New Superman #8

New Superman #8

Writer: Gene Luen Yang Artist: Billy Tan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 8, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 10
9.6Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

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"TRAINING DAY" part two! The Academy of the Bat descends into chaos-and the Chinese Joker, Grass Mud Horse, is to blame! As the new Bat-Man of China defends his cowl against a horde of challengers, Wonder-Woman battles the new villain to a standstill! This sounds like a job for Super-Man...but will Kong Kenan master his abilities and training with I-Ching in time to help his friends?
RATED T

  • 10
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Feb 13, 2017

    Gene Luen Yang and Billy Tan delivered another stellar issue that is bold in its historical allusions, deep in its philosophical nuances, and entertaining as a superhero character study. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Feb 15, 2017

    Just when it looks like New Super-Man can't get any better, an issue like this comes along and it does. Kudos to DC Comics for taking a chance on a book that I myself thought wouldn't last but a few issues and be no where near as interesting and engaging as it has turned out to be. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerd Church Radio - Carl Hamlin Feb 8, 2017

    I cannot stop with all the positive feelings I have for this book, ON FIRE!!!! Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Konrad Secord-Reitz Feb 8, 2017

    I love this issue and this series. There are so many little things that make this issue feel amazing and readers will love it! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Feb 14, 2017

    For an amateur comic historian like me, that is brilliant. What can I say, New Super-Man is a sneaky entertaining book. I hope it continues to do well.  Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Nicholas Palmieri Feb 9, 2017

    A superb, layered continuation of the adventures of Kong Kenan and the Justice League China. Highly recommended for anyone who appreciates good storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Feb 8, 2017

    This comic is so great, and I don't even want to give any of it away in this blurb. It looks terrific. The characters are unique and engaging. It is funny and intriguing. Don't miss the boat on this series, you can jump in with the last issue and follow along (I hope)! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Supes' soups Feb 10, 2017

    Best issue in a series that gets better. We are introduced to the Chinese Joker and there is more development on Kenan as a character. Oh and to those speculators who bought up every single copy of Batman/Superman 32 to flip on ebay, the joke's on you. It's now obvious that, issue #32 was NOT the first appearance of Kenan Kong, but for those who actually read New Super-Man, from issue #1, you could already tell that was probably not the case because Kenan is an actual boy not the test-tube baby turned test-tube man we saw in Batman/Superman 32. That turns out to be Superman 0, a less Bizarro version of a Chinese Bizarro that is now with Ching Lung, the epitome of Chinese stereotypes. I find it refreshing that Ching Lung can be brought back without backlash and I suppose that has to do with Yang being Chinese so it takes the edge off the people quick to be like, "THAT'S RACIST" They can actually read through how the character develops now before crying foul a la Steve Rogers Captain America is now a secret agent of Hydra...

  • 9.0
    mrDovydas Feb 8, 2017

    Now this is some Morrison level stuff

  • 9.0
    Copygram14 Feb 13, 2017

    This comic just gets better and better. Great writing, artwork and storytelling. And I love Gene Luen Yang's sense of humor. Highly recommended if you're not already buying it.

  • 8.5
    Holyjiebus Feb 15, 2017

    Comic Book Review (8.5/10) “Great!” New Super-Man #8 “Training Day Part 2” Writer: Gene Luen Yang Penciller: Billy Tan Plot: Kenan Kong is an a contest with Master I-Ching where if Kenan wins that then Master I-Ching will agree to being his personal trainer, and Baixi is in a duel for the cowl of the Bat with his rival Rongpei. Will they come out on top, or will their lives drastically change…? Kenan and Baixi are both given revelations – Kenan discovers something regarding how his powers work, and Baixi faces a shocking revelation. I thought the explanation of how Kenan’s powers were tied to each body part and how each body part controls a specific power gave the reader more understanding on how his powers worked. Baixi’s revelation caught me by surprise, and it seems things are more than meets the eye in terms of how he became the Bat-Man of China and who his true rival is. I really like the relationship between Master I-Ching and Kenan and am curious to see how that relationship develops as well as the predicament that Baixi finds himself in now. Yang knocks it out of the park again with another solid issue.

  • 10
    TheFallenKing13 Feb 9, 2017

  • 10
    Jason The Dude Feb 14, 2017

  • 9.5
    ComickerPerson Feb 8, 2017

  • 9.0
    Rotivv Feb 8, 2017

  • 9.0

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 Feb 8, 2017

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