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Action Comics #1045

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 13 critic ratings.

The Warworld Revolution escalates as Superman gains the upper hand, forcing Mongul to take desperate measures. Meanwhile, a fallen ally of Superman is resurrected…at a terrible cost. A new connection to Jack Kirby’s Fourth World is revealed as the Warworld Saga’s mind-blowing conclusion nears! Then, in “A World Without Clark Kent”-Lois Lane and John Henry Irons race against time to save Thao-La, testing the limits of the mysterious element Genesis!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
37 pages
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13 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 96

    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary

    This is another solid issue bringing us closer to the end. This has been an arc for the ages, a modern classic! Love Lapham’s take on Supergirl. What did you all think?

  • 96

    Women Write About Comics - WWAC

  • 92

    Comic Watch

    accessible, intelligent – and just as importantly, wise – and absolutely kind, compassionate, and good to the core. Not only that, he is all of these things in a way that is aspirational without turning Clark into a flawless mannequin character. And honestly, what more could you ask for from Superman?

  • 90

    You Don't Read Comics

    Action Comics #1045 is yet another great story, both in the main and back-up. The creative teams are hitting hard, and other than a few weaknesses in the art in the main story, this is a great read

  • 90

    Geek Dad

    It’s clear that Johnson is drawing from two main sources herehis military background in this story of building a resistance from the ground up, and his work on The Last God in designing truly disturbing alien kaiju. It all comes together into a truly iconic Superman tale.

  • 85

    Lyles Movie Files

  • 85

    Superman Homepage

  • 80

    Action Comics #1045 continues the story from the previous issue and finds the heroes in a rough place – this is, essentially, their last stand. However, instead of this being an anxious chapter in the tale, Johnson does a solid job of making it almost hopeful. Superman is very much peak Superman here in terms of his character and humanity (even if his powers are failing) and it makes for an incredible read to see this kind of humanity in a dark time, especially considering it’s simultaneously still very much unclear how it will all end. The only real issue here is that the art is a bit uneven and inconsistent, though it’s not necessarily a problem considering that this issue is rich and engaging narrative wise.

  • 80

    First Comics News

  • 80


  • 75

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Action Comics #1045 provides the next chapter of the Warworld Saga as Mongul’s retaliation brings new dangers for Superman to face. The writing was solid as Superman continues to be a strong element that keeps the revolution alive as we see them execute the next step of their plan while facing Mongul’s forces. Even without Riccardo Federici’s art, the comic still looks good thanks to Will Conrad and Brent Peeples’ art and Lee Loughridge’s colors.

  • 70


    Superman inspires. It there’s nothing else the Warworld Saga teaches readers, it’s that simple idea. As the war for the soul of those Mongul has imprisoned heats up, Action Comics #1045 points us to the best of the Man of Steel as his example causes a world to rise up.

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