Review: Action Comics #969
Submitted by: Theresa Stier, Comic News Writer
14 December 2016
“Men of Steel: Part Three,” by Dan Jurgens and artist Patrick Zircher, is not a comic if you're just looking for a Superman comic. Most of the comic doesn't deal with Superman, it gives you a little bit of a back story to the characters that have Lex and want to kill him to save the future. Superman shows up at the end of the comic, going to save Lex Luthor. Even though this is a different Lex Luthor that we know, Superman would still save Lex Luthor because that's what Superman does. He doesn't believe in killing people, no matter how evil they may be (which is one of the reasons Superman is one of my favorite superheroes).
If you're looking for strictly a comic all about Superman, I would skip this one and wait for the next one. I do not think that you would be really confused if you were to skip this issue. However, if you are interested in the back story, then I suggest that you do not skip this issue. I am hoping that the next issue is going to be action packed and that we see more of what exactly is going to happen if Lex Luthor is saved....or not saved.
The Verdict: Even though Superman is in this comic, he's not in it very much. So, if you're looking for a Superman comic, this is one for you to skip. There's not a lot of action in this comic, but I have a feeling that the next issue is going to action packed and I'm looking forward to seeing what it will bring.