Action Comics Mister Oz Identity Theory

With the story set to reveal one of the biggest mysteries of the DC Rebirth universe soon arriving, DC have revealed that Action Comics will be getting their favourite treatment for big stories: lenticular covers.

The Oz Effect, starting in September in Action Comics by Dan Jurgens and Viktor Bogdanovic, promises to reveal the identity of the mysterious Mr. Oz, who has been helping the Super-family from afar and also abducting various characters including Tim Drake and Doomsday.

ACTION COMICS #987
ACTION COMICS #987

However, one of these freshly revealed covers might actually have already confirmed it for us.

Beware spoilers to come.

The covers by Nick Bradshaw, show that there is a definite connection between Superman and Mr. Oz, and the second part shows just how far back that reaches too.

ACTION COMICS #988
ACTION COMICS #988

And it seems the theory that we wrote about here on Bleeding Cool is confirmed, as Superman’s father Jor-El appears to be being teleported away from the doom of Krypton by blue, perhaps Dr. Manhattan connected, light.

It looks pretty clear, at least to us. And wouldn’t be the first time recently DC haven’t posted fairly revealing images of their own stories, what with using the final page of this week’s Justice League #26 as the single page in a preview for the comic. Posted by Joe Glass

ACTION COMICS #987

Written by DAN JURGENS
Art by VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC
Lenticular cover by NICK BRADSHAW
Variant cover by MIKEL JANIN

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“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 RYAN SOOK
Lenticular cover by NICK BRADSHAW
Variant cover by MIKEL JANIN

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“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