Justice League: Darkseid War: Superman #1

Justice League: Darkseid War: Superman #1

Event\Storyline: Darkseid War Writer: Francis Manapul Artist: Bong Dazo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 4, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 10
6.2Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

Evolving into a God of Strength, Superman has become an angry, violent brute. But what unlikely hero can save him?

  • 9.0
    GWW - Agasicles Stamas Nov 7, 2015

    I usually associate Francis Manapul's name on a comic with exquisite art. I do not like the art in this book as much as I liked Manapul's stuff that I read earlier this year in in Detective Comics. But that's because he is not doing the art in this book. Bong Dazo is. Manapul is writing. But let me tell you, this is an absolute clinic on how it should be done. It is an opportunity to present the Man of Steel in a unique way, and this creative team nails it in tone, in spirit, and in the hope that a man who can fly, and falls, can fly once again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Nov 10, 2015

    So not a bad little story showing the dizzying effects of sudden godhood and how Superman's upbringing and humanity might help him shed it or temper it. And maybe if Superman acted like ... I don't know ... Superman in his own comics, this sudden turn to ill-tempered aloof god might resonate more. I actually thought this story was sort of uplifting for a Superman who didn't ask for the title God of Strength, and probably wouldn't have accepted it if it was offered. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    SnapPow.com - Harrison Rawdin Nov 4, 2015

    Justice League: The Darkseid War – Superman #1 is a good issue that understands what it needs to do. Minus a few stumbles the end product turns into an easy to follow one-shot with enough worth to earn a spot on your pull-list. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Nov 5, 2015

    It's also interesting to note that the issue is missing some key figures in Metropolis, including Lois Lane. It's a head scratcher why the writer decides to not include such an important character in Superman's life, and it's really strange why Perry suddenly has such strong hatred for the Man of Steel himself. Maybe the writer confuses him with JJJ from Spider-Man? Anyway, while the Superman one-shot is still a pretty decent read, it's definitely not important enough for the overall Darkseid War. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 4, 2015

    There's not much new here, but it's just done well, and it's entertaining. For fans of Superman, it could be worth a buy, but it's a comic that I enjoyed reading, and folks can do that even if they haven't followed Justice League up to this point. It doesn't add a ton right now to that story, but who knows down the road. If nothing else, Superman looks cool. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 5, 2015

    From what we've seen of the transformed Justice League members thus far, Superman's transformation into the New God of Strength is the least earth-shattering. The end result is basically all the power and none of the moral compass. But it's always fun to read a good "Jerk Superman" story, and that's pretty much what this tie-in delivers. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Terry Miles, Jr. Nov 11, 2015

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  • 6.5
    Outright Geekery - Leroy Dee Nov 17, 2015

    Feel free to skip this issue and go right from Justice League #45 to #46 if you feel so inclined, unless you like bad Superman of course. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Comicsverse - Danny Rivera Nov 4, 2015

    You get the sense that there are a bunch of pieces here that are interesting on their own, but they don't come together well. Superman is empowered and corrupted by the solar energy of the home planet of one of his greatest foes, and yet he returns to his own planet and throws a hissy fit over a piece of pie.It seems like this comic is attempting to lighten the overarching story, but it succeeds instead in creating an unexpected and sudden tonal shift. Sadly, due to some disjointed narrative choices, JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE DARKSEID WAR " SUPERMAN does little to make Superman's return to the main JUSTICE LEAGUE compelling. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Fanboys Inc - Buddy Beaudoin Nov 4, 2015

    I left this book feeling let down. With such a huge event taking place in a DC flagship series with their star character, I would have expected a much better showing. The story, as its presented, makes me question my reading comprehension, and the art simply does not help. Im still hopeful for the rest of The Darkseid War event this one was a wash. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Nov 5, 2015

    When one of thestrongest beings in the universe becomes the god of strength, well you knowthere's going to be apple pie involved. Superman takes to being a god with allof the contempt for humanity and egomania you would come to expect with such astation, I'm sure Ma and Pa Kent would be proud. Luckily, this story gives usSupergod's Kryptonite: apple pie. And uh, probably Kryptonite, too. And come tothink of it, his shitty attitude is kind of his hubris, as well. You just can'tfind good omnipotence these days! Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Nov 8, 2015

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

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Nov 4, 2015

    Ultimately, only completists should be checking out Justice League: The Darkseid War - Superman #1, which feels like a clunky tie-in to an otherwise outstanding arc. Manapul may be going for a more human angle for the Man of Steel, but his execution doesn't stick the landing, resulting in a book that might be memorable for all the wrong reasons. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Nov 5, 2015

    Francis Manapul is a known commodity to many fans for his effusive, inventive art style, but none of that skill translates to his writing. Read Full Review

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