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Action Comics #1057

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 9 critic ratings.

As the Super-Family and Steelworks rebuild their city, a new Golden Age of Metropolis has begun… and not everyone is happy about it! As the charismatic but volatile young terrorist leader Norah Stone reveals herself and her vision for a city without Kryptonians, members of the Super-Family inexplicably start losing their powers… and a new team of metahumans emerges to take their place. Who is Norah Stone? And what’s her strange obsession with Clark Kent?

The newest arc of Action Comics begins here!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
48 pages
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9 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 95

    Geek Dad

    Although this is a dark and tense issue, there’s an opening segment involving Superman’s regular visits with an ex-con that sums up why Johnson’s take on Superman is so excellent.

  • 94

    Comic Watch

    Fans of the series, or even so-so fans such as myself will definitely enjoy this issue. There is a strong main story that is balanced well and the bonus stories are sure to make followers of the Super Family happy to see more of the characters having their own adventures.

  • 90

    Action Comics #1057 is interesting in that the main story is phenomenal—if not dark—while the two backup stories leave a bit to be desired. In the main story, “Revenge of the Demon, Part One,” Johnson does a phenomenal job of not only showcasing Superman’s character but also building Blue Earth as a genuine threat for the Superfamily – and to a greater extent, everyone, as they are the kind of xenophobic bigots that breed harm to all. Johnson does an incredible job of showing exactly how that sort of insidious ideology can take hold, but also offers solid counterpoints, as well as a gut wrenching twist that sets this story up to be one of the greats. The backup stories, however, are kind of a mixed bag. Jurgens’ “Lois & Clark 2” concludes with strange pacing (though the story itself isn’t bad) while Visaggo’s “Super is as Super Does” just feels stuck.

  • 85

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 80

    First Comics News

  • 80

    Comics From The Multiverse

  • 75

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Action Comics #1057 has Clark Kent interview the mysterious young leader of the Blue Earth movement, Norah Stone. The art and colors from Rafa Sandoval and Matt Herms are great, and while there’s not much action in this issue, the writing is okay. It’s too soon to say whether Norah Stone is a solid villainess yet, and clearly there’s more to Blue Earth than we’ve seen before. But aside from the interview, not much else happens in the main story, while the backups do some heavy lifting themselves with their stories.

  • 60


    All around, Action Comics #1057 has an amazing main story with two backups that sadly drag it down. The art remains a strong consistent piece of these backups as they oftentimes carry the writing. I love Visaggo and Jurgens and I am excited to see how both of their stories evolve over but as an opening backup and a conclusion to a series of them it leaves a bad first and last impression.

  • 60

    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary

    You hope that an anthology will give you solid stories throughout. This went 1 for 3.

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