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Action Comics #1063

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Mixed or average ratings

Based on 11 critic ratings.

The startling finale of “I, Bizarro” sees the Man of Steel making his most shocking team-up ever as part of the mind-blowing final battle against the ultimate Bizarro.

Publication Date
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Format
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
32 pages
Language
English
Amazon ASIN
B0CVH8R5TM

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11 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 95

    Geek Dad

    This story did a lot of unique things that we really haven’t seen before. A Bizarro story that made the character genuinely terrifying? Check. A Superman story with strong horror overtones? Check. It also seems to put the cap on this version of Bizarro now, which makes sense—because I don’t really see this story being easy to top. Over to you, Josh Williamson. Aaron has set a high bar in this era.

  • 90

    AIPT

    Action Comics #1063 is as epic of a conclusion as it comes. Superman is pushed to the brink in a new way while saving everyone on the planet. What more could you want?

  • 80

    Comic Watch

    This issue is an incredibly fun exploration of the complexity of Superman with an even more fun team-up. It has its flaws with pacing, but worth a read to finish the “I, Bizarro” storyline and to see the mental fears Superman faces. The art of this issue is also beautiful and captures Superman and the Joker at their best. Superman may be an alien, but he has fears and self-doubts just like the rest of us.

  • 80

    Derby Comics

    Action Comics #1063 might not be the most groundbreaking Superman story, but it delivers a thrilling, action-packed experience in all the right ways. This is a comic that feels like a love letter to the classic Superman tales, with epic clashes and larger-than-life stakes brought to life by phenomenal artwork. While the story could have benefited from a tighter focus, the unique landscape and Timms’ exceptional art make this a worthwhile conclusion to Aaron’s first Superman story.

  • 80

    The Aspiring Kryptonian

    ‘Action Comics #1063‘ concludes one of the best Superman and Bizarro showdowns in contemporary comics. It’s been an action-packed Superman story that deals with sanity which is often a theme that Batman explores.

  • 68

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Action Comics #1063 ends the I, Bizarro… arc with a mixed bag of excellent art and eye-catching action with poor story choices. The Joker’s anti-climactic involvement and the hasty resolution are a bummer.

  • 60

    Caped Joel

  • 60

    Comics From The Multiverse

  • 50

    ComicBook.com

    Action Comics #1063 brings with it the conclusion of the “I, Bizarro” arc and it’s a bizarre ending and arc indeed. This issue feels very much like a situation where the writer got bored with their story and just did a quick—albeit long-winded—wrap up of the story by telling the reader by way of lengthy narration that Superman dies over and over in his quest to defeat the Bizarro within. Perhaps even weirder is that there’s also some odd Bizarro-Joker monologue that ends up being the big day-saver and in the end we’re left with a weird issue that sees Superman punch himself a lot, the Joker be a gentlemanly hero, and everything get tied up with a pretty bow in what feels like a poor imitation of a good Superman story. The art’s nice, but everything else here is superficial and flashy and not particularly well-crafted and ultimately highlights Jason Aaron’s bigger weaknesses as a writer: things sort of come unglued all too easily and too quickly and there’s no gloss that can hide that.

  • 10

    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary

    Writer Jason Aaron completes his 3 issue Bizarro story in a story that flips from Superman’s mind (for some reason) to the devastated real world as our hero tries to figure out how to save the world without falling prey to possession by Bizarro. So much of the story before this part seemed to come out of nowhere (Bizarro going crazy because he was teased, Bizarro learning sorcery, the world on fire and detroyed). Now this issue is a rapid fire, convoluted finale with our hero literally beating himself up, our hero not really saving the day, and the destructive genie stuffed back into the bottle. And in the most heroic, important moment in the book (a moment given to the Joker not Superman), Aaron uses what I consider one of the worst ‘outs’ a writer can do.

    It is a shame because John Timms’ art is quite beautiful. Timms’ can give us insane battles, an iconic looking Superman, and some solid story-telling when things veer more philosophical. So maybe the right thing to do is just look at the pictures and not read the words.

    I have been reading comics for nearly 50 years. I consider myself an experienced reader of the medium having read every genre and style out there. This was a rough one.

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