Action Comics #973

Action Comics #973

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Stephen Segovia, Art Thibert, Patrick Zircher Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 8, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 19
8.3Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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"MILD MANNERED" part one! The road to "Superman: Reborn" starts here! With Superman and Lex Luthor back on Earth, the Man of Steel turns his attention to uncovering the mystery of the human Clark Kent living and working in Metropolis. But there's something...off about this guy, and Superman better figure out just what that is, before it's too late!
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  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Feb 13, 2017

    After hearing his name in Supergirl #6 and seeing Zor-El 'cured', we are definitely getting a more classic Cyborg Superman back in the DCU. Look at this panel by Segovia. The shading is hinting towards his Cyborg future. Look, as I said, the whole point of #Rebirth was to bring back the classic essence of these characters. In this issue we have just about as classic a Lois, bumbling Clark, and Henshaw. If any books have been resuscitated by Rebirth, it is the Superman books. Hooray for us fans! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Feb 9, 2017

    Overall this is another solid issue of Action Comics, which is really prepping readers for the Superman Reborn Arc, but also doing some really interesting stuff itself. Jurgens’ really harkens back to that 90’s style of writing, but shows he has still got the talent to go with it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 8, 2017

    Action Comics has steadily improved and the creative team has gotten this title back on track. If you gave up on it earlier, it's time to give it another chance. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 8, 2017

    We've got ourselves a duel story going on here and while I love that we're moving along at a fast pace to tell as much story as possible, I found myself mad that we couldn't focus on just one....... either one, it didn't matter.  The point is, they're both interesting stories that I need to have the answers to and I can't wait to see what we get next, especially if the art remains as strong as it is here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Feb 9, 2017

    As the tales title implies, the mysterious Clark Kent figures prominently in Mild Mannered Part One. However, the bespectacled reporters Daily Planet colleague, Lois Lane, likewise headlines an issue filled with surprises including unexpected appearances by several notable names! Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Blair Marnell Feb 9, 2017

    Stephen Segovia is also a very talented artist, but his style simply doesn't flow very well with Zircher's pages. By abruptly cutting from Segovia to Zircher on more than one occasion, this issue is less fun to read. But the story is fun and engaging, and that's the most important part of the equation. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Matthew J. Theriault Feb 8, 2017

    The prospect of Lois and Clark having the second first date " a mere 973 issues after their seminal first first date " imbibes Jurgens' Action run with some much-needed excitement. His recent “Men of Steel” arc was instantly forgettable, but the continuing saga of the seemingly human second Clark Kent is a contribution to the Superman mythos that is genuinely inspired and sure to leave a lasting legacy. Read Full Review

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