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Following the shocking revelations of SUPERMAN REBORN, sinister forces are gathering in dark corners of the globe. Someone is uniting Superman’s deadliest enemies into a Revenge Squad.  Metallo, Mongul, Eradicator, Cyborg Superman...on their own they are deadly, and together they may be able to finally destroy the Man of Steel once and for all.  But the Revenge Squad has one Following the shocking revelations of SUPERMAN REBORN, sinister forces are gathering in dark corners of the globe. Someone is uniting Superman’s deadliest enemies into a Revenge Squad.  Metallo, Mongul, Eradicator, Cyborg Superman...on their own they are deadly, and together they may be able to finally destroy the Man of Steel once and for all.  But the Revenge Squad has one more member in their sights, and he’s being held deep within Belle Reve Prison, home of the Suicide Squad. With General Zod on their side, revenge is finally in their grasp...and Superman’s rebirth might prove to be very short-lived...  Renowned Superman creator Dan Jurgens (THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN) and artists Patch Zircher (SUICIDE SQUAD) and Ian Churchill (TEEN TITANS) put the Man of Steel through a thrilling crucible—one he’s not guaranteed to survive! Collecting ACTION COMICS #977-984.


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Following the shocking revelations of SUPERMAN REBORN, sinister forces are gathering in dark corners of the globe. Someone is uniting Superman’s deadliest enemies into a Revenge Squad.  Metallo, Mongul, Eradicator, Cyborg Superman...on their own they are deadly, and together they may be able to finally destroy the Man of Steel once and for all.  But the Revenge Squad has one Following the shocking revelations of SUPERMAN REBORN, sinister forces are gathering in dark corners of the globe. Someone is uniting Superman’s deadliest enemies into a Revenge Squad.  Metallo, Mongul, Eradicator, Cyborg Superman...on their own they are deadly, and together they may be able to finally destroy the Man of Steel once and for all.  But the Revenge Squad has one more member in their sights, and he’s being held deep within Belle Reve Prison, home of the Suicide Squad. With General Zod on their side, revenge is finally in their grasp...and Superman’s rebirth might prove to be very short-lived...  Renowned Superman creator Dan Jurgens (THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN) and artists Patch Zircher (SUICIDE SQUAD) and Ian Churchill (TEEN TITANS) put the Man of Steel through a thrilling crucible—one he’s not guaranteed to survive! Collecting ACTION COMICS #977-984.

30 review for Superman: Action Comics, Volume 4: The New World

  1. 5 out of 5

    Chad

    Dan Jurgens continues to surprise me. I always thought he was a terrible writer when he wrote Superman in the 90's, but this was actually really good. I like they are staying away from the Daily Planet for the most part. All of those side stories with reporters we don't give a crap about is what made Superman boring in the 90's and 00's. We open up with some more ret-conning of Superman. They may be making things more confusing than ever with this smoothing over of Superman's history. Now, everyt Dan Jurgens continues to surprise me. I always thought he was a terrible writer when he wrote Superman in the 90's, but this was actually really good. I like they are staying away from the Daily Planet for the most part. All of those side stories with reporters we don't give a crap about is what made Superman boring in the 90's and 00's. We open up with some more ret-conning of Superman. They may be making things more confusing than ever with this smoothing over of Superman's history. Now, everything up to Flashpoint seemed to occur with Superman and Lois (Gotta protect those great Superman villains Jurgens created like Conduit.) and we're just supposed to forget about new 52 Superman and Lois. He's persona non grata now and probably won't show up again until there's another Crisis where he'll return as a villain. Of course, if he didn't exist than neither should New Superman over in China as he was created from Superman's energy splitting off during Final Days of Superman. OG Clark and Lois hid the whole time to raise Jon. Then Hank Henshow returns to gather all of Supes greatest foes for the Superman Revenge Squad and eventually transforms himself again into Cyborg Superman. This story was actually really good. My one complaint is that Cyborg Superman's origin was just rewritten in Supergirl Rebirth to be some nonsense that he is Zor-El, Supergirl's father. Jurgens's solution to fixing it is to have Supergirl mention she just fought another Cyborg Superman. Rebirth was supposed to fix these inconsistencies and DC can't even make it a year without f'ing it up.

  2. 5 out of 5

    James DeSantis

    Wow this was by far my favorite arc for Superman Action Comics. So Cyborg Superman has returned. You knew this Terminator looking bitch would be back one day. However, he's not charging in alone to face the man of steel. Nah, that be dumb. So he begins to build a team of Super Villains. It's the sinister six for superman in the making. Except these are all really strong mofos. The Eradicator, Cyborg superman, mongol, and Zod himself (plus more) all gunning after our favorite boy in blue. Is it t Wow this was by far my favorite arc for Superman Action Comics. So Cyborg Superman has returned. You knew this Terminator looking bitch would be back one day. However, he's not charging in alone to face the man of steel. Nah, that be dumb. So he begins to build a team of Super Villains. It's the sinister six for superman in the making. Except these are all really strong mofos. The Eradicator, Cyborg superman, mongol, and Zod himself (plus more) all gunning after our favorite boy in blue. Is it the end or will someone come to his rescue!? Good: The fights are intense and so fun to watch. When the whole group of other Supermen/woman come into play it gets really exciting. Then add on the fact to see the Super family together protecting each other, including Lex, is goddamn great. I also really freaking loved Jon coming in for the rescue. Awesome timing. Even Krypto had a great scene. Bad: Dan still has some bad dialog at times. Very 80's feel, early 90's, and not in a good way. Superman suppose to be cheesy but not this cheesy. Some is cringy as hell. Overall this was a blast. I really had fun the entire time reading this. I'm hoping the Doomsday tie in for next volume is as good as this. Action Comics and Superman have been the highlight of Rebirth so far for me.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Joseph

    This series definitely picks up from the previous books, and it's interesting seeing Superman and family work their way forward as something isn't just right in Superman's past. Art is decent but not up to the standards of the title.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jesse A

    Really good story bringing back alot of old characters and I absolutely loved the art.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Chris Lemmerman

    [Read as single issues] Superman's back, and better than ever. With the mystery of the fake Clark Kent behind him, he can begin to live his life and enjoy his time with his wife and son...right? Cyborg Superman doesn't think so. Instead, it's time for revenge! When Hank Henshaw recruits Mongul, Blanque, Metallo, Eradicator, and General Zod to take on Superman, all bets are off. There are some great plot ideas here, from the tie-in to Suicide Squad which made me genuinely curious about the Black Va [Read as single issues] Superman's back, and better than ever. With the mystery of the fake Clark Kent behind him, he can begin to live his life and enjoy his time with his wife and son...right? Cyborg Superman doesn't think so. Instead, it's time for revenge! When Hank Henshaw recruits Mongul, Blanque, Metallo, Eradicator, and General Zod to take on Superman, all bets are off. There are some great plot ideas here, from the tie-in to Suicide Squad which made me genuinely curious about the Black Vault to the issue where Superman has to fight using senses he doesn't usually use, there's a lot to like here, and I say that as someone who doesn't usually give Superman much thought. This was actually the first arc I bought in single issues, so I was nicely surprised. The ending doesn't quite stick however, with one character betraying everyone for his own ends, and setting up another story instead of giving this one a good resolution, which is a shame. The art is split between Jack Herbert, Patrick Zircher, and Stephen Segovia, who have become the rotating Action creative team, I think. They're all very strong on their own, and pencil two issues each in a row, although Zircher's blocky style is my personal favourite. Not quite super, but pretty close.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Wing Kee

    Superman fights the Sinister Six. World: The art is okay, the sense of motion is strong and the characters look good. However the facial expressions are a bit off so yeah it could be better. There are some good issues and some not so good, it depends on the artist. The world building is wonderful, this is Jurgens using all the pieces of Rebirth Superman for a self contained event, it's a fun payoff. The larger mystery is still there and I am enjoying. Story: The idea is good, a big event with al Superman fights the Sinister Six. World: The art is okay, the sense of motion is strong and the characters look good. However the facial expressions are a bit off so yeah it could be better. There are some good issues and some not so good, it depends on the artist. The world building is wonderful, this is Jurgens using all the pieces of Rebirth Superman for a self contained event, it's a fun payoff. The larger mystery is still there and I am enjoying. Story: The idea is good, a big event with all of Supes enemies since Rebirth. This is essentially his version of the Sinister Six and on paper it sounds fun. Pacing on the other hand and the overall execution is another thing. The middle issues are draggy and the story is a bit choppy and needs tightening. It is fun to read if you like the action and Jurgens does try his best to make the evil team work together but I found team up a stretch but it's handled well in the end. It was a fun big bombastic fight arc. Characters: The characters were basic and what they were for the arc. No huge reveals and no huge development this was a fight book. I still think it's wonky with Rebirth Henshaw and also Supergirl and her Cyborg Supermen story but oh well (it bothers me). Overall this arc was not about the characters. It was a fun arc for what it was, punching and fighting and explosions. I like that we still don't know who the mystery character is. Onward to the next book! *read individual issues*

  7. 4 out of 5

    Robert

    a quarter of the book is filler recapping (Again) Superman's life, another quarter is filler 'getting the (bad) team together' and the remaining half expects you to believe that 1/2 a dozen of Superman's 'greatest' enemies would team up against a crippled Man of Steel, yet the Kryptonite they're literally walking around with never gets close to him, not once, so they lose.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Aldo Haegemans

    2,5/5 This series was better of before reborn

  9. 5 out of 5

    Bram Ryckaert

    Weirdly enough the early issues of this volume would be more useful for people just jumping in than regular readers. New readers just get a retelling of the Superman origin and his life, but for people who've been reading the entire run it takes some adjusting to understand what Jurgens considers canon and what he drops after the 'Reborn' arc. It's supposed to be the merging of Pre-Flashpoint Supes and N52, with the big change being that Jon is born on Earth and Lois & Clark take a sabbatical fr Weirdly enough the early issues of this volume would be more useful for people just jumping in than regular readers. New readers just get a retelling of the Superman origin and his life, but for people who've been reading the entire run it takes some adjusting to understand what Jurgens considers canon and what he drops after the 'Reborn' arc. It's supposed to be the merging of Pre-Flashpoint Supes and N52, with the big change being that Jon is born on Earth and Lois & Clark take a sabbatical from the Daily Planet (and Metropolis) after Jon's birth. Simply put, this new 'merged' Supes still has all the memories of his old self so Jurgens can play around with all the old toys in the box. That's where the main story kicks in: Supes' biggest foes team up to fight him. The buildup was better than the finale, since nothing really gets resolved and most of the villains are already teasing their return. I've enjoyed Action Comics as it's a good companion to the more family-oriented Superman, but it never reaches the highs of that series. It's fun to read them side by side though, as they both explore different parts of the Superman mythos.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Diego López Ocón

    This story took a lot of twists along the way.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Matthew Manchester

    There’s a reason this Superman series is so good. It’s equaling Snyder’s run on Batman a few years ago. The writer understands Superman and even better understands the motivation of his greatest enemies. So glad for good character development.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Shannon Appelcline

    New World (977-978). After DC's messy merging of continuity, Jurgens had to spend a full two issues retelling the continuity of Superman. It actually looks pretty much like post-Crisis Superman, with the addition of the Lois & Clark timeline. So, no big surprises. Though Conner Kent is frustratingly still missing, but it's looking like he's going to be a permanent casualty of Flashpoint. Anywho, this is a pretty boring two issues that's pretty much Superman's clips episode [2/5]. Revenge (979-984 New World (977-978). After DC's messy merging of continuity, Jurgens had to spend a full two issues retelling the continuity of Superman. It actually looks pretty much like post-Crisis Superman, with the addition of the Lois & Clark timeline. So, no big surprises. Though Conner Kent is frustratingly still missing, but it's looking like he's going to be a permanent casualty of Flashpoint. Anywho, this is a pretty boring two issues that's pretty much Superman's clips episode [2/5]. Revenge (979-984). The creation of a new Superman Revenge Squad has pretty cool potential, especially when it has some all-stars, like this group does. It also has a lot of potential to be full of dull fighting, and this is six decompressed issues of that. We do get some nice characterization for several of these villains, connecting up foes from the Nu52 and post-Crisis. But that's usually overwhelmed for the violence, and the ending is also a bit anticlimatic [3/5].

  13. 4 out of 5

    Aidanmark30

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Superman Action Comics: The New World. This was a great book. I love how it's was like Super people vs Great enemies. I like how Zod ended up saving his wife and son, and not his army. This was cool, but the ending was a bit bad. He ends up just leaving the fortress and then Superman saves the Super Team and Leaves Cyborg Superman in the Phantom Zone. I like the idea of Zod trying to recreate Krypton. Overall great book 8.8/10.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Koen

    Well well well, look at this: Another great Superman issue! Really liked the story, seeing it develop from some single bad guys to a Superman Revenge Squad... And then.. the ending.. nice ;) I'm definitely psyched to see how this will turn out...

  15. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Wow. This volume certainly packed a punch. I want to thank DC for the first couple issues that realigned reality so that we readers could understand what was going on after "Superman Reborn." Though... did anyone else notice that in the flashbacks we saw the New 52 collar on Superman sometimes but not all of the time? Was this meant to be a progression of ONE Superman's costume over the years... or some kind of foreshadowing of this greater power (green-hooded guy?) that DC keeps hinting at? Hmm Wow. This volume certainly packed a punch. I want to thank DC for the first couple issues that realigned reality so that we readers could understand what was going on after "Superman Reborn." Though... did anyone else notice that in the flashbacks we saw the New 52 collar on Superman sometimes but not all of the time? Was this meant to be a progression of ONE Superman's costume over the years... or some kind of foreshadowing of this greater power (green-hooded guy?) that DC keeps hinting at? Hmmm.... (You know you're a nerd when you notice things like subtle costume changes.) And, total random theory time: Why if Green Hood Guy (Oz? Is that what he was called?) is New 52 Superman? A totally wonky theory, but when Mxy being DoppleClark crossed my mind, I didn't actually voice it and it ended up being true, so... what the heck? I'm documenting this probably not true theory to see how wrong I am later. (If Green Hood Guy has been revealed in later comics, please don't spoil it for me.) But, all of that aside, in this volume, we had Superman going up against some of his greatest, most powerful foes, aided by all of his greatest, most powerful allies.... I mean.... WOW. Could you ask for better suspense? Could you ask for better action? And now we have Zod's family on earth--basically an antithesis to Superman's family? Seriously, I cannot wait to see what else is coming from these comics! I don't know if volume 5 is out yet, but I'm really, REALLY hoping it is. This book was a page-turner, and I was beyond bummed when there were no more pages to turn. Seriously... what is going to happen next?!?

  16. 4 out of 5

    SSShafiq

    After thinking about this I’ve decided that I liked this volume. The first story is a bit of a recap of Superman’s history for new readers. As a reader who has been following this from the New 52 launch, it was a bit redundant for me. While I am glad they picked up events from Superman Reborn it felt too much like “The Superman Origin Tour - everyone abroad” for me to love it. Parts of the continuity are reinstated from pre-Crisis I guess, and some come from the New 52. It was competent told and After thinking about this I’ve decided that I liked this volume. The first story is a bit of a recap of Superman’s history for new readers. As a reader who has been following this from the New 52 launch, it was a bit redundant for me. While I am glad they picked up events from Superman Reborn it felt too much like “The Superman Origin Tour - everyone abroad” for me to love it. Parts of the continuity are reinstated from pre-Crisis I guess, and some come from the New 52. It was competent told and a couple of places made me smile when I got the reference so I give that a pass. Plus, Baby Kal-el has a curl of black hair peeking out of the blanket - that was enough for me! Most of the story deal with the Revenge plotline where some of Superman’s deadliest heroine form the Sinister Six - oops wrong franchise - to bring down Superman. It was nice to see Zod get more page time and appear more menacing than what the New 52 did. Overall, I liked the team-up and the Super-men / women coming together to save Superman. The fight scenes were fun and mostly well drawn. The ending was a bit ridiculous and brought down the comic for me. So overall, 3 stars - solid, competent storytelling which I mostly enjoyed. On a complete side note - how to Lois and Clark afford an apartment at the top of a condo building which has a study, two bedrooms and a big balcony in New York! On a reporter salaries no less!!!! This was probably the most ridiculous thing I read in the entire comic.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Alex E

    Revenge Squad: dumb name, awesome premise. Basically, the worst villains from Superman's past all join together to not only defeat Superman, but raze the Earth entirely. This is actually an idea from the golden age of comics where Superman was attacked by a group of his baddies as well. Here it is just ramped up to include more modern villains who are much deadlier and focused. This worked well as a followup to the Suicide Squad volume: Earthlings on Fire. In it, we learn of how Zod gets loose f Revenge Squad: dumb name, awesome premise. Basically, the worst villains from Superman's past all join together to not only defeat Superman, but raze the Earth entirely. This is actually an idea from the golden age of comics where Superman was attacked by a group of his baddies as well. Here it is just ramped up to include more modern villains who are much deadlier and focused. This worked well as a followup to the Suicide Squad volume: Earthlings on Fire. In it, we learn of how Zod gets loose from his prison. Now, the Revenge Squad recruits him as one of their members, but he ends up taking over because... well he's Zod. He does have a secret motive that is shown towards the end, so he eventually leaves once he acquires this goal. Which is a good thing because Supes and his band of allies were on the ropes there, especially when Superman went temporarily blind. The art was consistently good, with Patrick Zircher pulling out all the stops to make this one great looking book. From actions scenes to simple character posing, the pencils are clear and concise, which is a good thing because this could get to be a mess in a lesser artists hands. Overall, I thought the story was interesting and dynamic. And while there are some problems with pacing and forced plot turns (like superman going blind) Jurgens manages to write a really entertaining story worthy of the Golden age inspiration it comes from. Definitely recommended for Superman fans.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Adam Fisher

    Following "Superman Reborn", Clark takes a moment to himself (and very nice for the readers!) and consults with his Fortress of Solitude computer to recap his life, making sure he really is who he believes himself to be. (See "Superman Reborn" if you are confused) Feeling better about it, he and Lois decide to move back to Metropolis, citing work reasons, despite Jon's protests. But on the horizon, an entity (we later come to know as Mr. Oz) is gathering a team of Superman's greatest enemies to t Following "Superman Reborn", Clark takes a moment to himself (and very nice for the readers!) and consults with his Fortress of Solitude computer to recap his life, making sure he really is who he believes himself to be. (See "Superman Reborn" if you are confused) Feeling better about it, he and Lois decide to move back to Metropolis, citing work reasons, despite Jon's protests. But on the horizon, an entity (we later come to know as Mr. Oz) is gathering a team of Superman's greatest enemies to take him down once and for all: Cyborg Superman, Eradicator, Mongul, Metallo, Blanque, and General Zod. All of them working together almost succeed in finishing him until he calls in his own team to help: Supergirl, Superwoman, Steel, Super-Lex, and New Super-Man. What erupts after is an even bigger battle royale! I love how post-Rebirth Superman has found a wonderful balance between action and family-driven heart. Resonates a lot for me as a dad, thinking that I would do anything to protect my family, just as Clark would. As we speed towards Action Comics #1000, I look forward to seeing how the original superhero will continue to evolve throughout the coming ages. High recommend!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Adan

    I clearly missed something between the third and fourth volumes of Action Comics because suddenly human Clark Kent is gone and the focus has shifted away from Luthor (though he still shows up with the rest of the Superman family towards the end of the arc). This volume has a bunch of Superman’s rogues team up in a new iteration of the Revenge Squad, and they get pretty close to taking down Superman. This was fine, overall, but there was a couple of things that bugged me, like the fact that this I clearly missed something between the third and fourth volumes of Action Comics because suddenly human Clark Kent is gone and the focus has shifted away from Luthor (though he still shows up with the rest of the Superman family towards the end of the arc). This volume has a bunch of Superman’s rogues team up in a new iteration of the Revenge Squad, and they get pretty close to taking down Superman. This was fine, overall, but there was a couple of things that bugged me, like the fact that this Superman is no longer from another universe (he goes through his history in the first two issues and doesn’t once mention sliding in and having to hide or the death of DCnU Superman that he replaced) and that even though he can speak Mandarin, he doesn’t actually reply to Kong Kenan’s questions (which just seems jerky). I did like Patrick Zircher’s art a great deal, but I loved Clay Mann and Tomeu Morey’s cover on Action Comics #980 the best. General Zod is showing off his amazing ass, which is awesome because we don’t get to see a lot of male superhero butt in corporate superhero comics. I appreciated this instance very much.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Norman Cook

    This collection had a lot of potential, and I enjoyed it a lot until a somewhat disappointing ending. The first two issues present a short recap of Superman's origin through the New 52 and into Rebirth. I liked this because Superman's continuity has been convoluted, to say the least, with the two major reboots. With the recent resolution of the identity of the second Clark Kent, DC will hopefully be able to go forward a little more cleanly. The six-issue arc with the six super-villains was well This collection had a lot of potential, and I enjoyed it a lot until a somewhat disappointing ending. The first two issues present a short recap of Superman's origin through the New 52 and into Rebirth. I liked this because Superman's continuity has been convoluted, to say the least, with the two major reboots. With the recent resolution of the identity of the second Clark Kent, DC will hopefully be able to go forward a little more cleanly. The six-issue arc with the six super-villains was well done and showed that even Superman needs help sometimes. One of the problems with a godlike character such as Superman is that the stakes keep having to be raised to keep things interesting, and this sometimes results in weird team-ups, but this story mostly avoided those kinds of problems. I didn't think the ending was too logical, though, but I suspect DC needed to get certain things out of the way in preparation for the upcoming crossover events. Note: I read this as individual comic book issues.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Kyle

    The first two issues of this collection provide the “new history” of Superman since the Superman Reborn event forced two timelines to converge. The rest of the book is the “Revenge” storyline featuring a whole handful of Supes’ most powerful baddies teaming up to destroy the big blue boyscout. What’s different about a super villain team-up this time? Well, for one thing, Superman has a family now, and the stakes seemed to be raised an awful lot higher if a Kryptonian has their own child and spou The first two issues of this collection provide the “new history” of Superman since the Superman Reborn event forced two timelines to converge. The rest of the book is the “Revenge” storyline featuring a whole handful of Supes’ most powerful baddies teaming up to destroy the big blue boyscout. What’s different about a super villain team-up this time? Well, for one thing, Superman has a family now, and the stakes seemed to be raised an awful lot higher if a Kryptonian has their own child and spouse at risk. I’m totally digging the Rebirth Action Comics. I love the dynamic the writers have created by introducing Jon Kent into this world; I think it has done wonders for the Superman series. 4/5

  22. 4 out of 5

    Seth

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This Volume of action comics certainly ups the ante from the previous editions and I Think it’s fair to say that this was the best volume thus far of the rebirth series. Ten issues are included in this edition and it covers a good amount of ground. To give a brief synopsis, Superman is trying to form a new backup fortress of solitude and finds that its ravaged. Turns out that The Eradicator and cyborg Superman want to recruit Superman’s foes into an alliance to end Superman once and for all. This This Volume of action comics certainly ups the ante from the previous editions and I Think it’s fair to say that this was the best volume thus far of the rebirth series. Ten issues are included in this edition and it covers a good amount of ground. To give a brief synopsis, Superman is trying to form a new backup fortress of solitude and finds that its ravaged. Turns out that The Eradicator and cyborg Superman want to recruit Superman’s foes into an alliance to end Superman once and for all. This group includes Mongul, metallo and they get Zod on their team as well. The action was pretty much non stop, the art work was great and the ending involving Zoe’s family lead me wanting to read the next volume right away. Those are all great things that a good story should do.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Chris

    The first third of this book is basically a retelling of Superman and Lois's new timeline, incorporating the post-Crisis incarnations with the New 52. I'm still unhappy about the death of the post-crisis couple, but I feel better about this new version than I do about the Batman characters, who at times seem to have very little in common with the ones I fell in love with. The rest of the book is fine, it sets up a parallel between Superman and one of his major enemies that will be interesting as The first third of this book is basically a retelling of Superman and Lois's new timeline, incorporating the post-Crisis incarnations with the New 52. I'm still unhappy about the death of the post-crisis couple, but I feel better about this new version than I do about the Batman characters, who at times seem to have very little in common with the ones I fell in love with. The rest of the book is fine, it sets up a parallel between Superman and one of his major enemies that will be interesting as the series goes on. I don't know if it's a subconscious disappointment at this latest reboot, but I didn't like this story as much as the previous ones.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Misbah

    There's a lot going on in this story but for some reason it seemed bland to me. Superman feels like there's something off and thinks that someone might have messed with his memories. He uses his crystals to go through his memories and we get v to experience all the major events in his life including the birth of his son Jon. A group of his enemies have banded together and they free Zod. Zod sends superman and his friends to the phantom zone and has the Eradicator bring back his son and Wife from There's a lot going on in this story but for some reason it seemed bland to me. Superman feels like there's something off and thinks that someone might have messed with his memories. He uses his crystals to go through his memories and we get v to experience all the major events in his life including the birth of his son Jon. A group of his enemies have banded together and they free Zod. Zod sends superman and his friends to the phantom zone and has the Eradicator bring back his son and Wife from the phantom zone. Superman also manages Rio come back. Oh and Superman goes blind for a few hours.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Kezia

    This has got to be my favourite arc out of the rebirth Action Comics yet. You could definitely tell that the earlier volumes of Actions Comics were weighed down by previous Superman continuity issues, and it was super refreshing to finally have that all behind you and continue with a new Superman story. Now despite the dumb name, the Superman Revenge Squad were GREAT. It was comprised of compelling and formidable characters, and I loved the way the story left certain characters in certain places. This has got to be my favourite arc out of the rebirth Action Comics yet. You could definitely tell that the earlier volumes of Actions Comics were weighed down by previous Superman continuity issues, and it was super refreshing to finally have that all behind you and continue with a new Superman story. Now despite the dumb name, the Superman Revenge Squad were GREAT. It was comprised of compelling and formidable characters, and I loved the way the story left certain characters in certain places. Makes me excited for the future! In summary: Yaaaasss. 4/5 stars.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Kat

    Basic plot: Superman fights against a rogues' gallery of some of his worst copycat villains as they attempt to access the Phantom Zone. So many villains... So many Supermen (and women)... You know, when you get this many bad guys together, they really ought to win. And they do, for a bit. But the downfall of the villains is always that they are selfish, out for their own ends, and are always seeking to screw each other over to be in charge. If they could actually learn to work together the heroes Basic plot: Superman fights against a rogues' gallery of some of his worst copycat villains as they attempt to access the Phantom Zone. So many villains... So many Supermen (and women)... You know, when you get this many bad guys together, they really ought to win. And they do, for a bit. But the downfall of the villains is always that they are selfish, out for their own ends, and are always seeking to screw each other over to be in charge. If they could actually learn to work together the heroes would be screwed completely, finally, and forever.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Kyle Moore

    A fun read, although a lot happens, much of it seems to be rushed or mishandled. Superman teaming up to face a group of his deadliest foes? Great. Superman facing the challenges of losing one of his most important senses? Amazing! When these ideas are executed and linked together? Not as much. Not that the story is bad or disappointing, it just feels like things could have been built up to and lasted longer if not stood on their own.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Paul Wilson

    Really enjoyable and I enjoyed the summary of Superman’s life in the first issues. Having joined DC with the new 52 some of the references go over my head but I’m getting there. Sometimes as a reader I grow frustrated that I don’t get some of the references but there is simply much to read and remember from different eras and multiple superman / krypton books but Jurgens does a good job of navigating new and established readers through it all.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Tom

    Dan Jurgens put together a large-scale brawl here as a new Superman Revenge Squad forms with Eradicator, Mongol, Cyborg Superman, Blanke, Metallo, and General Zod join forces to bring the Man of Steel down once and for all. What's a Superman to do but gather his own allies and try to stop the bad guys from either finding his wife and son or getting whatever it is they're after in the Fortress of Solitude. Well, let's just say that "Action Comics" sure lived up to its name this time.

  30. 4 out of 5

    John Yelverton

    Well, if you ever wanted to see the entire Superman Family go up against the new and improved Superman Revenge Squad in a battle royale, then this is the book for you. This was a throw everything including the kitchen sink into a Superman book the likes I haven't seen since "Superman: The Wedding Album." It is a Superman fan's fantasy, and here it is for your viewing and reading pleasure.

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