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“PATH TO DOOM” Chapter One Superman returns to Metropolis just in time to meet the city of tomorrow’s newest protector: Lex Luthor. But it’s not long before these dueling titans meet someone unexpected—the new Clark Kent! DON’T MISS: ACTION COMICS returns to its original numbering with this issue!


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“PATH TO DOOM” Chapter One Superman returns to Metropolis just in time to meet the city of tomorrow’s newest protector: Lex Luthor. But it’s not long before these dueling titans meet someone unexpected—the new Clark Kent! DON’T MISS: ACTION COMICS returns to its original numbering with this issue!

30 review for Action Comics #957

  1. 4 out of 5

    Siona St Mark

    (I read this as a physical single issue, but I'm not able to find that edition on GR, so I'm just going to use this one. I also had to buy the variant cover of this because I was late getting to my local comic shop.) Actual rating: 3.5 stars. Not as interesting as the one-shot was, but I can tell the future issues are going to be really good! I like the pre-52 superman a lot, and I can't wait to read the Super Sons title when it comes out (I believe that's what it's called). And is this Lois going (I read this as a physical single issue, but I'm not able to find that edition on GR, so I'm just going to use this one. I also had to buy the variant cover of this because I was late getting to my local comic shop.) Actual rating: 3.5 stars. Not as interesting as the one-shot was, but I can tell the future issues are going to be really good! I like the pre-52 superman a lot, and I can't wait to read the Super Sons title when it comes out (I believe that's what it's called). And is this Lois going to be Superwoman? I really need to hurry up and get to reading some omnibuses, because I have a lot of questions... All in all, still and entertaining read.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Stacy

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I was underwhelmed. I felt the characters were reading their lines, rather than convincing anyone of their reasons for doing anything. Lois made the most sense when she asked Clark why he would give up all of their work and hiding just because Lex showed up in an S-Shield. And Superman's logic didn't win me over. Nor did his jumping to conclusions immediately later. I felt that with the time taken to observe and distance himself, he would have been more level-headed. I'm all for a plot being pus I was underwhelmed. I felt the characters were reading their lines, rather than convincing anyone of their reasons for doing anything. Lois made the most sense when she asked Clark why he would give up all of their work and hiding just because Lex showed up in an S-Shield. And Superman's logic didn't win me over. Nor did his jumping to conclusions immediately later. I felt that with the time taken to observe and distance himself, he would have been more level-headed. I'm all for a plot being pushed somewhere, but it has to have support from the storyteller. "A leads to B leads to C because OBVIOUSLY" only goes so far. If you can't capture me along the way, I'm not going to respect the twists and turns.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Joe Martin

    In the wake of the death of Superman, Metropolis finds itself with a new hero to guide them towards a bright tomorrow. With bestowing himself in the cape and symbol of the fallen Kryptonian and Luthor has proclaimed himself to be the new Superman the world now needs more than ever. While unbeknownst to him lies two concerning forces about to make their presence heard, as the original (pre-52) Superman and 'something' explode onto the scene for all of the city to see. Who will be left standing wh In the wake of the death of Superman, Metropolis finds itself with a new hero to guide them towards a bright tomorrow. With bestowing himself in the cape and symbol of the fallen Kryptonian and Luthor has proclaimed himself to be the new Superman the world now needs more than ever. While unbeknownst to him lies two concerning forces about to make their presence heard, as the original (pre-52) Superman and 'something' explode onto the scene for all of the city to see. Who will be left standing when these three go head-to-head-to-head? Spark fly, as this series is off to a good start and near the end has me wanting answers.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Paul

    Great setup that has me asking so many questions. The art is fantastic and the story is written really well with just the amount of dialogue vs action sequences. Great partner comic to be reading along with Superman.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ram RS

    This is a book with an intriguing storyline, that much is sure. I haven't read the latest Superman or Action Comics issues because they were getting, frankly, horrible. This one benefits from a bit of context from Superman Rebirth, but subverts a Chekhov's gun with a couple of plot points. I think there is also another post-Convergence Superman series out there that sets the back story to this storyline, but hey, how many books can one keep up with? I'm intrigued by the story and the threads it's This is a book with an intriguing storyline, that much is sure. I haven't read the latest Superman or Action Comics issues because they were getting, frankly, horrible. This one benefits from a bit of context from Superman Rebirth, but subverts a Chekhov's gun with a couple of plot points. I think there is also another post-Convergence Superman series out there that sets the back story to this storyline, but hey, how many books can one keep up with? I'm intrigued by the story and the threads it's opened in the first book, so I'll definitely pick up subsequent issues.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Brendan

    Superman hasn't been my favourite superhero for a very long time. This rebirth has rekindled my interest and for the better part this book was okay. The major revelation at the end kicked this up a rating. Still skeptical they can give Superman a strong storyline Superman hasn't been my favourite superhero for a very long time. This rebirth has rekindled my interest and for the better part this book was okay. The major revelation at the end kicked this up a rating. Still skeptical they can give Superman a strong storyline

  7. 4 out of 5

    Arturo

    As much as I love my hundreds of Jurgen written Superman comics, I have to admit they're not the best written. They're ok, but kinda disconnected from the reader and full of dialogue. This issue was a pleasant surprise, though. There's a small twist in the beginning that I'm probably the only one didn't see coming. Another twist near the end that kept being hinted at coming, and I still couldn't believe it. A mystery villain looking at screens of the events going on from his lair, that old chestn As much as I love my hundreds of Jurgen written Superman comics, I have to admit they're not the best written. They're ok, but kinda disconnected from the reader and full of dialogue. This issue was a pleasant surprise, though. There's a small twist in the beginning that I'm probably the only one didn't see coming. Another twist near the end that kept being hinted at coming, and I still couldn't believe it. A mystery villain looking at screens of the events going on from his lair, that old chestnut. An epic Superman returns moment, more like MY (pre-new52) Superman returns moment. Hmmmm.... I may be partial to this whole thing. The comic made me laugh twice and that's rare. The art is perfect. When it's collected in tpb, with Jurgens track record with me, it might fall apart. But so far so good! Suggested reading: Forever Evil Superman: Lois & Clark Last Days of Superman

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jonathan Tshinanu

    The return of Action Comics to its original numbering contains a LOT of Superman... I mean that literally. In the aftermath of this universe's Superman's death, Lex Luthor tries to fill his role, likely with ulterior motives and the other world's Clark Kent, determined to live a normal life with his wife and budding-superhero son, finds that cut to an end pretty quickly when he sees Lex Luthor taking on the Superman name. In the wake of the hole left by this universe's Superman, the question now The return of Action Comics to its original numbering contains a LOT of Superman... I mean that literally. In the aftermath of this universe's Superman's death, Lex Luthor tries to fill his role, likely with ulterior motives and the other world's Clark Kent, determined to live a normal life with his wife and budding-superhero son, finds that cut to an end pretty quickly when he sees Lex Luthor taking on the Superman name. In the wake of the hole left by this universe's Superman, the question now becomes who will take on the mantle left by this universe's Clark Kent.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Mayank Mrug

    I'm feeling less and less inclined to read superman's issues now, there's always too many supermen hanging around. I'm feeling less and less inclined to read superman's issues now, there's always too many supermen hanging around.

  10. 5 out of 5

    John

    Lex Luthor vs Superman in this one.Sound like the same old story?Trust me not even close.So much going on my heads spinning like a top.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Jay

    With Superman dead, Lex Luthor has stepped up and taken on the cape and shield in the hero’s honor to defend Metropolis. But Clark can’t stand seeing Luthor taking ownership of the House of El legacy, and reveals himself as “Superman” to this new world. And how is Clark Kent back from the dead and reporting on this story? Lots of revelations and returns from the dead this issue, and that makes for a very compelling comic book! I’ve liked this “original” Superman since his reintroduction in the Co With Superman dead, Lex Luthor has stepped up and taken on the cape and shield in the hero’s honor to defend Metropolis. But Clark can’t stand seeing Luthor taking ownership of the House of El legacy, and reveals himself as “Superman” to this new world. And how is Clark Kent back from the dead and reporting on this story? Lots of revelations and returns from the dead this issue, and that makes for a very compelling comic book! I’ve liked this “original” Superman since his reintroduction in the Convergence event. As lone survivors of their world, this Clark and his family (Lois and their son, Jonathan) were relocated to the prime Earth of the DC universe and have been living in seclusion and shadows. Their lives were expanded upon by Dan Jurgens in the Lois and Clark miniseries from 2015. He just seemed more real and true-to-form than the New 52 version ever did. And that alone made me happy, but to see him again wearing the blue suit and taking back the name of Superman, is truly great! Now I have to admit that this Luthor has had his ups and downs throughout the New 52 era, but near the end of that run he was something more positive than earlier on. But he’s always scheming and working for his own advantage in spite of any “good” works he may have done. He does manage to get this Superman to more or less start the fight this issue, whether that was intentional or not. But it’s enough to stir up all of Metropolis. Should be interesting to see where these two end up at the end of this first arc. Zircher’s art is always impressive. He has a great sense of grandeur and action, but the quieter scenes are equally excellent. You can really see the compassion in Lois’s face when she’s speaking to Jon and explaining what’s going on and why, as well as the determination in Superman’s face when he heads off to confront Luthor. I’m never disappointed by an issue drawn by Zircher. This is a very promising first issue that has pulled me back into Superman!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Marlene

    4.2 stars ANSWERS !!!!! I NEED ANSWERS !!! WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON???!?!?!?! There are so many people claiming to be Superman or in Lex Luthor's case wanting to replace Superman. Lex Luthor needs to get out of here trying to be a rip-off Superman. Honestly, I think that the real Superman was the man wearing the Black Superman suit, but he does not seem to be Clark Kent. Then, there was a guy named Clark Kent who was Superman (he has a suit & everything), but he was trying to lay low with hi 4.2 stars ANSWERS !!!!! I NEED ANSWERS !!! WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON???!?!?!?! There are so many people claiming to be Superman or in Lex Luthor's case wanting to replace Superman. Lex Luthor needs to get out of here trying to be a rip-off Superman. Honestly, I think that the real Superman was the man wearing the Black Superman suit, but he does not seem to be Clark Kent. Then, there was a guy named Clark Kent who was Superman (he has a suit & everything), but he was trying to lay low with his son & his wife, Lois Lane (yesssss !!! my favorites were together in this issue). What has me confused, like Jimmy Olsen, was the fact that there was another Clark Kent that popped up on the scene. Is he the same person as the guy in the black suit because that was the only scenario that made sense to me. Will everyone please reveal who they really are? I love Superman & prefer only one true version of him... please & thank you. Then, I want to know why everyone knows Clark Kent & Superman are the same people? Impatiently waiting for the next issue.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Andrew

    3.5/5 The biggest problem with this book is how similar it seemed to be to the main Superman title. Batman and Detective Comics distinguished themselves perfectly from each other, whereas this one didn't, as they both just deal with the old/new Superman dealing with the death of the N52 Superman. Which makes sense, as obviously that's an important character plot, but I still wanted more of a clear-cut distinction. That said, it was a really, really fun read as it was mostly action, and I really e 3.5/5 The biggest problem with this book is how similar it seemed to be to the main Superman title. Batman and Detective Comics distinguished themselves perfectly from each other, whereas this one didn't, as they both just deal with the old/new Superman dealing with the death of the N52 Superman. Which makes sense, as obviously that's an important character plot, but I still wanted more of a clear-cut distinction. That said, it was a really, really fun read as it was mostly action, and I really enjoyed it. For the same reason, however, I don't think that I need to read it twice monthly, but I do really, really look forward to reading it in trades for longer doses of some glorious action.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Marisa Carpico

    Has some great stuff in it, but feels like it's front-loading all its best moves. Still not a fan of post-DOS Clark being the new main Superman. http://pop-break.com/2016/06/08/revie... Has some great stuff in it, but feels like it's front-loading all its best moves. Still not a fan of post-DOS Clark being the new main Superman. http://pop-break.com/2016/06/08/revie...

  15. 4 out of 5

    Indru

    Action Comics is back in business, and this time Lex Luthor takes on the Superman suit. And it's not just him. Weird shit happens. Cool comic book! Action Comics is back in business, and this time Lex Luthor takes on the Superman suit. And it's not just him. Weird shit happens. Cool comic book!

  16. 5 out of 5

    mike andrews

    Superman is presumed dead and Lex Luthor takes up the mantle

  17. 4 out of 5

    শুভঙ্কর শুভ

    কুয়াশা কাটল না!!!!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Dr Rashmit Mishra

    This was a good start to the action comics with Superman , Luthor in a suit mimicking superman , Clark kent and a weird looking doomsday wait Superman and clark kent both at one place? WTF?

  19. 5 out of 5

    Eric

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. A lot of people love it but, I am lost here. Why are there 2 Supermans? Superman and Clark Kent...?

  20. 4 out of 5

    Derek Neveu

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jams

  22. 4 out of 5

    Scott Mills

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jose Granados

  24. 5 out of 5

    Nẹdu

  25. 4 out of 5

    Higor Hebert

  26. 5 out of 5

    Mesut23

  27. 5 out of 5

    Arthur Shinoda

  28. 4 out of 5

    Chris

  29. 4 out of 5

    Fabio Farias

  30. 4 out of 5

    Matthew Mccrady

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