Superman #28

Superman #28

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Ed Benes Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 26, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
5.4Critic Rating
1.0User Rating

A mysterious and powerful figure seeks The Man of Steel to join her against a threat coming to Earth. Plus: Sam Lane ascends to power, which makes him an even more formidable opponent for Superman.

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Daniel Kalban Feb 27, 2014

    While this installment of Lobdell's Superman saga is part of a slow burn, it moves at a breakneck pace. The characters are well written, the plot is coming together, and it's all wrapped up in wonderful art. However, the pace of the book, with constant scene changes, might be too fast; Lobdell might have been trying to cram as much as he could into 22 pages. Plus the cliffhanger ending is a bit over the top; but hey, it's Superman, that's allowed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Mar 5, 2014

    Outside of the Sam Lane moment, this one also felt a bit off. I wish we were in a DCU where heroes didn't explode through walls or yell at Superman. Wouldn't it be a better place if Starfire flew through the window and said 'Superman I need your help to save the world?' I suppose that it is more a criticism of the New 52 than to Lobdell. Still, overall this was a pretty good Superman issue with some zaniness, some action, and some great character moments with the rich supporting cast of the super-family. Add to that the slick Brett Booth art and I have to say I was entertained. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 26, 2014

    Yet when this comic connects, it connects well - mostly due to Brett Booth nailing the artwork, but also because of Scott Lobdell's increasingly infectious enthusiasm for the characters themselves. This comic certainly isn't for everyone - there's plenty of people who want their storytelling more deliberate, more straightforward - but if you're just itching for some soap opera fun and some pretty pictures, you could do a whole lot worse than Superman. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Feb 26, 2014

    While this was a little bit of a slower and light-hearted issue, the plot developed and some pieces were revealed. Lobdell and Booth have a good working rapport, and it clearly shows. Lobdells run has been entertaining in a group of New 52 Superman books that has failed to meet expectations. Hes been building toward something good for a while now and hopefully the reader will enjoy the payoff. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Feb 28, 2014

    Superman #28 is not good.  It is a jumbled mess of a story, bad dialogue and half baked ideas.  Brett Booth does make the mess look great, though, so all is not lost.  If you are a Superman fan, go read the other excellent books out now and leave this one be. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Feb 28, 2014

    "Superman" #28 is a reminder to me that this title is more than ready for a revamp; it's the weak link in the Superman titles right now, and that's a shame when you consider it should be the flagship. While a date hasn't been announced yet, hopefully we'll see it before too much longer. The book doesn't look bad, and there's a nice cover from Ed Benes to lure you in, but the writing is just too scattershot to recommend. Read Full Review

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