Action Comics #970

Action Comics #970

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Patrick Zircher Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 28, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 13
7.6Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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"MEN OF STEEL" part four! Godslayer's origin reveals him to be very different than the Man of Steel imagined! Will even the threat of universal Armageddon be enough to make Superman sacrifice Lex Luthor?

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

    This issue is a page turner. We are now set up for what must be the finale next issue. Has Superman changed his stance? Is he viewing Luthor differently? Are his preconceptions about Luthor being used by L'Call and Ch'Aar? The moral dilemma is just too good to pass this issue or arc by. I actually want to see Luthor redeemed. It's this possibility that makes this one of the best Superman arcs in a very, very long time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Dec 28, 2016

    Again Action Comics continues to be a heavy hitter from DC. If you haven't been picking this one up you are definitely missing out. I'm so on the edge of my seat wanting to know what Lex's fate is going to be. Pick this one up its a solid series and issue that shouldn't be missed. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jan 4, 2017

    So some of the speed bumps I had last issue are smoothed here. L'Call always knew about the Mother Box despite Lex hiding it under a bucket. L'Call has a personal stake in Darkseid's villainy above the death of his family. He was a truly peaceful man forced into this barbaric life. And Superman is struggling a bit. All in all, this moved things forward and that makes me happy. And the art is spot on gorgeous. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 28, 2016

    Jurgens ends the issue with an interesting cliffhanger. The final panel probably is a fake out, but it's fun to see Jurgens going the unexpected route with the story. Action Comics has recovered from its rocky start and this issue was more proof, the creative team has found the right niche in the Superman universe to tell different and entertaining stories. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Jan 1, 2017

    Nideesi! LCall! Zade! Chaar! Darkseid! Parademons! Mother Box! In the face of such powerful and persuasive adversaries, can the Big Blue Boy Scout stay strong in his conviction that even his archenemy cannot be punished for his future crimes? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 28, 2016

    There really isn't much to this issue besides for an extended backstory on L'Call, but even with that, there's enough here to enjoy and have a good time with this book.  The art is fantastic as always and even though there's not a lot of progression here, I'm still intrigued about where this story is going. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AiPT! - Matthew Theriault Dec 28, 2016

    While I've not particularly been enamored by Jurgen's run thus far or his portrayal of Superman in it, I do not believe that he miscomprehends the character so much that the last panel is indeed intended to portray Superman's genuine reaction. Likely, it's a ploy on the part of the Man of Steel to rescue Luthor per his original purpose for travelling to that planet. But if I'm wrong about such, and Jurgen's Superman, merely through poor storytelling and worse characterization, is actually actively working against the cause of Justice, then Action Comics will have gone from being merely disposable to outright disdainful. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    ockedman Dec 30, 2016

    The story is getting very interesting. This arc is quite enjoyable, but it's in this issue that Dan Jurgens really started developping his ideas. Something I love in this series is Superman's portrayal, both in his voice and his poses.

  • 8.0
    ArkhamJamie Jan 2, 2017

    [ART: 9.2 | STORY: 7.5 | WRITING: 7.9 | TOTAL: 8.1 (~8)] This was a really good issue for this series. I was worried this arc might drag, but it doesn't appear to be. Any issue that focuses on Luthor is a highlight as he is a really good character. I like how fleshed out the villains are, their motives are clear and it's nice to see that Superman is understanding of both what he's being told and his past experiences with Lex. Zircher's art is great this issue with one particular page with a certain character being rendered fantastically. Overall, a solid issue for the series that gives 'Men of Steel' some momentum.

  • 8.0
    Kitaru Jan 3, 2017

    A bit of a slow issue, but I understand the need for a setup. I enjoy Super-Lex, but it feels like he might be turned into a bad guy again after this arc ends, which is worrying. I hope the Men of Steel will find a more passive and peaceful way to solve this dilemma, but in the end it is up to Dan Jurgens to decide what happens.

  • 7.5
    Holyjiebus Jan 3, 2017

    Comic Book Review (7.5/10) "Good" Action Comics #970 "Men of Steel Part 4" Writer: Dan Jurgens Penciller: Patch Zircher Plot: Lex Luthor has been captured by L'Call the godslayer due to allegations that Luthor will one day become the next ruler of Apokolips in L'Call's visions. Superman makes it to L'Call's world because he believes that Luthor should not prosecuted for a crime he never committed. Now the trial of Luthor begins... This is the shortest trial I have ever seen in a form of media. There weren't many new accusations from L'Call and he kept bringing up the fact that his visions were always accurate. The only thing new was the fact that L'Call discovered a mother box in Luthor's cell which he claimed proved that Luthor will one day become the next Darkseid. Zircher does a great job and makes each scene look dramatic. This might be more filler than actual story, but Zircher's art makes this good looking filler.

  • 9.0
    Super17 Dec 28, 2016

  • 9.0
    DizzyG Dec 29, 2016

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 Dec 28, 2016

  • 8.5
    MPLSrobit Dec 28, 2016

  • 8.5
    ActionCity Dec 28, 2016

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Jan 10, 2017

  • 7.5
    Nuckster77 Dec 30, 2016

  • 7.0
    EDiakota Dec 28, 2016

  • 7.0
    ak94 Dec 29, 2016

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