Justice League: Gods and Monsters - Superman #1

Justice League: Gods and Monsters - Superman #1

Event\Storyline: Justice League: Gods and Monsters Writer: Bruce Timm, J. M. DeMatteis Artist: Moritat Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 1, 2015 Cover Price: $0.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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Prequel to the DC Universe Movie Justice League: Gods & Monsters!

Hernan Guerra doesn't know exactly where he came from, but his parents are doing their best to raise him right. But working on series of farms makes hiding a child with super-powers extremely challenging!

  • 10
    Infinite Comix - Max Dweck Jul 7, 2015

    Justice League: Gods and Monsters Superman #1is a phenomenal origin story for an elseworld tale. With a creative premise that brings a well-told story and perfect artwork, it's an incredible one-shot. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Fandom Post - Richard Gutierrez Jul 15, 2015

    How one simple twist of Fate can make a difference is what makes this trilogy such an delightful read! Instead of landing in a cornfield in Kansas to be raised by Ma and Pa Kent, this same baby is thrown into the lives of a poor migrant family who has to struggle to survive. Harsh work conditions, a promise of not to use his powers and the frustration of that same vow, all fueled by the wish for the American Dream – this all leads into a different destiny. How strange that one change can make all the difference. Ironic and disturbing at the same time, but that is why this is such a good story! Can't wait to see how this new Superman will make a difference in this new world, for better or worse. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 5, 2015

    J.M. DeMatteis has another winner on his hands.  He follows up his excellent Batman story with a great new take on Superman that has me guessing (and anticipating) what comes next.  Moritat's art really shines here and is perfect for this story.  I can't recommend this issue and the whole series enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jul 31, 2015

    I’m really excited to see where this series goes. There’s a lot of room for a lot of possibilities so far, so I’m looking forward to the next step of this story. For a new and intense take on an old character, this book definitely does a fine job! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Aug 4, 2015

    The greatest accomplishment of Justice League Gods and Monsters: Superman #1 isn't just establishing Hernan Guerra as Superman. It's establishing the kind of Superman he is. His sister understood it best. The world can be a dark place and sometimes it takes someone who understands that darkness to do something about it. Hernan Guerra understands it in ways Clark Kent never will. Hernan has been subjected to poverty, racism, and Ann Coulter books. This means he might not be the Superman we all need, but he will be the Superman that we deserve. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Overmental - Matt Overstreet Jul 29, 2015

    Overall,Justice League: Gods and Monsters – Superman is definitely an interesting direction to take the character, and he probably serves as the most interesting departure from the main series depiction. However, while I'm definitely interested to see where they go with him, I could also very easily see this turning into an idea that does not sustain itself over multiple issues, so if this does pique your interest, I would recommend it to you, but with caution. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 30, 2015

    The second of DC's Gods and Monsters prequels is an all-around stronger effort. It offers a moody, compelling look at the development of a troubled Superman, while relying on the narration of his adopted sister to offset some of the darkness in the script. Read Full Review

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