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Action Comics #1062

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 11 critic ratings.

TRAPPED IN THE CITY OF BIZARRO!

The shocking second chapter of the Worst Bizarro Story Ever!

Jason Aaron’s first time writing Superman sees the Man of Steel trapped in a world gone mad, a Metropolis transformed into the City of Bizarro!

While Superman struggles to save the lives of people who despise him, he’s also battling the most powerful Bizarro of all…the one inside his own mind!

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Format
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
33 pages
Language
English
Amazon ASIN
B0CSG9ND6S

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11 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 95

    Geek Dad

    This was absolutely not what I expected out of this second issue, but it’s actually brilliant and leaves so much unanswered for the final issue. Much like his Batman story, Aaron has taken an iconic character and found a way to plunge them into a completely new scenario that feels thrilling and haunting at the same time.
  • 90

    AIPT

    This run of Action Comics already feels like it’s built to be a classic. This story will almost certainly end up in “Best of Bizarro” Reddit lists because it so simply connects with the character’s idea, if not the character himself. It embraces the lunacy of the thing lovingly, and it sets up our hero to struggle in a way that makes us feel for him.
  • 90

    First Comics News

  • 84

    Comic Watch

    This issue is worth reading, however, the pacing is a glaring problem that may result in readers less than enthusiastic about the story. If not for the story, the art alone makes for a great read.
  • 80
  • 73

    Superman Homepage

    This is a great idea for a Bizarro story but so far it hasn't really delivered.
  • 70

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Action Comics #1062 turns the world upside down and backward when Bizarro's spell goes global. Aaron and Timms really capture the isolation and hopelessness Superman feels when all attempts to stop the spell fail, but the plot and themes feel uncomfortably similar to better-known literary works.
  • 70

    Razorfine

    With the spell seeping out of Metropolis and into the larger DCU we get the point of the issue in the impossible team-up of Superman (still fighting the Bizarro-ness within him) and DC’s most sane man: the Joker. The absurd pairing is also of note because of how much the citizens of Gotham feel like regular Joker victims. It’s a wacky concept to be sure, but I am curious where things go from here.
  • 60

    ComicBook.com

    Action Comics #1062 is an interesting issues. With the whole Bizarro of it all taking hold, the issue offers up some huge issues for Superman and Metropolis on a scale that is simultaneously larger and more intimate than what we're used to seeing the Man of Steel deal with in any on ego and ordinarily that would make for a fascinating opportunity to play with what it means to really challenge a character like Superman – particularly fresh off one of the most well crafted and introspective arcs we've ever seen for him. However, the problem here is that there is a lot that happens—and I mean a lot—so much so that the pacing is just too much and the developments of the issue feel rushed and unearned. There's a potentially interesting twist at the end, but the breakneck pace taken to get there almost makes it feel like it has less impact.
  • 40

    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary

    One thing I think still works and works well is John Timms art. I have always liked his work and here he brings a panache to the devastation that unfolds in this issue. His Superman is muscular, imposing, and handsome. I even like his Bizarros.

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