First Look – “Action Comics #1018” and Beyond…

With Action Comics #1017 dropping tomorrow, fans will read the first part of Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita, Jr., Klaus Janson and Brad Anderson’s “Metropolis Doom” story arc, which will shake up the status quo in Metropolis over the next few months.

DC Comics has provided us with a preview of tomorrow’s Action Comics #1017, a first look at artwork from Action Comics #1018 hitting shelves January 1, and the covers to Action Comics #1019 and #1020.

The team-up of Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita, Jr., Klaus Janson, Brad Anderson and Dave Sharpe begins tomorrow in Action Comics #1017! It’s one of the biggest creator reunions in years, as Bendis and Romita Jr. join forces for the first time since their blockbuster turns on Avengers and Avengers Vs. X-Men. And one of the biggest Superman stories of all time continues in this first look at “Metropolis Doom” part two in next month’s Action Comics #1018, guest-starring the Justice League, Young Justice, and more!

War and chaos strikes the heart of Metropolis as the Invisible Mafia, Lex Luthor, and the Legion of Doom all stand their ground to take over Metropolis. And, to kick off 2020 in Action Comics #1019 and #1020, Lex Luthor, the Legion of Doom, and Leviathan come to Metropolis after the Man of Steel discloses his secret identity to the public. Will Apex Lex turn to Batman for help… or to The Joker?

Action Comics #1017 through #1020
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Interior and Cover art by John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson and Brad Anderson
Lettering by Dave Sharpe
In Shops: November 27, January 1, January 29 and February 26
Final Orders Due: Dec 02, 2019
SRP: $3.99

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November 26, 2019 4:52 pm

UGH. I hate John Romita Jr’s artwork. Everyone looks the same and it is just ugly. Distracting from the story.

November 26, 2019 7:36 pm
Reply to  HouseOfPotter

Same here… ugggghhhhh he’s back great… said no one ever.

November 26, 2019 9:32 pm

Wow… I don’t even know what to say. That’s just …. bad. I’d rather have frank miller, and for me that’s stretching it.

December 1, 2019 4:24 pm
Reply to  SupermanFan83

Neither is a good fit for Superman or the Justice League IMO.

November 27, 2019 10:55 pm

Must be nice to have a really famous father than can get you work

November 28, 2019 8:06 am

Like the others, I’m not a fan of the artwork. Robin the Boy Wonder looks like a middle-aged man.