Action Comics #980

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Patrick Zircher Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 24, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 25
8.0Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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"REVENGE" part two! Both Superman and the Revenge Squad must traverse the deadly Black Vault in a race against time to reach General Zod! Amanda Waller's secret Kryptonian weapon reveals himself to the world, but Cyborg Superman and Eradicator move in to recruit him. Tying directly into the events of this month's Suicide Squad issues-and no matter who wins in this epic showdown, it spells certain doom for the Last Son of Krypton!

  • 10
    ComiConverse - Kyle King May 28, 2017

    The pacing, characterization, callbacks, artwork, and action all clicked in this capably crafted comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 24, 2017

    Action Comics keeps delivering right now and the buildup to the Revenge Squad vs. Superman has been great. The only consolation in waiting two weeks is knowing another awesome issue of Superman arrives next week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Sam Bajraktarevic May 24, 2017

    For a Superman fan that has been away from the comics for far too long this is a awesome tale to read. It gives you the classic Superman with a little of the new feel to really keep you entertained the entire way through. With this supervillain team Superman is in for a difficult fight. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comicsverse - AJ Zender May 24, 2017

    While some of the more emotional moments are dulled, ACTION COMICS #980 thrusts Superman into conflict with a cadre of his villains. With a focus on developing Cyborg Superman, issue #980 is a setup issue for an intense battle to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke May 24, 2017

    A good issue as it develops the inner fears of the main players. Plus it all ties into Suicide Squad #18 well. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerd Church Radio - Ben DuPey May 24, 2017

    This issue was super fun and chock full of creamy villiany goodness. Cyborg Superman, Eradicator, Mongul, Blanque. The list goes on. And we even get a little bit of a confrontation between Cyborg Superman and Regular Superman. The artwork is absolutely fantastic and the story is villain heavy and super easy to follow along with. Overall, Action Comics has been one of my top titles since Rebirth started. It hasn't slowed down yet so head out to your comic shop and pick up this issue! Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Blair Marnell May 25, 2017

    Patch Zircher is proving himself to be one of the very best Superman artists. His Man of Steel simultaneously looks classic and modern, and his pages have a lot of life to them...even when depicting the undead. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj May 29, 2017

    I have been very impressed with Jurgens' run on the title so far. And I am always impressed with Zircher's art. But this issue felt like something of a pause. We seemed to downshift a bit. And maybe that is a necessary evil in a middle chapter of a story. We need to set up the rest of the plot. But I feel like the story covered in this issue could have been covered in a fraction of the pages. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Terrence Sage May 24, 2017

    Revenge marches closer to one of the arcs bigger moments and leaves room for a dangerous crossover to have it's side of the fun as well. Zircher and Hi-Fi continue their path of capturing more action and horror instances to give Revenge a stamp of it's own. Between the ghosts of your loved ones coming back as zombies and punching Supermen that want to destroy everything your “S” stands for…Revenge maintains it's speed as another worthy chapter. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Outright Geekery - Antonio Pedro May 27, 2017

    Overall this is a good issue. I can't say it's excellent, but that's mostly because it's the middle of a story and, as such, it's kind of hard to say how it fits in overall. Dan Jurgens definitely still knows how to write Superman and Patch Zircher's art is good, even if it's not to my taste. Not only this issue but the entire Rebirth run of Action Comics, get a strong recommendation on my part, provided you can deal with a series that is a bit light on story. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 24, 2017

    This issue of Action Comics, while still enjoyable for the most part was really just a chance for Dan Jurgens to catch new readers up on who the villains of this story are and what their motivations for hating the Man of Steel stem from........ While giving us the original origin for Cyborg Superman instead of explaining how he became human for the beginning of this story.  That being said though, the art was great and even with the filler we got, I'm still excited for the continuation of this story. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw May 25, 2017

    An abrupt ending leaves a sour taste after an otherwise decent-enough issue. The artwork is great, but it's not enough to excuse the poor plotting. Here's hoping we see a quick rebound in three weeks. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd May 24, 2017

    Despite the familiarity of the Superman Revenge Squad's motives and methods, this is a solid issue strengthened by Zircher's art and the continuing saga of the Lane/Kent family. To be a better story this arc needs either a greater emotional impact on Superman or present him with a significant psychological challenge, and there are a few seeds planted which could become fruitful. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones May 24, 2017

    It's a big, dumb, loud Superman scrape, exactly what I've come to expect from Action Comics. Read Full Review

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