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By Grant Morrison Rags Morales Andy Kubert | Comments: ( 620 ) | Date: ( Aug 21, 2019 )

DC Comics took a bold step and renumbered the longest running monthly comic, Action Comics, to 1 for the first time since 1938 as part of the DC Comics The New 52 event.With this renumbering comes a new creative team featuring comics legend Grant Morrison and fan favorite artist Rag Morales While Morrison is no stranger to writing the Superman character, having won threeDC Comics took a bold step and renumbered the longest running monthly comic, Action Comics, to 1 for the first time since 1938 as part of the DC Comics The New 52 event.With this renumbering comes a new creative team featuring comics legend Grant Morrison and fan favorite artist Rag Morales While Morrison is no stranger to writing the Superman character, having won three Eisner Award s for his work on All Star Superman, Action Comics will be something new for both old and new readers and present humanity s first encounters with Superman, before he became one of the World s Greatest Super Heroes.Set a few years in the past, it s a bold new take on a classic hero.Collecting Action Comics 1 8


  • Title: Superman: Action Comics, Volume 1: Superman and the Men of Steel
  • Author: Grant Morrison Rags Morales Andy Kubert
  • ISBN: 9781401235468
  • Page: 246
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Grant Morrison Rags Morales Andy Kubert

Scottish comic book author Grant Morrison is known for culture jamming and the constant reinvention of his work He is known for his nonlinear narratives and countercultural leanings in his runs on titles including DC Comics Animal Man, Batman, JLA, The Invisibles, Action Comics, All Star Superman, and Doom Patrol, and Marvel Comics New X Men and Fantastic Four Many of these are controversial, yet rate in some of the most critically acclaimed and popular books He is also active in screenwriting.



Comments Superman: Action Comics, Volume 1: Superman and the Men of Steel

  • Jayson

    (B+) 79% | GoodNotes: An atavistic, vulnerable, hard-luck Superman, done very Harry Potter, more The Boy Who Lived than Man of Tomorrow.


  • Anne

    4.5 starsI've always liked Superboy more than I liked Superman.Why?Because Conner wasn't such a goody-goody. He had attitude. Also, he wasn't an all-powerful god. He was still stuck at 'able to leap tall buildings in a single bound'.I have a sneaking feeling I'm not the only one who has felt, at one time or another, that Superman was a douche. A douche clad in red and blue spandex.I also think I'm not the only one who has been chomping at the bit, waiting to see if Morrison was going to fuck up [...]


  • Jeff

    A few years back, my son and I were watching the DC Animated Justice League series. My son would ask me to explain certain facets of the character’s background. Considering DC’s convoluted continuity, it was less awkward explaining sex, than it was Hawkman’s origin story. With the DC’s New 52 re-launch, perhaps one of their goals is to somehow begin fresh for the new reader. I don’t know. This is my first experience reading the New 52.I’m impressed. Grant Morrison has more great Supe [...]


  • Bookwraiths

    Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths Reviews Up in the sky, look: it’s a bird. It’s a plane. IT’S SUPERMAN! And he is faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. When I was a kid that is how I always thought of Superman. He wasn’t omnipotent or superhumanly brilliant or god-like. He was just a guy from another planet who was gifted with some amazing powers by our sun. Powers he tried to use to help other people. Somehow, th [...]


  • Dan Schwent

    General Lane and Lex Luthor team up to capture the new super hero calling himself Superman. But is the deal Luthor has made with an alien intelligence worth the price?I know this is the comic book equivalent of blasphemy but I've never much cared for Superman. In fact, his death and/or replacement is about the only thing that's ever made me buy his books i n the monthly format. When the New 52 hit, I thought Superman might have suddenly become interesting. Did he?Yes. Grant Morrison returned Sup [...]


  • Dirk Grobbelaar

    The opening issues of the new 52 Action Comics reboot are actually quite cool. We see a jeans and t-shirt clad Superman in his first attempts at fighting crime. Like in the original Action Comics, he can’t fly yet, but he can “leap buildings with a single bound”. It’s quite a bit of fun, really. What’s also interesting is the arrogance he displays here. Not quite the Superman we’re used to.And then things start going awry. The stakes get upped when a mysterious alien entity arrives t [...]


  • Sam Quixote

    Grant Morrison’s re-imagining of Action Comics takes its cue from the 1938 comics where Superman first appeared. In those comics like in this one Superman can’t fly yet, he doesn’t have all of the powers we’re used to seeing in him, and seems to always be lifting heavy objects like cars or wrecking balls. Also, as he’s a young man (early 20s) he isn’t as wise or experienced as the Superman of, say, “All Star Superman” (also written by Morrison) where he displayed a profound under [...]


  • Artemy

    Grant Morrison‘s underrated Action Comics starts with a blast. It's the origin of the New52 Superman, and it’s done in a way that honours his best traits and traditions, and at the same time modernises some other aspects of him without perverting or betraying the spirit of the character.This is the first public outing of Superman. He's very young, he does things spontaneously and without thinking, he's a bit of a brat. But he also has his heart in the right place, he just doesn't have the ex [...]


  • David - proud Gleeman in Branwen's adventuring party

    Superman and the Men of Steel is a fun and breezy adventure. The story may not be more powerful than a locomotive, but the action certainly moves faster than a speeding bullet!A man from another planet walks among us. He believes that truth should never be silenced. He believes that peace should be given to everyone, not just those who can afford it. He fights for people who are unable to fight for themselves. But when Lex Luthor launches a public campaign against this visitor from another world [...]


  • Shannon

    This is a somewhat new origin story for Supes (I don't remember his parents being dead when he became an adult? Or maybe I just wasn't paying attention.)One thing, they've definitely cemented the fact that Luthor is a huge dick right away. Nothing subtle about him here.Lots of weird time-travelling goes on in this, with miniature collections of worlds in stasis and a time bubble world thing inside future Superman's brain aaaannnd yeah that was all super (heh) confusing.This was better than Super [...]


  • Cheese

    Are there no good Superman comics out there!? :(


  • Oliver Flores

    After having stayed away from comic books for over a decade, DC's New 52 version of Action Comics seemed like the perfect place to jump back into the mix. I mean, a new (collectible) Superman series being written by none other than Grant Morrison? Grant Morrison--i.e the author of The Invisibles? The guy who has been mentioned throughout the years in articles and whatnot by novelists and filmmakers that I admire? How many comic books writers can say the same? Unfortunately, not very many. So I c [...]


  • Jesse A

    Incredibly disappointing take on the Superman story. I'm more than likely done with this series.


  • Joseph

    this is a very kinetic re-introduction to the Superman we thought we knew. Morrison, Morales, et al. bring the modern age to Superman but also bring back the Golden Age sensibility of vulnerability. Superman is relevant again. Who would have thought? The backups by Sholly Fisch are perfection in miniature.


  • Kyle

    In one word: recycled. Geoff Johns told this story so much better. And why is the 'new' Superman so much like the original, old Superman? Well, his powers are like the original Superman, but then his behaviour is so incongruous with ANY version of Superman I know! It's very confusing to me why Superman would say something like, "Guns are for Sissies". a level 8 intelligence that moonlights as a journalist, and that's the best he can come up with on the spot? Is that how heroes speak?There are a [...]


  • Michael (Mai)

    I’ve always preferred Batman to Superman. Batman is gritty and had terrible luck growing up despite being loaded. Superman was raised in rural Kansas by good, God-fearin’ folk who taught him to be respectful of others even when their not to him and to protect all things, because no matter what everything deserves a chance at life. Batman respects life but isn’t afraid to knock some skulls together to get answers and uses fear as a motivator while Superman relies on the good nature that is [...]


  • Mouse

    F**k man! I did not see that this was written by Grant Morrison when I picked it up from the library. I got a few pages in and thought, "What is up with this comic?" And so continues Grant Morrison's reign of terror on DC's greatest characters as this was just more confusing crap spewed forth from him. I don't understand why some people just love him. Let's get something straightRags Morales and Andy Kubert are two of the finest pencilers ever, the art in this is awesome and stunning at times. T [...]


  • James DeSantis

    I'm conflicted. The first 2 issues (and issue 0) are great. I mean truly special. They show what I LOVE about Superman. The way he uses his powers to save people, always hopeful, always cheerful, always willing to stick out his neck for people while still questioning if he should since of what he is (but never boring or dreadful like Zack Snyder's shitty version). So why is this only 3 stars? The pacing goes crazy weird. It begins to feel so disjointed around issue 3 and 4, and then 5 and 6 are [...]


  • Ryan Scicluna

    I am really disappointed with this volume. So many iconic things about Superman have been changed. The most important in my opinion is having Martha and Jonathan Kent dead (This is not batman we are talking about). Having his adoptive parents around was one of superman's strengths by having them dead it just feels like an Elseworld tale. Also I have to complain about the way Steel is introduced. I have nothing against him working for the military but him already having a Steel suite without bein [...]


  • Arturo

    Grant Morrison's All-Star Superman was one the best Superman stories Iv read, so he can write supes. This was a bit of a let down though.But it's not for me, It's for new readers, and I would hand this to someone as a jumping on point, rather then Superman Chronicles vol1 or Superman: Man of Steel vol1. There's also some big changes, in this volume Superman is a lot more physical, being powered down a lot, a lot more jumping then flying, more scrapes and bruises, having trouble being more powerf [...]


  • Jbainnz

    After seeing so many raving reviews for this, I was really looking forward to getting it in the mail. It is the first Superman story I have ever read, so I'm not sure if that factors in on how I felt about it. Maybe it was my high expectations, but I was disappointed to say the least.I don't have much knowledge of the Superman mythos apart from what most people know. So the second part of this book left me thinking I had missed a bunch of vital information, when in fact it was not there to begin [...]


  • Jared Millet

    I could complain all day long about DC's "New 52" but the one thing I'm actually enjoying about the reboot is the rejuvenated Superman. Action Comics' T-shirt and jeans Superman with his Occupy Wall Street attitude probably came as a shock to anyone who hadn't read Morrison's Supergods, but his approach clearly harks back to Siegel and Shuster's original populist reformer version of the character. Morrison wastes no time establishing the New 52 versions of Lex Luthor (back to being an evil scien [...]


  • Andrew

    I wasn't too excited for yet another origin story, but this one starts off wonderfully. The artwork is top-notch, and Morrison wisely relegates most of the Krypton and Smallville stuff to a few brief flashbacks. The main focus is on Kal El's first year is Metropolis. As journalist Clark Kent, he takes on police corruption and corporate malfeasance. As Superman, he gradually wins the public's trust by punching the crap out of aliens and by saving little girls from getting hit by cars. The whole t [...]


  • Judy Abbott

    YKY çizgiromanı çok kaliteli basmış. Mis gibi kuşe kağıda basılmış bu çizgi romanlara bayılıyorum:)Superman ve Çelik Adamlar aslında Süpermenin hikayesinin reboot edilmesi için çıkmış. Yani Batman gibi 70 küsur senedir onlarça hikayeye konu olmuş Süpermenin öyküsü sıfırlayıp baştan başlamışlar. Bu Superman'in gücü biraz azaltılmış. Blucin ve tişörtünün üzerine kısa bir pelerin takıyor. Pejmurde genç muhabir Clark Kent ise henüz Daily Planet gazet [...]


  • Gavin

    I liked it, but I didn't love it. It was nice to have Superman toned down a few notches and actually seem vulnerable but there was also way too much Sci-Fi stuff for the re-introduction of a major title like 'Action Comics' I would be interested to see what the new 52 version of 'Superman' looks like. Worth reading if you're a Superman fan, or a Grant Morrison fan, but honestly, I think I was expecting moreybe that's not fair but it's how I feel. Or maybe I just don't like Superman that much?


  • Anton

    This isn't you're typical Superman story. The boy-scout attitude isn't there, the public doesn't trust him ande story is very rooted in science fiction. This might disappoint some Superman fans, but absolutely loved this book! This is how the character should be treated in the 21st century.


  • Cyna

    Boring and tedius and unnecessarily confusing. Classic Grant Morrison. I'd say skip the main book and read the Sholly Fish back-up stories. They're the only reason this book is getting two stars instead of one. They've got more heart and charm in a few pages than this book does in its entirety.


  • Kris Jou

    The New 52. Here is DC's 2011 stunt of restarting all their 'main continuity' comics -- excluding Vertigo ongoing series or DC animated universe tie-ins. A challenge they faced was to draw in new readers while keeping old engaged enough to retain their loyalty, and if we are to start a discussion about if DC met those two goals, the New 52 ACTION COMICS can support either pros or cons in uncertain terms. Monthly sales chart indicates that ACTION, a top 20 mainstay, grabbed new readers. A fact th [...]


  • William Thomas

    Kant's categorical imperative seems to be the main focus of Grant Morrison's reboot of the Man of Steel. His book takes the idea of Superman and works the practical philosophy of Clark Kent into the brightest spotlight possible. It may have worked better if Scott Snyder or any other of the Batman writers had takken such a staunch stance with Batman being the theoretical philospher. WE know that this is the dichotomy behind the two characters and has divided them since the start of their careers, [...]


  • Nicholas

    Not a bad reboot for the franchise. Unlike most of the fanboys, the name of Grant Morrison gives me great trepidation. I don't believe him the golden child most fans think he is. Whether it's poor editing or just poor scripting, I had huge problems with Final Crisis and his work on Batman before the New 52 got underway (minus of course Batman and Robin with Dick Grayson and Damian Wayne, which I thought was inspired). I think the best way to sum up my feelings about Action Comics at this point i [...]


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