A comic book mystery to rival all others! A senses shattering surprise that not only changes the DC Universe as we know it today, but one that will have echoes and reverberations for decades to come! It’s a long-play reveal that no one could possibly see coming!
Well, maybe a few did. And it’s not like we haven’t all read over-the-top superlatives about comic book crossover event series’ before.
But the DC Universe Rebirth initiative from the spring of 2016 that saw the reboot/relaunch of their classic characters and publications has seen a swell in the comic book company’s sales figures. Their monthly offerings have delighted both critics and fans and has got all the industry buzzing about what happens next in the story.
Rebirth has been a success.
At the heart of that story, someone named Mr. Oz, you see, has been pulling the strings of heroes, villains and possibly reality itself, from behind the scenes.
Today, in Action Comics #987, Mr. Oz, finally, gets revealed! No spoilers below, but make the jump to the how’s and why’s of it all!
Action Comics # 987
Written By: Dan Jurgens
Illustrated By: Viktor Bogdanovic
Published By: DC Comics
Over the last eighteen months, Biff Bam Pop! and this very Wednesday Run column have been all over the DC Universe Rebirth specials. We’ve highlighted:
DC Universe: Rebirth #1 – the comic that started it all off!
But just to show you that the excitement behind this blockbuster story was company-wide, we also covered: Suicide Squad: Rebirth #1, Wonder Woman: Rebirth #1, as well as Superman: Rebirth #1, Green Arrow: Rebirth #1, Green Lanterns: Rebirth #1 and Batman: Rebirth #1 – all of which can be found in one handy, dandy spot, right here.
Yeah, DC Comics was serious about making some changes beginning with Rebirth.
They priced their books lower to entice both avid and new readers. They renumbered many of them with new #1’s, including a return to legacy numbering for banner titles Action Comics and Detective Comics so that they would continue with #957 and #934 respectively. Books were also published twice a month and brand new, unproven, titles were released.
And the story thread throughout was that of a mysterious, seemingly all-knowing figure, outside of time, space, and DC continuity, manipulating the lives and events of the DC Comics stable of characters.
Speculation was rife regarding his true identity. Even the hallowed set of Watchmen characters were implicated – heaven forbid! Under the pen of Superman stalwart, the fan favourite Dan Jurgens, and artist Viktor Bogdanovic, Action Comics #987 gives us the enormous reveal that shocks the Last Son of Krypton as much as it does his readers!
And as we speed towards the millennial mark of Action Comics #1000 late next year, the story-line that changes absolutely everything is laid bare for all of us to discover!
If you haven’t already, this is a great place to start reading!
Make the run to your local comic shop today and learn the identity of the enigmatic Mr. Oz in Action Comics #987!