Action Comics #969

Action Comics #969

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Patrick Zircher Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 14, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 20
7.7Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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"MEN OF STEEL" part three! Trapped on the Godslayer's home world, Superman and Lex Luthor must unite if they want to make it back to Earth! But does Luthor deserve his freedom or should the Man of Steel make sure he stays locked away?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Dec 14, 2016

    This is how to tell a Superman story. This title doesn't need to turn into a buddy book starring Luthor and Superman, but presenting these two as competitors instead of outright enemies has created new story telling potential. Jurgens is making the most of it as he gives Superman a real challenge, a true job for Superman. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Joe Ryan Dec 14, 2016

    Action Comics is one of my favorite DC Rebirth titles and the great issues just keep coming. I highly recommend this series to anyone, even if you aren't a huge Superman fan. This book provides a ton of mystery, and great storytelling. I really like how while there are smaller arcs, they all tie into the bigger story and what is going on with Mr. Oz, Doomsday, Lex, Superman, and more. This series has the biggest legacy of any comic book. These creators are doing a great job living up to it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Dec 14, 2016

    I highly recommend picking this one up. The issue does deal more with Zade and L'Call, but I feel that helps to raise the story to a new level. Action Comics in my opinion has been the stronger of the Superbooks out right now and is definitely a great read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Dec 17, 2016

    Although Action Comics #969 engages more in weighty debate than in fantastic fisticuffs, the nuanced characterization and plotting keep the adventure lively despite its seeming simplicity. This in many ways was a transitional issue, but Men of Steel " Part 3 advanced and enriched the plot while offering a nice change of pace set in a more minor key. The tale's final line and closing image combined to summarize the fundamentals of Superman, ending a somber story on an upbeat note. Jurgens and Zircher turned in another superb effort, which was no less welcome for being expected. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Dec 18, 2016

    Action Comics #969 continues the trend of making the Superman books must-read since Rebirth. Dan Jurgens just has this rapport with Superman that allows him to write some of his best stories. The art this issue was great on both ends. Action Comics is a book any and all Superman fans should be reading right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Dec 19, 2016

    So overall, I thought this was a nice deep dive mostly into Luthor. How could he argue against L'Call's approach when that is his approach to Superman? That is a nice wrinkle. But L'Call's simple origin and the Mother Box/bucket moment just were a bit too chin-scratching to make me give this a higher grade. This is still a great book and this was a very good chapter. But I want so much more ... Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 14, 2016

    This isn't the most groundbreaking Superman story ever, but Jurgens is telling it enjoyably enough. Perhaps more importantly, this is going a long way to establishing a working relationship between Superman and his longstanding rival. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 14, 2016

    Not a lot goes down in this issue besides for getting a little background information about our Godslayer L'Call and what he's all about.  It's a tad disappointing that we can't find a happy medium between balls to the wall action and none at all, but we still get a book that's full of amazing art and even with my disappointments here, I still can't wait to read the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    AiPT! - Matthew Theriault Dec 14, 2016

    That holds true of the character even in illogical issues, awful arcs, or altogether terrible runs, and it's the reason way, despite so many otherwise mediocre stories like "Men of Steel," I've always been and always will be a faithful fan of the character. Read Full Review

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