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Action Comics #1061

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 14 critic ratings.

THE WIZARD, BIZARRO! Jason Aaron writes Superman for the very first time, teaming up with all-star artist John Timms to present a startling new vision of the Man of Steel’s strangest foe. When Superman’s doppelgänger discovers a dark secret about himself, it unleashes the most dangerous version of Bizarro the world has ever seen.

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Format
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
33 pages
Language
English
Amazon ASIN
B0CPZSWKVQ

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14 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    First Comics News

    Making his big debut for DC, Jason Aaron hits the ground running with the return of Bizarro, and while he gives Superman a run for his money and the action is displayed with such valor thanks in part to John Timms, the plot seems very familiar if anyone remembers how Bizarro was portrayed in Alan Moore and Curt Swan’s classic tale “Whatever Happened To The Man Of Tomorrow?!” so it looks as it Aaron took elements from that story and just ramped it up which is not necessary a bad thing given that he’s such a talented writer and while the story itself sees Bizarro trying to turn Metropolis into another Bizarro World as well as Superman’s vulnerability to magic, it does carry that “been there, done that” factor but with Aaron at the helm, he manages to add some new twists and turns that will no doubt take the excitement level to new heights. Hence, it is another example of how great “Action” is and should be on everyone’s reading list.

  • 100

    SuperHeroHype

    In the words of Bizarro, “This am a bad comic. Me am not looking forward to next issue. Me am not wanting to see more from Jason Aaron and John Timms. Or, in plain English, this is an imaginative book sure to appeal to every fan of Superman.

  • 90

    Geek Dad

    While Bizarro is more intimidating here than he’s ever been, the real strength here is in Aaron’s Superman characterization. There’s an excellent scene involving how his super-hearing works early on. It’s a strange story to begin with, but this arc has a ton of promise.

  • 89

    Comic Watch

    As a whole this issue is enjoyable, however, there are some elements that may leave readers a bit nervous. The scale in which the issue ends is a risky move that puts a lot of pressure to stick the landing. Bizarros personality can be an acquired taste and mileage may vary depending on the reader, however, there is still a story worth following that could prove Action Comics is in good hands.

  • 85

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 80

    COMICON

    This issue isn’t off to a great start. It’s a disappointing beginning to a promising concept.

  • 80

    AIPT

    Action Comics #1061 kicks off the “Superman Superstars” initiative in style and gives Bizarro a major upgrade. Superman had a stellar run of comics last year, and 2024 looks like it will only add to that.

  • 80

    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary

    So this was a good read for an opening chapter. I am still very sad to see PKJ go. But if Aaron keeps this up, I’ll be okay.

  • 80

    Caped Joel

  • 80

    Caped Joel

  • 75

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Action Comics #1061 marks Jason Aaron’s first run at the title with a tried and true Superman adventure, albeit with a “been there, done that” plot. Aaron delivers an exciting, action-packed first issue, and Timms’s art looks fantastic. I just wish the plot didn’t feel so much like something that’s been done before.

  • 75

    Derby Comics

    The “Superman Superstars” initiative kicks off with a bang, courtesy of writer Jason Aaron and artist John Timms’ debut story featuring Superman vs. Bizarro. Aaron’s take on Bizarro isn’t just a goofy, backwards version of Superman. This new version of Bizarro has powers fueled by a source of power that truly makes him the mirror opposite of Superman and presents a whole new threat level. Unfortuantely, it’s dealt with rather quickly in the story but the cliffhanger ending indicates there may be more than meets the eye. Timms’s art is phenomenal. He brings Metropolis to life with vibrant detail and dynamic action sequences. His Bizarro is monstrous and expressive, while Superman retains his iconic look that’s both classic and modern. This was a great read that felt like a timeless Superman story even if it wasn’t groundbreaking.

  • 70

    ComicBook.com

    Jason Aaron’s run on Action Comics kicks off this week by bringing Bizarro to Earth and, in the process, giving Superman a major problem that he won’t be able to use just his might to solve. While overall the story is a fun read that does justice to the various characters (and has some great action sequences thanks to John Timms’ art), it is weighed down by a plot that Superman fans will easily recognize. There’s a sense of “been there, done that” as the story sees Bizarro once again trying to turn Metropolis into a version his homeworld – something we’ve seen a few times in various stories with Bizarro (on the page and otherwise). That said, there are some new elements—magic, for example—and it feels like a bit of a new twist on things. After the previous run, this feels like a downgrade, but in terms of being fun, it is a good, if forumlaic, start.

  • 65

    Multiversity Comics

    A strong start and a weak ending lead to a mixed bag that always looks great, but sometimes lacks the punch the early pages suggested.

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