Over a year ago, DC Comics relaunched their New 52 universe with Rebirth #1. The special, in addition to restoring lost elements to the DC Universe’s timeline and reinvigorating the lineup with a new sense of hope, also introduced several new mysteries. Two of the most talked about ones are the Button and Mr. Oz, nods to Alan Moore’s and Dave Gibbons’ classic Watchmen series. While the Button has been explored and will be further so in this fall’s Doomsday Clock event, the identity and motives of Mr. Oz, who is speculated to be Watchmen‘s Ozymandias, have been somewhat more elusive.
Now though, in next Wednesday’s Action Comics #987, DC is laying all their cards on the table. The issue begins the highly anticipated “The Oz Effect” arc, which promises the answer the question we’ve all been asking for ages. Are you ready to find out who Mr. Oz is? Get your first big hint after the jump in the Comics Beat’s exclusive preview of the issue.
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Viktor Bogdanovic
Inkers: Jonathan Glapion, Jay Leisten, & Victor Bogdanovic
Colorist: Mike Spicer
Letterer: Rob Leigh
“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!
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