Action Comics #974

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Stephen Segovia, Art Thibert, Patrick Zircher Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 22, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 20
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8.1User Rating

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"MILD MANNERED" part two! The mystery of the human Clark Kent unravels! Lois stalks Clark's trail, but all signs point to something big on the horizon. Even the relative safety of their upstate farm can't protect Superman and his family from the threat they never expected: Clark Kent?!

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Feb 24, 2017

    In case you can't tell, I loved this issue. This 'Clark' plot grabbed me from the beginning. And this issue pushed the pedal all the way down. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 22, 2017

    It's an exciting time to be a Superman fan with both titles delivering quality stories each week now. I'm really enjoying where Jurgens is taking the book. He couldn't have picked a better time to step his game up as Superman Reborn will likely bring more readers through the crossover. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Feb 22, 2017

    Action Comics #974is another great chapter in the Rebirth era of Superman. There's the dangerous tease of the return of Blanque, a few nice moments in the domestic life of Superman and Lois and the psychological crisis of the "other" Clark Kent. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Percy Waelchl Feb 22, 2017

    After the galaxy spanning last arc, Jurgens returns to Superman the man and develops a caring narrative. His ongoing story with Lois and fake Clark finally starts to pull back the curtain on the mystery and promises some surprises. Both plots move readers forward and make the wait for the next issue difficult. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berke Feb 22, 2017

    Jurgens and the art team intensify the Clark Kent mystery, creating a swell of anticipation for the coming conflict of "Superman Reborn." Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Feb 25, 2017

    Superman and Steel are searching for ways to save the dying Lana Lang. The pre-Flashpoint Lois Lane goes out on a date with the post-New 52 Clark Kent in an effort to obtain answers to the mystery surrounding her Daily Planet colleague. What sinister forces are following the movements of the first couple of superhero comics, and what are their malicious intentions? Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Blair Marnell Feb 23, 2017

    It really feels like the Lana/Superwoman plot belongs in another book, but this was still an entertaining read. It's also a crossover story, which means that we'll only have to wait a week to see how that cliffhanger plays out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Feb 22, 2017

    Dan Jurgens effectively makes you want to know what the hell is going on with Clark as soon as possible due to well written dialogue and a date night that goes all wrong. I can't say this issue worked well all the way through, but dammit I'm curious who this imposter* is as the character is subtly revealed! Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 22, 2017

    While I've been loving that we've been getting two stories going on in this title, I have to say that after the developments of this issue, my main focus on which story I care about has changed because after waiting so long to get an answer to a mystery here, things seem to be getting rushed to a conclusion and the story just feels off because of it.  The art is still great though and I'm still interested in this arc, I just hope that things can wrap up in a satisfactory manner.  Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Carl Hamlin Feb 22, 2017

    It seems like that's all this issue left me with are questions, which is one way to get the readers to keep reading" now will we get some answers? Read Full Review

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