Blackest Night: Superman #1

Blackest Night: Superman #1

Event\Storyline: Blackest Night Writer: James Robinson Artist: Eddy Barrows Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 19, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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Black Lantern Superman has unearthed Pa Kent's grave! But that's only the beginning of the horrifying things he's about to unleash on an unsuspecting Smallville. Discover the demented evil of BLACKEST NIGHT in this 3-issue miniseries from writer James Robinson (SUPERMAN, STARMAN) and artist Eddy Barrows (TEEN TITANS, ACTION COMICS)!

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Aug 19, 2009

    Overall, Blackest Night: Superman looks to be a great all around read for Superman, Green Lantern, Black Lantern, and fans of all high quality superhero comic books. This is one of the titles coming out under the Blackest Night moniker that is really going to be one worth looking forward to over the next two months. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Aug 19, 2009

    Buy this book now! You'll love it. I did. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Dan Phillips Aug 19, 2009

    But unfortunately, all the flash and style in the world can't make the idea of a resurrected Earth-2 Superman and Lois Lane seem more significant or emotionally resonant, and that's ultimately what keeps this issue from realizing the same heights as Blackest Night or Blackest Night: Batman. The brief appearance of a third Black Lantern promises to change that for the better, but I still won't get my hopes up. Instead, I'm hoping that Robinson and Barrows can at the very least keep on delivering the horror in heavy doses. That alone should help go a long way towards making sure this is one tie-in worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Murman Aug 22, 2009

    Hats off to the team responsible for this series, it just goes to show that in the right hands a very decent story from a tie-in is possible. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Mania - Chris Smits Aug 20, 2009

    Blackest Night Superman is a very nice spinoff/companion piece to the title books Blackest Night and Green Lantern. After reading it, I immediately checked the cover price because my first thought was that it didn't warrant $3.99. Well DC was smart enough to head that complaint off at the pass and this one sports a $2.99 price tag! In keeping the price down, it makes it a better book to check out and that makes the grade I'm giving it higher then if it'd cost that extra dollar. It's a fun read, it doesn't cost too much and it keeps you excited to follow Blackest Night as a whole. This gets a B for those reasons and I have to say that as far as event tie-in books go, this one is better than what they usually are. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Addiction - Corwin C. Crowl Aug 22, 2009

    Hopefully James Robinson will justify the existence of this series by giving the readers plenty of answers. Eddy Barrows also does great on the pencils giving us a creepy Black Lantern Superman. Kudos to Ethan Van Sciver for the character design, the five fingered cape is a wonderful design piece that creates an unmistakable silhouette. Getting back to Barrows, his art style kind of reminds me of Mark Bagley but he has a much different (and IMO better) style when it comes to faces and facial features. If you are Superman fan and enjoyed Infinite Crisis then this story is definitely for you. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Aug 19, 2009

    Visually, this issue is pretty strong. Eddy Barrows's art has really developed quite a bit since I saw in such titles as The All-New Atom and 52. It's much darker and more detailed than what I remember of the penciller's style. Actually, if the credits had listed the Blackest Night art team of Ivan Reis and Oclair Albert as being responsible for this issue, I would have had no problem in believing it. My favorite part of the visual side of the storytelling is the colors, specifically how they're being used to convey how the heroes feel about what's going on and about other characters at any given moment. We've seen the technique used in other BN comics, but it's used more extensively here and to greater effect than we've seen before. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 19, 2009

    "Blackest Night: Superman" #1 is a bit of a disappointment; a predictable first issue where the journey itself is padded out with b-grade horror movie tactics and aimless ramblings. Both Robinson and Barrows are normally stronger than this. For now, though, it's not off to a promising start. Read Full Review

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