Action Comics #984

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Patrick Zircher Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 26, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 19
8.0Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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"REVENGE" part two! A battle of titanic proportions rages through Superman's arctic fortress as General Zod reveals his ultimate plan by accessing the Phantom Zone. Superman's family's lives hang in the balance as "Revenge" concludes.

  • 10
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey Jul 26, 2017

    Wow, what a fantastic read! I don't think I've ever given a Superman comic a 10/10, but this one deserves it. Mystery, action, revenge, heart, this issue had it all. It was also nice to get that tease at the end once again. This is only the begging of the biggest struggle Superman might ever face. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Impulse Gamer - Andrew Bistak Jul 27, 2017

    Action Comics 984 started spectacularly and ended in the same manner! It's Superman and his world at his best and more importantly, it opens up the mythology of the Man of Steel even more" highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 26, 2017

    The arcs twist ending opens up some fun possibilities. Jurgens might not have delivered on the epic confrontation he teased, but this works out much better for the future of the title. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Terrence Sage Jul 26, 2017

    Jurgens brings some Kryptonian characters back into the fold that accomplish Zod's goals and provide a Rebirth worthy fresh start for the character there's no rest for the Superman Clan because Mr. Oz is on the horizon and his connection to the Superman Line and Zod's newfound place in the DCU will provide ample stories opportunities as the ending exclaims it's a “Beginning”. Revenge culminates with a finale that sets the stage for what's to come, establishes new threats in the form of an appropriate revenge of General Zod and looks good in the process. Action Comics doesn't dive heavily into the fighting and spotlighted villains as much as some would like, it makes up for interactions among the cast, the action from beginning to end, and the consistent art team. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 26, 2017

    Great fight comics with a surprise twist by the end that changes everything for Zod. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jul 28, 2017

    So overall I loved loved loved this arc. It was just a spectacular story, gaining momentum as it moved along rather than slowing down. And it had enough surprise twists to keep me engaged. Plus it was the reinvention of the Superman Family, fighting as a unit. Just wonderful. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jul 26, 2017

    With a bit of a surprising ending, this issue wraps up the "Revenge" storyline without loose ends, but with future plans for Zod and family. The continued tease of Mr. Oz maintains the link to the bigger picture. All in all a satisfying ending with some well-placed surprises. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Jul 26, 2017

    In conclusion a solid ending to this arc. The writing and dialogue was really well done. The art was also very good. This book continues to be as strong as it was from the start and I can’t wait to continue reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Jul 26, 2017

    In this issue, the team of Superheroes learns the strength of a unified team and gains resiliency from an unexpected helper. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    IGN - Blair Marnell Jul 27, 2017

    "Revenge" started out as a potentially classic Superman story, but it ultimately fell short of greatness. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    On Comics Ground - Scott Shuken Jul 26, 2017

    It wasn't a poorly made comic, and the individual issues have had enough content to satisfy, but hopefully now we'll see a real direction for this book to move in, rather than being kind of a toy chest of Superman characters. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 26, 2017

    While I enjoyed this issue more than I thought I would, there's still a bunch of problems with it in the long run and a lot of elements to this issue just came off forced to get us to a conclusion and setting all our characters back to their proper status quo so that we can move on from here.  The art was amazing though and there's a bunch to like about this issue, but overall, it wasn't the best conclusion to this arc.   Read Full Review

  • 5.6
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 31, 2017

    In a nutshell, the sheer number of characters, events and bits of business in these pages make it feel like it would be better served as two issues, or perhaps as the same story with fewer characters in play (even though that's not how Jurgens does things.) Action Comics #984 is still an above-average read, though, with some lovely art throughout, progressing the plotlines in interesting ways and once again reminding everyone that Mister Oz is out there someplace. Read Full Review

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