Kyle King's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: ComiConverse Reviews: 175
7.9Avg. Review Rating

6.0
Action Comics (2011) #44

Sep 17, 2015

Action Comics #44 presents a mixed bag for fans of the Man of Steel.

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6.0
Action Comics (2011) #45

Oct 10, 2015

The debut issue of Justice was a well-crafted comic written for the wrong superhero.

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8.0
Action Comics (2011) #46

Nov 21, 2015

Bold imagery, bizarre twists, and beguiling ambiguity combined to make this issue a winner.

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6.0
Action Comics (2011) #47

Dec 5, 2015

Though rushed and forced in places, Greg Pak's latest effort possessed depth, moved the story forward, and led Superman upward.

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8.0
Action Comics (2011) #48

Jan 10, 2016

Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder have Superman on the path to redemption in this action-packed adventure.

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8.0
Action Comics (2011) #49

Feb 5, 2016

The world's greatest superhero has new powers and the solar system's largest planet is becoming more massive. A comic book doesn't get much bigger than that!

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6.0
Action Comics (2011) #50

Mar 13, 2016

Empowered by Metallos kryptonite heart, Superman attacks Vandal Savages Stormwatch Carrier as the comet is drawn nearer to Metropolis. Lois Lane, Lee Lambert, and Jimmy Olsen assist with relief efforts on the ground. Batman, Wonder Woman, and Mr. Terrific provide backup while the Man of Steel goes after Savage and his descendants. Superman rescues Lana Lang and the Justice League.

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6.0
Action Comics (2011) #51

Apr 23, 2016

This story did what it had to do, but its need to do too much left little room for nuance.

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4.0
Action Comics (2011) #52

May 15, 2016

This highly anticipated issue was an inconsistent, anticlimactic, and superficial hodgepodge that fell well short of expectations.

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10
Action Comics (2016) #957

Jun 10, 2016

Dan Jurgens restores the iconic Superman in this exciting and uplifting tale.

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8.0
Action Comics (2016) #958

Jun 25, 2016

Classic characters, energetic action, and simmering mysteries pack this effective issue.

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8.0
Action Comics (2016) #959

Jul 17, 2016

Dan Jurgens and his collaborators once again have produced a good-looking book filled with action and intrigue.

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8.0
Action Comics (2016) #960

Jul 29, 2016

Hard-hitting action, character-driven storytelling, and energetically compelling graphics combine to make this latest issue another winner.

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8.0
Action Comics (2016) #961

Aug 13, 2016

Lex, left behind to guard Metropolis when Superman and Wonder Woman went off in pursuit of Doomsday, finds himself aided by the unseen Superwoman. Clark calls Luthors attention to the crashed vehicle from which the singleminded behemoth emerged, and the super-suited scientist is unable to explain the composition of the craft.

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8.0
Action Comics (2016) #962

Aug 25, 2016

There is not a lot of nuance to the artwork in Action Comics #962. Facial features are not finely detailed, and an unintended side effect of an innovative layout featuring multiple panels shown from above or below is that bodies occasionally appear elongated. However, Path of Doom Conclusion is a story focused on the big picture, so what the graphics lack in subtlety, they make up for with a vitality that is larger than life.

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8.0
Action Comics (2016) #963

Sep 17, 2016

Back at work as a newspaper correspondent, Clark finds that he has become a story. Daily Planet owner and publisher Lex Luthor arranges a press conference for Kent to explain himself, but his excuse that Superman sent him into seclusion and impersonated the journalist for his own protection fails to convince his listeners. Even after Clark passes a polygraph test, everyone still believes he is secretly the Last Son of Krypton.

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8.0
Action Comics (2016) #964

Oct 1, 2016

Veteran writer Dan Jurgens has been playing the long game with the pre-Flashpoint Superman since the earlier iterations of Clark Kent and Lois Lane returned to the mainstream DC Universe continuity following Convergence. What answers did Jurgens and artist Patch Zircher have in store for this issue?

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8.0
Action Comics (2016) #965

Oct 13, 2016

Lois Lane, who (along with Clark Kent and Superman) made her debut in Action Comics #1, returns to work at the Daily Planet only this is not the pre-Flashpoint Loiss newspaper, she is not the journalist known to the New 52 continuity, and its not just another day at the office in Metropolis!

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10
Action Comics (2016) #966

Oct 30, 2016

Together with the New 52 Lana Lang and the post-Crisis Man of Steel, the pre-Flashpoint Lois Lane comes to grips with the fate that befell the version of her that was native to the current continuity. What will the status quo look like for the DC Universe in the future?

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8.0
Action Comics (2016) #967

Nov 11, 2016

Lois Lane interviews Lex Luthor about the otherworldly technology at his disposal, Superman takes Superboy to the Amazon in search of Geneticron, and an attack is launched on Metropolis in an attempt to fight the future.

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8.0
Action Comics (2016) #968

Nov 27, 2016

Self-appointed Superman Lex Luthor is under attack from alien assassins convinced that the battle-suited billionaire is destined to become the new Darkseid. Is it the pre-Flashpoint Supermans duty to save his archenemy or to let LCall execute the ultimate judgment against the nefarious supervillain?

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8.0
Action Comics (2016) #969

Dec 17, 2016

Although Action Comics #969 engages more in weighty debate than in fantastic fisticuffs, the nuanced characterization and plotting keep the adventure lively despite its seeming simplicity. This in many ways was a transitional issue, but Men of Steel " Part 3 advanced and enriched the plot while offering a nice change of pace set in a more minor key. The tale's final line and closing image combined to summarize the fundamentals of Superman, ending a somber story on an upbeat note. Jurgens and Zircher turned in another superb effort, which was no less welcome for being expected.

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8.0
Action Comics (2016) #970

Jan 1, 2017

Nideesi! LCall! Zade! Chaar! Darkseid! Parademons! Mother Box! In the face of such powerful and persuasive adversaries, can the Big Blue Boy Scout stay strong in his conviction that even his archenemy cannot be punished for his future crimes?

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8.0
Action Comics (2016) #971

Jan 15, 2017

In the shocking conclusion of the preceding issue, Superman stated that he had been persuaded of Luthors guilt. Is the Last Son of Krypton truly prepared to let the Remnants of Nideesi carry out the death sentence their verdict has imposed?

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10
Action Comics (2016) #972

Jan 28, 2017

Stranded on a planet that orbits a red sun, Superman and Luthor are forced to battle LCall and Zade at less than full strength. What will the desperation of their situation reveal about the true character of each of Metropoliss two caped defenders?

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8.0
Action Comics (2016) #973

Feb 9, 2017

As the tales title implies, the mysterious Clark Kent figures prominently in Mild Mannered Part One. However, the bespectacled reporters Daily Planet colleague, Lois Lane, likewise headlines an issue filled with surprises including unexpected appearances by several notable names!

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8.0
Action Comics (2016) #974

Feb 25, 2017

Superman and Steel are searching for ways to save the dying Lana Lang. The pre-Flashpoint Lois Lane goes out on a date with the post-New 52 Clark Kent in an effort to obtain answers to the mystery surrounding her Daily Planet colleague. What sinister forces are following the movements of the first couple of superhero comics, and what are their malicious intentions?

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10
Action Comics (2016) #975

Mar 14, 2017

This super-sized special edition offered appropriate nods to the past while advancing significant existing plotlines toward a triumphant resolution.

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10
Action Comics (2016) #976

Mar 25, 2017

The New 52 required Rebirth to walk a fine line in regaining fan confidence and reclaiming the noble legacy of Action Comics #1. 975 issues later, DC Comics has succeeded.

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10
Action Comics (2016) #977

Apr 14, 2017

Everyone involved focused on the fine details without ever losing sight of the big picture in this masterfully crafted issue.

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10
Action Comics (2016) #978

Apr 29, 2017

At the end of the long, careful climb up the mountain, this issue achieves the summit.

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10
Action Comics (2016) #979

May 13, 2017

Everything that is right with DC Comics' Rebirth is embodied in this issue, which features another virtuoso performance by writer Dan Jurgens.

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10
Action Comics (2016) #980

May 28, 2017

The pacing, characterization, callbacks, artwork, and action all clicked in this capably crafted comic.

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10
Action Comics (2016) #981

Jun 16, 2017

Subtle touches, painstaking characterization, and hard-hitting action combined to make this forward-looking issue effective.

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10
Action Comics (2016) #982

Jul 2, 2017

Vibrant artwork, careful characterization, and engaging action with meaningful stakes together made this another outstanding issue in the Rebirth revival of this iconic series.

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10
Action Comics (2016) #983

Jul 16, 2017

Jurgens, Bogdanovic, and their coevals deliver epic fight sequences and stunning developments in the fast-paced yet unhurried Revenge " Part V. We invite you to ComiConverse with us in the comments about the exceptional Action Comics #983!

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8.0
Batman/Superman (2013) #26

Nov 15, 2015

In a team-oriented issue, Greg Pak moved the story forward and showed a more genuine Superman.

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6.0
Batman/Superman (2013) #27

Dec 10, 2015

Greg Pak had a lot to do in this issue, but the theme came through, restoring trust for the characters and readers alike.

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8.0
Batman/Superman (2013) #28

Jan 17, 2016

The world's finest heroes get a welcome reset in the new creative team's solid start.

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8.0
Batman/Superman (2013) #29

Feb 11, 2016

The Lost Kryptonian highlights the defining attributes of two characters who, not coincidentally, made their respective debuts in comics titled Action and Detective. Batman/Superman #29 would be a good story about these heroes in any era, and I am looking forward to the next issue for reasons beyond merely wanting to see the resolution of the cliffhanger ending.

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8.0
Batman/Superman (2013) #30

Mar 12, 2016

Tom Taylor and Robson Rocha have crafted an exuberant tale that does justice to both title characters.

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8.0
Batman/Superman (2013) #31

Apr 16, 2016

This adventure captures the characters, sets the stage, and advances the plot in effective fashion.

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6.0
Batman/Superman (2013) #32

May 8, 2016

The latest Super League story was an improvement on the previous issue and a positive sign for the future.

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10
Bizarro #3

Aug 24, 2015

Bizarro #3 is bringing back an enjoyable slice of Silver Age magic!

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8.0
Bizarro #4

Sep 19, 2015

Bizarro #4 is fun for adults and kids alike.

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10
Bizarro #5

Oct 25, 2015

Heath Corson and Gustavo Duarte have created a series that is smart, funny, uplifting, adventurous, and fun.

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10
Bizarro #6

Nov 23, 2015

Bizarro and Jimmy Olsen finished their road trip across America in a final issue as warm and witty as the five before it.

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10
DC Universe: Rebirth #1

May 29, 2016

Beautifully drawn and intelligently written, this one-shot began Rebirth with a bang and showed substantial promise.

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6.0
Grayson Annual #2

Oct 7, 2015

Tim Seeley's script may lack depth, but Grayson's adventure with Superman features fun and fundamentals.

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4.0
Justice League: Darkseid War: Superman #1

Nov 8, 2015

This rehash of overused themes covers familiar ground in an unoriginal and confusing manner.

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10
New Superman #1

Jul 17, 2016

Gene Luen Yang effectively blends the unique with the established in this highly original debut.

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8.0
New Superman #2

Aug 12, 2016

At the Ministry of Self-Reliances Oriental Pearl Tower, Baixi and Deilan the Bat-Man and the Wonder-Woman of China arrive to subdue the new Super-Man. Kenan is captured when his superpowers unexpectedly fail. Dr. Omen keeps Kong confined overnight, and the young mans father does not notice his absence because he is preoccupied by the work of his conspiracy theorist writers group.

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10
New Superman #3

Sep 17, 2016

Having revealed his secret identity to reporter Laney Lan and, through her Primetime Shanghai broadcast, to the entire world Kenan proceeds to expose the existence of the Justice League of China before Baixi and Deilan rein him in and depart. The three heroes deliver the captured Sunbeam to the Crab Shell, an underwater prison specially designed to house metahumans. Meanwhile, Kenans father, Zhongdan, sees his sons televised confession, and, spotting the octagon on the boys chest, resolves to move quickly into action.

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10
New Superman #4

Oct 15, 2016

Although Kenan Kong is still adjusting to his newfound role as the Super-Man of the Justice League of China, he is beginning to see the possible consequences of his impulsive actions but has the brash, rash hero overlooked critical clues about a mystery that threatens to hit him where he lives?

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10
New Superman #5

Nov 12, 2016

Vivid artwork, convincing characterization, and thematic intricacies enriched this compelling superhero adventure and added to this series' consistent excellence.

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10
New Superman #6

Dec 18, 2016

Super-Man and the Justice League of China! Flying Dragon General and the Freedom Fighters! August General in Iron and the Great Ten! Genetically modified Starros! Hijacked aircraft aimed at Zhongnanhai! A teen hero channeling Kal-Els life force! What more could you possibly want from a superhero comic than this?

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10
New Superman #7

Jan 16, 2017

The start of a new arc sees the series shift gears without losing momentum, as characterization is highlighted and nuances abound.

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10
New Superman #8

Feb 13, 2017

Gene Luen Yang and Billy Tan delivered another stellar issue that is bold in its historical allusions, deep in its philosophical nuances, and entertaining as a superhero character study.

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10
New Superman #9

Mar 13, 2017

The creative team takes the tale in a new direction while maintaining the series' consistently high quality across the board in another winning issue.

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10
New Superman #10

Apr 15, 2017

New Super-Man #10 is populated by ancient mythological figures, 1930s comic book characters ranging from the classically iconic to the offensively stereotypical, and modern-day additions to the DC Universe, yet no one appears either inaccurately rendered or out of place. Visually, this issue is another winner.

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10
New Superman #11

May 14, 2017

What's not to love about a superhero comic book that combines a Chinese legend with the Doomsday Virus to produce a 21st-century giant turtle man?

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8.0
New Superman #12

Jun 16, 2017

Despite one particularly gruesome image, this issue combined sophisticated storytelling, imaginative artwork, and satisfying surprises in a well crafted tale.

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8.0
New Superman #13

Jul 22, 2017

While perhaps not on a par with this series' best installments, this issue nevertheless moved swiftly, advanced established storylines, and developed the central character.

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10
Super Sons #1

Feb 20, 2017

Robin and Superboy Damians superhero name is listed first because hes older, by the way go off in pursuit of adventure with youthful enthusiasm and impetuousness. How quickly will their efforts to follow in Batmans and Supermans crimefighting footsteps get the Worlds Smallest in over their heads?

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10
Super Sons #2

Mar 18, 2017

Superboy and Robin may be off to a shaky start as partners, but their series has made a successful beginning with a second issue that looks great and balances the humorous with the horrific.

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10
Super Sons #3

Apr 22, 2017

This issue highlights how this series is made up of two winning combinations: Robin and Superboy, as characters in the story, and Peter J. Tomasi and Jorge Jimenez, as creators of the story.

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10
Super Sons #4

May 21, 2017

A total team effort produced a pitch perfect issue.

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10
Super Sons #5

Jun 23, 2017

The latest issue fleshes out more fully the budding friendship between Robin and Superboy, nicely setting the stage for future adventures (with or without parental permission).

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8.0
Super Sons #6

Jul 22, 2017

Characterization, dialogue, imagery, and plot all combine in this issue to form a harmonious and entertaining whole.

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10
Supergirl (2016) #1

Sep 10, 2016

Sent to live with D.E.O. agents posing as her parents and assigned the role of an ordinary teen, Kara Danvers struggles to adapt to life in National City. She must conceal the scientific success she remembers from Krypton and ignore the jeers from her fellow high school students, so she welcomes the opportunity to spring into action and foil a high-tech train robbery.

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8.0
Supergirl (2016) #2

Oct 16, 2016

Feeling isolated and conflicted as a resident of Earth with vivid memories of Krypton, Kara finds herself struggling with both of the cultures she claims. Supergirl is neither convinced by the claims of the Cyborg Superman who insists he is her father nor comfortable with the confidence that potential mentor Cat Grant expects her to exhibit. Will the Maid of Might fit in anywhere?

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6.0
Supergirl (2016) #3

Nov 14, 2016

Over the protestations of her foster parents, Kara ventures into space to meet Zor-El at the revived Argo City. Has Cyborg Superman truly brought their Kryptonian hometown back from the dead and what has motivated Supergirls mechanized father to rebuild his daughters place of origin?

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6.0
Supergirl (2016) #4

Dec 18, 2016

Argo City and National City are now openly in conflict. Kara is trapped, unable to intervene between the women who both claim to be her mother, neither of whom quite qualifies and each of whom can only survive by stealing the spark of life that animates the other. When forced to make a choice, is Supergirl Earths Woman of Steel or is she the Last Daughter of Krypton?

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10
Supergirl (2016) #5

Jan 17, 2017

Steve Orlando captures the essence of Supergirl in this action-packed adventure.

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6.0
Supergirl (2016) #6

Feb 12, 2017

Steve Orlando writes Supergirl well, which added zest to a somewhat ordinary story, but the rushed look of the artwork again detracted from the issue.

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8.0
Supergirl (2016) #7

Mar 13, 2017

The writing remains good, in spite of one significant flaw in the script, and the artwork was much improved over recent issues.

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8.0
Supergirl (2016) #8

Apr 16, 2017

There was a lot to do in this issue, all of which managed to get done without feeling overly rushed, and much of which was accomplished with aplomb and charm.

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4.0
Supergirl (2016) #9

May 21, 2017

The quality of the writing remained consistently high, but the unfinished look of the artwork detracted dramatically from the impact of this issue.

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10
Supergirl (2016) #10

Jun 17, 2017

The action, artwork, callbacks, and characterization in this installment all stand out in the series' best issue yet.

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8.0
Supergirl: Being Super #1

Jan 5, 2017

Kara Danvers is a high school student on the verge of her sixteenth birthday. She runs track, hangs out with her friends, tries to relate to her parents and flies. Where is she from, where does she belong, and where does she begin?

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8.0
Supergirl: Being Super #2

Mar 15, 2017

The talented creative team keeps its focus trained on the fine details, producing a compelling and convincing character study of Kara.

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10
Supergirl: Being Super #3

Apr 30, 2017

A stark and straightforward honesty pervades both the writing and the artwork in the most recent issue of this exceptional exploration of an adolescent alien's arrival at adulthood.

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10
Supergirl: Being Super #4

Jul 15, 2017

This carefully crafted miniseries was brought to a convincing and nuanced close that is likely to become the definitive reimagining of Supergirl's modern emergence.

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10
Supergirl: Rebirth #1

Aug 20, 2016

After Argo City survived the destruction of Krypton, Zor-El quarantined Lar-On to the Phantom Zone until his red kryptonite sickness could be cured. On present-day Earth, the D.E.O. has sent Zor-Els 16-year-old daughter, Kara, into the suns core in an experimental craft equipped with phantom drive and a Kryptonian regeneration matrix, in the hope of recharging the solar batteries in her cells.

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2.0
Superman (2011) #43

Aug 30, 2015

Due to this story arcs indefensible premises, Superman #43 builds to an insulting and inexcusable conclusion.

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6.0
Superman (2011) #44

Oct 1, 2015

Gene Luen Yang can write Superman well, but Truth's story constraints and John Romita, Jr.'s rushed artwork detract from this issue.

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6.0
Superman (2011) #45

Nov 1, 2015

Gene Luen Yang's intriguing script presents a Superman suspended between who he now is and who he ought to be.

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8.0
Superman (2011) #46

Nov 29, 2015

Slowly but surely, Gene Luen Yang is moving Superman back where he needs to be.

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8.0
Superman (2011) #47

Dec 28, 2015

There is still room for improvement, but Gene Luen Yang's restoration of the Man of Steel is nearly complete.

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6.0
Superman (2011) #48

Jan 31, 2016

Gene Luen Yang continues to reinvent the resurgent Man of Steel in creative ways.

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8.0
Superman (2011) #50

Mar 18, 2016

Gene Luen Yang makes an important issue appropriately large, iconic, and restorative for the Man of Steel.

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8.0
Superman (2011) #51

Apr 7, 2016

Charged with the duty to shepherd Superman through the transition into Rebirth, Peter J. Tomasi provided a promising start.

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2.0
Superman (2011) #52

May 27, 2016

Quality artwork was wasted on a story that was as doomed as its flawed hero.

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8.0
Superman (2011) Annual #3

Jan 1, 2016

Multiple contributors combine to deliver a parallel story that works for all concerned.

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8.0
Superman (2016) #1

Jun 19, 2016

Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason started strong as the new creative team for the Rebirth restoration of the Man of Steel.

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8.0
Superman (2016) #2

Jul 8, 2016

This issue reads well, looks great, and effectively tells a seemingly straightforward story with multiple layers and considerable intrigue.

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10
Superman (2016) #3

Jul 23, 2016

The artwork was gorgeous and the story combined stirring action, plot progression, and emotional weight while conveying its themes effectively.

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8.0
Superman (2016) #4

Aug 6, 2016

In the Fortress of Solitude, Superman counters the Eradicators attempted attack on Lois Lanes and his son, Jonathan Smith. Jon wrestles with what to do until his mother gives him guidance, then Superboy joins forces with his father to deliver a devastating blow to the Kryptonian construct.

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10
Superman (2016) #5

Aug 19, 2016

Carrying his wife and son inside a submersible, Superman arrives on the dark side of the moon, where he enters a secret base Batman has built for experiments and equipment too dangerous to store in Gotham City. When the Man of Tomorrow declines Superboys offer of assistance, Lois urges her husband to be more of a mentor to their son.

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8.0
Superman (2016) #6

Sep 10, 2016

Superman and the Eradicator are battling in the Batcave on the moon. What more could anyone want out of a comic book than that?

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10
Superman (2016) #7

Sep 23, 2016

The Man of Tomorrow is working the night shift, performing superheroics from the space station to the South Pacific until dawn. Clark returns home as the sun comes up over Hamilton County, and he promises to spend the day with Lois and Jon without taking time out to be Superman.

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10
Superman (2016) #8

Oct 8, 2016

Following a relaxed family outing to the county fair in the previous issue, Superman #8 dials the action back up to eleven. How big does this issue get? Would you believe World War II ordnance, Krypto the Superdog, and dinosaurs?

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8.0
Superman (2016) #9

Oct 23, 2016

Superman! Superboy! Krypto! Captain William Storm! Dinosaurs! Gorillas! World War II combat ordnance! Space-age pseudo-scientific technology! Escape from Dinosaur Island Part 2 pretty much offers everything you could want from a comic book, doesnt it?

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8.0
Superman (2016) #10

Nov 5, 2016

Storytellers Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason, the current creative team behind Superman and veterans of Batman and Robin, brought the caped crimefighters from both series together in this prequel to Super Sons, which is due out next year. How well will it go when Superboy meets the Boy Wonder?

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8.0
Superman (2016) #11

Nov 20, 2016

Although their fathers may be friends, Robin and Superboy dont like each other very much. Will Batmans and Supermans elaborate efforts to teach their sons teamwork help the lads learn a valuable lesson, or will they keep exhibiting the animosity that previously existed between their dads?

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8.0
Superman (2016) #12

Dec 11, 2016

Lois is back after a conspicuous absence, and her effort to make her mark in Hamilton County places her in the path of Frankenstein but why is the undead S.H.A.D.E. agent targeting the publisher of The Hamilton Horn?

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6.0
Superman (2016) #13

Dec 24, 2016

An unwelcome alien interloper has been apprehended by the undead agent of S.H.A.D.E., but can Frankenstein keep his quarry after his ex-wife arrives to claim the detainee as her prize? What will Superman and Lois have to do to protect their bucolic community from law enforcement monsters and sinister offworlders?

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10
Superman (2016) #14

Jan 8, 2017

Superman's new story arc is off to a strong start that works on many levels and ties into Rebirth's biggest and boldest themes.

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8.0
Superman (2016) #15

Jan 21, 2017

The authors are aiming high in this ambitious arc, and, so far, they are maintaining the high quality of the source material they are extending.

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10
Superman (2016) #16

Feb 4, 2017

The final chapter in the Multiplicity arc gets to the heart of the matter by presenting Grant Morrison's grand themes in a manner more direct than dense.

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8.0
Superman (2016) #17

Feb 19, 2017

Left alone for the evening by Clark Kent and Lois Lane, Jonathan accompanies Hamilton County neighbor Kathy Branden on a spooky search for her missing grandfather. What mysterious menace is hiding out in the foggy bog?

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10
Superman (2016) #18

Mar 4, 2017

In DC Universe: Rebirth #1, Mr. Oz cryptically remarked to the ostensible pre-Flashpoint Metropolis Marvel: You and your family are not what you believe you are. And neither was the fallen Superman. In Superman: Reborn Part 1, the journey to learn the hidden truths underlying those worrisome words begins.

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8.0
Superman (2016) #19

Mar 16, 2017

Although the story could have used a little more space, this effective installment advanced the story in a compelling and convincing way.

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8.0
Superman (2016) #20

Apr 9, 2017

Now that the Superman Family has been restored, there are new avenues to explore, and Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason continue to do so effectively.

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10
Superman (2016) #21

Apr 23, 2017

The story progresses steadily, but the plot details are neither slighted nor forced, and the artwork is exceptional. Apart from Lois Lane's consignment to a limited role, this issue was pretty close to perfect.

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10
Superman (2016) #22

May 6, 2017

This story was rapidly paced, returned Lois Lane to center stage, advanced the adventure, and tied plot threads together in an exceptional installment of this energetic series.

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8.0
Superman (2016) #23

May 24, 2017

In almost every respect, this issue was flawlessly conceived and executed, but the final product was marred by a distressing throwback to unfortunate past trends.

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4.0
Superman (2016) #24

Jun 11, 2017

Clashing artistic styles, tangled plotlines inadequately explained, and the revival of unfortunate tendencies all worked to prevent this story from succeeding as it should have.

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4.0
Superman (2016) #25

Jun 24, 2017

Despite a scattering of nice moments, the concluding chapter of the Manchester Black storyline was a messy patchwork of inexplicable motivations, mishandled characters, and narrative conceits.

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4.0
Superman (2016) #26

Jul 13, 2017

The backup crew offers slipshod execution of an unimaginative idea that produces an indecisive outcome in this throwaway one-off issue.

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4.0
Superman (2016) #27

Jul 22, 2017

A solid story concept was unevenly executed, suffered from subpar art, and sometimes permitted the strictly philosophical to get in the way of the persuasively personal.

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8.0
Superman (2016) Annual #1

Dec 3, 2016

In a tale literally and figuratively grounded in the Kent familys Hamilton County farm, Superman stars in a minimalist adventure without a villain. Tangled Up in Green is a surreal story in which much of what occurs is strictly internal, so what are fans to make of this offbeat annual?

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10
Superman/Wonder Woman #20

Sep 6, 2015

Superman/Wonder Woman #20 is an exceptional contribution to the Truth story arc.

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4.0
Superman/Wonder Woman #21

Sep 27, 2015

Where this issue fails is in making us want to root for the supposed superheroes.

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2.0
Superman/Wonder Woman #22

Oct 24, 2015

Everyone associated with this issue should be embarrassed by its mistreatment of both the characters and their fans.

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2.0
Superman/Wonder Woman #23

Nov 28, 2015

Queen Hippolyta and Jonathan and Martha Kent would disown their children after reading this issue.

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6.0
Superman/Wonder Woman #24

Dec 31, 2015

After some of the worst issues in the Justice arc, this story showed long overdue improvement.

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6.0
Superman/Wonder Woman #25

Jan 24, 2016

Despite its flaws, this inventive story of Superman's spiritual journey to recovery got to the heart of the character.

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6.0
Superman/Wonder Woman #26

Feb 27, 2016

These back-to-back chapters rush along at a frenzied pace, offering a lot of fun but not making much sense.

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4.0
Superman/Wonder Woman #27

Mar 18, 2016

This issue does exactly what is required of it, but not one iota more.

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4.0
Superman/Wonder Woman #28

Apr 30, 2016

This issue did what it came to do, but it was bogged down by significant problems.

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6.0
Superman/Wonder Woman #29

May 21, 2016

Despite having some nice moments, this issue suffered from inconsistencies in the writing and the artwork.

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10
Superman: American Alien #1

Nov 15, 2015

Max Landis makes us care about the Kents all over again in this simple, sincere, and original story.

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8.0
Superman: American Alien #2

Dec 18, 2015

Though marred by one major flaw, Max Landis's second Superman installment was expertly crafted.

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8.0
Superman: American Alien #3

Jan 14, 2016

Suspend your disbelief at the dock and enjoy Max Landis's latest delightful and insightful escapade with the young Clark Kent.

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10
Superman: American Alien #4

Feb 19, 2016

Max Landis has given readers a lot to unpack, but this revealing tale is well worth the effort.

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10
Superman: American Alien #5

Mar 20, 2016

Max Landis and Francis Manapul have produced an outstanding issue that confirms that this is the best Superman series in a decade.

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8.0
Superman: American Alien #6

Apr 26, 2016

Though the artwork fell short of the series' usual standard, Max Landis authored another winning issue.

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10
Superman: American Alien #7

May 22, 2016

Max Landis and Jock provided a worthy conclusion to the best Superman story in a decade.

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10
Superman: Lois and Clark #1

Oct 18, 2015

Superman and Lois Lane do good in an issue that Dan Jurgens and Lee Weeks did well.

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10
Superman: Lois and Clark #2

Nov 28, 2015

Dan Jurgens and Lee Weeks perfectly capture the look and feel of the real Clark Kent and Lois Lane in this terrific series.

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10
Superman: Lois and Clark #3

Jan 2, 2016

Dan Jurgens and Lee Weeks continue to deliver in this exceptional adventure featuring comics' first couple.

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10
Superman: Lois and Clark #4

Jan 31, 2016

Dan Jurgens continues to deliver Clark Kent and Lois Lane the way they are meant to be.

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8.0
Superman: Lois and Clark #5

Feb 27, 2016

The highlight of Dan Jurgens's intricately plotted tale is the honest authenticity of the central characters.

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10
Superman: Lois and Clark #6

Mar 26, 2016

Clark concentrates, listening intently with his super-hearing, while Lois calls the cell phone of her publisher, Cora Benning. Identifying the sound of Coras Lois-specific ringtone, he locates the kidnapped editor and rescues her from the Intergang assassins who have forced her to reveal Author Xs identity. Lois picks up Jon from school, and, upon discovering that her son is researching Superman, she steels herself for the conversation she has long dreaded having.

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10
Superman: Lois and Clark #7

Apr 27, 2016

Dan Jurgens knows how Lois Lane and her son, Jonathan, feel when watching Superman take flight, and he has written a story to make readers experience that same sensation.

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10
Superman: Lois and Clark #8

May 28, 2016

Dan Jurgens simply understands everything that is right about Superman.

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8.0
Superman: Rebirth #1

Jun 6, 2016

This DC Comics one-shot summarized a complex past and conveyed a simple and essential premise.

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8.0
Superman: The Coming of the Supermen #1

Feb 28, 2016

Neal Adams plays to his strengths with an epic adventure possessing the look and feel of the best of the Bronze Age.

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8.0
Superman: The Coming of the Supermen #2

Mar 19, 2016

Neal Adams's latest Superman story is a perpetual-motion nostalgia machine that churns out over-the-top fun.

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6.0
Superman: The Coming of the Supermen #3

Apr 8, 2016

Neal Adams's unbridled imagination is on full display, but the exuberant storytelling is mired in the muddled plotting.

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4.0
Superman: The Coming of the Supermen #4

May 9, 2016

Neal Adams needs to get down to business and tell a coherent story instead of just relying on being Neal Adams.

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6.0
Superman: The Coming of the Supermen #5

Jun 6, 2016

Neal Adams's artwork is great, but his writing is weak and increasingly incomprehensible.

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2.0
Superman: The Coming of the Supermen #6

Jul 8, 2016

Every aspect of this series declined in quality between the first issue and this one, which was a ridiculous meaningless mess.

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6.0
Superwoman #1

Aug 11, 2016

Lois pays the latest of several visits to Lana in Smallville, showing that she has gained Supermans powers and asking Clark Kents oldest friend to help her learn to control them. Lana reluctantly agrees, but becomes concerned when Lois begins having nosebleeds. Lois discerns that Lana, too, has been empowered by the solar energy from the dying Superman, and the two form a partnership after Lane promises Lang that she will not desert her.

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4.0
Superwoman #2

Sep 16, 2016

While Lex Luthor pontificates and the Gestalt is evacuated, a conspirator hidden in the bowels of the vessel launches the warships passive weapons at Metropolis, targeting Lexcorp-owned properties and knocking out the citys power. Lana, left alone by Loiss death and facing a pair of assailants with chalk-like skin, escapes and is joined by Steel shortly before the Special Crimes Unit arrives and takes the metahuman couple to the police station. Maggie Sawyer senses that the surviving Superwoman is being less than truthful, but the captain chooses to trust the costumed hero.

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6.0
Superwoman #3

Oct 15, 2016

Billed initially as a Lois Lane solo title, Superwoman stunned readers straight out of the gate by killing off its supposed star in the opening edition. This has left Loiss reluctant partner, fellow costumed crime-fighter Lana Lang, to fight the good fight alone. Is Lana stable enough in mind and body to serve as the sole surviving Superwoman?

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8.0
Superwoman #4

Nov 13, 2016

Throughout the series brief run, reluctant superhero Lana Lang has been haunted by the lost loved ones from her past. In the tale subtitled Together Again (For the Very First Time!), though, has that become literally true, or is the Daily Star science reporters despair descending into madness?

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6.0
Superwoman #5

Dec 17, 2016

Unearthly Ultrawoman Lena Luthor has conquered Metropolis through the technology she commands, and she is using Bizarro clones and temporal cubes to capture and compartmentalize everything and everyone in the city. Is the physically and mentally disintegrating Lana Lang up to the challenge of confronting her inhuman antagonists?

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8.0
Superwoman #6

Jan 14, 2017

Plotting, pacing, callbacks, and characterization were the hallmarks of this strong installment, which helped to overcome the shocking disappointment of the series' beginning.

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8.0
Superwoman #7

Feb 11, 2017

Phil Jimenez's carefully crafted words and pictures combine to create an impressive issue that goes a long way toward overcoming the lingering doubts readers legitimately retain.

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2.0
Superwoman #8

Mar 15, 2017

In attempting to stuff too much story into too short an issue, the latest installment did nothing well and fell far short of its ambitions.

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4.0
Superwoman #9

Apr 21, 2017

This was perhaps the poorest effort yet in a series that has struggled to figure out what it is supposed to be, raising questions whether it is time to pull the plug on this misfiring title.

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8.0
Superwoman #10

May 13, 2017

After a rocky debut, the new creative team stepped up its game across the board for this much better follow-up feature.

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8.0
Superwoman #11

Jun 17, 2017

Equal parts family drama, character study, and action adventure, this issue was marred only by minor flaws.

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10
Trinity (2016) #1

Sep 24, 2016

The first installment of the opening Better Together story arc is a chapter entitled Family Dinner. With the exception of Steve Wandss lettering, the entire issue was the handiwork of Francis Manapul. Was the writer/artists singular vision sufficient to bridge the gaps between superheroes from different universes?

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10
Trinity (2016) #2

Oct 22, 2016

After an initially awkward family dinner at the Hamilton County farm, the pre-Flashpoint Man of Steel began forming bonds with the Caped Crusader and the Amazing Amazon from the New 52 continuity. As soon as the titular trio coalesced into a team for the Rebirth DC Universe, though, they found themselves staring across the threshold of another world. Did they pass through the looking glass in Smallville?

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8.0
Trinity (2016) #3

Nov 17, 2016

Trapped in a dreamworld with his fellow Justice Leaguers, the Darknight Detective is forced to relive his parents murder and its tortured aftermath. Does the experience bring the heroes any closer to escaping their hellish hallucination? Can anyone from the outside world rescue the protagonists from imprisonment inside their own imaginations?

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8.0
Trinity (2016) #4

Dec 25, 2016

The Action Ace and the Caped Crusader each has relived a critical moment from his past, and now it is the Amazing Amazons turn. What secrets will be revealed on Paradise Island, and will the titular threesome at long last learn the identity of their antagonist?

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10
Trinity (2016) #5

Jan 22, 2017

Francis Manapul moves the story forward while looking backward, delving deeper into the dream while building a new reality in this excellent issue.

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6.0
Trinity (2016) #6

Feb 18, 2017

Mongul, trapped inside his own dream by the Black Mercy, has broken free of his fantasy world with the help of the White Mercy. Is the intergalactic villain now able to conquer Earth, or will Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman be able to find a path back to reality?

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8.0
Trinity (2016) #7

Mar 19, 2017

This clever comic book took an unconventional approach to the start of a story arc, and the result was an impressive success.

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6.0
Trinity (2016) #8

Apr 22, 2017

Conceptually sound yet unoriginally executed, this issue efficiently constructed a foundation for future stories but did nothing more than that.

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8.0
Trinity (2016) #9

May 22, 2017

Despite disquieting questions concerning this tale's place in the current canon, Francis Manapul almost singlehandedly produced a solid story including timely Twin Peaks allusions.

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6.0
Trinity (2016) Annual #1

Jun 4, 2017

A weak beginning and a handful of artistic excesses marred an otherwise serviceably effective effort that was salvaged when the creators stuck the landing.

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