Superman #20

Superman #20

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason Artist: Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 5, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 36
9.0Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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"Superman black" part one! A "Superman Reborn Aftermath" tie-in! As the smoke clears the Kents are faced with leaving Hamilton to go back to Metropolis, but someone or something doesn't want them to leave! Batman and Robin discover something is mysteriously wrong with the son of Superman-he's losing his powers!
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  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Apr 5, 2017

    This is the happiest time I've had reading a comic since DC Rebirth gave us back Wally West. This titleis the heart of theDC line, andhas established Superman (the character) as the heart of the DC Universe. This issue reaffirms this, plus it's got Batman in it! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Dave MacPhail Apr 5, 2017

    It is easy to recommend this book for the straightforward storytelling and flat-out gorgeous art. The creative team clearly understand the characters they are working on and have managed to humanise Superman in a way that we havent seen in quite some time. If you are looking for an entry point or are a lapsed reader who is thinking of returning to the DCU via Superman, then this is an excellent jumping-on point. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Apr 2, 2017

    I hope that Gleason and Tomasi stay assigned to Superman for a long run. With Jurgens heading up the story over in Action Comics, and proving why he was the best Superman scribe of the past 25 years, both titles are primed to deliver the type of storytelling that long term, and new, Superman fans have been craving. Thanks to all of the creators mentioned, as well as DC Comics in total for giving me back my favorite superhero...again. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Critical Blast - S.J. Mitchell Apr 7, 2017

    Overall this was a really good issue for new readers to jump aboard without being overly confused or feeling lost. It also provides continuity for fans who have been reading along so they can enjoy Superman as he's been progressing through Rebirth. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berke Apr 6, 2017

    Superman returns to his roots in this homegrown tale that gives us delightful character dynamics and a beautiful visual narrative. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Apr 7, 2017

    We have all suspected Cobb was more than a kind-hearted neighbor. At least we know our suspicions were right. What can I say? This was a great opening chapter to this new reality. We get some response to the new history as well as the beginning of a new arc. It is clear that the continuity rewrite wasn't seamless. And I loved it. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 5, 2017

    Even as the first issue of a new arc, this didn't read like a set-up issue. Gleason and Tomasi make simple character interaction highly engaging. Black Dawn might go to some darker places next issue, but this was a fun " and funny " read with two of DC's most unusual families. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    PopnComics - Tim Montoya Apr 5, 2017

    Gleason and Tomasi do such a great job at depicting The Kent's and the Bat family's interactions. Wavering back and forth between playful fun and quite serious moments with ease. How can you go wrong with lines like "Batman doesn't eat pie". The banter between Jon and Damian is another highlight here, with them bickering in the background while their fathers do the same. Characterization is always on point in this title and I just love seeing where they take cast each time. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bad Manta - Josh West Apr 10, 2017

    Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason have put together another solid issue that continues to make Superman stand out among the rest of the Rebirth titles. Superman's core values and characteristics are proudly displayed as a new chapter in his Rebirth continuity begins. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara Apr 5, 2017

    Overall Superman continues to be the best book next to Wonder Woman and Batman. It has been a good while since we had a good books in all of the Trinity, but we as fans have deserved it! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Apr 5, 2017

    Far and away the best DC comic on the stands, the fact that it features Batman is a bonus, not the selling point. This is everything Superman should be: hopeful, optimistic, joyful, and bright. Under the pens of Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason, this isn't just a snazzy cosmetic change; this is a Superman who loves his humble life, does the right thing because it's right, and who wants to be a bright light in a dark world. He isn't burdened by his role; he embraces it, and that's the Superman we need. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Pop Break - M.J. Rawls Apr 12, 2017

    The pacing throughout the comic was fantastic as it was a slow build into a two-part arch. Who would have thought that a local cow could be so much trouble? Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Blair Marnell Apr 6, 2017

    One of the great things to come out of DC Rebirth is that Superman gets to be inspiring again. This issue opens with a beautiful double page splash that simply captures the awe and hope that the Man of Steel brings out of ordinary people. This feels like the classic Superman, the small touches really bring that point home. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 5, 2017

    While you won't get the Reborn answers you're looking for here, what you will get is the same great family dynamic that you've come to love out of this book and the start of an interesting story that seems to be very Superboy centric.  The art is great throughout and I can't wait to see what happens next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Daniel Levine Apr 5, 2017

    Fantastic art by Patrick Gleason highlights the first chapter of a new Superman arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We Got This Covered - Sergio Pereira Apr 5, 2017

    In Superman #20, Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason create a wholesome, fun story that explores the mystery of Superboy's developing powers (or lack thereof). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 6, 2017

    This is really feeling like an essential Superman run, even though it's only 20 issues old. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Chris Campbell Apr 6, 2017

    Overall the issue is enjoyable even though it lacked a betterlook at the fallout from the last part of “Superman Reborn”. Although we get some hints as to what has changed, it just wasnt enough considering this seems to be a pretty big thing for the DC Universe.Hopefully we will get a better look into the merging of the Supermenvery soon and that the black goo is more than just a monster of the week. If you are a fan of iconic Superman moments or just looking to jump into Superman before we get into heavier plot-lines, you should definitely pick up this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Apr 9, 2017

    Now that the Superman Family has been restored, there are new avenues to explore, and Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason continue to do so effectively. Read Full Review

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