Action Comics #962

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Stephen Segovia, Art Thibert Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 24, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 38
7.5Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

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"Path to Doom" part six! In the epic conclusion, the mystery of Black Zero deepens just as the Man of Steel makes a fateful decision that may stop Doomsday, but also risks the lives of those he loves most.

  • 9.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Aug 26, 2016

    I still think Oz will turn out to be Osterman. But we'll see. Overall, this was a good issue. As usual, the small moments struck me more than the battle sequences. But Jurgens and Segovia do a good job with the action in hyping up the sheer power of Doomsday. So this was rather entertaining. So far, Rebirth hasn't let me down. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Crusaders - Lead Sharp Aug 30, 2016

    Script, dialogue, pacing all march to a smart beat and Jon, Superman's son is a brilliant addition to the narrative. Jon serves as a relatable way in for new readers and someone to take the edge off the cynicism for old readers with his wonder and awe of every fantastic thing we, as the older reader, has seen before. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Aug 25, 2016

    There is not a lot of nuance to the artwork in Action Comics #962. Facial features are not finely detailed, and an unintended side effect of an innovative layout featuring multiple panels shown from above or below is that bodies occasionally appear elongated. However, Path of Doom Conclusion is a story focused on the big picture, so what the graphics lack in subtlety, they make up for with a vitality that is larger than life. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 24, 2016

    Jurgens resumes Actions most promising angle Superman and Lex Luthor sizing each other up with the hint that it will remain a crucial aspect of the series. With Doomsday defeated its time to see what else Jurgens has in store for Superman. Path of Dooms conclusion was an encouraging step in the right direction. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Aug 24, 2016

    Overall, Action Comics #962 is a return to form that finally moves the plot along generously, while also stressing the "Action" in the book's title. I can't wait to see what the next issue brings with "Clark Kent," the powerless doppelganger that we've been promised to learn more about. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ian B Aug 24, 2016

    As a conclusion to the Doomsday arc, this issue was satisfying. While the first few issues may have faltered, the arc really hit its stride with a good mixture of action and character moments. Despite my personal belief that the Doomsday fight overstayed it's welcome a few issues ago, I still enjoyed what these issues had to offer as a look into just who Superman is and how even the classic Superman has changed since his first encounter with the monster. Beyond the addition of a family dynamic, this Superman has shown an ability to learn from past mistakes, to take a more thoughtful approach to protecting the innocent, and as such I believe is the perfect person to represent hope for a new era. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Tony Black Aug 30, 2016

    Altogether, as numerous character points and one major cliffhanger suggests an exciting future for the story ‘Path of Doom' has given us, Action Comics has delivered with this arc a well written, well drawn story where Jurgens & Segovia have delivered a massive story for Superman while teasing multiple mysteries and exciting stories to follow. The tale isn't of course over, ever, but it's a strong issue to conclude an entertaining overarching tale. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Aug 24, 2016

    Our "Path To Doom" story comes to a close with this issue and while all the mysteries that we've been dealing with might not be revealed here, what we do have is a conclusion that seems to have a ton of heart, great character work and awesome looking art.  Yeah, it's still a comic about Superman fighting Doomsday, but it seemed to work better here than it has previously and because of that when I finished this issue I had a smile on my face.......... I just would have liked a little more on the revelatory side of things. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 24, 2016

    Overall though, Action Comics continues to live up to its title and continues to also focus on heart which allows the series to sore. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Aug 25, 2016

    Segovia draws some epic fight action, and does an excellent job capturing Wonder Woman's frustration at being sidelined. At times Superman's head seems too small for his body, but for the most part this is a fine looking comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Roy Ranous Aug 25, 2016

    While this first arc was held up by too much Superman/Doomsday brawling, it ended well and set the table for a truly unique status quo for the Man of Steel. Ultimately, Jurgens and Co. are trying to challenge Superman on levels above and beyond his physical prowess, which is a bit ironic considering Doomsday has long been his single greatest physical test. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Aug 25, 2016

    In this case, putting the genie back in the bottle causes the bottle to crack and fracture. At the very least, Action Comics #962 keeps it from shattering completely. There are one too many predictable plot lines, but there are also new and interesting dynamics emerging within the story. It doesn't prevent some parts of that story from being inane at times, but it still finds a way capture the heart of what makes Superman so iconic. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Aug 24, 2016

    Action is a comic you really want to like, but ultimately seems to only be lurching forward. Read Full Review

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