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2017

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Action Comics #967
Cover date: January 2017
"Men of Steel" - Part 1
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Tyler Kirkham
Inker: Tyler Kirkham
Zade and L'Call, two armored men from the future, discuss their mission. It seems a being known as the Annihilator brings about Earth's destruction in the future so they are going to execute him in the present. Elsewhere Superman and his son find the Geneticron building while discussing Superman's decision to where his current uniform. In Metropolis Lois interviews Lex Luthor and is shocked to discover that Lex has a Mother Box. Suddenly Zade and L'Call attack the building leading Clark to summon Superman and Lex to don his armor. Superman arrives and battles Zade while L'Call, the Godslayer, prepares to kill Lex. It seems that in the future Lex takes Darkseid's place and for the sake of his victims-to-be Godslayer sentences him to death.

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Action Comics #968
Cover date: January 2017
"Men of Steel" - Part 2
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Tyler Kirkham
Inker: Tyler Kirkham
Superman fights with Zade and hopes to keep Jonathan out of the battle as The Godslayer does his best to kill Lex. Lois and the other Clark Kent rush to the roof and provide a momentary distraction which allows Godslayer to hit Lex from behind. Elsewhere Superman's powers are on the frtiz as he continues his battle with Zade. Jonathan provides some assistance in the form of driving a truck into Zade. With Zade down Superman tells Jonathan to stay out of sight as he goes to help Lex and keep Lois from getting hurt. The Godslayer recognizes Superman as a Kryptonian and shows him the future where Lex causes the deaths of millions. After Jonathan calls out from a nearby rooftop Godslayer decides they can't kill Lex here and he and Zade leave with Lex as their captive. Superman and Lois discuss the possible future leading Clark to shockingly suggest that for the good of humanity they should Lex Luthor die.

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Action Comics #969
Cover date: February 2017
"Men of Steel" - Part 3
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Patrick Zircher
Inker: Patrick Zircher
Superman floats above Metropolis and trie to locate Lex as Lois and the other Clark argue about why Luthor was taken. Meanwhile in a distant galaxy Lex argues with his captors about the validty of his capture. We learn that L'Call has been killing men that were shown to be future threats for some time but Lex is the first one he brought back to his world. We also find out that L'Call has grown weary of his mission but was convinced to go out once again to get Lex. Back on Earth Superman visits the Geneticron building and finds a portal that will hopefully take him to save Lex.

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Action Comics #970
Cover date: February 2017
"Men of Steel" - Part 4
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Patrick Zircher
Inker: Patrick Zircher
Superman arrives on the planet Nideesi and frees Lex from his cell. They are immediately confronted by L'Call and Zade. There is a brief fight before L'Call shows Superman why he has taken Lex Luthor. Superman watches as L'Call, along with his wife and daughter, flee from a squad of Parademons. Darkseid arrives and kills L'Call's family. After a brief interlude on Earth, where Perry White tells Lois and Other Clark that they need to find the Genetricron building, Superman and Lex are brought before Ch'aar, who reveals Lex's fate as Darkseid's successor. The jury returns their verdict and with all the evidence given even Superman agrees with the fact that Lex Luthor is guilty!

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Action Comics #971
Cover date: March 2017
"Men of Steel" - Part 5
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Stephen Segovia
Inker: Art Thibert
Lois and Jonathan pay a visit to the Other Lois' apartment. Meanwhile Superman helps Lex break free from his death sentence but their escape is stymied by L'Call. Lex and Superman crash land on a planet with a red sun, which means Superman is going to gradually lose his powers. The men talk about Superman's suspicions and Lex explains why he had a change of heart. L'Call and Zade arrive and Lex tells them that the only way to hurt Superman is to get through him. Back in Metropolis the Other Clark Kent arrives at Lois' apartment.

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Action Comics #972
Cover date: March 2017
"Men of Steel" - Conclusion
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Stephen Segovia
Inker: Art Thibert
Lex and Superman engage L'Call and Zade in battle even though Superman's powers are fading. They retreat momentarily and Lex wants to use the Boom Tube from his Mother Box to take them home. Superman wants to settle this here and now because even if they escaped, L'Call and Zade would just follow them to Earth. Meanwhile Lois manages to get Other Clark out of Other Lois' apartment, though Clark is pretty sure Lois is lying to him. The battle on the other planet resumes but Superman convinces Zade to persuade L'Call to stop the fighting. L'Call uses his ability to see a person's future on Superman and this is enough to end the battle. Superman and Lex return to Earth and make a fresh start now that both men see the other in a different light.

[Trade Paperback collection: Superman: Action Comics Vol. 3: Men of Steel (Rebirth) [Paperback] reprints Action Comics #967-972]

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Action Comics #973
Cover date: April 2017
"Mild Mannered" - Part 1
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Patrick Zircher and Stephen Segovia
Inker: Patrick Zircher and Art Thibert
After the Other Clark gets in the way of an undercover investigation Lois finally decides to figure just who this man is. She tracks him after work and despite seeing him walk into his apartment building is informed that he hasn't been there for some time. The next day Clark asks her out on a date and Lois decides that this might be the best way to get to the bottom of everything going on and says yes. Meanwhile, Superman heads to the Fortress and finds Steel holding the dying form of Superwoman. They examine her and find that even with the amazing technology in the Fortress they can't figure out a way to reverse what's killing her. Superman has an inspiration and flies off and while Steel isn't fast enough to keep up with Superman he can track the Man of Steel. Their flight is tracked by Hank Henshaw, who wants to find out what Superman is hiding.

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Action Comics #974
Cover date: April 2017
"Mild Mannered" - Part 2
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Patrick Zircher and Stephen Segovia
Inker: Patrick Zircher and Art Thibert
Superman and Steel take Superwoman from one Fortress of Solitude to another to get Superwoman stable. Hank Henshaw and his forces invade Clark's other Fortress but this only serves to allow Blanque to destroy the Fortress and escape. Lois goes on her date with DoppleClark but leaves when he suddenly proposes. DoppleClark follows her back to the farmhouse and sees Lois, Jonathan and Real Clark having dinner. Suddenly he remembers everything and accuses Lois and Clark of ruining his life. If it's fun they want it will be fun that they get.

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Action Comics #975
Cover date: May 2017
"Superman Reborn" - Part 2/"The Man in the Purple Hat"
Writer: Dan Jurgens/Paul Dini
Penciller: Doug Mahnke/Ian Churchill
Inker: Jaime Mendoza/Ian Churchill
Lois and Superman head to DoppleClark's apartment in search of their son. The apartment is empty but soon DoppleClark arrives and Superman demands to know where Jon is. DoppleClark accuses Superman of leaving him all alone. He begins to transform into some of Superman's greatest enemies... Luthor... Bizarro... Brainiac... Mongul... Parasite... the Cyborg Superman... Doomsday... all while demanding that Superman say his true name. Finally, Superman realizes who they are dealing with. Mister Mxyzptlk. Once again Superman demands that Mxy return his son but after taunting Lois and Superman some more the imp disappears. Superman is angry but soon realizes that Lois is acting strangely. Suddenly she doesn't remember Mxy or, more importantly, their son Jon./Mr. Mxyzptlk holds Jon in a special place outside of time and space. Jon tells Mxy how his father used to talk about Mxy as part of his bedtime stories. Jon couldn't say the words "purple hat" so it would come out Ruppletat. In turn Mxy explains what happened to him. While returning to Earth for his quarterly appointment with Superman Mxy was taken captive by Mister Oz. Oz had plans for Superman and Mxy might prove to be trouble so Oz will keep Mxy captive until those plans are concluded. Mxy is sure Superman will come looking for him but he never did. Eventually Mxy said his name backwards enough times to escape but he needed a disguise. He assumed the form of Clark and put a whammy on himself to make him forget who he was. After seeing Jon and Clark and Lois together Mxy finally remembered. He allows Jon to think he's escaped but then reveals that he is still a captive until Superman can find him. Mxy used the same sneaky trick that Superman used on him for years. With that Mxy summons a deck of cards and asks Jon if he has any fives.

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Action Comics #976
Cover date: May 2017
"Superman Reborn" - Part 4
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Doug Mahnke
Inker: Jaime Mendoza, Christian Alamy and Trevor Scott
The New 52 Superman and Lois have returned, which makes Jon happy until he realizes they aren't his parents. Superman demands to know what is going on but Mister Mxyzptlk doesn't give a straight answer. All Mxy wants to do is take Jon and leave but Jon refuses to go with him. As the world around them starts to fall apart Jon sees two glowing blue balls of light and recognizes them for what they are. Mxy leaves and with Jon's help the balls of light merge with Lois and Superman and put right what once went wrong. The timeline is reset and restored. In the end Superman, Lois and Jon return to their rightful home with Jon leading the way.

[Trade Paperback collection: Superman Reborn (Rebirth) [Paperback] reprints Action Comics #973-976 and Superman #18-19]

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Action Comics #977
Cover date: June 2017
"The New World" - Part 1
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Ian Churchill
Inker: Ian Churchill
Clark Kent is feeling uneasy after recent events and heads to the Fortress of Solitude. He muses on the battle with Mxyzptlk but still feels that he is missing something, which leads him to access the Fortress archives and review the final days of Krypton and how he came to Earth. Meanwhile a mysterious being visits Blanque and Metallo to entice them to work with him.

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Action Comics #978
Cover date: June 2017
"The New World" - Part 2
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Carlo Barberi
Inker: Matt Santorelli
Superman continues to review his own history at the Fortress of Solitude. He remembers his first days at the Daily Planet, the villains he faced, the day he proposed, the day he revealed his identity to Lois and his battle with Doomsday. He also relives the death of his adoptive parents, when Lois told him she was pregnant and how he and Lois went into hiding soon after the birth of Jonathan. After recalling more recent events, including his encounter with Mxyzptlk, Superman finally sees the owner of the mysterious voice that has been talking to him while he went over the events of his life. It's Mr. Oz, who warns the Man of Steel that the threat he faces are beyond him alone. Superman flies away from the Fortress assuming that all of his friends and family are threatened by an enemy he knows nothing about. Meanwhile, the mysterious hologram revives the Eradicator on the Moon and convinces him to join the hologram's team. They are joined by Blanque and Metallo and the hologram reveals himself as Hank Henshaw and welcomes them to the Superman Revenge Squad.

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Action Comics #979
Cover date: July 2017
"Revenge" - Part 1
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Patrick Zircher
Inker: Patrick Zircher
The Eradicator frees Mongul from the Black Mercy hallucination that Superman left him in and offers him a spot on the Superman Revenge Squad. Back in Metropolis, Lois and Clark look at an apartment and after discussing the pros and cons of leaving Hamilton County they decide to take the place. Meanwhile, at Superman's secondary Fortress in the Himalayas, Mongul, the Eradicator and Blanque search for the Oblivion Stone. They are confronted by two aliens staying at the Fortress but they prove to be no match for the trio of villains. Clark receives the signal that something is happening at the Himalayan Fortress and is shocked to find that the Fortress has been destroyed and that Klon and Dratania, the two aliens, are dead. He kneels before them and pays his respects before swearing that whoever did this is going to pay. Elsewhere, on the moon base that the villains have taken over, Mongul pitches a fit and demands that Hank Henshaw bow down to him. Henshaw reveals his true form, that of the Cyborg Superman, and after bringing Mongul to heel he reveals that their next objective is to release General Zod from custody.

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Action Comics #980
Cover date: July 2017
"Revenge" - Part 2
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Patrick Zircher
Inker: Patrick Zircher
The Cyborg Superman lays out his plans for killing Superman and the motivations of Mongul, the Eradicator, Metallo and Blanque have for following him. Their next step; recruiting General Zod. Meanwhile Superman checks on Lois and Jonathan in Metropolis before heading to the Justice League's headquarters to use the equipment there to track his adversaries. He finds them at Belle Reeve Prison, headquarters to the Suicide Squad, and leaves to confront the Eradicator. At Belle Reeve the Eradicator and the Cyborg make their way through the Black Vault and the Cyborg relives the events that led to his current existence. Superman flies into the Black Vault as well and hallucinates that Jonathan and Martha are blaming him for their deaths. The Eradicator and Cyborg confront Superman and finally leave him trapped in the Vault with zombie-like versions of everyone he cares about telling him that everyone he lives will always end up dead.

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Action Comics #981
Cover date: August 2017
"Revenge" - Part 3
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Jack Herbert
Inker: Jack Herbert
Superman continues to hallucinate that the people he loves blame him for their deaths until he is finally freed from the Black Vault by Amanda Waller. Meanwhile, Cyborg Superman and the Eradicator convince General Zod that they can help him get his hands on a Phantom Zone Projector. It takes some doing but Zod finally joins them though Zod insists that he is in charge. Back at Belle Reve, Superman has a tense exchange with Waller after finding out that she kept Zod as a weapon. He flies off and attacks Zod, Cyborg and the Eradicator but something isn't right about him and they defeat him with ease. Superman manages to escape but the battle attracts the attention of Supergirl, Lex Luthor and the Super-Man of China. Superman manages to get to Lois and Jon but the happy reunion is short lived after the Man of Steel reveals that his time in the Black Vault has left him blind.

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Action Comics #982
Cover date: August 2017
"Revenge" - Part 4
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Jack Herbert and Jose Luis
Inker: Jack Herbert and Ray McCarthy
Zod, Mongul and the rest of the Revenge Squad inform Cyborg Superman that the time for talk is over and the time for action is now. The Cyborg tells them about the Fortress of Solitude and how it is the key not only to the destruction of Superman but everything the Cyborg promised to his compatriots. Meanwhile, at the Fortress, Jonathan Kent and Krypto look around at the artifacts stored there. A mysterious voice draws Jonathan's attention as Kelex informs Lois and Superman that he is unsure what is causing Superman's blindness. The villains arrive and begin their siege on the Fortress. Superman tells Jon to get Lois to safety and don't look back. Despite being blind Superman goes on the offensive but is quickly overwhelmed. Suddenly he is taken from his enemies and Lex Luthor, Supergirl, Superwoman, Steel and Super-Man stand before the Revenge Squad with Lex declaring that the only way Cyborg and his forces will get to Superman is over their dead bodies.

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Action Comics #983
Cover date: September 2017
"Revenge" - Part 5
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Viktor Bogdanovic
Inker: Viktor Bogdanovic and Jonathan Glapion
As Kelex gets Lois and Jon to safety the Superman Revenge Squad squares off against Superman, Supergirl, Superwoman, Lex Luthor and Super-Man. The various heroes and villains begin fighting with the main battle taking place between Superman and Zod. Zod realizes that Superman is blind and the General uses that to his advantage. Superman is taken down momentarily and Supergirl does her best against Zod but in the end Zod gains entry to the Fortress of Solitude. He grabs the Phantom Zone Projector just as Superman and his forces get a second wind but their efforts prove futile. Zod sends them to the Phantom Zone and then does the same to the Eradicator and the Cyborg Superman. Blanque wants to know what Zod is up to but the General refuses to tell them the full extent of his plans. For the moment, the remaining villains are told that everything is unfolding exactly as he desires.

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Action Comics #984
Cover date: September 2017
"Revenge" - Conclusion
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Patch Zircher
Inker: Patch Zircher
The escape shuttle that Zod destroyed last issue was a decoy. Lois and Jon are still alive and in the Fortress, but Jon has wandered off. Meanwhile, Superman, New Super-Man, Superwoman, Lex Luthor, Steel, Eradicator, and Cyborg Superman are about to enter the Phantom Zone. Superman feels a weird pain and regains his sight. Without a tangible form, his body was repaired. The Eradicator and Cyborg Superman hide away as they prepare to embark on their mission. The Super Family find and ambush the two, but Eradicator quickly makes an escape. Back in the Fortress, the pecking order is questioned by Metallo and Mongul. They are swiftly dealt with. Before Zod can reveal his plan for Supergirl, he is attacked by the Kryptonian battle suit. Inside the suit is Jon, guided by a mysterious voice. Supergirl joins the fight against Zod while Superman tracks down the Eradicator in the Zone. Before the Man of Steel can finish the fight, he gets hit by a rock thrown by Ursa. With her is Lor-Zod - son of Zod and Ursa. Overloaded by the strain of maintaining a telepathic connection with Eradicator, Blanque is unable to inform Zod that his family has been located. Zod discovers Jon is the one inside the battle suit, but before the Kryptonian general can harm him, Lois commands Krypto to attack. Zod incapacitates Krypto and brings Ursa, Lor-Zod, Superman, and Eradicator back. The Zod family leaves the Fortress. Superman frees the rest of the Super Family, but leaves Cyborg Superman behind. The mystery voice is revealed to be Mr. Oz. Elsewhere, the Zod family plans to conquer an entire planet and build a new Krypton.

[Trade Paperback collection: Superman: Action Comics Vol. 4 (Rebirth) [Paperback] reprints Action Comics #977-984]

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Action Comics #985
Cover date: October 2017
"Only Human" - Part One
Writer: Rob Williams
Penciller: Guillem March
Inker: Guillem March
The issue begins with Superman rescuing and repairing a submarine. As he saves the lives of the crew, Lois calls him worried that he's working too hard lately considering the events of the last couple months. Before the Man of Steel can return home, his super hearing picks up the sounds of screams and gunfire. Without a moment's hesitation, he springs into action, making a beeline for the Caucasus Mountains. There, he finds terrorists and wolves attacking innocent civilians. The Last Son of Krypton makes short work of the assailants before noticing mind-controlling microchips on the sides of their necks. Superman realizes this incident was the work of the Machinist and demands the villain reveal himself. As is common practice with the Machinist, the real guy isn't who's behind the mask. A quick zap of heat vision and the attackers pass out. As the civilians regather themselves, one of the locals directs Superman's attention to a TV where an attack of a similar nature is occurring in Germany. Superman closely examines the microchip only to discover that they were manufactured by LexCorp. The Action Ace promptly makes his way to the LexCorp tower to confront Luthor. Luthor claims innocence in the situation, insisting that his work was stolen. After a brief back-and-forth, the two decide to team up to resolve the issue. Using a tracking device, the two come up on the Kashmir/India border where Lex is shot down by a barrage of missiles. The Metropolis Marvel saves Luthor before he hits the ground, only to find an army of militarized tigers and elephants. The two spring into action as the Machinist appears. Just as Lex goes to put up a force field to protect himself, he is hit with a microchip. Now under the Machinist's command, Lex Luthor is ordered to kill Superman.

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Action Comics #986
Cover date: October 2017
"Only Human" - Part Two
Writer: Rob Williams
Penciller: Guillem March
Inker: Guillem March
Lex and Superman are engaged in battle. The Machinist watches from the sidelines, informing Superman that the mind-tick elicits the host's inner-most desire. Superman and Lex battle it out a bit more before Superman drags his opponent into space. Lex goes into his usual tirade of Superman being an alien. The Man of Steel notices that the Apokoliptian tech in Lex's battle suit is making Lex more like Darkseid (see the events of The Darkseid War). Superman is hit by kryptonite darts and plummets to earth. Lex flies after him and has his suit activate every feature that he built. Before the two can hit the ground, Superman regains consciousness and prevents an impact. With Lex's suit out of commission, Superman is left to take on The Machinist's army alone. Before he can be captured, The Machinist makes an escape. After the fighting is done, Lex and Superman share a moment. Back at Lexcorp, Lex reviews the footage captured by his suit when he stumbles upon an odd symbol. As he begins to have his computers research it, Mr. Oz appears and has the image of the symbol erased. Oz reminds Lex that he isn't Superman and vanishes.

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Action Comics #987
Cover date: November 2017
"The Oz Effect" - Part One
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Viktor Bogdanovic
Inker: Jonathan Glapion, Jay Leisten and Viktor Bogdanovic
In an A.R.G.U.S. weaponization center, Metallo screams out in pain. Mr. Oz arrives and promptly removes the kryptonite from Metallo's chest, killing the villain. In Metropolis, a crowd of people are verbally attacking a police officer after a high speed chase through the city resulted in destruction of a bridge. According to the officer, a criminal was trying to steal a van full of vaccines to cure smallpox in a third world country. The van currently sits in the harbor. If water gets into the vaccines, they'll be rendered useless. Superman recovers the van and makes his way off to deliver the vaccines. At the Daily Planet, Lois and Jon come into the office where they are greeted by Perry White, Jimmy Olsen, and Steve Lombard. Steve tries to impress Jon with his past sports achievements. Jon is not impressed. Clark returns from his mission when suddenly, notifications come in of prison riots, oil spills, poaching, and more. These events are all the work of Mr. Oz. From the shadows, Oz influenced people to resort to their base instincts of greed and violence. Superman flies off to save the day, but finds himself too late to save everyone. Oz finally reveals himself to Superman. Through Oz's power, the two are transported to the Fortress of Solitude where Oz reveals himself to be... Jor-El.

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Action Comics #988
Cover date: November 2017
"The Oz Effect" - Part Two
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Ryan Sook
Inker: Ryan Sook
Without missing a beat from issue #987's reveal, Superman insists that Oz is lying. Kelex runs a scan and finds Oz is truly Jor-El. Still skeptical, Kal digs for answers regarding his father's survival of Krypton's destruction. Jor-El uses the crystals in the Fortress to show his son what happened in the days before the death of their world. The story plays out as normal, but continues after Kal's ship left the planet. Apparently, as Krypton was dying, a mysterious force rescued Jor-El and sent him to a war ravaged country on Earth. There, he was taken in and given shelter by a family struggling to survive during a murderous rebel gang's reign of terror. When the gang cuts off food supplies for the innocent villagers, Jor-El is asked by the family to leave. Feeling he owes the family for their kindness, he sneaks into the gang's camp and steals food for them. Unfortunately, one of the children in the family reveals the existence of the refugee hiding in his home to gain favor with the warlord. The family is attacked and the child is forced to murder his family. Enraged, Jor-El lets loose a stream of heat vision, mowing down the wicked men. He is once again taken by a mysterious force and shown the wickedness of man and the horrors of the past. Superman argues that not all humans are wicked - that mankind has a great capacity for good. Jor-El insists that man doesn't deserve to be saved and tells his son that he'll be taking him away from Earth.

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Action Comics #989
Cover date: December 2017
"The Oz Effect" - Part Three
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Viktor Bogdanovic
Inker: Viktor Bogdanovic and Trevor Scott
At the Daily Planet, a man walks into the bullpen rambling about reporters printing fake news. Carrying a pistol, he reveals a bomb strapped to his chest. Meanwhile, Superman and Jor-El continue to talk in the Fortress. The Man of Steel refuses to leave Earth, despite Jor-El insisting that all humans are wicked. To prove his point, Jor-El has Kelex pull up newsfeed videos of atrocities happening all over the globe (many of which Jor influenced, by the way). Kal flies off to stop chemical weapons from being used in Logamba. Back in Metropolis, Lois tries to reason with the terrorist. Steve Lombard tries to save the day, but gets shot in the chest. To keep Jon, Perry, Jimmy, and the other Planet staffers safe, Lois strikes a deal with the terrorist: she'll write a story from his perspective verbatim and publish it on the Planet's website, but only if he lets the others leave. A deal is made, but Lois has a trick up her sleeve. With access to a keyboard, she can send a message to the Fortress to let Clark know there's trouble. Over in Logamba, the country's leaders prepare to launch a full-on chemical assault on the country's own citizens. As the chemical missiles are fired, Superman arrives and destroys the launchers. With great speed, the Man of Steel flies after the missiles to disarm and destroy them. Lois has finished typing the story, but hasn't had a chance to send a distress signal with her captor looking over her shoulder. Momentarily distracted, the man looks out the window, allowing Lois to call for help. Suddenly, the terrorist is taken out by a speeding blur. Jor-El now stands in the office of the Daily Planet. Down on the street, Jon sneaks away from "Uncle" Perry and makes a quick change into Superboy. Across the globe, Superman has successfully rendered the chemical containers useless and destroyed the remaining missiles. Jor-El and Lois briefly talk before the staff of the Daily Planet return. Jor-El leaves, only to confront Superboy moments later. The two teleport to the Fortress where Jor strives to win Jon over by promising him a world where he wouldn't have to hide his true self. Jor-El has plans to take him to a new world.

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Action Comics #990
Cover date: December 2017
"The Oz Effect" - Part Four
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Viktor Bogdanovic
Inker: Viktor Bogdanovic, Trevor Scott and Scott Hanna
In Logamba, Superman works alone to resolve the conflict. After preventing needless deaths in the capital city, the Man of Steel captures the leaders of both sides and forces them to come to peace. Over in Metropolis, the Daily Planet gang continues to search for Jon. Using Jimmy's signal watch, Lois sends out a distress signal for Clark. Meanwhile, Jor-El explains to Jon that Earth is an unsuitable place for his family to live. According to Jor-El, a threat is coming to their plane of reality that not even the Justice League can defeat. Hearing the signal from Jimmy's watch, Jor-El decides that the time has come to return Jon. Back in Logamba, Superman destroys the weapons of both the government and the rebels before flying off back to Metropolis. In an unidentified building, a group of Oz's followers prepare to launch a chemical attack on the city of Metropolis sparked by the failure of the bomber from last issue. Superman breaks up the party and foils their plan. During the bust, the Man of Tomorrow discovers that Jor-El has been responsible for the utter madness that has been occurring all over the globe. Superman makes his way to the Daily Planet to find Lois. Jor-El and Jon soon arrive. Words are exchanged regarding the imminent danger, the cruelty of man, and Jor-El's elimination of a few of his son's enemies. Superman moves to punch his father. Much to his surprise, Jon intercepts the punch and warns his father that danger is coming.


Action Comics Comic Book Index

Introduction

Here is a listing of the regular Action Comics title since the 2016 Rebirth saga that started a new era for the DC Universe of comic books. For accuracy almost every entry is based upon actually looking in the issue, and not memory or another source.

This listing is done in the order for when a comic book issue was published.

Note: Remember, the month dates are from the issue covers, not the actual date when the comic was on sale.

The Writer, Penciller and Inker for each issue is listed under the Comic's Title and Date.

CONTENTS:

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