Who is Leviathan? (Action Comics #1011 Comic Review)

Script: Brian Michael Bendis

Art and Cover: Steve Epting

Colors: Brad Anderson

Letters: Josh Reed

Variant Cover: Francis Manapul

Associate Editor: Jessica Chen

Editor: Mike Cotton

Action Comics #1011 Cover

In the last issue, Lois and Clark went undercover to London to investigate Leviathan, disguising themselves as members of Spyral. While Superman thwarted another attack, Lois disappeared. Meanwhile, Amanda Waller was at the Fortress of Solitude with Jimmy. This issue picks up from the moment Clark is flying around London looking for Lois.

The conclusion of Leviathan Rises—the leadup to the event next month—leaves me with more questions than I have answers, but I suspect that was the point. The running theme of the power of the press and the fact that Lois’s journalism is the key to unraveling the mystery was much appreciated, and I’m glad that after initially keeping her out of the story in his run, Bendis has made her central again. I’ve always believed that in order for a Superman story to have a real impact, Lois Lane, who fights injustice with her words, needs to be in it.

Epting’s art was fantastic, and Anderson’s colors really compliment his style. The Superman suit looks vibrant in every issue, and this is no exception. Manapul’s variant cover featuring Superman, Lois, and Jimmy was also beautiful. One of the things that I have liked a great deal about Leviathan Rises is seeing the trio work together again. I hope that this is the new status quo.

I am also hoping that next issue, we finally get some answers as to what exactly Leviathan is. There are hints as to who is involved, but of course, our protagonists are completely in the dark, and I suspect that when they find out is going to be when the audience has a clearer picture of what exactly is happening. I’m looking forward to seeing how the event plays out.

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Melissa Privette

Melissa Privette

Melissa is a recovering accountant and an aspiring attorney with a love for comics who wants to be Lois Lane when she grows up.
Leviathan Rises concludes as Lois and Clark plan their next move.
  • Fantastic art
  • Lois takes a very active role in the story
  • Great seeing Lois, Clark, and Jimmy working together like old times
  • I wish that we had gotten a few more answers
Art - 10
Characterization - 10
Story - 8
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Melissa is a recovering accountant and an aspiring attorney with a love for comics who wants to be Lois Lane when she grows up.

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