Action Comics #999

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 14, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 6
8.3Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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"The General"! Superman's journey through time has crashed to a halt, and at the end of the line General Sam Lane stands face to face for the first time with his grandson, Jon. Buckle up, because the most awkward super-family reunion in history is about to begin!

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Mar 14, 2018

    Jurgens, Conrad, and Nunes deliver another great issue. Its really hard to imagine any other team taking this many plot threads and resolving them all in one issue and doing it so well. In this age of comic deconstructionism and taking six issues to tell stories, this team is able to touch on multiple themes and put a nice bow on them and do it all in a single issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Mar 15, 2018

    This is a great character focused issue that not only addressed a deeper moral dilemma in the humanity of Phantom Zone imprisonment, but the everyday relationships between family members. Those can be complex and multifaceted, but at the end of the day, Sam and Lois and father and daughter and that should override everything else. They can find a way. This issue stands well on its own and is a perfect emotional lead in to next issues anniversary spectacular 80 years in the making- Action Comics #1000! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 14, 2018

    With the big anniversary issue in two more weeks this was a terrific cap to whats been a really strong title before Brian Michael Bendis kicks off his run. This is an easy recommendation for fans of Jurgens work on Action Comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Terrence Sage Mar 15, 2018

    Jurgens last issue is as final as one could make it. Acting as a conclusion to everything that came before,Action Comics is primed and ready for issue 1,000 and more stories about the Man of Steel. Jurgens, Conrad, Nunes, and Leigh just had to make sure they hit an emotional high note before they had to wrap up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - John Kocot Mar 14, 2018

    Overall, Action Comics #999 is a well-written and well-illustrated issue with a somewhat unsatisfactory resolution. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Andrew Bistak Mar 15, 2018

    Action Comics #999 was a fitting farewell from Dan Jurgens who has easily created one of the best interpretations of Superman in a long-time. Complementing the story is the fantastic art from Will Conrad who successfully celebrates the mythology of Superman and his supporting cast. From here, Action Comics #1000 is coming that will celebrate 80 years of the Man of the Steel! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Mar 15, 2018

    Action Comics #999 is an all-around feel-good comic. Bridges are mended. Kindness is shown. People bond. Plus, the art is solid to boot. This one earns a recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Mar 14, 2018

    The story does a nice job connecting all of the story arcs in the most recent Superman and Action books which involved Jor-El, the conflict with Zod on New Krypton, and General Lane's return. In addition, the story provides closure for these story arcs that were not always very engaging as a reader. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Mar 14, 2018

    Action Comics #999 is an excellent end point as the torch is passed to a new team next month. Read Full Review

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    AiPT! - David Brooke Mar 14, 2018

    A good issue before we reach the historic #1,000, which is harder to do than you think: it has to mean something, yet not do too much. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Mr. H Mar 14, 2018

    It wasn't filler by any means and was a good little story but it did nothing to amp my excitement for next issue. I guess they can't all be super. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Crusaders - Jamin Pierson Mar 15, 2018

    Action Comics #1000 isn't here just yet, but issue 999 will do just fine for now. Jurgens delivers a true Superman story without the use of a bad guy. I'm glad that Jurgens understands what characteristicsmake Superman who he is. It's not the muscles, the lasers, or even the trunks. It's Superman's unwavering morals, loyalty, and kind nature that makes Superman a timelesssuccess. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Scott Shuken Mar 15, 2018

    Dan Jurgens' final issue before the landmark 1000th issue of Action Comics provides a nice end note to a run that was consistently about fatherhood and forgiveness. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 14, 2018

    Jurgens has had the unenviable task of trying to make sense out of a VERY tangled Superman continuity, and usually, it works. This issue, I'm not so sure he was able to stick the landing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 14, 2018

    While there is extensive recap of things we've dealt with in this series and even from the last arc, this issue of Action Comics actually left me with "the feels" by the end of the book, as it was just a love letter to the character about why is he the world's greatest superhero.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dispatchdcu Mar 14, 2018

    Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

    To summarize this issue, Sam Lane comes to visit the family while Clark is off in space splitting up an asteroid. Sam and Lois fight while Clark creates a prison out of the material from inside the asteroid to hold Cyborg Superman.

    As Sam Lane is getting ready to leave, Clark saves the day by doing his best to get them to reconcile and they all end with a nice dinner. That’s is on the surface but this comic was so much more.

    The Sam Lane/ Lois Lane debate on freedom of speech and press vs safety and freedom of our country was great! And both sides have such good points.

    Then, they debated again about Superman and who keeps Superman in check. Lois said the press helps keep the military in check and gives them someone to answer to but who keeps the strongest and most powerful being in the world in check? Sam Lane has another great point!

    Sam’s point is the same as Lex or Bruce, who would keep Clark in check? At any time, he could be mentally manipulated ( poison ivy currently) or just decide to take matters into his own hands ( injustice). Whose going to stop him? But as Lois says, he’s always done good for the entire human race. It’s a great debate that I would love to hear from anyone about. Which side are you on?

    And then, we get led into another debate. What is more inhumane: making up a prison and putting memories in someone’s mind ( a matrix if you will) or keeping the person in the phantom zone? Clark, for some reason now feels awful that Cyborg Superman is in the phantom zone so he created a special prison with a crystal that only puts in positive memories from his past. Either place is still a prison. Is one better than another? Does Cyborg Superman want to change anyway? It didn’t seem like it. I would love your thoughts in this too!

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  • 7.0
    egon244 Mar 14, 2018

    Ok, it is a filler issue. Designed to hold us over to the issue 1000. That being said it's a good filler. We get some really nice art by Will Conrad and few really good and interesting character moments.

    Thanks to Clarks little Kansas charm and magic Lois finally reconciles with her father, while Superman decides to try a different approach to locking up his villains. And in doing so maybe giving them a chance to change for the better?

    And next month issue 1000. Can't wait.

  • 6.5
    Caped-Comic-Reviews Mar 17, 2018

    Very clearly just a stopgap before the 1000 milestone and overall was kind of boring, but not without its good moments. The art was very good in this issue, but the story only mediocre

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    Troy Mar 16, 2018

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    KFuqua Mar 16, 2018

  • 8.5
    ActionCity Mar 14, 2018

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