Superman #20

Superman #20

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Aaron Kuder Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 22, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
7.0Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Hector Hammond is looking for Superman to save him from the New God known as Orion in Metropolis Burning!

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj May 27, 2013

    So where do I land with this issue. Certainly there were parts that I enjoyed - the big action, Superman feeling spurned a bit, the intriguing Lana world, and Aaron Kuder's art. But Superman saying he was going to smash Orion felt off. And this issue weakened the Clark/Diana relationship more since it is clear she doesn't talk to him at all about anything happening in her life. I suppose I was in the mood for loud action. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring May 22, 2013

    My first venture into SUPERMAN was a satisfying one. This was a great "smash it up" issue, and since I'm a big Forth World fan, I was pretty excited to jump right in. While this may be a tough issue for new readers because we're in the middle of a story, you can get the gist of what's going on in a second read through, but it's best to pick up issue #19 as well. My only other problem was some of Orion's dialogue which was a bit too comical for the book. However, this was a ton of fun. Lobdell and Kuder do an amazing job here, and for the first time in years, I can say I'm on board with a Superman book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 23, 2013

    Aaron Kuder scores a major win for the Man of Steel as he draws one hell of a fight between Superman and the New God Orion. Kuder's style is almost a mix between Frank Quitely and Pete Woods, with clean lines and expressive faces - his fight choreography is superb as well, particularly a moment when Orion pulls a battleship out of the sea to attack Superman. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 24, 2013

    All in all, "Superman" #20 is a sign that the book is back on track. That's a very good thing indeed. Lobdell's story is definitely going somewhere, and the more Kuder draws on the title (or elsewhere, if that's not going to be the case), the happier I'll be. A nice turnaround. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Jeremy Matcho May 22, 2013

    Scott Lobdell has put together a few good issues in a row, and he doesnt seem to be slowing down. Superman started off a bit rocky, but has picked up tremendously in recent months due to the writing and consistent art. Dont judge it based on the writers who held the pen before Lobdell, this is a book worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Daren Taveras May 23, 2013

    Lobdell delivers a rare misstep in his otherwise iconic run on Superman. The issue fails to meet the standard that Lobdell has set in his previous work and it is largely because of the artwork and the addition of Dr. Hector Hammond. Whether the main picture is yet to be realized, or if the arc is as flat as it appears will rest on the hinges of Superman # 21. Read Full Review

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