Action Comics #992

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Steve Pugh Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 22, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 20
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"AFTER EFFECTS"! Crippled by the events of "The Oz Effect," Superman struggles to regain a sense of hope for humanity. As a strange new threat brews in the background, a faithless Son of both Krypton and Earth must make a choice: stay and fight for his adoptive homeworld, or answer a call from the stars.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Nov 22, 2017

    "Aftermath" plays better than "The Oz Effect" itself as Superman acts on the mystery at hand and moves closer to the answers he needs. With the support of friends and family, Superman will certainly run headlong into some answers, maybe here, maybe elsewhere. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 22, 2017

    Action Comics has long earned its must-read status and even with the hype of Doomsday Clock, this issue provided one of the best Superman issues all month. And thats even before the shocking return of a fan-favorite character on the final page. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Nov 26, 2017

    A fantastic follow up to “The Oz Effect” with Superman questioning his identity. Several supporting heroes help out, while Lois provides the never ending support he now needs. The visuals are incredibly realistic, making his quest very human. A perfect comic in every way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Nov 25, 2017

    Action Comics is right up there with Batman in terms of quality. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Nov 22, 2017

    Who can we trust? What can we trust? These questions are compelling and do much to increase my interest as a reader. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Blair Marnell Nov 23, 2017

    This week's issue of Action Comics is a great example of what happens when an artist elevates a script to the next level. Will Conrad's art is phenomenal, and he makes these pages sing. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Nov 28, 2017

    Action Comics #992 did a fantastic job giving emotional weight to the events in "The Oz Effect." Dan Jurgens and Rob Williams delivered a tight issue that made you as the reader feel how much emotional heartache Superman was going through after what he learned about his father, Jor-El. Amplifying the strong supporting role Lois Lane played was the inclusion of Batman and Green Lantern to further the plot along. The scenes between Superman and these three characters made the final moment of this issue even more effective as it could lead to severe consequences for the DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Nov 22, 2017

    Superman's going to get some answers about everything we've wanted to know about since Rebirth began and I couldn't be happier because the momentum of this issue just kept building and building right up to the cliffhanger, which didn't even put on the brakes there.  I'm all about this arc already and while I wasn't the biggest fan of all the art we got here, the story was strong as hell and I can't wait to get more. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 22, 2017

    This is a solid follow up to an event that has shaken Superman and put into question the whole nature vs. nurture debate. But, it also sets up what feels like a hell of an adventure to come based on those final pages and it's an adventure I'm beyond excited to see. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 22, 2017

    As we rocket towards #1000, Superman's in a genuinely compelling period in his story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Nov 27, 2017

    Jurgens writing Booster Gold will always be magical. Seeing a current Superman visit Krypton could be interesting. I don't know if I 100% understand the personal angst Superman is feeling about Jor-El. But I can understand him not liking that his birth father is a villain. At the very least, it makes sense that Superman should be following up on this. This wouldn't be a chapter in his life that would simple pass. And so this coda makes sense for the character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Rob Ferreri Nov 24, 2017

    One of the most important things in a Superman costume to me is bright colors. A light bright blue and a fire engine red with a little bright yellow in the mix is essential. Dark and dingy blues and reds just don't convey the spirit of the character. Hi-Fi does an incredible job of choosing the right color tones to set the right presence and feel for Superman. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Impulse Gamer - Andrew Bistak Nov 22, 2017

    All in all, Action Comics #992 was a fun issue but a little on the filler side which is understandable on what happened in the previous issues. Nonetheless, it is well written and well drawn thanks to Rob Williams who successfully captures the essence of Superman. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Pop Break - Andrew Fontana Nov 26, 2017

    Will Conrad's pencils aren't given much to do this issue. His pencils are definitely detailed enough to set a scene, but the inconsistency between his work and what came before breaks any sense of continuity on this book. “The Oz Effect”‘s had several different rotating artists already, and the failure to make the art more consistent is a drag both for this issue and the series as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Terrence Sage Nov 24, 2017

    Action Comics is reaching heights of extremity with the legendary issue #1,000 in sight and stories that are making Superman ask bigger questions and revisiting moments that were thought to be nothing more are good reason for the direction of Action Comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Connor Willesden Nov 22, 2017

    This issue felt rather lackluster and would have worked better as part of an issue of the last arc. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Nov 22, 2017

    This story leads into the next chapter of the DC Universe, as Superman realizes someone is toying with its history. He determined to do something about it, though ifweve learned anything from the movies, it is that It is forbidden for you to interfere with human history, rather, let your leadership stir others. Because thats not just an S on his chest; its the symbol of hope. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Nov 22, 2017

    This book is just keeps on getting better. The aftermath WAS as good, if not even better, than the whole main story. Love how this ties not only to what's been happening in the series, but to the whole Rebirth story. Also, just how hype was the last page? The next arc is going to be a big one.

  • 8.5
    The bad who Nov 24, 2017

    The real star here is the art. After Bogdanovic's pencil work (which I'm not a fan of), is it like a breath of fresh air to see such details and precision in Action Comics. This being said, with Doomsday Clock running at the same time, it does feel like an extension of it and it all for the better. Seeing Superman so driven to find an answer and so angry at all of his last adventure with his father is interesting with Batman going in to make sure he is okay. It does feels like a nice role reversal for the duo and changes the dynamics. It does sets up the next story arc extremely well too with the last pages. Last time we saw the dreaded threadmill, we witnessed "the Button" and I can't wait to know what's going to happen next.

  • 10
    gsossi Nov 22, 2017


  • 9.0
    CWagz19 Dec 8, 2017

    This issue was better than the main Oz Effect story arc. I enjoyed Oz Effect especially with the reveal however I don't think the rest of the issues lived up to what we imagined in our heads. The aftermath really leaves a mark on Superman with him questioning who he is really after what has been revealed to him. He needs answers! And with the help of Lois, Batman and one of my favorite characters showing up for the first time in a little while... a fun and meaningful adventure lies ahead.

  • 8.5
    Melkor Nov 24, 2017

    Soooo good. Art is amazing! Dan Jurgens thanks to you. This arc getting better and interesting!

  • 7.5
    READ RUMBLE Nov 23, 2017

    Great issue. Seeing the brief interaction with Batman was poignant and it was nice seeing Supe and Hal together and excited for the return of....well, I won’t spoil it even though it’s in the solicitations already. Heck, I liked this better than Doomsday Clock #1!!

  • 7.0
    SloboSOY Nov 23, 2017

    A transition's issue ... Clark still have a hard time to believe Mr Oz is his father and that will lead him to the next arc.
    I like to see clark reaching for the GLC for answer. I learn that Salaak is the Green Lantern of Krypton sector, I would love to see why the GLC let the destruction of Krypton happen. But like all transition's Issue it's very slow, but i find it too focus on Clark having a problem about his dad. I was happy to see him helping some humain, but that was short cut.

    Cover - I take the variant. Stong but not very close of the story inside 1/2
    Writing - 2/3
    Arts - Not that the art isn't good, but that is something that buzzing me. I don't know if it's the inking or the original art through. 2/3
    Feelings - The crossover is nice, I'm happy to see him back. 2/2

  • 7.0
    Herushalaim Nov 23, 2017

    The first half of this issue was pretty boring, it picked up about the time Superman shows up at the Daily Planet and then it becomes pretty interesting. But that first half really wasn't anything special.

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  • 9.0
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