Superman continues to fight Doomsday, Wonder Woman helps. Lois and Jonathon are just kind of there to help fill pages. Mysterious hooded guy narrates more. And Lex continues to be a stand up hero. Same as it ever was. We open with Lex Luthor being the only real super hero in this story helping the people still at ground zero of the Doomsday fight in Metropolis. We also get a blurred cameo of Superwoman with a mention to pick up her first issue* also out this week. Luthor along with Clark Kent (the non-Superman version) also investigate Doomsday’s ship that has been left behind. Sadly, here is where we leave the actual good guy of this story, it was to brief and I hope you get more pages in two weeks Lex.
Meanwhile there is a fight. It is the same damn fight that has been going on for three issues now. Sadly, it will be at least one more issue (spoilers). What follows is a dramatization of the fight abbreviated for your convenience.
Superman’s narration: DOOMSDAY!!! He is the monster who killed me. Which is him who I am fighting now.
Superman: I will stop you by punching you, Doomsday.
Doomsday shrugs it off and attacks again.
Wonder Woman fights Doomsday for a few pages after saving Superman from getting punched.
Superman: I are smarter now, my new plan is to punch you.
Superman tags himself in and punches Doomsday.
Superman sends away Lois, Jon, and Wonder Woman because we need to pad out a few pages, also Superman don’t need no one else around he has Doomsdays to fight.
Superman: I are really smarter now, smartest now even, my new plan is LASER EYES PEW PEW PEW PEW!
Superman pew pews Doomsday.
Doomsday shrugs it off.
Some outside force suddenly shows up to create a cliffhanger for next week.
Tune in two weeks from now True Believers, or whatever DC fans are.
And that is the issue. The outside force who shows up this time is random guys with hover boards and lasers who have apparently been sent by the mysterious hooded narrator, who maybe will become less mysterious next issue? I hope at least less hooded if nothing else, they are so 90s.
What have we learned from this issue? Well mysterious hooded narrator guy has a posse of guys with hoverboards and could have gotten involved at any point saving countless lives. Also… um yeah nothing that’s it. Just more fighting. Yawn.
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Action Comics #961 Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Stephen Segovia Publisher: DC Comics Price: Holding the line at $2.99 Format: Ongoing/Bi-Weekly; Print/Digital