Superman #12

Superman #12

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Dan Jurgens Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 22, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
6.8Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

The entity that came from the bottom of the ocean in issue #9 is back and its trying to create a dimensional gateway for his army! Earth is in peril, and Superman is the only one who can prevent mass death and destruction.

  • 8.4
    Outer Realm Comics - Matthew Atkinson Aug 26, 2012

    A solid book overall, I hope to continue to see the Man of Steel's development more and more into the true icon we all know and love (or hate; he seems to have as many people that dislikes him as likes him.) The Zero issue should be interesting and to the future, I would like to see some of his classic foes come back (any chance of the Composite Superman, maybe?) Until next month". Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Scott West Aug 27, 2012

    The juxtaposition of these two stories comes to a nice conclusion after Superman's battle with the alien and show again that Dan Jurgens has a good grasp on what makes this character stand the test of time. Marvel's Spider-Man may have turned 50 this year, but Superman will hit the 75 year mark in 2013! It's the good old fashioned ideals that Superman stands for both in his superhero guise and as Clark Kent that make him so enduring. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Aug 26, 2012

    Take it for what it is " a classic, hokey tale of Superman fighting off aliens while stereo-typically handing us his boy scout card. It's nothing phenomenal, but it doesn't have to be, does it? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Aug 24, 2012

    All that said, despite the nice moments, this is a pretty nondescript issue most likely constrained by the impending change in creative leadership. How can DC not know how to handle Superman?? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Aug 27, 2012

    With Superman about to start getting intimate with Wonder Woman, I'm wondering how much longer I will be hanging around the Superman titles. My reasons for my ire over this latest Superman storytelling debacle can be mulled over in full here, but let's just say I'm not a fan of the idea. Hopefully it won't last long. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Dec 6, 2012

    Superman needs bigger and better challenges that test a superhero in his prime. This storyline would have made more sense in a Superboy issue because youth and inexperience can lead a superhero to fight blindly for his ideals. Again, the problem isn't that Superman has ideals and a code of ethics/morals to live by, it's the approach, the execution, and the threading of story which are guided by Jurgens' pen and plotting. Superman advocates truth, justice, and the American Way, but in issue #12, he comes across more as a zealot. Superman deserves more characterization than that. Read Full Review

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