Superman #33

Superman #33

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Klaus Janson, John Romita Jr. Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 23, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 22 User Reviews: 10
8.1Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

It's up, up and away as the titanic team of Geoff Johns, John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson continue their epic run on the Man of Steel! In their second issue, we learn more about the mysterious Ulysses and what his emergence will mean to Clark Kent and the world. Meanwhile, a mysterious figure is targeting Metropolis with strange mechanical creations...but why? And what dark secret from Clark's past does it connect to?

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jay Bamberhil Jul 24, 2014

    This new direction for Superman is definitely more streamlined and that is welcomed. After issue 33, I like Ulysses even more than I did in #32. I can't wait to see the direction they take him because I honestly have no idea where this is going to end up. I am definitely still on board for more and can't wait for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 24, 2014

    Superman #33 is a slow and deliberate issue that puts the action on hold to give us some great character moments.  Superman figures out a bit of Ulysses past and it's not what I expected.  John Romita's art is as good as advertised, especially during such a character driven story.  Though we find out a bit about Superman's new friend, I still want more.  Now.  Right now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 25, 2014

    It's great to see this long-neglected title being placed in the hands of such capable, top-of-the-line creators. You should be reading this comic! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Norrin Powell Jul 29, 2014

    Like I said, vintage Superman,"FINALLY! This creative team really is perfect. The dialogue and the art complement each other beautifully. Long live Geoff Johns! Long live John Romita Jr.! LONG LIVE SUPERMAN! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jul 30, 2014

    A fun story that added a lot of character to each player in this story. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerds Unchained - David Staniusz Jul 24, 2014

    The series is starting to find its footing and build to something really interesting. Johnshas me hooked! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - uuoo93 Aug 7, 2014

    This last remark is quite bitter, but I still enjoyed the issue very much! As I said, several moments weren't all that great, but the best moments were pretty much perfect, creatinga must-read issue for any Superman fan. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jul 23, 2014

    The gang at The Daily Planet has never sounded better since the relaunch. Once again, Johns proves his knack for taking the old and making them like new. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 23, 2014

    Geoff Johns' Superman run is still off to a slow start, and this may be one of many cases where reading the series in collected format is more rewarding than month-by-month. But there's plenty to enjoy in this sophomore issue as Johns begins world-building and Romita flexes his muscles on characters both familiar and new. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Jul 23, 2014

    A return to form isnt the worst thing that could happen to the Man of Steel, and doing it in this way is certainly going to be a big help. A team of top-tier creators with total creative control and freedom could be just the shot in the arm that Supermans needed, and with a support network like the one weve seen here, theres nowhere for him to go but up. Up. And away. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Refueled - superiorchris Jul 23, 2014

    Johns is bringing a classic feel mixed in with the new. It is great to feel like I am reading Superman again. People talk about John Romita Jr. losing his passion. Well it is safe to say that John got his groove back. This is one of the best Superman work I have seen since the New 52 launched. Now is the right time to get back into the series and believe again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jul 23, 2014

    This issue is an example of how great a good Superman story can be, and Johns and Romita are at the outset of an arc that could be really special. There is a ton of heart in this comic, and it was a really entertaining read. This is a Superman I want to read more of, and it is a pleasure to read a Superman book that is worthy of flying off the shelves. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Jul 23, 2014

    This is only issue two of this arc and already the writing and artwork packs a wallop. This creative team is in sync and the end product absolutely reflects that. I highly recommend picking this book up along with #32 to start from the beginning. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jul 25, 2014

    I do have some slight worries about how Johns is characterizing Superman. Last issue he moped alone in his apartment. Here he leaves Ulysses behind while he investigates. We barely see Clark interact with any of his friends. I hope we see things turn around. Maybe this arc, looking at a reflection of himself in Ulysses, might move him. Still ... this felt like a Superman comic, something I haven't always been able to say in the New 52. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Jul 25, 2014

    Overall, this issue continues Johns's attempt to take this book back to something that feels even remotely like a classic Superman story, and together with JR JR is crafting a story that feels classic and new all at once, and like a catchy song, makes you want to experience it again and again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jul 26, 2014

    Johns and Romita Jr appear to be putting together a good series here. Sure, there are too many robot fights, but for the most part the book is taking a look at the characters and making them the focus. The Perry White opening pages are worth the price alone. Hopefully this book will continue the path it is on and become a smash hit. This is a decent book to pick up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Jul 28, 2014

    For a while, it felt like DC was throwing out the baby with the bathwater when it came to their interpretation of Superman. Once their flagship character who now lives in the shadow of the Bat, the Man from Krypton has been lost amid a sea of indecision about the best approach. Grant Morrison's run on "Action Comics" started well enough but quickly became a winding maze of odd characters and dimension-hopping, leaving the plot in the foreground and how to interpret this new Superman in the background. The past few creative teams on "Superman" have been serviceable but provided no real establishment on why this was the man who launched an entire industry. With this new team at the helm, and Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder breathing new, grounded life into "Action," it's an exciting time to not only be a Superman fan, but to get new people in to the book. This is easily the most accessible that the main continuity "Superman" book has been in years. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Jul 28, 2014

    Apart from the contemporary costume design, there is a timeless quality to this story that makes it accessible for Superman fans of any generation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 29, 2014

    Clark's renewed interaction with The Daily Planet staff also brings back more classic elements of the character. Now if they could just get him out of that ridiculous armor. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Gregory L. Reece Jul 29, 2014

    This Superman is one of us. This is important because we need Superman to remind us that an alien can become an immigrant, and that an immigrant can become a citizen and a friend. We need Superman to remind us to greet our fellow travelers, not with walls and soldiers, but with torch-lit liberty. We need Superman to remind us that among the poor and the tempest tossed sometimes come the fleet and the strong, that among the huddled masses come the heroes that will save us all. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 26, 2014

    I'm going to keep giving Geoff Johns' Superman a try. I'm a big Geoff Johns fan, and while I'm not very impressed so far, maybe he's going somewhere with this. We shall see. At the very least, he has almost immediately undone Scott Lobdell's silly 'Clark quits the Daily Planet to start a blog' storyline. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Erik Radvon Jul 24, 2014

    Superman #33 is a fine issue that's strong on characterization and plot. Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr. continue to do right by the Man of Steel in their mission to reestablish the character after several years of New 52 ambivalence. This isn't the most exciting effort, unfortunately, and feels a bit too light on the action to qualify as a stellar Superman story. This chapter is just an average issue of Superman, but at this point that'll do just fine. Read Full Review

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