Action Comics #983

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Viktor Bogdanovic, Jonathan Glapion Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 12, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 24
7.8Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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"REVENGE" part one! A beaten and battered Superman can barely hold his own against the revenge squad of his greatest foes-but hope rushes from the horizon as the Superman family arrives!

  • 10
    Impulse Gamer - Andrew Bistak Jul 12, 2017

    Wow Dan Jurgens continues to hit the superman ball out of the park and issue 983 of Action Comics is another example of why the post-rebirth Superman is such an awesome character. Its great that DC have finally put this character on the pedestal it deserves as Jurgens continue exploring the psyche surrounding this iconic comic book character. Add in the excellent art of Bogdanovic and Action Comics should definitely be on your standing order. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Jul 16, 2017

    Jurgens, Bogdanovic, and their coevals deliver epic fight sequences and stunning developments in the fast-paced yet unhurried Revenge " Part V. We invite you to ComiConverse with us in the comments about the exceptional Action Comics #983! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jul 17, 2017

    Now that is an incredible ending to an incredible issue. What is Zod's secret mission? Why did he leave Kara out of the zone? Where are Jon and Lois? I want more. I want it now. I'll be here under the tree in the backyard of the summer house! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 12, 2017

    The Superman Family/Revenge Squad conflict was fun, but I was thrilled to see Jurgens has another layer to this arc beyond the team showdown. Action continues to be a vastly improved read for Superman fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey Jul 12, 2017

    This is everything that Action Comics should be, my jaw actual fell in shock at the events that unfolded. Absolutely everything is up in the air after this issue, and I don't have any guesses of what could happen next. A must read for the week. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jul 12, 2017

    While this easily could've been a run of the mill fight issue, the inclusion of Zod's personal indignation at Superman's family adds a unique element to their conflict. Clearly Zod is missing his own family and it intensifies his hate for the son of Jor-El. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Terrence Sage Jul 12, 2017

    The addition toBogdanovic and Glapion to the art team gives us an Action Comics where the characters come across rounder and better drawn for the action scenes, full of life and expression, and looking quite well. The colors by Spicer come off uniquely on their own in the confusion of capes and too many people with an “S” on their chest. This installment of “Revenge” serves as the beginning of the end for the Revenge Squad and finally united Superman Family as Jurgens and the art team let loose. It clearly displays why the book is called Superman: Action Comics in the first place. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 12, 2017

    A good fight issue with sharp art! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    On Comics Ground - Scott Shuken Jul 12, 2017

    This issue was definitely the most action-heavy of the arc. The vast majority of the issue is dedicated to the big, but anything less would have cut short the over-powered slugfest we were promised at the end of the last issue. The relatively straightforward issue was well punctuated by the surprising twist ending. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    IGN - Blair Marnell Jul 13, 2017

    The cliffhanger has a lot of potential, but it feels like a lot of the momentum for this story hit a wall. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 12, 2017

    While we get to a pretty cool cliffhanger in this issue, everything else just felt lackluster in the long run because while we're supposed to be excited for the big battle against the Superman Revenge Squad and The Super-League, there really wasn't much there and the art was mixed for me because I wasn't a fan of how some of the villains looked and how the color in this issue seemed completely drowned out.  I hope things pick up in the following issue because right now, this arc just seems to be spinning its wheels and not giving us much, which seems crazy for how big it initially felt. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Corps - Josh West Jul 16, 2017

    Action Comics #983 progressed this story arc in an enjoyable, yet predictable way. The battle between the Super-family and the Revenge Squad ultimately takes a back seat to Superman and Zod's fight, which was disappointing. But, there's no sign of this story arc slowing down any time soon, and I still have high hopes for the upcoming conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jul 12, 2017

    I wontspoil the ending, though I may not need to. Anyone who follows comic books forany length of time knows you can rely on a villain to do one thing: servehimself. I just hope the next chapter isnt so predictable. Read Full Review

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