Action Comics #971

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Stephen Segovia, Art Thibert Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 11, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 27
8.4Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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"MEN OF STEEL" part five! The deadly, intergalactic Remnants loom over Superman as he fights to protect Lex Luthor, but can the Man of Steel prove his greatest adversary deserves a fair trial, or will Superman be forced to become judge, jury and executioner? RATED T

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    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jan 11, 2017

    Action Comics is on a furious pace with lots of great character moments and dramatic conflict. The tension in this story line continues to intensify and the surprises are always resolved in a satisfying manner while staying true to the characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Jan 11, 2017

    This is another incredible issue and continues to prove that Action Comics is one of the best book DC is releasing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jan 16, 2017

    I sometimes miss the days of the conniving, hiding Luthor biding his time to unleash something horrific. But I have to grudgingly admit that since Rebirth I have been interested in Luthor and his character. There are layers here ... whether onion or parfait ... and peeling him back to try to get to his core has been a very engaging read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 11, 2017

    While we still get a shit load of fighting in this issue, with our previous cliffhanger just being a clever ruse to buy some time, I like the direction that this arc is taking and love the fact that we keep moving between our Superman story and our Lois story....... because really, we have a lot of things to deal with in this series and constant movement isn't a bad thing.  The art in this issue is really enjoyable and I can't wait to see what else Jurgens has in store for us. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 11, 2017

    I've been very impressed with Action's turnaround. The title has been a welcome surprise the last few months and this arc is holding fast with that trend. I'm looking forward to seeing where Jurgens and Segovia take the next issue while retaining this enjoyable momentum. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We Got This Covered - Sergio Pereira Jan 11, 2017

    There's an unwavering sense that Jurgens is really enjoying writing this series, and Action Comics #971's exuberance is contagious. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Jan 15, 2017

    In the shocking conclusion of the preceding issue, Superman stated that he had been persuaded of Luthors guilt. Is the Last Son of Krypton truly prepared to let the Remnants of Nideesi carry out the death sentence their verdict has imposed? Read Full Review

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    AIPT - Matthew J. Theriault Jan 11, 2017

    Jurgens has dug himself a deep hole with Action Comics, shoveling out contrivances and mischaracterizations, born, it would seem, out of his infatuation with cliffhangers in particular and mysteries in general. This issue's cliffhanger seems to focuses on the series' central enigma: the mystery man named Clark Kent, and his first encounter with the son of Superman. For all the problems with the current issue enumerated above, the fact that that particular subplot involving Kent has been far less guilty of leaps in logic and misconstruing classic characters " mostly because the entire premise is of a deliberately alternate take on a seemingly familiar character, which certainly seems to play to Jurgens' strengths (and weaknesses) as a writer " brings with it the promise that next issue might actually sail with some success through the Strait of Messina. Read Full Review

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