Review by: Andrew Gaedele Action Comics #993 Written by: Dan Jurgens Art by: Dan Jurgens, Joe Prado, Cam Smith,HI-FI Published by: DC Comics
What is This Action Comics 993 is a fun romp reminiscent of the Silver Age. The story, the dialogue, and the art are all wonderful callbacks to another time in comics, but fit for 2017.
On one hand, all this Oz related business seems to carry on and on. On the other hand, this story is super fun already. If this is how they’re going to do it, they can at least do it well.
The Review Superman is a bit out of character in this issue, but I believe that to be intentional. He’s panicked and grief-stricken, so he’s willing to do whatever it takes to find out the truth. Booster Gold is still the money- and attention-loving hero we remember, but there’s a bit more maturity and seriousness from him. He wants to save the time stream, but he also wants to post on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr (even the risque Tumblr pages) to make sure everybody knows he’s helping out the big guns.
There were two new plots/plot continuations that still haven’t been explained. The first is Krypton. How is everyone alive and well? Shouldn’t the planet be exploding? My personal theory is that the ripple (or aberration, if you watch CW’s Legends of Tomorrow) Booster is talking about has something to do with the fact that they’ve entered some other timeline where Krypton never exploded, and the civilization is still alive and well. The second point is Lois’s father, Sam Lane, getting captured on a covert ops military mission. Jon hearing the spiel from Steve Lombard was hilarious, but once he tuned in to the conversation in the next room, it made me wonder if Jon is going to go after General Lane by himself.
This issue is a great intro to this new arc, and the Silver Age-y goodness is just a pleasure to read. I hope to see more great things from this arc going forward.