Action Comics #998

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 28, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 20
7.8Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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"BOOSTER SHOT" part six! Escape from Planet Zod! Superman and Booster Gold must escape to travel back to the present, where the life of the captured Sam Lane hangs in the balance!

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 28, 2018

    Jurgens did right with Boosters exit from the arc, which definitely re-energized my interest in seeing Booster back in the main DCU. This was a strong penultimate chapter of Jurgens run and a good read for Superman fans. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Feb 28, 2018

    Action Comics #998 is everything you could want from a Superman comic--action, adventure, humor, and it hits all the right emotional notes for a story about people and their fathers. The art and writing are first tier and in a perfect world, this team would continuing telling Superman stories forever. As it is, they put a fitting cap on a storyline that could have went either way, but managed to soar, like a bird. Or a plane. Or a certain Kryptonian. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 28, 2018

    An excellent climactic issue to an arc that probably didn't need to be so long. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Impulse Gamer - Andrew Bistak Mar 1, 2018

    All in all, Action Comics #998 was a fun read and provided a satisfying conclusion to this current arc. Like previous issues, it was well written by Dan Jurgens and beautifully illustrated by Will Conrad who was born to draw the Man of Steel. So with the end of this chapter of Superman almost over, a new chapter is about to begin but before that, we still have Action Comics #999 to come! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - John Jack Mar 8, 2018

    Great finale to a great arc, knocked a couple points off for the aforementioned complaints, but definitely worth a read for a fan of Time's Finest duo! It will definitely make for an interesting trade with all the different artists, I'm sure it'll be fine. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Terrence Sage Feb 28, 2018

    Booster Shot has been a well deserved conclusion to some of the Action Comics stories he's been writing for the last few months and a Booster Gold that reaffirms why he's the Hero of the hour. Jurgens gives the two a push and pull dynamic and moments of levity as the prolonged issues of time travel began to affect their journey and their hope to undo it all. With an art team that covered the bigger, more set piece moments with the character building and makes everything look great in the process. With Booster Shot now in the record books, it's only one issue standing in the way of Action Comics #1000. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Feb 28, 2018

    All in all, a satisfying conclusion to the "Booster Shot" story arc. Despite feeling just a little hurried, the issue wrapped up all the dangling plot lines and gave Booster Gold some well deserved moments. Action Comics #1000 and a new era is just around the corner. The past couple years have introduced a lot of changes to the Superman mythos in both Action Comics and Superman. And, it's not over yet". Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Sam Graven Feb 28, 2018

    And it's just brilliant, because it is laugh out loud, almost shocking, can't quite believe they said or did that, and somehow made this… thing canon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 1, 2018

    The conclusion of Superman and Booster's trip through time In Superman: Action Comics #998, (only a month before Batman and Booster have their own similar adventure) ends with an action-packed, emotional issue with a few surprising twists. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Mar 2, 2018

    It is a shame that General Lane is back just as Jurgens is leaving. We know that in 2 issues, Action Comics #1000 will be on the shelves and that means Jurgens will be off the book. So we have a number of subplots that hopefully will be wrapped up or moved forward. And this arc showcasing family and loyalty was pretty good. Lovely art as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Mar 2, 2018

    Action Comics #998 brings a long-overdue yet still enjoyable finale to the Booster Shot story. Theres action, heart, decent artwork, and an answer to the Oz mystery. Its a good read, and I can give it a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 28, 2018

    Our Booster Shot arc comes to a close with this issue and like the previous one, it's pretty damn satisfying.  The art in this issue is amazing and the time travel concept was used perfectly to give us a wrap around that makes everything from this arc come together nicely, while opening doors to future stories. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Feb 28, 2018

    It feels like this character is treading water until May when Bendis takes over. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Feb 28, 2018

    The story seems to conclude, which is fine by me, though I was expecting Superman to return to a timeline different than the one he left " yet another re-set in the DC Universe, to coincide with Action Comics #1,000. Thankfully, that didn't happen, so far as we know. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    On Comics Ground - Scott Shuken Mar 1, 2018

    "BOOSTER SHOT" part six! Escape from Planet Zod! Superman and Booster Gold must escape to travel back to the present, where the life of the captured Sam Lane hangs in the balance! Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    IGN - Blair Marnell Mar 1, 2018

    It's amazing that Action Comics keeps playing up the consequences of Booster Gold's time travel decisions and yet feels completely inconsequential. That's why it doesn't seem meaningful when Booster actually does something selfless for the Man of Steel, because it's hard to believe that he's really going to pay a price for it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Chase Magnett Feb 28, 2018

    It's another disappointing chapter before the big shake up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dispatchdcu Feb 28, 2018

    To be honest, when this arc started, I was disappointed. I wanted more answers about Mr Oz. I thought that's what we were going to get.

    Then it turned into Bill and Teds excellent adventure. And honestly, I liked Bill and Ted! Thank goodness it didn't turn into their bogus journey. And for as disappointed as I was to not really get answers about Mr Oz, the arc was fun and nicely done with great art!

    I honestly didn't know how they were going to escape from the last issue and finding Skeets transporting himself into a cyborg eradicator surprised me and made a great twist and a way for them to escape! Loved that!

    I loved the Lor part when he was willing to let his dad die and called him a "buzzard". That was more

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Feb 28, 2018

    Very good ending, but this arc was way too stretched. I'm wondering if that one thing that Booster did in this issue will have any consequences in the 1000th issue.

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  • 9.0
    Superheroes for Hire Feb 28, 2018

    Pretty much about the best of what one can expect from an Action Comics issue. A satisfying end to the "Booster Shot" storyline, fun action between Superman and Booster Gold, nice action for Skeets as well, fantastic Will Conrad art with the help of Ivan Nunes and Rob Leigh, and a few fun quips about Booster's role in the Multiverse.

  • 9.0
    Steve C Mar 16, 2018

    I think this might have been my favorite Action Comics issue of Jurgens' (overall solid) run. 'Booster Shot' made me into a Booster Gold fan. :)

  • 8.0
    egon244 Mar 6, 2018

    Satisfying conclusion to a really good and fun arc. Great dialogue and very pleasant for the eye art by Will Conrad.

  • 8.0
    READ RUMBLE Mar 20, 2018

    This was a great issue. I have really been enjoying Jurgens run on Action. Superman Reborn, Mr. Oz and now Booster Shot have all been great story arcs. I am going to miss Jurgens writing Superman and in my opinion Bendis has a hard act to follow. Here’s hoping for a Jurgens ongoing Booster Gold series!!

  • 7.0
    daddyT Feb 28, 2018

    good issue. loses points just on the title of next issue. don't they have ANY other ideas? is this the only Superman villain they have the rights to or something? wth? I'm sick of it already.

  • 6.5
    JBL Reviews Mar 3, 2018

    Booster’s explanation of time travel made no sense, especially since he is from the future and changes his past all the time,

  • 5.0
    SloboSOY Mar 1, 2018

    That story is a disappointment but I end it with a smile. I find the writer a little quick to free his character from a certain death.
    And I wonder Why Ursa cease to target their prisoner. Skeet only succeed to target Zod Father & Son & the Eradicator(S).
    But Ursa may have been enough to kill the heroes.
    The end of this story was not bad with some rebellion coursing in the people's spirit.
    We also (Thanks to Booster) have the assurance Mr Oz didn't lie. But this part is awful for Sup mother.
    Then the fact Booster go in time saving Lois & her father (And maybe Jon) didn't convince me. Just after he explain what happen are not to be change. I would prefer than Jon shield Lois & his grandfather. After all he would have more

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  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
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  • 7.5
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