Superman #50

Superman #50

Writer: Gene Luen Yang Artist: Howard Porter Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 16, 2016 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 10
6.7Critic Rating
5.7User Rating

Superman returns in all his glory in this very special issue that sees the Man of Steel back to full power as he faces his greatest enemy and also comes face to face with the pre-Flashpoint Kal-El! At last, its the meeting of the Supermen youve been waiting for!This issue features open-to-order variant covers that will ship in opaque polybags.

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Mar 16, 2016

    One of the better 50th issues from DC Comics this year. The art is spectacular and the conclusion satisfying in all its Christmas Carol similarities. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Brett I Mar 17, 2016

    If youre a Superman fan longing for your favorite character again, hes back, and this is a must buy. Even with some of the DC house style, the essence of the character is there, and I am welcoming it with open arms. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Keith Dooley Mar 18, 2016

    Because it's the fiftieth issue, one would expect a nod to the historical. The addition of that fourth artist is a nice wink to long time readers, while the depiction of Clark throughout the issue is one of a classic hero that most people will recognize. The balance between retaining the essence of the hero while making him a three-dimensional character is evident in "Superman" #50. The ending is a thrilling promise of further adventures for the hero and his family. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Mar 18, 2016

    Gene Luen Yang makes an important issue appropriately large, iconic, and restorative for the Man of Steel. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Mar 27, 2016

    I thought that Superman #50 was a great read. The “Savage Dawn” series was a great read period! If you're a fan of Vandal Savage I definitely suggest reading this series! Throughout the entire book we have action packed fight scenes and the storyline was great as well. I'm looking forward to see how exactly Lois and Clark rebuild their relationship in future books. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed Mar 30, 2016

    It's almost nonsensical to bother with a buy/don't buy on this one. If you read the first 49, you're going to get this one no matter how weak the ending is, and if you're new to the comic and wondering what it's all about, 51 is where it's at. You don't want to get in on the last issue of a major arch, after all, you want the first issue of a new one. But still, this is Superman, so even if it's a bit of a let down, it's one of the best comics out there. Let's be honest about one thing – Superman doing what he's always done isn't such a bad thing. There's a very good reason he's still around after all these years. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Comicsverse - Sean Bartley Mar 21, 2016

    Like last week's DETECTIVE COMICS #50, SUPERMAN #50 is a “monumental issue” only because of the number. The story inside the book is far more pedestrian, and doesn't say anything interesting or fresh about the character. Not only that, but it never gives us the payoff to Superman finally getting his powers back. Unlike DETECTIVE COMICS #50, the art here isn't good enough to carry the floundering story. It's often distracting how different characters look from page-to-page, and even though the action sequences look great, the rest of the book suffers from pages too stuffed with panels to breathe. It's unfortunate that Gene Luen Yang won't be the writer to close out SUPERMAN before the title ends with issue #52, as this issue isn't a fitting conclusion to his time with the character. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Mar 17, 2016

    At the end of the day, though I didn't feel that this issue achieved the celebratory air it aspires to, the Porter art, combined with the fun moments in its fight scenes, manages to ensure the issue is still enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerdophiles - Jackson Adams Mar 21, 2016

    It's ultimately just disappointing to see that the issue didn't solely focus on that dynamic. Still, it's a mostly satisfying way to finish off a strong, albeit bloated, crossover and finally see a new status quo for Superman put in place, one that pays homage to the best years of the character without ignoring the excellent storyline readers have just witnessed. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 16, 2016

    The majority of this finale seems to be filled with a nonsensical situation that doesn't serve a purpose to me because we've already established that Superman is a hero that doesn't give up and after that's all done, the issue is wrapped up pretty quick and is a bit unsatisfying after everything that we've been through with this story arc.  The art in this issue is great though and I loved seeing our hero back in action again, even if he comes off as a numb skull here.  Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 17, 2016

    There's a great beat in Superman #50 where Gene Luen Yang cuts to the heart of what could make for a great Superman story - namely that choices have consequences, and gifts have responsibilities, and only a man as great as Superman would take his powers and use them for something other than violence. Unfortunately, it's bogged down in a flurry of action as well as an inexplicably Christmas Carol-esque series of visions, as as Yang is joined by a quartet of artists who don't quite mesh together. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 22, 2016

    Well, the "Rebirth" of DC's line can't get here soon enough Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Mar 18, 2016

    So I'll end this review with a plea to Superman. Please find creators who love Superman and put them as the creative team on the book. Superman has lasted 75 years because the elements that work work. So find creators who will embrace the mythos rather than reject it. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Supes' soups Mar 17, 2016

    I lost my powers but found a t-shirt in my size and got a bad ten-dollar haircut. Then I bought a motorcycle to drive to a random motel. A girl who I could've boned in another life gave away my secret in a news article. I fought ink monsters and robots with red cloth around my knuckles. It was fun so I joined an underground ufc club in Oakland where they dress in homoerotic costumes. I infiltrated a secret secret place to find that a very old angry man who is addicted to magic rocks has a plot to destroy the world with his kids. I then tried some green pop rocks myself that used to make me sick..but this time I got addicted. I brought my friends and we punched all of them. Then I got my powers back randomly, and remembered I had a spare suit tucked in my butthole. I grew back my hair in record time after it didn't grow for months. Next issue I meet a different version of me who is older, cooler, has a dope beard, wears a sick black costume, and had the pleasure of knocking Lois up. I wish I was that Superman, and that's the "Truth".

  • 5.0
    myconius Mar 16, 2016

    i don't know what happened? the beginning of the comic really seemed like it was going somewhere! but this certainly is pretty lackluster for such the milestone issue that we've all been waiting for!!!! feels like DC has just given up on trying to tell really good stories? and for $4.99 this is just pathetic! some of the art is ok to decent, but far from anything amazing. can't say i'm surprised. .... oh well! i wanted to see how all this mumbo jumbo finally wrapped up! and it ended on a whimper! .... ... if you want to read a good superman story read 'All-Star Superman'instead! this was disappointing in many ways! ... ... at least it had an almost semi-satisfying ending. ...almost?

  • 5.5
    Vancha Apr 28, 2016

    What a mess.

  • 5.0
    JBL Reviews Mar 21, 2016

    Kinda meh. Anyone could've come up with this ending.

  • 3.0
    El Chapulin Colorado Mar 16, 2016

    I feel sorry for whoever has been reading Superman or any related title since the Truth storyline began. Just ignore anything that has happened since issue 40

  • 10
    Jason The Dude Mar 19, 2016

  • 6.5
    Pundo Jun 1, 2016

  • 5.5
    Redeadhood Apr 2, 2016

  • 5.5
    Stallonelythelonely Apr 19, 2016

  • 5.0
    mrDovydas Apr 6, 2016

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