Action Comics #1027 Review

by Carlos R. on November 24, 2020

Action Comics #1027 Cover Graphic
Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Pencils by: John Romita Jr.
Inks by: Klaus Janson
Colors by: Brad Anderson
Letters by: Dave Sharpe
Publisher: DC Comics

With this batch of new comics from DC Comics we get the conclusion to the House of Kent arc. John Romita Jr. created quite the incredible piece for this issue; Clark looks absolutely brutal on the cover and I have to say, it pumped me to read this book.

The action at the start of the story is great and definitely draws the reader in, but it feels a little too involved to the main story to be a part of the epilogue. These sequences would’ve definitely added to the excitement in last issue. I’ve enjoyed portions of this arc, and though I do like seeing more of the members of Superman’s life involved in these stories, the way scenes are cut between characters are odd and had me flipping back to see if I’d missed any points before the scenes changed. Seeing Clark’s inner turmoil with how to deal with S.T.A.R. Labs was intriguing, but I can’t help but feel Clark’s fantasy was a bit too extreme.

Romita Jr. and Janson have some striking visuals in this book and the framing of the action in the beginning kicks the story off with great momentum. While the book looks great and sets off to a strong start, the pacing of the story feels like it’s bouncing in too many directions once the other storylines begin to tie in. Much like the previous issue, Brad Anderson highlights this story beautifully! The vibrancy in Red Cloud’s colors are awesome and pulsate through each panel. Dave Sharpe definitely lends to the strength of the intro; I love the spacing between words to highlight the speed at which the Superboys are moving.
While Action Comics #1027 doesn’t conclude the House of Kent in the most satisfying manner, there are some enjoyable portions to the story and that cover is truly awesome.

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