Action Comics #961

Action Comics #961

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Stephen Segovia, Art Thibert Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 10, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 29
7.3Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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"Path to Doom" part five! With his family's safety hanging in the balance, Superman confronts Doomsday to finally bring the beast's destructive rage to an end. To save his wife and son, Superman must overcome the monster that once killed him, or die trying!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Allen Wiggs Aug 10, 2016

    What have we learned from this issue? Well mysterious hooded narrator guy has a posse of guys with hoverboards and could have gotten involved at any point saving countless lives. Also" um yeah nothing that's it. Just more fighting. Yawn. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Aug 13, 2016

    Good action and emotion with solid visuals. This issue may be starting the reveal of the DC Universe's Rebirth. I'll absolutely be coming back in two weeks for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Aug 11, 2016

    Dan Jurgens has brought new life to Action Comics, and every issue has helped re-establish the prestige of this vaunted title. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Brandon Griffin Aug 11, 2016

    This is a pretty great issue of Action Comics, and the story and art do plenty to keep readers turning pages and coming back for the next issue. Superman is fun again and speaks right to the hearts of comic reading dads everywhere. As long as we start getting some answers, this book is surely headed in the right direction. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Aug 13, 2016

    Lex, left behind to guard Metropolis when Superman and Wonder Woman went off in pursuit of Doomsday, finds himself aided by the unseen Superwoman. Clark calls Luthors attention to the crashed vehicle from which the singleminded behemoth emerged, and the super-suited scientist is unable to explain the composition of the craft. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Tony Black Aug 15, 2016

    Another fine issue from Action Comics, which continues a strong run with this arc, truly making the most of having a powered up Doomsday back wreaking havoc, and it manages to balance both plenty of action (as you'd expect) and character points which continue the journey of everyone in Superman's orbit. The way the issue ends, too, will leave you very excited to see where the story organically develops next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Aug 15, 2016

    Once more the issue is packed with a huge brawl as the villain and heroes demolish the countryside. It is big and loud and somewhat glorious in its action sequences, reminiscent of the original Doomsday where page after page was bonecrushing punches and devastating attacks. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 13, 2016

    The Superman team continues to deliver action and excitement and has me interested in Superman for the first time in a very long time. Here's looking forward to the next issue and see if some of the mystery is finally revealed. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Crusaders - Lead Sharp Aug 15, 2016

    Superman is getting better, and throw in a good ending with a decent bit of intrigue and he's slowly becoming his old heroic self again. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ian B Aug 10, 2016

    While I ultimately enjoyed this issue by itself, the main issue with the arc so far has been Doomsday. While I actually do enjoy the character, the problem with him is that he lacks any real character. His motivations are simple and he has very little personality, leading to arcs where the rest of the cast needs to be even better than usual in their characterization to make up for the gap. Unfortunately, I don't believe that this has been happening as much as it needs to this arc, which leads us into a situation where, unfortunately, while the book may be quality, I am simply waiting for the arc to end so that we can get into something with a bit more meat. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Aug 10, 2016

    Although Action Comics #961 is much of the same, we do get some payoff as Mr. Oz finally makes a move, setting in motion a cliffhanger that hints at what's to come. With several of Rebirth's biggest mysteries lingering in this title, it's time to get on with it and live up to the full potential of what this book can truly be. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Aug 10, 2016

    Please, Mr. Jurgens, can we be done with Doomsday and get to solving some of the mysteries? Who is Mr. Oz? Who released Doomsday? Will Superman and Luthor become allies? Who is this Clark Kent that is not Superman? I know this is Action Comics, but the questions raised have far more potential than Superman vs. Doomsday Round 17. The interpersonal relationships continue to be the aspects of this book that are the most exciting and answering those questions will bring about some resolution to this the best part of the drama. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Aug 10, 2016

    While we may be leading to something in the next issue of this series from the events here, it seems like too little too late at this point because even with a new development added here, it's still the same old song and dance that we've been dealing with since the renumbering of this series.  On top of that I also didn't think that the art was as strong as it's been previously and while I've been hoping for something to change here, the art wasn't what I was talking about. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - Matthew Theriault Aug 10, 2016

    I love how Tyler Kirkham and Stephen Segovia's art recaptures so much of the DC house-style " which had received undue derision in recent years " while nevertheless maintaining wholly unique flavors of their own, and yet, aesthetics aside, Segovia's art certainly contributes to the derivative and often uninspired storytelling which has plagued Action Comics throughout Path of Doom. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Aug 15, 2016

    There's nothing really wrong with this issue, but not enough happens to satisfy. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Aug 11, 2016

    I still think Action Comics is on the path to being a really solid book, and overall the tone of all the Superman titles have vastly improved since bringing back the pre-New 52 Superman, but at this point, the storyline needs to stop treading narrative water and begin resolving some of the plot points it has introduced, or at the very least inject some twists into these events. That looks like it's in the cards, and I'm hopeful that next issue will see things moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 10, 2016

    Action Comics #961 is another dull chapter in a very stagnant story that cant end soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Jeff Andrew Aug 10, 2016

    The story is still good and the art is better then the previous 2 issues

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  • 8.0
    Kitaru Aug 17, 2016

    The ballad of the cross issues fight scene continues. Typically I would be displeased with nothing but fight scene after fight scene, however it appears the story is finally progressing in what appears to be a very interesting turn of events. I am excited to see where this story continues.

  • 7.5
    the green death Aug 10, 2016

    Still fun but this issue the holding pattern of action packed fights with three panels of mystery doesn't work quite as well as it has been, mostly down to the art being good but not as good as what's come before. Next issue looks like we'll get some answers, so this is probably more of a blip down with my enjoyment rather than it being tanked.

  • 7.0
    Comic Booger Aug 10, 2016

    My FULL review in in the link below; visit my site for full reviews: "In conclusion, Action Comics #961 is packed with stand out moments, especially the ones in the city, but it is still missing the perfect delivery it needs. Although the art is massively improving and answers are coming forth, the story seems to be dragging a bit." -Olaf Lesniak of ComicBooger.com https://comicbooger.com/2016/08/10/action-comics-961-review/

  • 6.5
    myconius Aug 10, 2016

    overall this story started pretty decent but now it's really starting to get pretty laughable. . . . . . some really silly dialog. . . . . i don't mind some cartoony writing once in a while, but don't get ridiculous now!!!!! . . . . . . . . this issue is also suffering from some rushed art. . . . . . . and as great as the new 'Superwoman' series is, please don't force it into 'Action Comics'! every comic title should be able to stand on it's own merit. . . . . . . last thing i'll say is, if you want a REALLY good laugh?? then look at how Superman's face is drawn in the panel where he says- "--CAN'T-- R--RUN--!" . . . . . . what the HECK is that THING??? . . . . . . . i know these folks are rushed for time with the bi-weekly deadline, i'm sorry! i truly am! but THIS is just horrendous!!!! . . . . . . . the story did pick up towards the end, but the whole thing just felt WAY too rushed!!!! . . . . . . i said it before and i'll say it again . . . . . this bi-weekly schedule is just a REALLY BAD idea!!!! . . . . . you get everyone hooked into a quick release schedule, but then the quality really starts to suffer . . . . . . BADLY! . . . . . . . comic writers/artists/etc... are human beings. . . . . they aren't meant to be run like machines!! . . . . even machines when pushed to the limit eventually break down!

  • 6.0
    The Villain Aug 10, 2016

    The art still stands out. Wonder Woman continues to look really great in this Action Comics series but there really isn't a whole lot more going here that is really that cool. The story tries to go for the heart strings in the middle of the issue but it just doesn't work because the dialogue is so cliched. Even Superman's thoughts while he is fighting Doomsday are really stupid and have absolutely no depth. They also thrown Superwoman in there for absolutely no reason. She has nothing to do and she's only there to try and sell her own book that came out today. Good try DC but I'm not buying it.

  • 10
    super_rex Aug 18, 2016

  • 9.5
    SkyroCBR Aug 13, 2016

  • 9.5
    LocoNasty Aug 13, 2016

  • 9.0
    ockedman Aug 11, 2016

  • 9.0
    KFuqua Aug 13, 2016

  • 9.0
    Rico Aug 29, 2016

  • 8.5
    BubbaGumpJedi Oct 15, 2016

  • 8.0
    wooble89 Aug 10, 2016

  • 8.0
    Howl Aug 12, 2016

  • 8.0
    DXO Sep 9, 2016

  • 8.0
    ActionCity Oct 31, 2016

  • 8.0
    Lotrbruno Nov 23, 2016

  • 7.5
    ak94 Aug 10, 2016

  • 7.5
    sebastianorellana95 Aug 10, 2016

  • 7.5
    truffaz Aug 14, 2016

  • 7.0
    Xtian95 Aug 10, 2016

  • 7.0
    Cristian Aug 11, 2016

  • 7.0
    Stallonelythelonely Aug 11, 2016

  • 7.0
    Nuckster77 Aug 12, 2016

  • 7.0
    mrDovydas Aug 29, 2016

  • 5.0
    Andrew Sep 4, 2016

  • 4.0
    EggMath Aug 10, 2016

  • 1.5
    Mixi Sep 17, 2016

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