Lex Luthor To Confront Mr. Oz This August In Action Comics #986

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Lex Luthor To Confront Mr. Oz This August In Action Comics #986

Since the Rebirth era kicked off last summer, one of the biggest mysteries it’s yielded has been that of the identity of the shadowy Mr. Oz. Many readers have theorized him to be Ozymandias of Watchmen fame, a fire that the conclusion to “The Button” added fuel to. One thing, however, has remained certain: The hooded fellow has a vested interest in Superman.

And while we may not learn who he really is until Doomsday Clock hits stands this November, it looks like we’ll at least get something worthwhile this August in the pages of Action Comics when “Mr. Oz makes his final move against the Man of Tomorrow.” Oddly enough, this arc won’t be penned by fan favorite Dan Jurgens, but rather, Rob Williams, whom we already know to be taking the reins of Trinity that very month. Whether the switch is permanent or Jurgens is just taking a month or two off remains to be seen.

Anyways, here’s the skinny on Action Comics #985, which’ll see Superman and Lex Luthor once again uniting for the greater good:

Written by ROB WILLIAMS • Art and cover by GUILLEM MARCH • Variant cover by MIKEL JANIN
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“EVE OF DESTRUCTION” part one! Superman finds himself side by side with Lex Luthor once more, but is his former foe truly committed to being a hero, or is it just a ruse to gain the Man of Steel’s trust? As world events point to something dark on the horizon, the mysterious Mr. Oz makes his final move against the Man of Tomorrow.
On sale AUGUST 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Then, in Action Comics #986, Luthor is said to confront the villain by his lonesome, leading to one of them being “changed forever.” If we had to guess, Lex will be the one getting the short end of the stick, but in the meantime, you can check out the official solicit for that issue below and form your own theories:

Written by ROB WILLIAMS • Art and cover by GUILLEM MARCH • Variant cover by MIKEL JANIN
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“EVE OF DESTRUCTION” part two! The inhumanities of Earth put even Superman’s trust to the test as he and Lex Luthor begin to see a pattern emerging that points to Mr. Oz and his agents. When Lex confronts Mr. Oz alone, one walks away changed forever.
On sale AUGUST 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Lex Luthor To Confront Mr. Oz This August In Action Comics #986

Source: Newsarama