EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: ACTION COMICS Roars Toward WATCHMEN Showdown

Action Comics’ October solicitations are here…

As noted here, there and everywhere, the DC Universe’s showdown with the Watchmen universe begins in November with Geoff Johns, Gary Frank and Brad Anderson’s Doomsday Clock (click here).

Fittingly, DC’s flagship titles — Action Comics and Detective Comics — will be dedicated this fall to setting that story up, much in the same way that The Flash/Batman crossover The Button did in the spring. (Click here for more on that.)

The bigger of the two stories will play out in Action with The Oz Effect — which will reveal the identity of Mr. Oz, the mysterious cloaked figure lurking in the shadows of the DCU since the DC Rebirth special last year. It begins in September, with Issues #987 and #988, and will feature bells and whistles like lenticular covers, much like The Button.

Now, here’s your EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK at what to expect in the final three installments in Action Comics #989-991, thanks to the October/early November solicitation copy provided to 13th Dimension by DC Comics. (Detective Comics’ storyline focuses on Tim Drake’s escape from Mr. Oz’s prison. Comicosity has the October solicitations: Click here.)

Not only that, we have Nick Bradshaw’s lenticular cover for Issue #989 — homaging Frank Quitely’s cover for All-Star Superman #10:

Here are the solicitations. DC’s full solicitations go live Monday 7/17:

ACTION COMICS #989
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art by VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC
Lenticular cover by NICK BRADSHAW
Variant cover by NEIL EDWARDS and JAY LEISTEN
“THE OZ EFFECT” part three! The startling revelation of Mr. Oz’s origin has stopped the Man of Steel dead in his tracks. With Superman distracted by disasters looming around the world, Mr. Oz has the time to confront Lois Lane.
On sale OCTOBER 11 • 32 pg, FC • LENTICULAR COVER $3.99 US • NON-LENTICULAR COVER $2.99 US • RATED T

ACTION COMICS #990
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art by VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC
Lenticular cover by NICK BRADSHAW
Variant cover by NEIL EDWARDS and JAY LEISTEN
“THE OZ EFFECT” part four! If Superman refuses to join Mr. Oz’s cause, maybe Superboy will! The mysterious villain hits Superman where it hurts when Oz and Jon join forces. But the stakes are raised when the Last Son of Krypton is forced to choose between his son and saving his adopted home planet.
On sale OCTOBER 25 • 32 pg, FC • LENTICULAR COVER $3.99 US • NON-LENTICULAR COVER $2.99 US • RATED T

ACTION COMICS #991
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art by VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC
Lenticular cover by NICK BRADSHAW
Variant cover by NEIL EDWARDS and JAY LEISTEN
“THE OZ EFFECT” part five! After being revealed as [REDACTED], Mr. Oz makes his last moves against the Man of Steel and his family and leaves the Man of Tomorrow wondering what other secrets and lies await him in the future as “The Oz Effect” comes to a close.
On sale NOVEMBER 8 • 32 pg, FC • LENTICULAR COVER $3.99 US • NON-LENTICULAR COVER $2.99 US • RATED T

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. [REDACTED] is obviously the Qwik Bunny.

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  2. This is gonna be EPIC!!!!

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