"Action Comics" Comic Book Index


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Action Comics #1005
Cover date: January 2019
"Invisible Mafia" - Part 5
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Penciller: Ryan Sook
Inker: Ryan Sook
In a seedy bar, some criminals engage in a business deal. One sketchy character gives one of Red Cloud's lackeys a H-E-R-O Dial when The Question emerges from the shadows. The Question makes quick work of the thugs and demands to know the identity of Red Cloud. At the Daily Planet, Clark and Robinson discuss their collaborative story when Deputy Chief Melody Moore contacts Kent. The two schedule a rendezvous. Elsewhere, Red Cloud's lackeys discuss what went down at the bar. Paranoia is beginning to hit them as they fear Red Cloud may be in the room listening to their entire conversation. Later that night, Kent and Moor meet up. Moore tells Clark that she's essentially been told to call off the arson investigation by the mayor. The mayor believes that once a person like Batman or Superman enter the equation, it's a tainted case. The two part ways. Changing into his dynamic alter ego, Clark flies over to the mayor's house where he finds him on the floor in a fetal position. Suddenly, Red Cloud appears and attacks the Man of Steel. Superman manages to escape, but has difficulty finding the mysterious villain. On a shady rooftop, Red Cloud reveals herself to be Robinson Goode.

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Action Comics #1006
Cover date: February 2019
"Invisible Mafia" - Part 6
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Penciller: Ryan Sook
Inker: Brad Anderson
Following a children's charity event, Clark Kent confronts Mayor Hopkins regarding his decision to halt the Metropolis fire department's investigation into the recent string of fires. Hopkins and his team leave, avoiding Clark's questions. In their limo, they discuss who might have leaked the information to the Daily Planet. Unbeknownst to them, Kent uses his super hearing to eavesdrop on their conversation. At the Daily Planet, Robinson Goode has finished her story about Superman's encounter with Red Cloud. Perry demands more, believing it to be front page material. Clark and Jimmy have a light conversation, but Clark springs into detective mode as he sees Goode leaving the bullpen. He decides to follow her. Meanwhile, Melody Moore is leaving the fire station for the night when she is nearly murdered by Red Cloud. Superman arrives just in time to stop Red Cloud and the two begin to fight again. Believing that there's good in everyone, Superman offers Red Cloud a chance to turn herself in and make steps towards redemption. Instead, Red Cloud vanishes. Later, at a shady bar, Robinson Goode is given the chance to meet with her employer. Goode was selected by a woman named Leone for very specific reasons. Leone had grown up in Suicide Slum and worked her way to the top. Acknowledging that they can't kill the Man of Steel, she informs Goode that in addition to running a crime organization right under Superman's nose for years, she also bought the Daily Planet.

Action Comics Comic Book Index


Here is a listing of the regular Action Comics title since the 2016 Rebirth saga that started a new era for the DC Universe of comic books. For accuracy almost every entry is based upon actually looking in the issue, and not memory or another source.

This listing is done in the order for when a comic book issue was published.

Note: Remember, the month dates are from the issue covers, not the actual date when the comic was on sale.

The Writer, Penciller and Inker for each issue is listed under the Comic's Title and Date.


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