Adventures Of Superman #1

Adventures Of Superman #1

Writer: Justin Jordan, Jeff Lemire, Jeff Parker Artist: Riley Rossmo, Jeff Lemire, Chris Samnee Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 1, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 3
8.6Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Dont miss the debut of this all-new series starring The Man of Steel, written and illustrated by some of comics finest talents!Witness Supermans first encounter with the work of Lex Luthor, brought to you by Jeff Parker (Hulk) and Chris Samnee (Daredevil)! Also, Bizarro has his worst (best?) day ever, penned by Justin Jordan with art by fan-favorite Riley Rossmo! Plus, from the mind of Jeff Lemire comes Superman vs. Brainiac! Or is it Luthor? Or Zod?? Find out in this month's issue!

  • 10
    Stash My Comics - Leo Johnson May 30, 2013

    These stories are not confined by stuffy storylines or any sort of canon. The creators were free to play around with Superman and his mythos, and it came out wonderfully. A great read for any readers new to comics and looking to start with something that's somewhat familiar. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj May 31, 2013

    So if you struggle with the characterization of the current New 52 Superman ... if you are looking for a straightforward interpretation of Superman ... if you want to see Superman handled by great and unexpected talent, this is the book for you. I can't tell you how happy this book made me. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Scott Harrigan Jun 9, 2013

    The Adventures of Superman #1 is an excellent start to what could be an excellent series. It is great for people intimated by the decades of lore due to it's stand alone nature; there is no better jumping on point for new comers to Superman comics. Aside from one morbid scene, it can be appreciated by any age group as well. This comic is a must read and must own for anyone who considers himself or herself a Superman fan. It delivers on all of its promises. It is going to be a marvelous summer for truth, justice, and maybe a little of the American way too. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerds On The Rocks - Spideyellis Apr 29, 2013

    The best thing about this comic though is the art. It is gorgeous. Since it's not in New 52 continuity, we get the classic look of Superman and not the battle armour version we see in print. Chris Samnee makes the simplicity of the story look brilliant with his art, with his cartoonish and almost soft handed style. There are also plenty of Superman money shots, which is what every Superman comic needs. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Analog Addiction - Tony Couto May 31, 2013

    Adventures of Superman #1 never feels redundant in its interpretations of the character. It proves that Superman can infinitely inspire, despite the assumption that the world needs more ‘dark and ‘grounded' characters for the modern age. Adventures of Superman #1 is a continuity-free feat that should be read by all. If you need a primer for Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, or need to convince your friends that Superman isn't ‘pointless', this series should be your first destination. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 29, 2013

    The only real complaint worth registering about this issue is that it costs a dollar more than it would to download the three chapters digitally. But to be fair, it does offer at least as much content as any normal $3.99 comic would. Whichever viewing method you choose, this is a series that all Superman lovers need to be reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray May 1, 2013

    The best reason to pick this up is for the art. Samnee brings a grounded feel to his run on Daredevil with Mark Waid, and the street-level fight between Supes and "bad guy" Leon certainly contains similar elements. It's also filled with iconic shots, as the Man of Steel comes rushing towards the reader, we almost feel as though he's about to burst through our screens. Plus: Superman punching himself in the face. 'Nuff said. If this is a sign of what DC's digital comics have to offer, then sign us up immediately for more of the same. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Joey Esposito May 1, 2013

    Two things are clear after this first chapter. One, Adventures of Superman is the alternative to fans that just aren't finding what they're looking for in terms of Superman in the New 52. And two, Jeff Parker and Chris Samnee need to work together again. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Den Of Geek! - Mike Cecchini May 31, 2013

    Speaking as a fan who embraces change, and doesn't necessarily judge the quality of a Superman story on the presence or absence of red trunks, it is nice, after a nearly two year absence, to see the most iconic and recognizable version of the big guy show up and do what he does best...inspire. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Jun 2, 2013

    Adventures of Superman (2013) #1 is three stories that focus on Superman's heroism, inspiring persona, and selflessness instead of his isolation, angst, make out sessions with Wonder Woman, and seemingly unrelated strings of events. What is the world of Superman comics coming to? Hopefully its senses. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Dan Pennacchia May 1, 2013

    The man, a mere meth addict moments ago, has become a true match for Superman. He even survives a gas main explosion, never flinching despite standing over it as it erupted. Jeff Parker's story is simple but closes with a really great scene that expands this event from something isolated and possibly random to much more. Adventures of Superman #1‘s strong finish confirms that the anthology title can deliver on bringing a light tone without sacrificing a strong story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring May 29, 2013

    What I love about this book is that we get short stories about the world Superman lives in. It harkens back to the Silver Age of comics where a single issue would contain up to four stories featuring that character. The creative teams on these issues are incredible, and they all gave us a Superman story in their own, unique voices. This is a book you'll want to read, even if you don't like Superman. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Johnny Freiberg Jun 2, 2013

    This had two great stories, and one below average story. My overall score should be an average of the scores of each individual story, but I think more is deserved. I love the concept behind the book, and the two good stories overshadow the poor one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jun 1, 2013

    Overall, this is a good comic book. Honestly, at this point this is the only book that Superman is currently appearing in that I might consider purchasing in the future. At least the character appears to be more in line with what a traditional Superman book might be like and I think there is an audience for that out there. If the creative talent and their output stays at this level then I think this book can be a success. It is certainly off to a good start. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 1, 2013

    Parker and Samnee get the ball rolling quite nicely. I can't wait to see more from this duo, as "Adventures of Superman" #1 does a great job of delivering exactly what I want to see in Superman comics in a convenient package at a nice price. I want more of this. Now. Of course, I'll probably buy the print edition when that hits the racks too. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Elijah Williams Jun 4, 2013

    If you are a mega Superman fan then you should definitely pick up this collection of, at the very least, solid stories. But for the casual fan or comic reader I really have to suggest picking up the individual digital issues because they are both cheaper and let you cherry pick the best stories, which are definitely worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jun 1, 2013

    Like many of DC's digital-first projects, this series arrives with little relevance and even less originality. While the textual and artistic efforts are competent and respectable, ultimately, they give you little reason to follow this series on an ongoing basis"and I won't. Read Full Review

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