Action Comics #986

Writer: Rob Williams Artist: Guillem March Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 23, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 21
6.8Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

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"ONLY HUMAN" part two! The inhumanities of Earth put even Superman's trust to the test as he and Lex Luthor begin to see a pattern emerging that points to Mr. Oz and his agents. When Lex confronts Mr. Oz alone, one walks away changed forever.

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Terrence Sage Aug 23, 2017

    “Only Human” tells a nice interlude chapter of the ongoing Action Comics saga that seems to be reaching another point of critical mass sooner rather later. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 23, 2017

    Action packed and great looking art makes this a fun fight comic with a surprise guest appearance at the end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Aug 23, 2017

    Superman courageously defeats his foes while Lex Luther has an encounter with Oz that reveals his intentions for all humanity! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Andy Hall Aug 23, 2017

    There are a lot of theories floating around out there over the real identity of Mr. Oz. I haven't been taking part in them, mainly because, so many of them would be so disappointing if they turn out to be true. Williams drops another clue in this issue as he makes it clear that Mr. Oz is smarter than Luthor and there are so few characters who fit that bill. It looks like all the wild speculation will end next month when it looks like Mr. Oz will reveal himself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Aug 25, 2017

    Anyways, this issue told a philosophical story about humanity and civility with a few action beats mixed in. In that way, it should be a solid prelude to the Mr. Oz epic which is about to unfold. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Dave MacPhail Aug 30, 2017

    This issue wraps up a short but enjoyable tale of classic rivalries married with suspense and a larger mystery that has been encompassing the DCU since its Rebirth. It is friendly to new readers but I would strongly suggest anyone reading this just pick issue 985 before this one as it does add something to the tale. The book is well-paced and if it was intended to be filler it is definitely one of the most enjoyable fillers in recent memory. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Aug 23, 2017

    GuillemMarchs artwork reminds me of that of Mark Badger back in the 1980s.Thankfully, more detailed, but that could be a result of current technology. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    On Comics Ground - Scott Shuken Aug 23, 2017

    Two weeks away from the reveal, there is still very little we know about Mr. Oz and who he might be. My personal theory is The Superman from Dan Jurgens Tangent Comics. But thats just a long shot because Im seriously stumped. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Aug 23, 2017

    This is a solid issue, but suffers just slightly from being more or less a fill in between story arcs. The finale certainly whets the appetite for the upcoming reveal of the Mr. Oz story line in subsequent issues. The strongest aspect continues to be Superman's challenging relationship with Lex Luthor. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Percy Waelchl Aug 23, 2017

    What appeared a filler story, may result in a turning point moment for Superman and Mr. Oz. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    IGN - Blair Marnell Aug 24, 2017

    As a fill-in issue, this was simply "okay." Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    NerdEnt.Net - Flame Hawk Aug 24, 2017

    While this issue isn't bad this is just filler with a $3 price tag. I'm not even sure what to put since there was no substance to this book. If you want classic Lex taking on all of the humainty's struggles pick up this book. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Aug 23, 2017

    Concepts are thrown out at us in this issue that seem to come out of nowhere and make little sense to me and if that wasn't enough to raise your blood pressure, it all seemed to be filler to get us to our conclusion so that we're all ready for Mr. Oz' big reveal in the next arc.  I wish I could say that the art was strong here to try and make this sound better, but that too was pretty weak and I walked away from this issue and and this two issue arc wishing that I didn't read it.  Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 23, 2017

    The only reason regular readers might want to grab this is the final few pages, which has Mr. Oz confronting Luthor. It's a fun appetizer for the big reveal and Mr. Oz-focused storyline starting next issue. Otherwise this is another lackluster chapter for Action Comics and readers can safely skip. Read Full Review

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