongest issue of Last Son in terms of artwork, but it is still a well-written issue. Delays happen and I cant wait to read this arc from start to finish once it ends as I am sure that I will find it one of the best Superman arcs ever. Ill wait forever for a story by Johns and Donner, but I dont really feel Kuberts work has been worth the wait, especially when the Johns and Donner run will continue before Kubert finishes this arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Jul 8, 2007

    On its own terms, Im still very much enjoying Last Son, as its providing an unpredictable, exciting ride which is light on continuity and which pulls together some of the most enjoyable elements of the Superman mythos to create an accessible, fun story. Sadly, as is frequently the case these days, its being scuppered by scheduling problems which really detract from my enjoyment of it on an issue-to-issue basis. One to pick up in the inevitable collected edition, I think. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Jul 9, 2007

    Even though this Action Comics #851 wasn't anything spectacular, it certainly is nice to have Johns and Donner back at the helm. If DC can get the scheduling issues behind them, then I believe that Johns and Donner should be capable of giving us a wonderful run on this title. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Jul 8, 2007

    Itd be nice if there were a steady dose of interesting Superman stories, but thats the downside of the Hollywood influence. These big shots are busy and dont always finish what they start or make a full-time commitment. Its a waiting game for stories like this, but I guess it remains worth it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Bryant Frattalone Jul 8, 2007

    The weakest chapter of this story thus far with just hints at greatness hopefully to come. Read Full Review

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