Review: Action Comics #963

ac_cv963_dsLook-down there on the ground! It’s a guy, he’s kinda ordinary…it’s-Clark Kent?! As Metropolis recovers from the devastating attack of Doomsday, the mysterious figure claiming to be Clark Kent takes the spotlight to clear his name and prove once and for all that Clark Kent is not Superman!

What’s the deal with Clark Kent? That mystery begins to be unraveled here as writer Dan Jurgens brings the focus of things to our mysterious new individual. The attack on Gotham by Doomsday is over and that leaves us a bit to explore some new things.

Jurgens does a solid job pivoting the series to the next big story. There’s something fun here as he takes us through the possibilities of who this Clark Kent is, and there are some hints to the truth that have me guessing.

The majority of the story is focused on either Clark proving he’s telling the truth as to where he’s been and what he’s been up to and also a little investigation as a journalist. There’s still something very Superman about it all. It feels a bit classic in some ways and most importantly, it’s fun!

Patrick Zircher‘s art is fantastic as usual. He has these characters down and they look top notch. The action is good, the “quieter” moments still have something about them that pop. The comic is fun to look at, just like it is to read.

Overall, the comic is a good one. Jurgens continues to bring a classic feel about this Superman, but at the same time, it’s updated in many ways. Superman continues to soar as new life is breathed into the character and franchise.

Story: Dan Jurgens Art: Patrick Zircher
Story: 8.05 Art: 8.05 Overall: 8.05 Recommendation: Read

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review