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Superman - Action Comics Vol. 1: Superman and the Men of Steel (The New 52)
     

Superman - Action Comics Vol. 1: Superman and the Men of Steel (The New 52)

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by Grant Morrison, Rags Morales (Illustrator)
 

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DC Comics took a bold step and renumbered the longest-running monthly comic, Action Comics, to #1 for the first time since 1938 as part of the DC Comics—The New 52 event.

With this renumbering comes a new creative team featuring comics legend Grant Morrison and fan-favorite artist Rag Morales. While Morrison is no stranger to writing the Superman

Overview

DC Comics took a bold step and renumbered the longest-running monthly comic, Action Comics, to #1 for the first time since 1938 as part of the DC Comics—The New 52 event.

With this renumbering comes a new creative team featuring comics legend Grant Morrison and fan-favorite artist Rag Morales. While Morrison is no stranger to writing the Superman character, having won three Eisner Award's for his work on All-Star Superman, Action Comics will be something new for both old and new readers and present humanity's first encounters with Superman, before he became one of the World's Greatest Super Heroes. Set a few years in the past, it's a bold new take on a classic hero.

Superman: Action Comics Vol. 1: Superman and the Men of Steel includes issues 1-8 of the monthly series

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Believe the hype: Grant Morrison went and wrote the single best issue of Superman these eyes have ever read. This rebellious, working man's hero is a different guy from any Man of Steel most of us have seen before.”
USA Today
 
“A ripping read.”
Entertainment Weekly
 
“Entertaining.”
YAHOO! Associated Content
 
“A solid superhero comic with good action.”
Time Out Chicago
 
“It's fresh air. I like this all-too-human Superman, and I think a lot of you will, too.”
Scripps Howard News Service
 
“Casts the character in a new light, opens up fresh storytelling possibilities, and pushes it all forward with dynamic Rags Morales art. I loved it.”
The Onion AV Club
 
“With a heavy dose of philosophy tied to his characterizations, Action Comics is already showing signs of being a typical Grant Morrison yarn. For those of you who aren't familiar with his work, that's a ringing endorsement.”
—IGN
 
“Captures the spirit of what makes Action Comics great for the modern age…. Strong, well-executed superhero imagery and storytelling that flows effortlessly.”
Comic Book Resources, Five-Star Review
 
“A different and welcomed twist to Superman.”
ComicVine
 
 
“Brassy and brash.”
io9

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401235468
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
08/07/2012
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
767,471
Product dimensions:
6.96(w) x 10.32(h) x 0.68(d)

Meet the Author

Writer Grant Morrison is known for his innovative work on comics from the graphic novel Arkham Asylum to acclaimed runs on Animal Man and Doom Patrol, as well as his subversive creator owned titles such as The Invisibles, Seaguy and WE3. He has also written best-selling runs on JLA, Seven Soldiers Of Victory and New X-Men and recently helped to reinvent the DC Universe in All–star Superman, 52 and Batman.

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Superman: Action Comics Vol. 1: Superman and the Men of Steel (The New 52) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Grant Morrison is taking the concept of the 30's Superman-hero of the common man, justified vigilante-and showing his evolution into a hero of the world in one storyline. The original narrative was broken up in the monthly comics due to the artists' inability to keep up with deadlines, but here the story flows well. Recommended for fans of Superman or superhero origin stories.
inCA_83 More than 1 year ago
I like the stories, kept me very intrigued. The art was not really my favorite, Superman's appearance seemed to always change from story to story. Great book for both fan and non-fan of Superman
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Starts off strong dips in the middle and ends strong a very jumbled read superman has always been a hit an miss for me an even with grant morrison writing it never gels together yet the art is killer.
IanC More than 1 year ago
Better than All Star! The golden age Superman updated for the modern day! Unlike All Star, you could give this to someone who doesn't know Superman very well and they would understand the character perfectly without having to know a lot of backstory.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How many pages is it?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story wasn't really that strong and the illustrations, I feel, are too commercial looking. There just isn't anything unique about the way this story looks or feels.