Action Comics #979

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Patrick Zircher Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 10, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 27
8.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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"REVENGE" part one! Superman, Lois and Jon return to their lives in Metropolis while Eradicator, Cyborg Superman, Metallo and Mongul unite to destroy the Man of Steel!

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Kevin October May 12, 2017

    Ever since the Rebirth launch, Action Comics has delivered the much deserved title. A rich fast paced story with characters new and old. It's been a pure fun ride and I'm glad to see it shows no sign of slowing down. The art is always a punch to the eye that will leave you with a twinkle in it soon after you turn that last page. Action Comics gets five out of five stars. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComiConverse - Kyle King May 13, 2017

    Everything that is right with DC Comics' Rebirth is embodied in this issue, which features another virtuoso performance by writer Dan Jurgens. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj May 15, 2017

    I was very entertained by this issue. Jurgens and Zircher are just perfectly in synch in story telling. The early warmth of Lois and Clark was a nice counterpoint to the violence and evil that happened after. And this certainly whet my appetite for more. This is what an early chapter in an arc should do, grab the reader and leave them wanting. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 10, 2017

    Jurgens isn't content with this already assembled collection of villains and has the Squad seek out another character with a major grudge against Superman. That will tie-in with another title making for a very long two weeks. Action Comics continues to deliver exceptional Superman action and character work. This is an issue definitely worth adding to the pull list this week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd May 10, 2017

    I would never have imagined the Oblivion Stone coming into play again, nor the reveal of Hank Henshaw's past as Cyborg Superman being in play, though it was referenced last issue. What happened to him?!?! Action Comics #979 gets back on track as it barrels forward with an action packed issue with the promise of more while re-setting the status quo for Lois and Clark in a classic setting. It's almost like the "New 52" never happened! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Terrence Sage May 10, 2017

    Action Comics brings multiple plot lines across the Superman Corner for a more sinister arc featuring Superman and his Rogues Gallery. Jurgens finally letting loose with a string of villains that aren't afraid to get their hands dirty to get to Superman and upend his life is great. Zircher and Hi-Fi capturing the looks and moods for the villainous six helps with the coloring and inks giving them all a stylized look. Revenge takes the slow and steady or rather the calm before the storm approach with what both sides of his characters are doing before setting them up for the huge battle that's sure to come in the coming issues. There's strength in numbers and Revenge proves it with its hopeful and grim opener. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Corps - Tim Montoya May 10, 2017

    This run is really starting to feel like 90s Superman tales from Dan Jurgens and I say that with a huge smile on my face. I couldn't be happier that Action Comics is going the route of Superman just fighting the baddies. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara May 10, 2017

    Overall this issue can be slow at parts, but reintroduction of some of the famous villains really does up the ante for the things that are going to come, and who has been reading this book will not be disappointed! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke May 10, 2017

    It's hard to deny how cool it is to see the villains banding together and plotting in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Dave MacPhail May 11, 2017

    One of the biggest complaints with the New 52 was that the whole thing felt too strict with events and it really stopped creators from telling the stories they really wanted to. Thankfully this is not the case these days, and this exciting arc, though slow to start, is looking like it could be one of the biggest adventures the Man of Steel has had in recent memory. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto May 10, 2017

    In all honesty in an issue that basically acted like a zero issue for this arc it was pretty good and definitely has me really excited as Zod is being brought in. The work that Jurgens is doing with this current Superman book is really amazing and it doesn't hurt that he has had some really amazing artists and this issue is no different. This is definitely competing with the other Superman book for best Superman title. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 10, 2017

    Action Comics continues to delight, especially in the villain category.  That's right, we're getting bigger and badder villains with each issue and even the proper debut of one of my favorites of all time.  Yeah, it doesn't always make sense, but I'll go with it because I'm having a good time and having excellent art the whole way though doesn't hurt either.   Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    IGN - Blair Marnell May 11, 2017

    As part of a trade, it may be fine. It's just not as satisfying to read in this installment. But when the art is this good, I regret nothing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones May 15, 2017

    Action #979 finds Lois and Clark finally returning to Metropolis for good. It's been a long while since the Kents made the Big Apricot their home " for us readers, anyway; the post-Crisis Superman and Lois haven't had a permanent residence in Metropolis since just before Flashpoint back in 2010. And look " I know all that got fixed after Mxyzptlk's shenanigans in Superman Reborn, but this kinda stuff takes a second to adjust to, okay? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Ben DuPey May 10, 2017

    In this issue we continue the journey with Hank Henshaw and his team of baddies as they set on a path to destroy Superman. While this issue was super fun and Jurgens did manage to pull it off without any plot holes, I found myself a little bored during the first half of it. Jurgens did make up for that with a pretty cool reveal at the end, so this issue is definitely worth your time. Read Full Review

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