Superman #11

Superman #11

Writer: Patrick Gleason, Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Patrick Gleason Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 16, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 30
8.3Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

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“IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER” part two! Superman and Batman are up against the ropes, and it’s up to Superboy and Robin to save the day- but can they work together long enough to get the job done?

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Nov 28, 2016

    Gleason and Tomasi keep the fun and adventure at a high level in Superman. As a long term Superman reader, who admittedly took a break while The New 52 Superman was the lead in the books, I'm enjoying this title more than I have since the early 90s. Let's hope DC Comics finds a way to keep the character, and this series, where it and he should be: at the top. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 16, 2016

    Once again, Superman is a title that dares readers not to enjoy it. This was a fun visit from Batman and Damian that could hopefully lead to more mentor/sidekick team-ups like Flash and Kid Flash. If you like superhero comics and aren't getting Superman you're cheating yourself at this point. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Nov 20, 2016

    Just as you think that Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason can't find another way to make Superman even better they gift us an issue like this. Not only is Superman #11 the best issue that came out this week but an example of the type of comic book every creative team should strive to deliver. The development of Batman, Robin, Superman and Superboy was perfectly executed, leading to an excellent payoff. If you aren't reading Tomasi and Gleason's Superman changed that right now by purchasing these last two issues. You won't regret it. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Nov 17, 2016

    If the purpose of this issue is to drum up enthusiasm for next year's Super Sons series, then mission accomplished. The relationship between Damien and John is rife with possibilities, and their reluctant team-up for Parental Boot Camp together is quite entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Nov 16, 2016

    This title is easily my favourite title of the Rebirth relaunch. It has returned Superman to his pre-New 52 level of greatness, but has also shown us a whole new side to Superman – Superman the husband and father. DC has taken a big chance in carrying Superman's story forward in such a manner, but thanks to Tomasi and Gleason's adept storytelling, this direction has paid off in spades. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Nov 16, 2016

    All in all, Superman #11 is about symbols. Bruce and Clark don’t deem their sons worthy to wear them because of their actions last issue. In order to wear the Superboy and Robin emblems, Jon and Damian need to prove they can uphold the codes of their fathers, a lesson that can be learned practically and is best represented by the zipper on Jon’s jacket. Without that self-control, the symbol on Jon’s chest can’t connect and come together - a metaphor that might also apply to the mutual understanding between Jon and Damian. Yet even despite the bickering that characterizes the Super-Sons’ inaugural adventure, it’s clear that Peter Tomasi and Pat Gleason are on their way to establishing a strong sense of chemistry for DC’s newest Dynamic Duo. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Nov 16, 2016

    Fun, funny, exciting, and just flat-out great, this is what comics are all about. The chemistry between Jon and Damian is hysterical, and Tomasi and Gleason continue to prove that they know how to write comic books. Superman is one of my favorite books being published right now, and if this is an indicator for how great Super Sons will be, we're in for a treat. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Nov 16, 2016

    While I loved this issue of Superman, what it really did was make me really impatient for Super Sons to finally come out because I need more of what this issue is offering up.  Yeah, there were some pretty silly elements to this story that felt unneeded, but I still found myself really having a good time with this book and the excellent art didn't hurt either.   Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Nov 21, 2016

    Creative team of Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason seem to be having a fun time in this issue, putting the super-sons through their paces, plopping them in crazy situations and making them flail a bit to get to safety. Gleason's art is perfect for this style book whose premise lends itself to the wild pizzazz he brings. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berke Nov 17, 2016

    Tomasi and Gleason have continually produced one of the best books in the Rebirth lineup, without a single bad issue in the bunch – and they show no sign of slowing down. Overall, Superman #11 is a terrific addition to the Superman series. With the book'susual penchant for terrific characterization, an awesome Robin guest appearance, and a clever focus swap from father to son, SUPERMANcontinuesto soar. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ian B Nov 16, 2016

    Overall, I thought that this was an enjoyable issue. Even though it may be a story arc used all the time, Jon and Damien learning to put their differences behind them and work as a team against the trials set by their fathers was an interesting spin on the concept, and although not extremely original, was executed very well. While I never had much interest in Super Sons until now, I look forward to seeing what they offer us. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Nov 20, 2016

    Although their fathers may be friends, Robin and Superboy dont like each other very much. Will Batmans and Supermans elaborate efforts to teach their sons teamwork help the lads learn a valuable lesson, or will they keep exhibiting the animosity that previously existed between their dads? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - David Gladman Nov 16, 2016

    Overall this is a decent, entertaining enough issue, albeit one which appears to be firmly aimed at the younger audience. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Nov 15, 2016

    If you're in doubt about the super sons offering an interesting dynamic, Superman #11 will prove it'll be fun to see in the future. It may not do much more than show that and deliver brainless action, but it looks good at least. Read Full Review

  • 10
    READ RUMBLE Nov 17, 2016

    This is the best single issue I've read of all the Rebirth titles I've checked out since the relaunch. Tomasi and Gleason are putting together a run on Superman that may go down as a classic. I am glad to hear Tomasi will be writing the new SuperSons series and I am looking forward to it!

  • 10
    Comic Covers Nov 18, 2016

    Hey everyone, this was an awesome issue! If you want to see the full review of this issue, come check it out on Comic Covers! Leave a comment or a like, and I hope you enjoy it. Link: https://comiccoversblog.wordpress.com

  • 9.5
    Kitaru Nov 20, 2016

    Great set up for the Super Sons comic, with very fun and active art included. I have enjoyed that Bruce and Clark are starting to become friends within all stories that contain them in the Rebirth saga of DC. While the arc was short, it was a great setup for the kind of person Superboy will be.

  • 9.0
    myconius Nov 16, 2016

    this issue really felt like the earlier issues of Patrick Gleason's 'Robin: Son of Batman'. . . . . . while when i first started reading Gleason's writing it didn't quite gel with me, i have since grown to enjoy it. . . . . . but you can definitely tell the difference to when Tomasi is writing. . . . . still was a good read. . . . . . . one thing Pat Gleason is really good at is his action sequences. . . . . they feel very animated and JUMP right off the page. . . . . . there were a few parts where the story felt rushed, and resolved a bit too easily and predictably. . . . . . . . . . . . but the turn around gag at the very end made it all worth the while. . . . . . . from the title of the next issue i don't think 'Superman' will be continuing the 'Super Sons' prequel. . . . . . it's a real shame because this story had some great potential, and felt like it could have benefited from having just one more issue to flesh out the story. . . . . . . i'm going to venture the guess that this was a decision by editorial to wedge this story into the series, just to bring readers on board with the upcoming 'Super Sons'?

  • 9.0
    Holyjiebus Nov 18, 2016

    Comic Book Review (9/10) "Amazing," Superman #11 "In the Name of the Father Part 2: World's Smallest," Writer: Peter J. Tomasi/ Patrick Gleason, Penciller: Patrick Gleason, Plot: Batman and Superman have decided that Jon and Damian need a lesson in teamwork and leave them stranded in the middle of nowhere. It is up to Jon and Damian to work together to survive their fathers' tests. Can Jon and Damian learn to work together or die as enemies? I thought Tomasi and Gleason had gotten Superman's voice down perfectly, but this issue proved to me that they also have Jonathan's voice down also. They do a tremendous job of making the interactions between Damian and Jon incredibly entertaining. I couldn't stop grinning throughout the whole issue. Watching Damian squirm desperately while Jonathan constantly urged Damian that they must work together showed the polarizing personalities of each of the characters. They truly carry this whole issue and their interactions whet my appetite for the Super Sons book that DC is planning to release in the near future. If this was their testing bed, I give them an A for their efforts. Go out and get this book today if you haven't already!

  • 8.5
    ArkhamJamie Nov 26, 2016

    [ART: 9.3 | STORY: 8 | WRITING: 7.8 | TOTAL: 8.4 (~8.5)] Overall, this was a fun arc for me. It served as a great standalone interlude, as well as nicely setting up Super Sons which I am looking forward to. It was entertaining and fun, just what I wanted it to be.

  • 8.5
    Jack's Yattering Dec 3, 2016

    Another great issue. After years of sticking with my favorite character through one bad story after another...it, is finally, a hood time to be a Superman fan, again.

  • 8.0
    pocketmegar Nov 16, 2016

    This arc quite disappointed me. While the art is beautiful and colorful, I found the story too simple and some dialogues rather cheesy. Still, I'm really excited for the upcoming Super Sons series.

  • 7.5
    abisaeee Nov 16, 2016

    Kinda cheesy and over the top but its pre teen angst I guess. Good intro for upcoming comic. Left a little to be desired.

  • 6.0
    Spock's Brain Nov 22, 2016

    Too much Jon and Damian for me; Jon is wearing thin with his "Aw, shucks, Dad," characterization and Damian is just a jerk. This iteration of Superman and Batman don't seem to have the background relationship to justify why they are doing all this. This depiction of Batman doesn't fit the tone DC has going with him in any other book. I felt like I was reading a 1960s DC comic--in a bad way. This is not for me.

  • 10
    MasterClio Nov 16, 2016

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    SkyroCBR Nov 17, 2016

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    Jason The Dude Nov 21, 2016

  • 9.5
    Lotrbruno Nov 23, 2016

  • 9.5
    Gunnarthehuman Nov 23, 2016

  • 9.0
    sebastianorellana95 Nov 16, 2016

  • 9.0
    pablo Nov 16, 2016

  • 9.0
    Quietomega Nov 18, 2016

  • 9.0
    Nickweiser Nov 19, 2016

  • 9.0
    ak94 Nov 20, 2016

  • 8.5
    EDiakota Nov 16, 2016

  • 8.5
    Rotivv Nov 16, 2016

  • 8.5
    EvilPenguin543 Nov 16, 2016

  • 8.5
    ActionCity Nov 20, 2016

  • 8.5
    Michał Dziewit Nov 21, 2016

  • 8.0
    TheFallenKing13 Nov 16, 2016

  • 8.0
    Rico Nov 23, 2016

  • 8.0
    Nuckster77 Nov 28, 2016

  • 7.0
    DXO Nov 20, 2016

  • 6.5
    Xtian95 Nov 16, 2016

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