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Superman: Action Comics, Volume 1: Path of Doom is here, as a part of DC Comics: Rebirth! Superman returns to Metropolis just in time to meet the city of tomorrow's newest protector: Lex Luthor. But it's not long before these dueling titans meet someone unexpected -- the new Clark Kent! The two arch-enemies must put aside their differences and face the common threat of Doo Superman: Action Comics, Volume 1: Path of Doom is here, as a part of DC Comics: Rebirth! Superman returns to Metropolis just in time to meet the city of tomorrow's newest protector: Lex Luthor. But it's not long before these dueling titans meet someone unexpected -- the new Clark Kent! The two arch-enemies must put aside their differences and face the common threat of Doomsday, as Jimmy Olsen and the Planet staff try to uncover the truth: who is the man claiming to be Clark Kent? Writer Dan Jurgens (The Death of Superman) returns to the Man of Steel along with illustrators Tyler Kirkham (Deathstroke) and Patrick Zircher (Green Arrow) for the next great Superman chapter in Superman: Action Comics, Volume 1: Path of Doom! Collecting: Action Comics 957-962


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Superman: Action Comics, Volume 1: Path of Doom is here, as a part of DC Comics: Rebirth! Superman returns to Metropolis just in time to meet the city of tomorrow's newest protector: Lex Luthor. But it's not long before these dueling titans meet someone unexpected -- the new Clark Kent! The two arch-enemies must put aside their differences and face the common threat of Doo Superman: Action Comics, Volume 1: Path of Doom is here, as a part of DC Comics: Rebirth! Superman returns to Metropolis just in time to meet the city of tomorrow's newest protector: Lex Luthor. But it's not long before these dueling titans meet someone unexpected -- the new Clark Kent! The two arch-enemies must put aside their differences and face the common threat of Doomsday, as Jimmy Olsen and the Planet staff try to uncover the truth: who is the man claiming to be Clark Kent? Writer Dan Jurgens (The Death of Superman) returns to the Man of Steel along with illustrators Tyler Kirkham (Deathstroke) and Patrick Zircher (Green Arrow) for the next great Superman chapter in Superman: Action Comics, Volume 1: Path of Doom! Collecting: Action Comics 957-962

30 review for Superman: Action Comics, Volume 1: Path of Doom

  1. 4 out of 5

    Anne

    While Superman is still my favorite Rebirth(ed?) character, the Action Comics storyline just didn't pull me in the same way the Superman title did. That's not to say this is awful, I just personally prefer Tomasi's stuff. Ok. So this is (once again) a volume 1 that isn't a great starting point for newbies who haven't been following DC's Superman and/or Rebirth stuff closely. I mean, I read a lot of comics and there were several head-scratching moments for me in this sucker. For example, Lex is e While Superman is still my favorite Rebirth(ed?) character, the Action Comics storyline just didn't pull me in the same way the Superman title did. That's not to say this is awful, I just personally prefer Tomasi's stuff. Ok. So this is (once again) a volume 1 that isn't a great starting point for newbies who haven't been following DC's Superman and/or Rebirth stuff closely. I mean, I read a lot of comics and there were several head-scratching moments for me in this sucker. For example, Lex is evidently good now, and he's taken to flying around in a suit (ala Iron Man) bearing Superman's recognizable S on his chest to honor the memory of his fallen Justice League buddy. Of course, the new/other/older Superman isn't going to stand for that. {insert Big Battle for dominance of Metropolis here} Without spoiling too much, the gist of the story is this: You've got a volume long fight with Doomsday that (sadly) never really got my blood pumping. In the background, there's this mysterious figure in the shadows who is pulling strings and making muahahahaha sounds, while watching everything go down on a wall of TVs from his control room. And to add some spice, Clark shows up. ???? Yeah. Clark Kent, no powers. Nobody knows who the fuck he is, so I guess that's gonna be a somewhat fun mystery to find out about on down the road. Last up, this thing puts the Power Couple storyline to bed with a team-up between Wonder Woman and Superman that allows Diana and Lois to hug it out. Lois: I know my husband looks exactly like your dead boyfriend, but on my world we were BFFs! WW: To tell the truth, I've been missing Steve so...ok, we're cool! The transition was almost too smooth to be believable, but whatever. I was sick enough of the New52 Superman to just be happy that they were sweeping this under the rug and out of sight. All in all, this wasn't bad. Not sure if I'm completely interested enough to keep reading, but I'm not sorry I took the time to find out what was happening in this volume.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Alejandro

    Doomsday's back!!! This TPB edition collects "Action Comics" #957-962. Creative Team: Writer: Dan Jurgens Illustrators: Patch Zircher, Tyler Kirkham & Stephen Segovia WILL THE REAL SUPERMAN STAND UP? Superman died in the "Rebirth Earth", and... ...he didn't come back from the dead. However, there is another Superman... ...the one from before New52, who escapes from the destruction of his reality along with his wife and son: Lois Lane and Jon Kent. They have been living low profile in the "Rebirth Doomsday's back!!! This TPB edition collects "Action Comics" #957-962. Creative Team: Writer: Dan Jurgens Illustrators: Patch Zircher, Tyler Kirkham & Stephen Segovia WILL THE REAL SUPERMAN STAND UP? Superman died in the "Rebirth Earth", and... ...he didn't come back from the dead. However, there is another Superman... ...the one from before New52, who escapes from the destruction of his reality along with his wife and son: Lois Lane and Jon Kent. They have been living low profile in the "Rebirth Earth", since there was a Superman there anyway, but now that one died, and Lex Luthor is taking his mantle as the "new Superman" of Metropolis (with a Mother Box-powered battle armor, wearing the S-Shield and the cape of the fallen man of steel)... ...Superman had enough and appear before public... ...just in time that a normal "Clark Kent" appeared too! Before Superman and Lex Luthor could end their arguments of who would be the real protector of Metropolis... ...Doomsday rises!!! Lois Lane is scared watching her husband battling Doomsday on TV, since she knows too well how ended when Superman tried to stop the killing monster, and she's unable to tell to his son, Jon, to avoid scare him too. But even the combined power of Superman and Lex Luthor barely were containing Doomsday... ...it's good that Wonder Woman joined the fight!!! Superman has the lethal experience of having dealt with Doomsday before, so he needs to apply a plan, but the problem is having enough time to avoid that Doomsday would destroy Metropolis... ...but also hunting down his son, Jon Kent!!!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Sam Quixote

    It’s another Rebirth book - you know the drill by now. Sigh... I guess it’s because Death of Superman was (is?) a big seller for DC but they’ve basically decided to rehash it anew for the first Action Comics Rebirth arc with the same author, Dan “Talentless Yet Somehow Still Working!” Jurgens. If you haven’t read the original - and I urge you not to - it was about Superman and possibly the stupidest, most one-note supervillain ever created, Doomsday, punching each other one issue after another un It’s another Rebirth book - you know the drill by now. Sigh... I guess it’s because Death of Superman was (is?) a big seller for DC but they’ve basically decided to rehash it anew for the first Action Comics Rebirth arc with the same author, Dan “Talentless Yet Somehow Still Working!” Jurgens. If you haven’t read the original - and I urge you not to - it was about Superman and possibly the stupidest, most one-note supervillain ever created, Doomsday, punching each other one issue after another until they stopped. Mind-numbing is the only way to describe that reading experience which is how I felt about this one too. At one point Doomsday targets Jon, Superman’s son, which is what the villain of the other Superman Rebirth book did - so that’s why Superman suddenly has a son: contrived weakness/instant plot! It’s already repetitive. Positives, positives, let’s see… I’m interested to find out who the mysterious robed figure with the staff is - is he one of the Watchmen? Dude also mysteriously appeared at the end of Detective Comics. Maybe he’s got some part to play in an upcoming event book? I’m also intrigued with who “Clark Kent” actually is - in this book there’s Superman and there’s another dude calling himself Clark Kent and they’re two different people. The art is very solid too - Patrick Zircher, Tyler Kirkham and Stephen Segovia have clearly put a lot of effort into their work. But it’s definitely not a good book. It’s full of stupid, uninteresting fighting that’s not going to make any new readers fall in love with Superman and will likely bore older readers who’ve seen it all before. This really is the most brainless comic. And while I want to find out who “Clark Kent” is, DC need fewer Supermen around and more good ideas instead. For the most part Action Comics Rebirth is stale, unimaginative drek - another disappointing Superman book.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Bookwraiths

    Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths. Okay, I really didn’t like the New 52 Superman. Sure, there were a few stories I read and thought were okay, but the main problem I had with the book was Clark Kent: the guy was a weak, emotional loser. At least, that is how I felt about him. Well, DC jettisoned that New 52 Superman. In comes the Rebirth Superman, who just happens to be a Clark Kent from pre-Flashpoint where he is happily married with a growing son. This hero-in-hiding now stepping back into the Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths. Okay, I really didn’t like the New 52 Superman. Sure, there were a few stories I read and thought were okay, but the main problem I had with the book was Clark Kent: the guy was a weak, emotional loser. At least, that is how I felt about him. Well, DC jettisoned that New 52 Superman. In comes the Rebirth Superman, who just happens to be a Clark Kent from pre-Flashpoint where he is happily married with a growing son. This hero-in-hiding now stepping back into the limelight, taking up the Superman mantle again. And I have to admit really digging this new direction with Supes. The story here starts off as the new Superman comes into conflict with Lex Luthor, who has turned good, built a super suit (envision a DC version of Iron Man armor), and taken to hero-ing across Metropolis with the familiar Superman “S” emblazoned across his chest. Naturally, the real Superman can’t let that slide, so a confrontation ensues. The big outcome of which is the appearance of a non-Superman Clark Kent! Meanwhile, there is a shadowy figure lurking just off screen. This individual pulling strings, moving pieces across a game board for some unknown reason. It isn’t clear exactly who this person is or what endgame he/she is targeting, but no doubt, the mystery man/woman has something to do with Doomsday’s reappearance and his targeting of Supes’ son Jonathan. The rest of the tale is a running fight between Doomsday and Superman. Rather ho-hum, but still okay for establishing this new Superman as a hero and family man as well as ending a few story threads from the New 52, specifically the Wonder Woman and Superman relationship. What I really liked about this book was the return to the old Clark Kent I read about back in the 1990s. You know, the mature, dedicated hero who revealed his identity to Lois, got married, fought Doomsday to the death, came back to life, and all the rest. At heart, that Clark was a family man through and through. The guy who loved his parents, respected and loved his partner Lois yet expected that same respect and love to be returned. That Superman was the quiet leader where ever he went; a man who would follow others when needed but never was led around by the nose by anyone. That old Supes was a hero who derived his unwavering determination from his bonds of familial love and viewed every person on the planet as part of his extended family. He was a real hero, not a whiny manchild trying to act like a hero, and finally we have that Superman back, and I for one am overjoyed to finally see him again. Equally as important here is Jurgen’s outstanding portrayal of the two people closest to Superman: Lois and their son Jonathan Kent. Both these key characters adding immensely to the dynamics of this new story direction. Quite honestly, I disliked the New 52 Lois almost as much as I did Clark. Mainly this was because she was a pale reflection of the former strong, confident, but caring Lois I grew up reading about. You know, the pre-New 52 Lois who would stand toe-to-toe with any corrupt politician or super villain, but was secure enough within herself to be in a committed relationship with Clark and put that relationship and her family on equal footing with her own ambitions and desires. Well, now, that woman is back, and the fact she is also a dedicated mother only makes her that much more interesting. As for Jonathan Kent, the son of Lois and Clark is a real revelation. This young man adding yet another dimension to the story, as he is an amazing mixture of both parents; a farm boy whom most readers will instantly likes, because he is just a normal child who finds himself dealing with his dad becoming a hero, coming to terms with his own powers materializing, and trying to process how all of this puts he and his mother in danger. And I hear he is even better in Super Sons, where his career as Superboy really takes off! (Bad pun, I know.) Does my love for Clark, Lois, and Jon mean I adored every second of this book? Nope, it means that even though this book had some boring parts (The running Doomsday fight was predictable.), stupid parts (The Lois and Wonder Woman reconciliation was way too quick and easy.), and underdeveloped parts (The mystery villain was teased and not developed at all.) I can forgive all that due to Jurgens nailing the core characters and making me empathize with and like them. Quite honestly I’ll overlook a hell of a lot if I like someone, and after putting down this book, I know I like this family and want to read more about them. For those who are interested in my thoughts on the art, all I can say is that I really liked it. Tyler Kirkman, Patrick Zircher and all the rest of the team bringing their A game to this iconic character. Definitely, this was done in the current DC style, but that is fine by me since I adore what DC does these days. To close, I thought this was a very good beginning to Superman’s new Rebirth era. Kudos goes to whomever at DC decided to return the Man of Steel to his glory days and focus on his family man persona. Love the potential with this going forward, will definitely be reading more of it.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Sud666

    I was a little bit confused as to what exactly happened prior to this "rebirth" crap and am still a little lost. Apparently Superman is dead, Luthor is wearing a Superman style armor and helping people and Clark Kent is just Clark Kent. On top of this Doomsday makes a return-only to be fought by Luthor and a Superman from another dimension (though that's not explained). This Superman is married to a Lois and has a son named Jon. On top of which Clark Kent, a non-super version, is also running ar I was a little bit confused as to what exactly happened prior to this "rebirth" crap and am still a little lost. Apparently Superman is dead, Luthor is wearing a Superman style armor and helping people and Clark Kent is just Clark Kent. On top of this Doomsday makes a return-only to be fought by Luthor and a Superman from another dimension (though that's not explained). This Superman is married to a Lois and has a son named Jon. On top of which Clark Kent, a non-super version, is also running around. *shrug* I am not sure what's going on. But that aside this was a nice read. The whole Doomsday vs Luthor\Superman\Wonder Woman was well done. It was a fun and enjoyable read and Tykler Kirkham's artwork is quite decent. Not a very complex plot- Doomsday is back and Superman, Wonder Woman and Luthor try to fight it. For what it is, it is a good story. There is much left unexplained, likely in later volumes, about what exactly is happening with all these Supermen but the story doesn't suffer from it. Not much to say about this plot since it is rather simple. The complex stuff is happening in the background and isn't really explained. That's ok this is the first volume. I like Dan Jurgen's take on Superman and enjoyed this story. I like this Rebirth title so far.

  6. 4 out of 5

    James DeSantis

    You know what? I actually really enjoyed this. Don't get me wrong. It's just one really long fight but goddamn it, the fight is glorious. Doomsday arrives and now Superman, Lex, and Clark Kent have to stop him. Yes, you read that right. Do you not understand? It's okay, neither do we even by the end. Superman of the old is now in the New52 universe and things are starting to piece together. He knows his responabilities. His family comes first but he must protect the people, and with Lex on his s You know what? I actually really enjoyed this. Don't get me wrong. It's just one really long fight but goddamn it, the fight is glorious. Doomsday arrives and now Superman, Lex, and Clark Kent have to stop him. Yes, you read that right. Do you not understand? It's okay, neither do we even by the end. Superman of the old is now in the New52 universe and things are starting to piece together. He knows his responabilities. His family comes first but he must protect the people, and with Lex on his side (or so we hope) and Wonder Women as well they all go into a huge brawl with the big bad doomsday. I thought this was perfect comic for Dan. He's not the best writer around but he's solid and gives us some great fighting moments. We also get some true inspirational moments we all love to see from Superman. And Jon is the cutest fucking superpowered kid ever, just saying. There's a lot of mystery in this series, and the series itself is balls to the walls insane, but I actually enjoyed that. Especially after most of new 52 action comics being a large pile of dog shit mixed with garbage. So sign me up, this one was a ton of fun. Will read more!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Nicola Mansfield

    This was awesome! I love it! Doomsday is the villain, and the art of him is fantastic. We are given a quick background story on him too, so newbies understand his power. Wonder Woman makes an appearance, and I always like her and Supe together. It's a great story I'm just not sure where it's taking place: our Earth or another one. They keep mentioning "this" world and "our" world. I've missed a bit of the story somewhere as I did read the trade where Superman "died" and we were introduced to the This was awesome! I love it! Doomsday is the villain, and the art of him is fantastic. We are given a quick background story on him too, so newbies understand his power. Wonder Woman makes an appearance, and I always like her and Supe together. It's a great story I'm just not sure where it's taking place: our Earth or another one. They keep mentioning "this" world and "our" world. I've missed a bit of the story somewhere as I did read the trade where Superman "died" and we were introduced to the "other" Clark Kent, but there is something between it and this. It's pretty cool though We have this Kent/Superman with a family, Lex Luthor playing Superman since the real one is "dead", and interestingly enough there is also a human (non-Superman) Clark Kent, reporter. Looking forward to seeing where this goes.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Chad

    This could have been a lot better. The majority of the book was a great big, long, punchfest with Doomsday, as if we haven't seen this before. Doomsday is such a boring one note character and yet Jurgens continues to bring him back and milk him for all he's worth again and again. The book harkens back to the not very good 90's era when Jurgens was poorly writing Superman. I did like that Lex Luthor has returned more powerful than ever and is trying to honor the previous Superman. I hope that cont This could have been a lot better. The majority of the book was a great big, long, punchfest with Doomsday, as if we haven't seen this before. Doomsday is such a boring one note character and yet Jurgens continues to bring him back and milk him for all he's worth again and again. The book harkens back to the not very good 90's era when Jurgens was poorly writing Superman. I did like that Lex Luthor has returned more powerful than ever and is trying to honor the previous Superman. I hope that continues instead of turning him back into a villain. I'm also curious at the return of Clark Kent and his untold story (and who he really is). The art is very good with Patrick Zircher, Tyler Kirkham, and Stephen Segovia sharing the art duties.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Sesana

    The lesser of the Rebirth Superman series, in my opinion. I admit that Jurgens lost me almost immediately: Jimmy Olsen reacts with shock when Luthor mentions Superman's death, but over in the other Superman book, "original" Clark helped Lana steal the ashes of this universe's Superman from his elaborate memorial so he could be buried with Ma and Pa. So... is his death common knowledge or a state secret? I really don't know. It doesn't help that the entire book revolves around a tired smash 'em u The lesser of the Rebirth Superman series, in my opinion. I admit that Jurgens lost me almost immediately: Jimmy Olsen reacts with shock when Luthor mentions Superman's death, but over in the other Superman book, "original" Clark helped Lana steal the ashes of this universe's Superman from his elaborate memorial so he could be buried with Ma and Pa. So... is his death common knowledge or a state secret? I really don't know. It doesn't help that the entire book revolves around a tired smash 'em up of a story featuring Doomsday that doesn't really go anywhere or contribute anything. There's some attempt at introducing real story elements with Luthor trying to take on the mantle of Superman and an apparently entirely human Clark Kent showing up out of nowhere, but the only nods towards interesting storytelling are pushed to the back burner so Doomsday can get punched. This could have been so much better.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Steve

    I received this from Edelweiss and DC Comics in exchange for an honest review. This was a lot of fun, and a great way to "introduce" the new Superman, the new Lois Lane, their son, etc. Lots of surprises, too. I really like the mysterious way ahead, lots of possibilities for the future here.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jesse A

    Decent book with good art. Not a huge fan of Doomsday fights but interested to see where this all goes.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Chris Lemmerman

    I'm on a Superman kick recently after reading Tomasi & Gleason's Superman, as well as the Superman Reborn crossover, so I thought I'd try the other Superman ongoing right now. This is good fun, if a little samey. The plot is stretched thin across six issues, since it's just a glorified fight between Superman, Doomsday, Lex Luthor, and Wonder Woman, but it's pretty engaging even so. I do think reading it in trade is actually detrimental for a change, since every issue seems to open with the same o I'm on a Superman kick recently after reading Tomasi & Gleason's Superman, as well as the Superman Reborn crossover, so I thought I'd try the other Superman ongoing right now. This is good fun, if a little samey. The plot is stretched thin across six issues, since it's just a glorified fight between Superman, Doomsday, Lex Luthor, and Wonder Woman, but it's pretty engaging even so. I do think reading it in trade is actually detrimental for a change, since every issue seems to open with the same opening monologue and repeats the same 'I'm not Superman!' dialogue from a few different characters. As I said though, it's good fun. The visuals are superb from all involved, two issues each from Patrick Zircher, Stephen Segovia, and Tyler Kirkham, and you can really feel the weight of the punches and the destruction caused. Jurgens manages to slip the new/old Superman into the status quo of the Rebirth universe easily enough, and sets up some new mysteries along the way as well. If it was two issues or so shorter it'd probably have a higher rating, but not bad at all.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Patrick

    Well that was a bit confusing. I think I accidentally went way too far ahead from where I was. I had finished volume 8 of the Superman Chronicles (1950s) and jumped to this. Imagine my surprise when I found out Superman DIES somewhere along the way and is rebattling Doomsday? Why is there a plain Clark Kent...a dead one...and another Superman who has married Lois and has a kid??????? Buuuuut anyway this story seems interesting and I’ll definitely finish it and the go way back and start from wher Well that was a bit confusing. I think I accidentally went way too far ahead from where I was. I had finished volume 8 of the Superman Chronicles (1950s) and jumped to this. Imagine my surprise when I found out Superman DIES somewhere along the way and is rebattling Doomsday? Why is there a plain Clark Kent...a dead one...and another Superman who has married Lois and has a kid??????? Buuuuut anyway this story seems interesting and I’ll definitely finish it and the go way back and start from where I left off haha.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Shelby

    3 Stars I enjoyed this book but it did not grab me as much as what the other comic books have. I liked the other version better than this one. It had amazing artwork that was put in this book. I liked the writing but I wish it was a little bit more better than what it was. I like how there was some action involved though. I wouldn't probably read this book again just because it wasn't my favorite. I would recommend this book to anyone that likes superman comic books.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Koen

    So... frakking... strange... but I quite liked it still.. We're seeing all our favorite characters: Supes, Lex, Doomsday, WW, and Clark Kent .... Ok, seems to me I'm a bit lost .. again ... Still I like the story being told here and although it's just basically a huge fight front to back, it kept me interested.. And I definitely want to know what the guy in the hoodie is planning! :D

  16. 4 out of 5

    Bookishrealm

    This was definitely a quick read but I think it was really confusing attempting to figure out why there were two Superman’s and I think that if I didn’t have prior knowledge about DC Universe I would have been completely lost. If this is supposed to be a jumping point new readers than I think that they could have done a better job where everything didn’t feel so disjointed. I thought the art was amazing and I loved seeing the dynamic between Wonder Woman and Lois Lane. I’m hoping that with the n This was definitely a quick read but I think it was really confusing attempting to figure out why there were two Superman’s and I think that if I didn’t have prior knowledge about DC Universe I would have been completely lost. If this is supposed to be a jumping point new readers than I think that they could have done a better job where everything didn’t feel so disjointed. I thought the art was amazing and I loved seeing the dynamic between Wonder Woman and Lois Lane. I’m hoping that with the next volume we learn more about the complex relationship between the two Superman’s and the different worlds in which they thrived.

  17. 4 out of 5

    RG

    Wasnt great, wasnt bad just meh. One long graphic novel of Superman bashing doomsday.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Logan

    So I think Dan Jurgens is a cool guy; I can imagine he's the one who at the story board meetings contributes the most ideas, is the most enthusiastic etc, but when it comes to the finer details, he skips that part... This story can be described as a big block buster film with tons of action, but it ain't winning any Oscars! So the story is a simple, Superman vs Doomsday story, with annoying family elements added! The family element is Lois and Clarks Son, crying every time superman has to go out So I think Dan Jurgens is a cool guy; I can imagine he's the one who at the story board meetings contributes the most ideas, is the most enthusiastic etc, but when it comes to the finer details, he skips that part... This story can be described as a big block buster film with tons of action, but it ain't winning any Oscars! So the story is a simple, Superman vs Doomsday story, with annoying family elements added! The family element is Lois and Clarks Son, crying every time superman has to go out and be a hero; this is obviously because of what happened in The Death Of Superman Arc(Despite the fact Superman has fought and defeated Doomsday multiple times since then!!!) and their worried something is going to happen to him; I understand if they do it once in a very powerful scene, but when their showing it to you every five seconds, it gets old very quick, I mean thanks for the vote of confidence Lois and Son(I forget his name)! Despite that and the weak story, the artwork is top notch, and the fight scenes are well done, plus theirs a side story with Luthor that I liked! But overall its an enjoyable read, and not as bad as some people are saying it is!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Joseph

    The Action Comics Rebirth is not a bad book, but rather middling. We see Lex Luthor come on the stage as the successor to the dead New 52 Superman, which causes the new (old?) Superman to come out of the woodwork to see what nefarious plot Luthor has up his sleeve. Yes, there is something fishy going on, but then Doomsday shows up and Superman, Lex, along with Wonder Woman and even Jon, have to find a way to defeat this notorious super-killer. (heh) Not a bad plot, but it goes on, and on, and on The Action Comics Rebirth is not a bad book, but rather middling. We see Lex Luthor come on the stage as the successor to the dead New 52 Superman, which causes the new (old?) Superman to come out of the woodwork to see what nefarious plot Luthor has up his sleeve. Yes, there is something fishy going on, but then Doomsday shows up and Superman, Lex, along with Wonder Woman and even Jon, have to find a way to defeat this notorious super-killer. (heh) Not a bad plot, but it goes on, and on, and on. Dragged out way to much for my tastes. Jurgens does a good job with the dialog, etc., and it's nice to see his take on the Superman, Lois, and Jon family unit. He doesn't quite get it like Tomasi does over in Superman's own book, but it's not bad. I don't care much for the art here, as these artists seem to be rather poor to be on such an important DC book. Body proportions are often skewed, and some of the fight scenes are poor. Faces aren't consistent. I think DC could find better artists than these. Ryan Sook's covers, though, are primo. So not as good of a book as Superman, but still interesting enough.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Arturo

    2 issues a month, and Batman v Superman just coming out, could explain the length of this paper thin plot. It's a good start for new readers, I could see this being easier to digest to young readers instead of Death of Superman. Overall the art saves it from being a below average read. Fun and simple, bland and boring. On another note, The mystery of Clark Kent was interesting.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Robert

    Well, the name "Action Comics" certainly is appropriate. I'd wager about 80%+ of this volume is fighting. Which is kinda good, because it doesn't give Dan Jurgens time to dial up the cheese as much as he did in Superman: Lois and Clark. Instead, (view spoiler)[Superman acts like a dick and attacks Lex Luthor. (hide spoiler)] (I don't remember pre-Flashpoint Superman being a "punch first, ask questions later" kind of guy, but, ya know, it wouldn't be a superhero comic with excessive punching.) (vie Well, the name "Action Comics" certainly is appropriate. I'd wager about 80%+ of this volume is fighting. Which is kinda good, because it doesn't give Dan Jurgens time to dial up the cheese as much as he did in Superman: Lois and Clark. Instead, (view spoiler)[Superman acts like a dick and attacks Lex Luthor. (hide spoiler)] (I don't remember pre-Flashpoint Superman being a "punch first, ask questions later" kind of guy, but, ya know, it wouldn't be a superhero comic with excessive punching.) (view spoiler)[Then they both attack Doomsday. Then Wonder Woman shows up and they all attack Doomsday. More punching. Laser eyes. Then Wonder Woman leaves so Superman can punch Doomsday by himself. (Why wouldn't Supes be the one to protect his family while Wonder Woman pounded on Doomsday? Other than the fact that this isn't her comic.) (hide spoiler)] it's all kinda pointless. No one seems to really get hurt. And when they do, it lasts for a few panels, then they're back to 100% for more punching. Eventually, you know someone will figure out how to beat the big bad (with bigger punches, maybe?). Yawn. Oh, and there's some omniscient dude watching everything. I'm sure that'll turn out to be something contrived and lame. Like this thing with a guy who says he's Clark Kent but not Superman. Creating interesting mysteries is always easier than resolving them in an interesting way and I have little faith in Jurgens to pull it off. But in this volume, we didn't get to that. And despite the wall-to-wall action, it wasn't terrible. I'm torn between 2 stars and 3, but I guess I'll give it three because I didn't end up really disliking it, for some reason. Son of Superman was definitely better. If you're only going to read one Superman Rebirth TP, I'd suggest that one. Unless you prefer "action" to character development, in which case I suppose someone might like this one better.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Eli

    3.5 stars Spent a lot of time being confused, but it wasn’t a bad story. I thought my prolonged experience of reading New 52 Justice League to completion would let me understand Rebirth, but it hasn’t. I don’t know why these things are happening in this book. If anyone can explain, please help me out.

  23. 5 out of 5

    TehBeast

    This was a good book. I have never been a superman superfan but i guess this was surprising to it pretty well. I Loved the drawings by Patch Zircher it was pretty cool, and Dan Jurgens’ writing was pretty aswell. I like the thinking included with Lois lane and how they added wonder woman in this book. Doomsday in a green like clothes kind of confused me at first but they i realized that they were restraining him. Good book, if your a fan of Superman and Lex luthor you should get this book.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Dave

    So DC is rebooting their universe again....after their run of "The New 52"... I have to be honest and say I have read very little of the New 52...so I am a little lost here. Near as I can tell, the Superman from the 80s-90s run is now in this version of the DC universe. He is just a tad older than the New 52 Superman(who always looked like Superboy to me) he is married to Lois Lane and has a young son. The New 52 Superman is dead.. and Lex Luthor is flying around in a version of the Superman suit, So DC is rebooting their universe again....after their run of "The New 52"... I have to be honest and say I have read very little of the New 52...so I am a little lost here. Near as I can tell, the Superman from the 80s-90s run is now in this version of the DC universe. He is just a tad older than the New 52 Superman(who always looked like Superboy to me) he is married to Lois Lane and has a young son. The New 52 Superman is dead.. and Lex Luthor is flying around in a version of the Superman suit, proclaiming himself as the new protector of Metropolis. This sets off the old/new Superman who rushes to confront Lex....right in time for Doomsday to pop up. The Doomsday who 'killed' this Superman for a bit... Lots of action. Wonder Woman shows up acting like Gal Gadot.... Many questions are left unanswered... I will try to keep up with the series....

  25. 4 out of 5

    Robert

    Another warmed-over, rehashed, reboot with nothing original to say.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Albert

    Superman: Action Comics, Vol 1: Path of Doom by Dan Jurgens is the new vision for Superman in DC's Rebirth line. This is a Superman from another time and world, another dimension, displaced into DC's main timeline. This Superman is not in love with Wonder Woman, his secret identity has not been revealed. He is a Superman in love with and married to Lois Lane and with a son of his own. A Superman who is in a world he knows and does not. A Superman who has every reason not to reveal himself but fi Superman: Action Comics, Vol 1: Path of Doom by Dan Jurgens is the new vision for Superman in DC's Rebirth line. This is a Superman from another time and world, another dimension, displaced into DC's main timeline. This Superman is not in love with Wonder Woman, his secret identity has not been revealed. He is a Superman in love with and married to Lois Lane and with a son of his own. A Superman who is in a world he knows and does not. A Superman who has every reason not to reveal himself but finds he cannot stay hidden when Doomsday comes to Metropolis. Metropolis has a new Superhero and his name is Superman, only this Superman is Lex Luthor. This of course does not sit well with the real Superman. Only this Superman is not real, at least not to this world and not to this time and not to this Justice League. But Luthor and this new Superman have little time to argue, for a common enemy has come to town. The enemy known only as Doomsday. Dan Jurgens has taken on quite a task, to restructure and redefine Superman in the DC Universe. To give Lois Lane her true place in the DC Universe, not as a token non-meta human in love with a hero but as Superman's partner, his lover, his wife. Now the pair, with a son of their own, must create a life for themselves in this new world. A son, this will no doubt create new opportunities with Batman and his relationship with Damien. This may be the most courageous move by DC in its Rebirth series. To take their flagship title and make such drastic changes to the character and his storyline. Granted, there are many (I among them) who would argue that any Batman title is DC's true flagship title but Superman is uniquely DCs. Now they have take the jump of introducing a new Superman, and a new Clark Kent into the fray and disposing their well worn Kryptonian. For once, a truly dead Superman. What makes this Superman such a breath of fresh air is the joy and obligation of a family. No longer can Superman rush head long into danger with no regard to his well being. No, now their is a family waiting at home. A young boy who watches what his father does with the gleam of a son worshiping his father. A son who is half Kryptonian with the awakening powers of a young Superboy. Let's be real, Luthor as a hero and a Superman? That is too much to stomach but this new Superman is something special. His relationship with Lois and his son is far greater than that with the prior Clark and Ma and Pa Kent. How does Superman go forth to save the world when he has a wife and child at home to concern himself with? Yes, this may be the best twist to the Superman mythos to have come along in a very long time. A good and intriguing read, perhaps the best of the new DC Rebirth line.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Christian Zamora-Dahmen

    This was pretty bad... Seriously. Whenever a story tries to build over the glory of a past plot, we just get an unemotional do over with a different ending. And what's with generic Jon? The kid does have a personality in the other Superman book. Here, he has no soul; he even gets annoying at times. Plus, the ever annoying Lex Luthor... If readers wanted him as badly as editorial does, he would have his own series. And the only interesting plots: Clark Kent and the guy in the green robe, don't even This was pretty bad... Seriously. Whenever a story tries to build over the glory of a past plot, we just get an unemotional do over with a different ending. And what's with generic Jon? The kid does have a personality in the other Superman book. Here, he has no soul; he even gets annoying at times. Plus, the ever annoying Lex Luthor... If readers wanted him as badly as editorial does, he would have his own series. And the only interesting plots: Clark Kent and the guy in the green robe, don't even get solved. Too bad.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Stabbing

    Catching up on some of my comics and decided to just re-read some of them. Read as single issue comics. Probably more like 3 1/2 stars but I like the mystery that this volume introduces with the unpowered Clark Kent.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Brandon

    Why collect something if there’s not even a slight resolution to the story and the whole thing is repetitively rehashing a story from 1993? I did not like this even though the art was okay and the dialogue was reminiscent of when I first started getting into Superman.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jamie Sigal

    Dan Jurgen writes a great Superman story. Always has. Always will.

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