COMICS: Paolo Rivera Provides Stunning Variant For Grant Morrison's ACTION COMICS Finale

The artist, best known for his work on the likes of Amazing Spider-Man and Daredevil over at Marvel, has lent his unique talents to providing a special variant cover for Grant Morrison's final issue of Action Comics (issue #18, which goes on sale next month). Check it out!

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By Josh Wilding - 2/20/2013
• You don’t dare miss Grant Morrison’s stunning, extra-sized final issue of ACTION COMICS!
• It’s no small battle as Superman fights to save all of creation in this epic!
• This issue is destined to be a milestone in The New 52!
• Plus: In the backup story, whatever happened to the men of tomorrow(s)?




ACTION COMICS #18
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Pencils by RAGS MORALES
Cover by TONY S. DANIEL
Variant Cover by PAOLO RIVERA


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THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 2/20/2013, 6:50 PM
That's....interesting.
TheDARKestKNIGHT - 2/20/2013, 6:51 PM
Meh. Dudes artwork isn't all that impressive to me. Good though.
TheDARKestKNIGHT - 2/20/2013, 6:52 PM
I like his work on Daredevil a lot though!
HellsHammer - 2/20/2013, 6:55 PM
Big Superman fan. Glad Grant is done.
Fastestmanalive - 2/20/2013, 7:04 PM
uuuuuhh yea that artwork sucks and so does this book, cant wait for Diggle to take over.
TheSuperguy - 2/20/2013, 7:07 PM
CANNOT believe they stretched this out for another issue. Was so looking forward to Morrison's crappy arc to be over
CavEl - 2/20/2013, 7:08 PM
Morrison is a mad man, but he's working it all together. All the loose ends are tying up, can't wait to see how it ends.

Also, would've been great to see Sholly Fisch take over for Grant. The man writes a great Superman. Hope he gets a shot at writing Supes one day.

Kent's never quit.
CavEl - 2/20/2013, 7:10 PM
His back-ups are more of a treat than Grant's books.
MrEko - 2/20/2013, 7:10 PM
Goodbye Morrison, It's been an awesome yet strange run. Damn did the Myxspitlyktonguetwister story arc do my head in for a while.
Shadowelfz - 2/20/2013, 7:14 PM
I dare miss the final issue, Josh, but I will be celebrating.

Thank God I can't wait to buy Action Comics again.
KelvTwelve - 2/20/2013, 7:30 PM
Good composition, bad artwork.
lucio7lopez - 2/20/2013, 7:30 PM
I'll miss Morrison. Was a great trip!
RonSwanson - 2/20/2013, 7:31 PM
In the words of John Lovitz, "It Stinks!"
asdalhjljh - 2/20/2013, 7:53 PM
Somebody please count up the number of times Josh has recently given something a 4 or 5 star review..and now count up the number of times Josh uses the phrase "the likes of" in a sentence rather than just saying "for example," "including," or "among other things," or just referencing the work or person directly.

And then watch him get butthurt or delete my post because it hurts his poor ickle feelings. Better yet, post a few yourself, and watch him go nuts. It's kind of funny, really.
WruceBayne - 2/20/2013, 8:02 PM
This looks either like a real bad or a real awesome acid trip.
DBeck - 2/20/2013, 8:23 PM
"cant wait for Diggle to take over."

...the same guy who came up with Shadowland...yea, I'll pass.
beane2099 - 2/20/2013, 8:44 PM
I get where Grant is going with all this and I don't hate his Action run but it seems like he didn't learn anything from that last issue of final crisis. If they ever make a collection of this run, maybe they can release an untangled version. Also, we still don't know exactly why this fifth dimension dude hates Superman.
arashini - 2/20/2013, 8:48 PM
Superman has pretty boring in recent years with the one-two punch of Superman Returns and New 52.


Let's hope Snyder & Snyder change that this year both on film and in the comics.
scapegoatjones - 2/20/2013, 8:49 PM
for real, retire the "stunning' headline.
it gets our hope up.

this is some mediocre crayola bullshit right here.
asdalhjljh - 2/20/2013, 9:04 PM
unfortunately, stunning, in Josh's vocabulary, seems to refer to "any drawing, resembling a superhero, for which the artist received pay by a comic book publisher."
GenerationX - 2/20/2013, 9:28 PM
Stunning???? This looks like shit...it's a jumbled mess and the artwork is absolutely shitty! I could do better than that
Tevii - 2/20/2013, 10:46 PM
Stunning is going waaaaayyyy overboard. That is not an attractive piece in the least
soaponapope - 2/20/2013, 11:22 PM
so where's this stunning alt I was promised
mgeoff88 - 2/21/2013, 12:08 AM
Final issue of Action Comics???

Wow! Superman has his hands full! That's a great design with his cape being connected to his other selves.

I think that's really interesting and well executed.
jimoakley666 - 2/21/2013, 1:05 AM
Love Paolo's work. And Morrison's. It'd be cool to see them both work together on the Fantastic 4.
KingMarvel - 2/21/2013, 2:52 AM
I dont trust you comic fans no more evry time ya'll be saying "mweeu", i dont thinks so, or i dont like it, that comic turn out to be the number one best sell of the month or even the year!! (superior Spiderman) why ya'll lying.
RPD - 2/21/2013, 2:54 AM
What's so stunning about it?
Pharaoh - 2/21/2013, 3:14 AM
Nobody will ever top Grant Morrisons "All Star Superman" he mos def set the bar with that one n I haven't seen anyone come close to it as for that cover it's ehhhh like 90% of DC and for that matter Marvels covers these days
Pharaoh - 2/21/2013, 3:19 AM
anyone who says "if you knew art" doesn't know the first thing about art since the statement implies a standard understanding and appreciation based on education to a medium that is subjective and relative to the individual

even on the technical side there exists no true standard for defining the quality of a piece
DRMidNite - 2/21/2013, 4:09 AM
Stunning? Hardly...
Shamo - 2/21/2013, 5:46 AM
stunning? this artwork is shit.

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