Flashpoint: Project Superman #1

Flashpoint: Project Superman #1

Event\Storyline: Flashpoint Writer: Lowell Francis Artist: Gene Ha Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 29, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jun 29, 2011

    In previous weeks we've gotten a lot of Flashpoint tie-ins where the creators seem like they winged the whole thing, but with a story from Snyder (penned by the very capable of Francis) and art from Ha, this is one tie-in that's getting first-class treatment. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jul 6, 2011

    So this first issue grabbed me the way any good first issue should. A nice opening hook. A good understanding of the character. A great end hook to keep me coming back. What will Superman be like in this bleak world? What will he be like without the upbringing of the Kents? It is Superman's attachments that make him who he is. Will he have those attachments in the Flashpoint DCU? Add to the solid story the wild Gene Ha art, and this book was a winner. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 29, 2011

    "Flashpoint: Project Superman" #1 is one of the strongest "Flashpoint" comics to date, and while I already knew that I loved comics by Ha and Snyder, it's given me a new name to keep an eye out for, namely Francis. If the other two issues live up to the promise of this first one, I'll be quite pleased indeed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 8, 2011

    With Flashpoint, I've largely been enjoying the changes that have been made to some of the main cast of characters, the Big Three and all, but I definitely liked that they took Superman out of the picture entirely. A world without Superman is not an original story, but it's definitely a good approach to take for this miniseries and summer event that's leading to big changes. The downside is that while we get a book with his name, it's not really about him but a more generic "superman" than anything else. The idea of creating super soldiers to defend the country is an old on and they don't stray from the formula here. It's not a bad book and it has some nods towards the larger storyline even if it takes place thirty years prior, but it's also a book that doesn't stand on its own merits because it follows the basic formula so closely. I liked it, but it needs a bigger hook that hopefully the next issue will provide. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Joey Esposito Jun 29, 2011

    Project Superman #1 is just short of a truly great tie-in book. Though the art is stylish, Francis never really gets a solid handle on his lead character, leaving the excitement to enter only when someone familiar shows face. The book certainly makes me excited for issue #2, unfortunately that moment doesn't arrive until nearly the last page. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Josh Dean Jul 2, 2011

    Almost more than any of the other #1 issues I have read in relation to Flashpoint, this one is all set up. It is difficult to gauge the effectiveness of the story until it is complete. As a standalone issue, there is enough going on to keep a reader engaged but not enough to make it a must buy. I am on board for the rest of this mini so it did the job of hooking my interest. For fans of the Man of Steel, there really isnt much classic Superman in it. For fans of the exploration of the exploitation of super powers by the military industrial complex, this should entertain you insofar as it sets the scene for this scenario in the DC Universe in a unique way. I remain cautiously optimistic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Jun 29, 2011

    This issue wasn't bad by any means; in fact it's one of the better DC Flashpoint tie in books that we've seen, I just didn't love it. I am, however intrigued by what happens towards the end and am definitely looking forward to seeing what happens to Superman in issue two. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Jul 2, 2011

    Its not the best of the Flashpoint books by far, but the ending is intriguing, and I look forward to seeing just where theyre taking this concept. Read Full Review

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