ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #13

While present-day Lex Luthor is busy fighting an array of the DCU’s most vile foes over in ACTION COMICS, this annual takes a look back at two formative encounters Luthor had before he became the bald mad genius we know and love (to hate) today! Marco Rudy illustrates a story of young Lex and Darkseid, while Ed Benes tackles a tale starring Luthor and Batman foe Ra’s al Ghul!

Written by PAUL CORNELL
Art by MARCO RUDY and ED BENES
Cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER

Price: $4.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 5.8%

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  1. Yes please.

  2. I’m going to wait for reviews to see if I want to buy this.

  3. so freakin excited for this

  4. How can I not buy this?

  5. I’m usually not big on annuals these days, but stories about Lex meeting Darkseid and Ra’s? I’m down.

  6. Darkseid is badass.

  7. Awesome cover. Excited for this issue.

  8. Nice touch by Van Sciver on Lex’s pose on the cover.

  9. Was thinking of passing on this….but then I saw Marco Rudy’s name and it makes me want to buy it more so.

  10. Well this is definitely going to be my POTW since Brightest Day is the only other book getting pulled this week.

  11. i usually love annuals….but only from the dollar bin. lol. I do love Cornells run with Lex so i might just give this a try…

  12. Gorgeous cover. Very interested to see Lex up against these two villains.

  13. This was awesome. The Darkseidstory had really nice visuals, and the Ra’s Al Ghul Story was told like a centuries old tale, befitting for a story centered around an immortal.

  14. Ready your mind! There’s a danger it might be blown!!
    Panel of the week material.  Fun issue. 

  15. This would’ve been POTW if not for the god-awful layouts. A great story with pretty good art almost ruined by just the absolutel worst layouts I’ve ever seen.

  16. Those geometrical layouts were amazing, visually stunning, great original work by Rudy imo.

  17. @ Franktiger I definitely enjoyed the layouts as well.

    I took issue with the writing here though. Am I the only one?? It was definitely not up to par with the regular issues of Action Comics, where Cornell is absolutely killing it. Both stories were contrived and over the top. Maybe it’s just me…and don’t give me some nonsensical argument about how these are stories about gods and immortals and all this. Obviously I realize that. The stories just weren’t very logical.

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