Action Comics #965

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Stephen Segovia, Art Thibert Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 12, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 31
7.9Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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"BACK IN THE PLANET" part one! Superman returns to the public eye-but what of Lois Lane? When a mysterious package arrives for Lois and Clark back on the farm, Lois can stay on the sidelines no more. But where does that leave Superman's human doppelgänger, Clark?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Oct 12, 2016

    Action Comics #965 rings with an intensity that makes this a must buy. The Super-books have benefited greatly in the Rebirth era, none more than Action Comics. Rebirth has allowed new kinds of stories to be told about Superman that don't rely on the challenge to be overcome by his super powers. Superman and Lois won't win the day with heat vision and super strength, it's going to take intelligence, ingenuity and some Batman-level detective work. Action Comics #965 is about as good as it gets. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Oct 14, 2016

    Perhaps because Thibert is doing the inks, this really looks like a jump back to the pre-Flashpoint Superman as well. For a story in which there is little dynamic action, there is plenty of variety and creativity in the art. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Pwaelchl Oct 12, 2016

    Jurgens provides a rich narrative here for any reader to enjoy. He knows that Superman stories are often strongest when the characterizations are strong. There were moments of this development during the first Doomsday arc, but it was focused on action. During this issue and the previous issue, #964, Jurgens has slowed the pace down and gone deeper into the characters. Lois and Clark's humanity are often more interesting than Superman's powers, and this is true here. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Oct 17, 2016

    As a Lois fan, as a reader who has been clamoring for more Lois, I love this issue. From this Lois' motives to action to her control of her emotions to her leap into action, I loved. And the scene with Superman sparkled as well. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised given what Jurgens has done in the past with the characters. So tell all the Lois lovers out there they need to pick up this issue! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Oct 13, 2016

    Lois Lane, who (along with Clark Kent and Superman) made her debut in Action Comics #1, returns to work at the Daily Planet only this is not the pre-Flashpoint Loiss newspaper, she is not the journalist known to the New 52 continuity, and its not just another day at the office in Metropolis! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Matthew J. Theriault Oct 12, 2016

    Between Jurgan finally hitting his stride and Segovia proving his chops as well, Action Comics is beginning to make me a believer in Rebirth. Like the rest of DC's offering since the start of the initiative, its neither revolutionary or outstanding, but it's solid storytelling month-in and month out. Add to the novel ways in which Jurgens is playing with the secret identity trope and the Superman mythos as a whole, and now's not a great time to be a Superman fan, but it's at least a genuinely good one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 12, 2016

    After its opening arc, I didn't have high hopes for this title, but Jurgens is getting his mojo back leading to a solid string of quality Superman (and family) stories. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - Tony Thornley Nov 2, 2016

    After a bumpy couple of issues, Jurgens jumps the story forward tremendously in this issue, while tying the entire Superman line together. Its a great issue, and like I said for the last issue of Action, Im looking forward to whats next! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Oct 13, 2016

    The issue overall speaks to the recurring theme, both in Action Comics and the Superman series, of where the "Smith" family fits into this new world. While much of the focus since Rebirth has been on Big Blue, giving Lois the spotlight provides some welcome depth to the series, including a rather strange visitor on this issue's final page. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 12, 2016

    Yeah, this issue adds more mysteries to all the ones we already have, but even with that nonsense, this is still an enjoyable issue that puts Lois Lane front and center and if there's something that I love from bringing this Pre-Flashpoint Superman family into this continuity, it's Lois Lane........ Well, really it's the entire Superman Family, but I love this Lois too.  The art is great throughout and I hope we can stick to this story for awhile so we can get some closure somewhere from Action Comics. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ian B Oct 12, 2016

    Ultimately, while the issue wasn't a bad one, it was mostly just filler that could easily have been accomplished in just a couple pages rather than a full issue. While I do appreciate getting more of Lois, focusing on her and what she's doing as the boys are doing their own thing, it just seems silly to me that she takes this massive risk of pretending to be this universe's Lois, and everything turns out to be pointless because she realizes that her dream had Lois at home and not at work, making the entire issue just padding. While I'm interested in seeing Lois interacting more in this world, this is not the greatest start to her adventures. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Crusaders - Al Mega Oct 21, 2016

    The whole package is readable and raises questions that are the foundation for a good story but it's less than thrilling and that's a shame because this is the best Lois has been since the relaunch. Read Full Review

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