Action Comics #971

by Ryan.L on January 11, 2017

Writer: Dan Jurgens
Artist: Stephen Segovia
Colorist: Arif Prianto
Publisher: DC Comics

Lex Luthor continues to be in danger of crimes he has not committed. Only a possible future states he is to take over and become the leader of Apokolips. Now Superman who was defending Lex seems to have changed his views and deems Lex guilty.

This issue was so good and we continue to really get into the psychology of the topic of whether or not it is right to punish someone for something they have not done but could do in the future. I also loved how this issue showed that Superman isn't just all fists and fighting. That he's actually very smart and calculating. Also we get to find out more about Lex and his true reasons for becoming SuperLex. 

There is so much history between these two characters. But now even though they are still fighting and arguing with each other, we get to see them really pull together. This story is becoming one of my favorites from Action Comics. Yes there is lots of action and fun but there is more to that. We are seeing two characters that have always been at odds with each other starting to understand one another. This could change their relationship forever.

We have a new artist on this issue but Stephen Segovia has managed to keep the tone the same as the previous issues. His layout of the panels is great and manages to keep the action going while focusing on the drama between the characters.

This is another incredible issue and continues to prove that Action Comics is one of the best book DC is releasing.


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