Comic Review: Action Comics #961 (DC Comics)

Jurgens’ Path of Doom Arc continues in this 5th chapter of this huge destructive battle between OG (pre-Flashpoint) Superman with the help of Wonder Woman  continue facing off against Doomsday. […]

Jurgens’ Path of Doom Arc continues in this 5th chapter of this huge destructive battle between OG (pre-Flashpoint) Superman with the help of Wonder Woman  continue facing off against Doomsday.

Meanwhile, Lex Luthor is left dealing with collateral damage left behind by doomsday as he is accompanied by a mysterious human version of Clark Kent amidst all the destruction is caught in the crossfire.

As Lex Luthor attempts to clean up the city and rescue people, a huge chunk of debris ends up falling, and as it makes its way down on a woman and her child, a new hero shows up. That new superhero is revealed to be Superwoman. But who is she? How did she get her powers? And why has she suddenly sprung into action at a time such as this?

Even the mysteriously cloaked man that first appeared in Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr’s run of Superman wonders the same thing.  While long time Superman writer Dan Jurgens is doing a good job in telling this current arc, each issue tends to remind the reader that Superman has died before facing off with Doomsday (pre- Flash Point) and is intent on not repeating such tragedy again. And while I love seeing OG superman , it would be nice to not have to be reminded each issue about how many times Superman has mentioned being killed by Doomsday. But, it’s great to see Wonder Woman and even Superman’s son Jonathan step up to the plate and attempt to attack Doomsday.

I really love seeing Superman as a dad, it’s just great to see him grow more as a character as well as his growth with his wife (Pre-Flashpoint) Lois. Makes me wonder what it would have been like if the new 52 superman was still alive to interact with the OG superman more often. Also, to see the more seasoned OG superman thinking and strategizing on how to defeat doomsday, is also a great thing to see in the development of his character.

Despite the positive aspects, I can’t help but feel that I want to see a new arc immediately, given that it’s been very heavy handed with the use of Doomsday thus far. Overall, this was a nice issue, not too crazy, but pretty nice. I enjoy the writing (It’s Dan Jurgens), so I can’t complain. And the artwork on Segovia’s part was pretty decent, overall a nice read.

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