Add New Content  |  Top Issues  |  Register  |  Marketplace  |  Forums  |  Request a Feature  |  Help  |  Mobile  |  Home


Register for free
Social Media: Facebook Twitter Tumblr

  Search by Cover Date

  Story Arcs
  Public Collections
  Public User Lists

Last 10 titles added:
  1. Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidde...
  2. Batman: Endgame (2016)
  3. Weapon H (2018)
  4. Batman: Death of the Fam...
  5. New Scientist (1956)
  6. Jim Nastics (1984)
  7. DC Comics: The Art of Da...
  8. Cult Classic (2018)
  9. Tarzan Extra (1985)
  10. Tarzan: De Lokroep (1992...
   View All

Last 10 creators added:
  1. Sumit Paul-Choudhury
  2. Jean Baptiste Vendamme
  3. Art Gibson
  4. Jee Hyung
  5. Philip Branesky
  6. Nicolo Assirelli
  7. David Moreno
  8. Ram V
  9. Bob Bretall
  10. Michael Charipar
   View All

Last 10 characters added:
  1. Sister Eve (Wildstorm)
  2. Mythos' son (Wildstorm)
  3. Moon, Ember
  4. Snuka, Tamina
  5. Black Spider (DC)(non-co...
  6. Deadshot (DC)(non-contin...
  7. Mythos (Wildstorm)
  8. Funt, Ollie
  9. Moffet, Mandy
  10. Howard, Dexter
   View All

    Reviews - Action Comics - #1

View this issue

A Thrilling, Well-Constructed Debut - krisis

Action Comics #1

Written by Grant Morrison, art by Rags Morales & Rick Bryant

Rating: 4.5 of 5 – Remarkable

In a line: “Non-native strains WILL destroy entire ecologies, given the opportunity.”

140char Review: Action Comics #1: Superman spends a vigilante night in Metropolis; Morrison/Morales show more than tell & maybe make Supes interesting again

Plot & Script

Grant Morrison is superb at debut issues, and this is no exception. He presents a constantly moving half hour in the life of Superman that unfurls in near real-time thanks to the engrossing plot of the issue forcing you to linger on each dialog balloon to absorb all of the implications therein. [Read more in the full review @!]


I've never read an issue with Morales art before, but I'm pleased with him here. He can switch from static talking heads to kinetic action in a single panel. His t-shirt wearing, work-booted Superman is delightfully fresh and surprisingly iconic. [Read more in the full review @!]

CK Says: Buy it!

Action Comics #1 is a thrilling anchor to the clearly all-new continuity of Superman. Anyone hoping for an issue of a big, blue boy scout pushing planets out of their trajectories will be disappointed by this smaller scale exploration of the ambiguities of justice and of being human.

If that sounds like a boring issue, keep in mind that it still involves being faster than a speeding bullet and leaping tall buildings in a single bound. Oh, and a wrecking ball.

No one in the issue makes the case for Superman being human - Morrison is deliberate in having every character refer to him as an animal, alien, or even a thing. However, in our brief time with the bespeckled Clark we're left to wonder - if it thinks like a man and cares like a man, how can it be an animal? Not for nothing, but Morrison's book was subtitled "What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human."

Is this issue a modern classic? Hard to say, but Superman scholar Morrison doesn't waste a single word while Morales keeps the issue full of impact - it never feels decompressed to drag out the story.

© 2005-2018 - Terms and Conditions - Privacy Policy - DMCA Special thanks to Brian Wood for the logo design