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Superman: Action Comics, Volume 6: Superdoom (Action Comics, Volume II #6)

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The Superman: Doomed crossover is here!

The fabled villain returns from the Phantom Zone with his crosshairs set on the Man of Steel. Where ever Doomsday goes, death follows and Superman is forced to do the unthinkable; kill Doomsday. But when the creature explodes into a plume of vapor which Superman inhales, the true battle begins!

Collecting: Action Comics 30-35, Annual
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Hardcover, 200 pages
Published 2015 by DC Comics
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Anne
Sep 03, 2015 Anne rated it liked it
Don't waste your money on this, just read Doomed. It collects all of this plus the extra stuff needed for volume 6 make sense. In fact, the only thing in this one I hadn't already read, was issue #30 with Harrow & Ghost Soldier.
Not worth it, in my humble opinion.

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Harrow can control ghosts, Ghost Soldier works for her, and she is convinced Superman needs to die. She thinks he's simultaneously too powerful and too soft. And then he goes and
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Gavin
Jan 07, 2016 Gavin rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics
Hrmmm...

No,clue what just happened. Too many gaps, apparently they just published it without having it include crucial story ideas.

I liked the ends, as in the moral and growth of Supes from the event, but the getting there seemed silly and stupid.

More bearded Clark! Less blue monkey monster boy. We already have BAMFs thanks. Also, stop trying to make Krypto into Ghost from GoT.

More Luthor as a goodie anti hero. I love him and Batman in their shared bits. Comedy gold that the Joker and Supes coul
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Chad Harmon
Dec 21, 2015 Chad Harmon rated it did not like it
Skip this collection and read Superman: Doomed instead. You're only getting about 25% of the story reading just this one collection and you're going to be really confused. I hate when DC does this.
Kyle
Jul 02, 2016 Kyle rated it it was ok
Shelves: dcu
"Doomed" is a half-way decent storyline, but this volume is just a collection of the chapter ones for that event. I mean, you can sort of piece together what happens in between the issues collected here, but it is in no way a substitute for the entire thing. My advice would be to skip over this volume altogether and go directly for the "Doomed" TP to get the full experience.

2/5 (because as a TP collection, it makes no sense)
John Yelverton
Jun 07, 2015 John Yelverton rated it did not like it
Throughout the decades, Superman's invulnerability has made it virtually impossible for many writers to come up with worthwhile villains for him to fight. As a result, the majority of Superman books dealt with emotional issues and issues of conscious. They then created the ultimate Superman villain in Doomsday, who was a mindless beast bent solely on destruction. DC's New 52 version of this ultimate villain is to turn him into an emotional issue and issue of conscious for Superman. And that's ...more
Daniel Butcher
Jul 26, 2015 Daniel Butcher rated it liked it
Shelves: new-52
Okay version of the Doomsday storyline. Not everything is here making it a little tough to follow at times.
Jerry
Nov 25, 2016 Jerry rated it really liked it
A different, but enjoyable, take on the Superman/Doomsday story arc.
Nicholas Karpuk
Jul 16, 2015 Nicholas Karpuk rated it it was ok
It's easy to bag on Superman. The almost knee-jerk reaction many fans of super hero comics have is to say he's boring and too powerful. In some versions, yes, that's fair, but even a boring character can be fun. King of the Hill's protagonist Hank Hill is so boring that it comes back around as interesting. The trouble with most Superman writers is that they lack the courage to follow through on the big S's personality traits and their potential results.

Let's say you view Superman as a goody-good
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Benjamin Featherston
May 07, 2016 Benjamin Featherston rated it it was ok
Superman has faced Doomsday before, but never like this. This time he must battle Doomsday for control of his very body, and the integrity of everything for which Superman stands. Infected with spores created by Doomsday's destruction, Superman finds himself changing into an even more deadly version of his ultimate foe.

"Superman: Doomed" was a sprawling event that took place across multiple Superman titles. This volume collects only those chapters which occurred in Action Comics, specifically is
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Travis
Feb 06, 2015 Travis rated it liked it
Shelves: comic-books
I really dislike 90% of the new 52 and especially the fact that they monkey'd with Superman's costume.

But, Pak writes Superman perfectly and gets what works about the man of steel, his supporting cast, his world and the kind of stories you need to make Superman work and he makes all the pieces fit.

He gets that you need to create a menace big enough to challenge Superman, while giving us some emotional hook to connect us to Clark and the people around him.
These stories work because no matter what
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Michael
Mar 14, 2016 Michael rated it did not like it
via NYPL - "Hey, let's put half a crossover story in a collection by itself. It'll be good to present a story with escalating stakes, paper-thin characters and absolutely no emotional resonance without half of it's plot points, including the big resolution." - Somebody in DC Collected Editions, I can only assume.
Victor Orozco
Aug 09, 2015 Victor Orozco rated it did not like it
I must admit I'm biased on any Superman story that includes the New 52 version of Doomsday. At first I enjoyed the story at first with the previous version of Superman/Wonder Woman. Unfortunately the whole Superdoom story has made me sick.

The fight against Doomsday is a horrific ordeal and its one that basically spread to endanger the world. So much fury and death. I hate these stories.

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Hal Halbert
Feb 20, 2016 Hal Halbert rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics
As part of a crossover, this volume alone is very difficult to follow since the other issues aren't here. Some great moments but ultimately Inc incomplete.
David
Apr 29, 2016 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The actual comics are great. This deserves a much lower score for DC's classic "We'll only collect half of a crossover event".
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Greg Pak is an award-winning Korean American comic book writer and filmmaker currently writing “Batman/Superman” and “Action Comics” for DC Comics. Pak wrote the "Princess Who Saved Herself" children's book and the “Code Monkey Save World” graphic novel based on the songs of Jonathan Coulton and co-wrote (with Fred Van Lente) the acclaimed “Make Comics Like the Pros” how-to book. Pak's other work ...more
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