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Action Comics #1044

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 12 critic ratings.

The Warworld Revolution is here! With the Genesis Stone feeding Kal-El a portion of his long-dormant powers, the quest to overthrow Mongul’s tyrannical rule is well under way…but can Superman convince the war-torn combatants of this hellish nightmare planet that kindness can best cruelty? All this, plus Midnighter stabs some fools who had it coming! Then, in “A World Without Clark Kent,” Lois, Jon, and John Henry Irons (a.k.a. Steel) convene to unlock the secrets of the mysterious Genesis tech…and Thao-La awakens…

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
34 pages
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12 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 96

    You Don't Read Comics

    Action Comics #1044 is so great. Johnson and company are firing on all cylinders, giving readers great action and incredible plots. The main and backup stories are all good, and this one remains a must-read.

  • 96

    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary

    So we got the incredible main chapter. We got excellent Supergirl moments. And Conduit.

    This was a meal of an issue. And I am already hungry for more.

  • 96

    Women Write About Comics - WWAC

  • 92

    Comic Watch

    Various pieces are beginning to fall into place at a slow-but-steady pace – as is to be expected with the recent announcement that the Warworld saga is coming to an end within the next handful of months. I’m a bit sad to hear that, to be honest, but despite that, I know it’ll be a whole new, and just as exciting adventure.

  • 90

    Geek Dad

    Johnson takes over as the full issue writer to set up future stories once Kal-El returns to Earth, and this issue has Supergirl take center stage as she makes a risky move to save their Phaelossian refugee. This is Kara’s first big spotlight since the conclusion of her recent miniseries, so it’s great to see her in action. However, just as intriguing is the last segment, which has a major figure from Superman’s past and a notorious villain who hasn’t had a major story in over twenty-five years return. This is a deep cut, and shows some major things have changed, and as a ’90s kid I can’t wait to see this play out.

  • 90

    Superman Homepage

  • 90


  • 80

    First Comics News

  • 75

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Action Comics #1044 delivers the second part of the Warworld Revolution. This comic takes the time to show off a little bit of the eerie alien called “Orphan” while Superman and his allies prepare to rescue Enchantress from a macabre alien witch. The story and writing by Phillip Kennedy Johnson is solid while the art from Riccardo Federico and Will Conrad is pretty good in bringing this part of the Warworld Saga to life.

  • 65

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Action Comics #1044 continues the slow burn Warworld Saga, and while Johnson’s attention to detail is admirable, the story has stalled a bit. That is worrisome with only a few issues left, but hopefully, things will wrap up nicely and neat. Only time will tell.

  • 60

    While the issue is a bit slow to take off and the story at moments feels a little like it’s missing elements of the story, the bulk of this issue does a lot to push the Warworld story forward and closer to its conclusion and does so with continued looks at the humanity of Superman. Admittedly, this issue probably isn’t the strongest of the series because of its bits-and-pieces feel and as compared to the previous issue’s focus, but those pieces do start to come together. The best aspect of the issue, however, isn’t the primary story. It’s the backup story that takes us back to Earth to deal with Thao-La and sees Kara step up brilliantly. It’s pretty interesting and feels like solid set up for the future. Across both stories, the stand out is the art, especially the main story. If there is one thing that is consistent across the entirety of this Action Comics story, it’s the art and it’s excellent here.

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