Convergence: Superman #1

Convergence: Superman #1

Event\Storyline: Convergence Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Lee Weeks Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 8, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 14
8.6Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

STARRING HEROES FROM THE PRE-FLASHPOINT DCU! A powerless Superman is called upon to protect Gotham City...and his pregnant wife Lois Lane!

  • 10
    Infinite Comix - Max Dweck Apr 8, 2015

    Convergence: Superman #1 is the best book to have been published under the Convergence banner so far, and one of the best Superman comics to have come out in recent years. It takes full advantage of the possibilities these crossovers allow for, and presents an understanding of Superman that's nothing short of perfect. It's a comic that's just an absolute joy to read, the kind that justifies the existence of the entire event, and the kind of read that just makes going to the comic book store worth it. It seems that Superman's trunks really are a crucial element of his character after all. If you read one comic this week, make it this one. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Critical Blast - Mike Maillaro Apr 12, 2015

    There was a lot to process in this one. I especially liked Flashpoint Batman realizing that in Superman's world, Bruce was still alive, and Flashpoint Superman desperately wanting to see that world's Lois. Who knew hot headed Jimmy Olsen could cause so much trouble. Jurgens has always been my favorite Superman writer, and this was just a great comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 9, 2015

    I loved this issue.  The big pull was supposed to be Lois and Clark together again and while it's great to see that, actually seeing Flashpoint Gotham was my favorite part.  Supes, Lois and Jimmy have their hands full and I can't wait to see how it ends next month.  Lee Week's art was great and him and Dan Jurgens have my early pick for best issue of the Event. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Apr 13, 2015

    I very much felt sympathy for Project:Superman so I hope he isn't portrayed to badly here. I  think the ethics of Superman exist in this guy. He is just hurting, emotionally fragile, and immature. He hasn't had a lifetime of interactions to help guide him. He might not realize that this could seem threatening. I loved this issue ... every part of it. So far, this is the winner of Convergence in my mind! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald May 9, 2015

    Overall:ThisConvergencetie-in is up there with the likes ofConvergence The Question andConvergence Nightwing/ Oracle. If you're even remotely a fan of Superman, then you should pick it up. The themes of humanity and fatherhood pushed this book beyond all of my expectations! Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Latest Pull - Scottie Rowland Apr 8, 2015

    Overall, I enjoyed this issue and am looking forward to adding #2 to my collection next month. As I said earlier, I'm not sure I would suggest jumping in if you haven't read comics before, but any fan of DC will enjoy this. It might not hurt to be reading the Convergence storyline as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Apr 14, 2015

    I expected more from this issue, which is why the cliffhanger fell flat for me. The art is fantastic, and is the best part of the issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Apr 8, 2015

    Convergence: Superman #1 is a rock solid comic featuring some great character work and excellent visuals. The most iconic character in comics is here in full glory and this comic has me extremely excited for the possibilities Convergence is creating for great stories. Bring on issue #2, #1 was fantastic and I want more! Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Tres Dean Apr 9, 2015

    Jurgens has an excellent grasp on writing Clark, and Weeks is honestly one of the most underrated comic artists of all time. While the story is good, his art is flat-out great. Superman's Convergence book definitely isn't one you want to miss this week. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Apr 8, 2015

    I didn't realize how much I missed this version of Superman until Dan Jurgens brought him back. Covergence is underway and we're seeing familiar versions of our favorite characters. Jurgens and Lee Weeks do a fantastic job in bringing back the nostalgia despite the setting and situation the story calls for. It's hard to say how much of version A fighting version B we can handle over these next two months but this issue shows that we can have some fun while seeing the action unfold. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Max Eber Apr 10, 2015

    Surprisingly straightforward. Protect these two to death. They're too important. DC don't mess this up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Apr 9, 2015

    Visceral action and a killer cliffhanger round out one of the best Convergence books this week. Good stuff. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Apr 13, 2015

    While ultimately heading towards the same type of confrontation that every other book in this event is mirroring, Jurgens at least uses the opportunity to pay tribute to the mythos of DC's most iconic character. It's as much a celebration of Superman and his relationships as it is an event tie-in, and marks itself as one of the stand-out entries in the line-up. In this sense, Convergence: Superman succeeds where some of the other books in this line have failed. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Apr 10, 2015

    Jurgens also establishes some nice banter between Clark and Lois, giving the issue a friendly, approachable feel despite its precarious hold on believability. There are multiple reasons why "Convergence: Superman" #1 can't, couldn't or shouldn't work, but Jurgens and Weeks give it even more reasons why it can and does, even if just barely. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Supes' soups Apr 10, 2015

    This is the Superman we know and love. This more mature version of Superman is excellent. I couldn't stand the Superman/Clark Kent they portrayed in the New 52 Action Comics. I get that Ma and Pa Kent die early in that series so Supes is a little more brash due to lack of parenting, but Jurgens gets this Supes absolutely right. It'll be interesting to see how Flashpoint Superman interacts with Lois because it's almost a creepy obsession but at the same time I loved how Snyder portrayed Flashpoint Superman as a pet project locked away which makes you wonder what would happen if Kal-El didn't land in the loving home of the Kents much like Red Son and Mastermen. And this issue has one of the sexier covers I've seen that doesn't involves boobs or drawing women like they're porn stars (cough...J. Scott Campbell cough, cough). No offense Campbell, we still love you and your variant covers..

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Apr 14, 2015

    This made me realise how much do I miss the mature version of Superman.

  • 8.0
    JBL Reviews Apr 11, 2015

    Very interesting

  • 10
    Jimbrex Apr 16, 2015

  • 10
    Rotivv Apr 8, 2015

  • 10
    Jason The Dude May 10, 2015

  • 9.5
    Stallonelythelonely Apr 21, 2015

  • 9.0
    Juanpk26 Apr 8, 2015

  • 9.0
    VideoGamerTJM Apr 9, 2015

  • 9.0
    Eddiec730 Aug 19, 2015

  • 8.5
    Redeadhood Apr 12, 2015

  • 8.5
    Bleemak Jun 22, 2016

  • 8.0
    FuzzyCracker Apr 8, 2015

  • 6.0
    Batfan Apr 15, 2015

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