Comic Review: Action Comics #991 (DC Comics)

Jurgens and Bogdanovic wrap up The Oz Effect arc in Action Comics #991. This is it, folks!!! Superman VS Mr. Oz AKA Jor-El!!! Superman willing to fight for his family, […]

Jurgens and Bogdanovic wrap up The Oz Effect arc in Action Comics #991. This is it, folks!!! Superman VS Mr. Oz AKA Jor-El!!!

Superman willing to fight for his family, and preserve his ethics all in the sake of proving Me Oz wrong about his plight against humanity. But what unfolds will cause ramifications that will follow Superman and his family for months to come.

Dan Jurgens really knocked it out the park with this final chapter of the Oz Effect arc. This was the moment that most readers have been waiting for, to finally see Superman go head to head with the all-powerful Mr. Oz. Jurgens has done a good job setting up the motivations of Mr. Oz and his crusade to save Superman from the terrors of humanity. Jurgens crafts some great parallel/contrasts between Jon, Superman, and Mr. Oz/Jor-El in their individual goals and collective pursuits to save the world. But I think what’s great is the way Jurgens managed to pull through with the conclusion of the arc, really weaving it even more closely to all of the events that have happened since DC Rebirth. Admittedly, I wish we had more action with Mr. Oz and Superman. It wasn’t bad if anything it was well paced and well handled. I personally wished that we had a bit more of a knocked out, drag-out fight, but with what Jurgens delivered, left me content for the most part. Now, I don’t want to spoil how the comic ends, but it definitely leaves the reader feeling anxious and a bit worried for the Man of Steel. Heck, how he handles the fallout at the end of this arc is very, very bittersweet for the character, but makes for a great read as a reader.

Viktor Bogdanovic’s art pulled through for this arc. He’s been consistently doing a fantastic job throughout this story, and it’s no different with the kind of visual narratives that he’s provided here within this issue. Everyone involved from the inkers, colorists, and letters all did a fantastic job on this issue.

This is a crucial comic to read, whether you’ve been following Action Comics, or DC Rebirth in general. It’s worth reading the whole arc in a trade, just to see how it comes together in terms of pace and story. It’s worth adding to your pull list.

Anthony Andujar Jr.

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