Action Comics #995

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 10, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 18
7.7Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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"Booster Shot" part three! Time is broken, and Superman and Booster Gold are in over their heads trying to repair it! Meanwhile, Lois Lane confronts her estranged father-and Sam Lane now stands face to face with his grandson Jon for the first time. As Clark struggles to reconcile the truth of his own father, can Lois Lane do the same?
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  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - John Jack Jan 12, 2018

    This was a great week for books! 2018 is the year of the comic book! I cannot wait for the week after next! Zod is going to be in Action (in the future, or an alternate timeline, not sure) and Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps (which I am also reviewing this week *spoiler* it was amazing!) Seriously this arc might be my favorite since Dan Jurgens' triumphant return! Also, only 4 more issues until QUADRUPLE DIGITS!!!!!! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jan 15, 2018

    A good breather after the last two issues, focusing on some Booster Gold backstory. The action is good, the story is informative, and the visuals are outstanding. “Booster Shot” continues to be an engaging story of Superman's error in trying to see his past. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jan 10, 2018

    This arc has deftly changed focus from Superman to Booster while retaining the theme of fathers. Not only is Superman still troubled with Jor-El's fate, but Booster is brought face to face with a father he wants no more of. Couple that with Lois trying to save her father from a firing squad and Superman's empathy with Booster's mom as a parent, there's a lot of interesting and diverse thematic elements in this issue. And, let's not forget that Booster himself is the father of Rip Hunter. (Does he even remember that?) Well, done! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 10, 2018

    For Booster and Superman, the ride isnt over yet and Im anticipating what Jurgens and Booth have coming their way next issue. At this point, its safe to count on Jurgens to continue delivering strong arcs on Action Comics and this remains one of the most fun books going in DC today. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 12, 2018

    As the title marches towards 1000, it hasn't been this good in a long time. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Jan 10, 2018

    At times the action felt frenetic and chaotic, but Booster Gold is what made this issue interesting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Andrew Bistak Jan 10, 2018

    Action Comics #995 was another fun read and Dan Jurgens is once again kicking goals on his Superman run with some great characterisation and fun stories. He has a knack of getting into the mindset of both Superman and Booster to which the later he created and Im eager to see where all this time jumping is heading besides Action Comics #1000! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jan 15, 2018

    So I liked this chapter better. I liked this deeper look at Booster. But there was a lot of Booster here. And the lingering questions about the splinter timeline isn't really mentioned at all. The art is definitely a plus! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Terrence Sage Jan 15, 2018

    Throughout Booster Shot, both Superman and Booster Gold have seen the harm time travel can cause if left unchecked. Superman has seen the alternate history of Krypton with added baggage and Booster has gotten a necessary character development through a chapter that focuses on his side of what time travel and family history mean to a hero that you think you know. Booster Shot as a story arc keeps us the continuation of being a superheroic fun romp through time that continues the aftermath quest of Superman and his search for answers. Booth, Rapmund, Dalhouse, and Leigh bring a more stylized and action-oriented change of pace to the issue and that's just the beginning as the duo's time travel troubles only seem to be mounting given the final page… Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Dave MacPhail Jan 15, 2018

    Action Comics has been pretty damn good for a while now and the current arc is an entertaining one with a much more comedic feel to it which, to be honest, is something DC really needs. The themes being explored are still dramatic and potentially world-ending, but it all seems so much lighter than some of the previous stories that it ends up still feeling fresh. I would personally like to see Booster Gold stick around after this plot resolves, but only if they can find a team willing to keep him fun without turning him back into a joke character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jan 10, 2018

    Artists Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund make a great team. The art reminded me somewhat of Jim Lee's work, but not so much so as to appear an imitation. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    We Have A Hulk - Nicola Austin Jan 11, 2018

    I've had a real blast reading this time travel arc featuring Booster Gold so far, and I'm really intrigued to see where Jurgens takes these two characters following the shocking reveal at the end of the issue. However I really hope that the troubled Superman will find answers regarding Jor-El's survival soon, as I'm getting the niggling feeling that the mysteries revealed in The Oz Effect will be left unanswered" Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jan 12, 2018

    Action Comics #995 brought this story back into my good graces. While it is a little disappointing that it hasnt concluded, and the story feels a little meandering at times, its focus on character histories and development makes it a book worth reading. Plus, Booth, Rapmund, and Dalhouse make it a great-looking comic. I recommend this one. Pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jan 10, 2018

    A good issue, though the time travelling zaniness is wearing thin. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Blair Marnell Jan 11, 2018

    In many ways, Action Comics #995 feels like a throwback to the way that comics were two decades ago. Dan Jurgens' approach to writing Superman and Booster Gold doesn't seem to have evolved too much in the last twenty years, although Superman is uncharacteristically angry with Booster. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 10, 2018

    Where this arc started out really cool, it has quickly become just a retelling of Booster Gold's origin and if you're not that familiar with the character than maybe you could dig this, but if you are....... Well, there really isn't much going on here.  Just Booster Gold and Superman taking jaunts around time. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Scott Shuken Jan 10, 2018

    The latest destination in this haphazard cross-time caper turns this issue into a Booster Gold comic featuring Superman, rather than the other way around. The real purpose of the issue seems to be telling a revised version of Booster's origin, one in which his criminal activity is no longer a product of his own flaws, but those of his father. This takes a character whose defining characteristic has become growth, and undercut the journey he's been on. Unfortunately, the art also distracts from the story. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 13, 2018

    In short, this issue is muddled and not particularly satisfying for me, with Booth's ill-fitting art combining with a sudden focus on the guest-star and less-than-subtle plotting to make things just sort of okay. Read Full Review

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