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Action Comics #1046

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 11 critic ratings.

The climactic battle for the fate of Warworld is fast approaching, and the Authority is finally reunited…but no longer as allies! As Superman fights to retrieve a mythical ancient weapon that can free the people of Warworld, Natasha Irons, Midnighter, and O.M.A.C. fight for the souls of their own teammates. Meanwhile, in the Fortress of Solitude: it’s all hands on deck as the entire Super-family joins forces to recover the Genesis fragment from one of Superman’s earliest classic enemies!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
33 pages
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11 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 96

    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary

    Makes me want a Superman family anthology series. At the very least, Johnson does a great job here. It is a short back-up so not everyone gets dialogue or action. But what we get, I love.
  • 95

    Geek Dad

    This is easily the most unpredictable the Superman titles have been in years, and stripping Superman of every one of his tools besides the ones that matter most has been a brilliant development.
  • 93

    Comic Watch

    This entire epic has been, well, epic a display of everything that makes Superman the greatest superhero of all time. Action Comics 1046 just brings that all home, demonstrating Clark Kents resourcefulness and determination as well as his bottomless compassion. Im a little sad to see the Warworld saga coming to a close, but excited to see what comes after.
  • 90

    With a character as powerful as Superman, one of of the things I appreciate most is when a story chooses to subvert what makes the character truly their most powerful and—hint—it's not physical prowess. When it comes to Superman, the real source of his power is his humanity and that is what is most beautifully on display here in Action Comics #1046. (...) Overall, the whole issue is strong from cover to cover and an excellent chapter of this saga.
  • 90

    Lyles Movie Files

    As this Warworld arc draws to a close, it's worth noting how this concept probably wouldn't have worked as well with many writers. Johnson's firm command of Superman at his core made it successful and now it's time for the overdue return of Kal-El
  • 90

    First Comics News

  • 84

    You Don't Read Comics

    Action Comics #1046 is a great penultimate chapter. Johnson is excellent at making an action-packed story, but he has no problem showing why the heroes are heroes. He does that with Superman and Steel in this issues stories. Ossio, Loughridge, Lapham, Mulvihill, and Sharpe supply the story with amazing visuals. This issue does an incredible job of getting everyone ready for the finale of this brilliant story.
  • 80

    Women Write About Comics - WWAC

  • 78

    Weird Science DC Comics

    The art is a bit of a mixed bag for me overall, but boy did I enjoy our main Action Comics story because while this story has been all about showing Superman being super without his powers, this issue just cranks that up to eleven but none of it ever feels forced or out of place for what's going on. I just wish that the art and the backup were as strong overall, even though the backup does offer some fan service and some good times.
  • 70

    Superman Homepage

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