DC Comics
Action Comics #991
By Philip Schweier
Nov 8, 2017 - 4:04

DC Comics
Writer(s): Dan Jurgens
Breakdowns: Dan Jurgens
Penciller(s): Viktor Bogdanovic
Inker(s): Viktor Bogdanovic, Trevor Scott, Scott Hanna
Colourist(s): Mike Spicer
Letterer(s): Rob Leigh
Cover Artist(s): Nick Bradshaw, Brad Anderson; Yanick Paquette, Nathan Fairbairn

The man who claims to be Jor-El must convince the Man of Steel of his legitimacy, as well as his claims that mankind is beyond redemption. But Superman has never been inclined to believe that. He has too great a faith in the people he’s sworn to protect. Their differences lead to inevitable conflict of “father” vs. son.

There’s a lot of convincing to be done here, and it appears Clark is finally convinced that Jor-El is who he claims to be. But the readers may feel otherwise; I certainly do. Even for a Kryptonian, his powers seem off the charts.

But to no great surprise, the trail of madness doesn’t end with Jor-El. It seems there is yet someone else pulling the strings. Is it the mysterious Oz, or someone else altogether? Future issues will tell.

As with previous issues, this story is written/drawn by the exact same creative team. It’s almost as if they worked on them concurrently, with no break in between. It’s helped maintain a consistency of narrative, but of course it’s seldom sustainable, so as the story continues, I wonder who will be at the drawing board. If it is someone different, now seems as a good a place as any to change up the art roster. (ESPECIALLY on the cover. This issue by Nick Bradshaw and Brad Anderson is awful).

Rating: 8/10

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