Action Comics #966

Action Comics #966

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Stephen Segovia, Art Thibert Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 26, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 19
7.8Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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"BACK IN THE PLANET" part two! As the Daily Planet's star returns to work, so does Lex Luthor. Meanwhile, Superman continues to investigate the devastation in the aftermath of the Doomsday attack.

  • 10
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Oct 30, 2016

    Together with the New 52 Lana Lang and the post-Crisis Man of Steel, the pre-Flashpoint Lois Lane comes to grips with the fate that befell the version of her that was native to the current continuity. What will the status quo look like for the DC Universe in the future? Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Oct 28, 2016

    Finally, we will see Lois portrayed as she should be. And that makes me happy. Thanks to Jurgens and all involved for giving us the Lois we deserve! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    GWW - Pwaelchl Oct 26, 2016

    Any Superman fan needs to read this issue. Any lapsed or casual Superman fan will love this issue. Anyone who put off checking outAction Comics or Superman's cast of characters since Rebirth or even since the New 52 launch should read this issue. Honestly, if anyone out there hasn't thought about Superman and his world since Dan Jurgens wroteSuperman #75 back in the 1990's, this is the issue to pick up to be reminded whySuperman remains an icon. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Oct 28, 2016

    Action Comics is hitting on all cylinders right now. This is what great comics are supposed to be! It doesn't hurt that it features the first and greatest comic book super-hero of all time. This is a Superman that is relatable and engenders all the wonder and excitement he's been known for in his 78 years of existence. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 26, 2016

    Interestingly, the four issue run where there's been very little action has been far more satisfying. Jurgens does the smaller, more personal stories of Superman and his supporting cast well. Hopefully, this momentum continues when he amps the action back up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ian B Oct 26, 2016

    Ultimately, I quite liked this issue, and in my opinion this has been a pretty big step up from the relatively disappointing previous few issues. While this issue has very little action, the small tension that it does have between Lois and Superwoman does a good job of breaking up the character moments of Clark and Jon, and eventually Clark and Lois, allowing both the time they need to breathe and flow naturally. The scenes of Clark teaching Jon how to use his powers and what it means to be a hero continue to be heartwarming, and Lois is finally truly coming into her own, albeit with the occasional and completely understandable need for help from time to time. Hopefully the series can keep the quality up and, although so far it's been a bit of a mixed bag, with great issues mixed in among disappointing ones. Luckily, this was definitely a highlight. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComiConverse - Yul Espinosa Nov 3, 2016

    Action Comics #966 Rebirth fulfills a promise of a better tomorrow and gives hope where there was none. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Oct 27, 2016

    This is a book full of emotional beats, and while a few panels lack precision the book conveys its character's feelings clearly. The new players introduced at the end are quite impressive. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 26, 2016

    While I was originally all about Lois getting some panel play in this series, this issue didn't really give us anything new and left a big question I had just hanging and it doesn't look like we're going to get any explanation to what got this arc started in the first place.  The art was fine, but this issue was just boring in the long run. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Inhuman Mongo Oct 31, 2016

    Hang tight kiddies and don't give up on Action Comics, I am hopeful this issues exposition will lead to something more. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AiPT! - Matthew Theriault Oct 26, 2016

    In comics jargon, "gutter space" is the blank area between the panels. Save perhaps for the (admittedly awesome) reveal on the last two pages, the entirety of issue #966 could have been relegated to the gutter. Nothing happens that couldn't have been filled in (better) by the reader's imagination in skipping directly over to the next arc in the series. The living Lois from a different dimension secretly took on the identity of the other Lois no one knew was recently deceased " it hardly takes an intrepid investigative reported to figure out that was where the story was heading. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nuckster77 Oct 29, 2016

    Jurgens has hit his stride on the last 2 issues, after a bit of a tough start. Has tapped in well to the human side of Superman's life, and though the action-heads will want more than this character-driven story, it really works for me. Segovia is improving with every issue he does, and the Clay Mann cover is just awesome.

  • 8.5
    Kitaru Oct 30, 2016

    I have really enjoyed the idea of the Superman comics splitting focus between everyone in Superman family, with the past few Actions focusing more on Lois. Dan Jurgens has been doing good with Action Comics, and it will be interesting to see where it leads.

  • 8.5
    KFuqua Nov 1, 2016

    Continues to be an enjoyable read.

  • 8.0
    The Villain Oct 26, 2016

    Lois Lane is the focal point of this story for two issues in a row. The art continues to really impress me as a very optimistic story. There is some interesting depth to Lois Lane that we don't always get in this book and its nice to see her back where she feels important.

  • 8.0
    myconius Oct 26, 2016

    this one issue probably did more Justice for New 52 Lois Lane that any issue of Superman, or Action Comics, Superman Unchained, etc... during the entire New 52 & DC You era.

  • 9.0
    ActionCity Oct 31, 2016

  • 8.5
    Speeding Bullets Oct 28, 2016

  • 8.5
    BubbaGumpJedi Oct 31, 2016

  • 8.5
    DizzyG Nov 2, 2016

  • 8.5
    Lotrbruno Nov 23, 2016

  • 8.0
    sebastianorellana95 Oct 26, 2016

  • 8.0
    ak94 Oct 26, 2016

  • 8.0
    Rico Nov 8, 2016

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Oct 26, 2016

  • 7.0
    Jack's Yattering Nov 6, 2016

  • 7.0
    truffaz Nov 11, 2016

  • 6.5
    Gunnarthehuman Nov 1, 2016

  • 6.0
    Andrew Nov 20, 2016

  • 5.0
    ComickerPerson Oct 26, 2016

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