Superman #35

Superman #35

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Klaus Janson, John Romita Jr. Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 22, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 8
7.4Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

The hit SUPERMAN run by Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr. continues with THE MEN OF TOMORROW Chapter four! Superman and Ulysses are still dealing with the traumatic revelations of last issue, but the hunt for The Machinist must continue before his would-be-victims fall into his hands. But what happens when the two heroes learn the truth behind The Machinist and the cost to stopping his mad plan?This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 23, 2014

    With dynamic art are a couple of unexpected plot twists, this series has me once again - after far too long a dry spell - looking forward to the adventures of Superman! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Oct 25, 2014

    A fun read, but I'd like Superman to be front and center. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Infinite Comix - Jay Mattson Oct 30, 2014

    Superman #35 is another exemplary example of how Geoff Johns is re-molding Superman to be a flagship character for DC Comics once again, instead of just in name alone. Grant Morrison did complex and fantastical with his run on Action Comics, Scott Lobdell put Superman through the narrative ringer with story after story of over-the-top plot, while Greg Pak and Charles Soule have focused on Superman's relationship with the women in his life. Here, Johns is finally writing a grounded, interesting, encompassing tale that speaks to a broad audience but doesn't sacrifice quality or responsibility to the character. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Oct 24, 2014

    I have been up and down about this story arc. I don't feel floored by it the way I was floored by the 'Legion'/'Brainiac' Johns run. But I am very interested. There is a lot of story and potential here. Ulysses is a great foil. And, shockingly, I was impressed by Romita here. More on composition than anything else. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 27, 2014

    Several familiar dilemmas are exchanged for a brand new one. It's a worthy trade. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - John A Oct 23, 2014

    John Romita Jr's art is by far one of the most divisive amongst the comics community. All I have to say is that I don't normally read this title,and as much as I like Johns as a writer,it was JRJR's contribution that got me on board. This is classic Romita, and it's as simple as that. If you don't like his style,you will be put off,if you love it,this is a rare treat,as he is mostly known for his Marvel work. There is a two page spread of Supes and Ulysses picking a tanker up out of the ocean that is everything I love about comics. The detail as they strain to lift, the water draining off of their faces and bodies.This is art people! Looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Oct 24, 2014

    "Superman" continues to be surprisingly quiet and disconnected, even with two of DC's most popular and powerful creators on it, but that doesn't mean it's not a fine title. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 23, 2014

    It's good to have Johns and Romita back on Superman after the month-long hiatus. This isn't their strongest issue, as the underwhelming resolution to the previous chapter's cliffhanger and a fairly rushed approach to Ulysses' character arc are problematic. But there's still a great blend of character dynamics and epic action to be found. And through it all, Johns shows an ability and a willingness to delve into the heart of who Superman is. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Max Eber Oct 23, 2014

    This is standard stuff. If you enjoy Superman, get it. If you really need a reason to not get, I really can't say no it's not worth picking up either. Again, in the middle. Johns needs to spice things up a bit and try to think a little fresher. Otherwise, solid, if not already done narrative, with some interesting elements. Check it, leave it, it's solid enough to stand either way. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 23, 2014

    "Superman" #35 does a lot of heavy lifting in the art, but after a month's absence, the story is a bit disappointing. It's pleasant enough, but we're starting to hit the point where it feels almost like the comic is in a holding pattern, stalling for whatever reason. Here's hoping the new cliffhanger this month has some more staying power and picks up the pace while we're at it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 23, 2014

    Superman #35 continues the trend of being just good enough not to be mediocre.  Geoff Johns' story is moving so slow and what we get is not that exciting.  John Romita Jr's art is inconsistant and at the end of the day I can't really recommend this book to anyone but the most hardcore Superman fans. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Oct 23, 2014

    This isnt necessarily the strongest issue in the arc, but it still packs a punch. Its four issues in, so theres no reason to stop reading, nor should one do so. As gimmicky as this may sound, this is a creative powerhouse many thought would never happen, so its best to have a front row seat to this great ride. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Oct 27, 2014

    Superman has been used in a myriad of ways narratively in the last few years. He's been a tool used to deconstruct the very medium. He's been the fresh face of whole new DC universe. He's been the head of a whole new Justice League for a whole new generation. However, its as the star of solid comic book plotting that he truly soars. We don't call him the Big Blue Boy Scout for nothing and Superman is finally that book again. Geoff Johns, John Romita, Jr., Klaus Janson, and Laura Martin deliver a no-frills, easy-to-pick-up story with Superman #35 that makes no illusions about its place in the Superman canon nor does it try to overreach and be something important. It is simply a story about a hero trying to be the best that he can, and that is more than enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    JBL Reviews Oct 23, 2014

    Best issue of Johns' run. Good direction with tough moral choices.

  • 7.5
    Supes' soups Oct 23, 2014

    This is a tricky chapter to write because it is smack in the middle of Geoff John's story. We are now familiar with Ulysses and his background and now there comes a twist in the plot. While the Machinist serves as a shadowy villain, it's the moral compass of Ulysses/Neil that provides the most intrigue. It doesn't exactly end on a cliffhanger but Neil's mindset and the decisions he's making are starting to thicken the plot. While he was previously regarded as essentially Superman's identical blonde twin, now the differences between the two characters are starting to unfold. I wouldn't be surprised if it turns into Superman vs Ulysses for the endgame because it seems like that's where it's heading. However since this issue mostly provides its readers speculation, I have to say it's not as satisfying as previous issues. But I have faith that the payoff will be good.

  • 9.5
    Russell_326 Nov 10, 2014

  • 9.0
    Rotivv Nov 10, 2014

  • 8.0
    Stallonelythelonely Oct 29, 2014

  • 8.0
    Hydrahead Nov 23, 2014

  • 7.5
    Redeadhood Nov 1, 2014

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Nov 2, 2014

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