“Action Comics continues the push to #1,000 with a Superman tale that calls back to the character’s roots while charting new ground and exploring new angles to his history.” —Comicosity
“Whenever Jurgens depicts the Man of Steel or Booster Gold, the issue has a great, old-school vibe to it.” —IGN
Is Jor-El really alive?
Superman and Booster Gold travel back in time to verify the claims that Kal-El’s father somehow survived the destruction of Krypton. What they find, though, is a vastly different world than history has shown.
When the time intruders are discovered, Jor-El and General Zod collaborate to capture or destroy them. The Eradicator will chase the pair through time to 25th century Gotham City and back to Krypton in pursuit of justice. Unable to alter the past, Superman and Booster must make certain they survive. Zod, his son Lor-Zod and Ursa want to make certain they do not.
Not that things are perfect back on Earth. The Pentagon reports that Lois Lane’s father, General Sam Lane, has gone missing. When they won’t mount a rescue operation, she goes after him on her own. Or so she thinks. Her super-powered son Jon tags along, adding a new level of risk to the mission.
Dan Jurgens’ final major story arc, collecting Action Comics #993-999 and a story from Action Comics Special #1, raises the stakes for all concerned. These high-powered tales are illustrated by Jurgens, Brett Booth, Will Conrad, and Norm Rapmund.