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: 8 User Reviews: 18
7.4Critic 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
    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 6.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey Dec 28, 2016

    This had a twist of an ending. You wouldn't have believedthat Superman would convict a man on future crimes, since he is the allAmerican good guy. I guess everyone has their breaking point. It's hard tobelieve D.C will actually kill off such a big character as Lex, but hey younever know. One thing we are all wonderingis who the heck is Flark? Anyways there better be some grand story arc thattells of of his origin and his purpose. Because right now he's a very confusingstatic character. Overall great fun, Superman is killing it like usual. Now wejust have to wait for Lex's fate. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AiPT! - Matthew J. 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

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