Mr. Oz And Tim Drake Feature In Action Comics And Detective Comics This September

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Mr. Oz And Tim Drake Feature In Action Comics And Detective Comics This September

It’s becoming quite obvious that DC’s going for the slow burn when it comes to unraveling the bigger mysteries surrounding the Rebirth era. Actually, it’s kind of funny the double standard upheld by us as comic book readers because we’ll wait years to see the showdown between the Avengers and Thanos in the movies, but will become impatient waiting to learn the true identity of Mr. Oz. But, in our defense, comparing a storytelling format that offers you two or three installments per year as opposed to several each month is akin to apples and oranges.

Speaking of Mr. Oz, it was revealed not that long ago that he’ll be taking on a greater role in Action Comics beginning in August. From what we can tell, Rob Williams’ two-parter will serve as prelude to “The Oz Effect,” which is set to be penned by a returning Dan Jurgens. So, hold on to your horses because the moment we’ve been waiting over a year for will finally arrive when we learn just who the hooded fellow truly is.

Here, take a look at the solicitations for yourself:

ACTION COMICS #987
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art by VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC
Lenticular cover by NICK BRADSHAW
Variant cover by MIKEL JANIN
“THE OZ EFFECT” part one! The agents of the mysterious Mr. Oz begin to move as the Man of Steel works to stop the chaos they unleash in Metropolis and across the globe. But when Mr. Oz steps from the shadows his identity rocks the Last Son of Krypton to his core. The story that began in DC Universe: Rebirth #1 begins to end here!
On sale SEPTEMBER 13 • Lenticular version $3.99 • Nonlenticular version $2.99 US • RATED T

ACTION COMICS #988
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art by PATCH ZIRCHER
Lenticular cover by NICK BRADSHAW
Variant cover by MIKEL JANIN
“THE OZ EFFECT” part two! As Superman struggles with the ramifications of Mr. Oz’s identity, the mysterious figure’s origins and the long road to Superman’s doorstep finally reveal themselves.
On sale SEPTEMBER 27 • Lenticular version $3.99 • Nonlenticular version $2.99 US • RATED T

If that weren’t enough, you’ll definitely want to check out what Detective Comics has in store for us because it looks to be the perfect companion read. In it, James Tynion IV will pick up that “dead” Tim Drake thread and weave it into the greater tapestry. And while we can’t confirm anything right now, the timing of all comics being talked about in this article points toward them leading into Doomsday Clock.

DETECTIVE COMICS #965
Written by JAMES TYNION IV
Art by EDDY BARROWS
Cover by EDDY BARROWS
Variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
“A Lonely Place Of Living” part one! It’s the story you’ve demanded: Where in the world (or otherwise) is Tim Drake? Red Robin faces a crossroads…escape the most devious prison ever devised, or find himself abandoned beyond time and space for all eternity! Not much of a choice, right? But when he finds out just who is locked in there with him, Tim’s world will change in ways he never imagined! This is one of the biggest stories of the REBIRTH era, setting the stage for an explosive DETECTIVE COMICS epic!
On sale SEPTEMBER 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Be sure to check out covers for Action Comics #987 and Detective Comics #965 below, and then let us know which you dig most in the comments section!


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