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Action Comics 977 (Cover A)


Cover Date: June 2017
Cover Price: $2.99
Publication Date: 2017-04-12


Cover Credits:
Art: Patrick Gleason (Cover A), Gary Frank (Cover B; signed)
Colors: Brad Anderson (Cover A+B; signed)

Variant Cover:
Cover B
Art: Gary Frank
Colors: Brad Anderson

Story: "The New World, Part I" (20 Pages)


StoryDan Jurgens
ArtIan Churchill
LetteringRob Leigh
Associate editingPaul Kaminski
EditingMike Cotton
Group editingEddie Berganza

Feature Character(s):

Superman (last in ???; also in origin flashback)

Supporting Character(s):

Lois Lane (last in ???)
Jimmy Olsen (last in issue #965)
Perry White (last in issue #973)
Jonathan Kent (in flashback)
Jor-El (in flashback)
Kelex (also in flashback)
Lara Lor-Van (in flashback)
Lena Lang (in flashback)
Lex Luthor (in flashback)
Martha Kent (in flashback)
Pete Ross (in flashback)


Metallo (last in ???)
Hank Henshaw (last in ???)
Mr. Oz

Other Character(s):

Daily Planet Staff
Kryptonians (in flashback)

Cameo Appearance(s):

Supergirl (in hologram)
Zor-El (in hologram)
Alura In-Ze (in hologram)
Ron Troupe
Jackee Winters


United States
The Arctic
Fortress of Solitude
The Kryptonian Archives
Cinder Rock, New Mexico
Daily Planet
Smallville, Kansas


This story is continued in the next issue.


Following the epic struggle against [REDACTED], Superman examines his entire history—the birth of Jon, the marriage of Lois and Clark, their lives at the Daily Planet—to discover who tried to destroy his life. Who is waiting in the shadows? Who is Mr. Oz? All questions the Man of Steel cannot answer alone. It is time for him to unite the entire Superman-Family!


Clark Kent finished writing a story for the Daily Planet, then returns home. He puts on his Superman costume and flies over to the Fortress of Solitude. Meanwhile, a mysterious figure helps repair Metallo while explaining how he can get his revenge on Superman. He tries to learn of his new past by watching videos from the Kryptonian Archive. He sees his parents just moments before Krypton explodes. The mysterious figure finds Blanque and convinces him to help destroy Superman. Superman watches how Jonathan and Martha Kent found him in a field. He remembers his childhood friends and his first time revealing his powers to Lana Lang. He hears a voice in the Fortress of Solitude, but Kelex reassures him by telling him that they are alone as Superman leaves.