New Superman #12

New Superman #12

Writer: Gene Luen Yang Artist: Billy Tan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 14, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 6
8.8Critic Rating
9.4User Rating

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"THE ZERO ULTIMATUM" part two! New Super-Man and the Justice League of China must take back Shanghai from the current emperor-the original super-powered creation of Dr. Omen! While the battle may be winnable, a devastating secret comes to light and shakes the young Super-Man to his core.
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  • 10
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey Jun 14, 2017

    This is the most well written story in all of Rebirth. It's action packed and yet poetic. You can feel the strength and mythology behind Chinese culture, and it plays into a really wonderful epic that I can't get enough of. There's not a single thing I would change about this issue, it's absolutely perfect for me. The style, the art, the plot, the flow, all just perfect. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Konrad Secord-Reitz Jun 14, 2017

    This issue is solid, it is a great read with lots of action, cool enemies, and a lot of reveals all crammed into a small 22 pages of comic! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jun 21, 2017

    Whew ... that's a lot of story! And a lot of fun! And great action! And I learned some Chinese culture to boot! I hope this book continues along. It really is a great Rebirth book. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Jun 16, 2017

    I'm really enjoying how Gene Luen Yang is deepening the metaphysical elements of the characters while tying them into Chinese mythology, much like most western superheroes are tied to a western mythology (think Wonder Woman/Princess Diana and the ancient Greek gods). New Super-Man remains a great read, and somehow gets even better each month. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler Jun 19, 2017

    "New Super-Man" #12 is sophisticated storytelling that succeeds on multiple levels with outstanding contributions from the entire creative team. Even if you're new to the series, you will love this essentially self-contained issue. Just buy it and enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jun 14, 2017

    Kenan confronts his boss, and it doesn't go well...for her! Also, Superman Zero becomes a Chinese warrior. Wonder-Woman turns into a giant snake! I normally don't spoil the books here but this is one you've just gotta read! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Jun 14, 2017

    This is another strong outing for the series. Kong's rivalry with Super-Man Zero begins here and I'm excited to see how their relationship develops. Tan's art was great, as usual, and the cliffhanger should entice some more readers to finally hop into the book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Jun 16, 2017

    Despite one particularly gruesome image, this issue combined sophisticated storytelling, imaginative artwork, and satisfying surprises in a well crafted tale. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - John Jones Jun 20, 2017

    Billy Tan is the saving grace of this issue, his artwork is amazing as usual. I have had an appreciation of Billy Tan's penciling since his work at Image Comics way back in 1996. The other thing that was pretty cool with the New Superman book is the way they portray some of our favorite DC heroes. They're Asian counter parts worked great and were designed really well, the Batman and Robin were really awesome. Read Full Review

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