Superman: American Alien #7

Superman: American Alien #7

Writer: Max Landis Artist: Jock Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 18, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 20
8.2Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

After a massive explosion rocks downtown Metropolis, Clark finds himself face-to-face with a white-skinned alien riding a flying motorcycle-and the eyes of the world are all on this so-called Superman! But when Clark's attempt at reason fails and the bounty hunter reveals some unpleasant truths about Clark's own alien origin, a brutal showdown begins! Superstar artist Jock reteams with Max Landis for the epic series finale to SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN!

  • 10
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones May 18, 2016

    Because the last issue of Superman: American Alien is everything it should have been. A thrilling conclusion to a wonderfully thoughtful and surprisingly touching miniseries with gorgeous artwork from the finest in the business. (This month, Lee Loughridge's earth-bound hues give Jock's reliably mighty performance a fitting sparkle.) The confident finale to a series that will be enjoyed again for years to come, made timely and timeless. It's a book for everyone, not just those of us who still dare to look up in the sky.It may be tough out there for Superman fans these days. But American Alien reminded us all that it doesn't have to be. Read Full Review

  • 10
    GWW - Casey Walsh May 19, 2016

    Superman: American Alien is one of the best Superman stories in decades and it proves the character can be handled right and with reverence. Don't sit on this series, you will be sorry you passed it up. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComiConverse - Kyle King May 22, 2016

    Max Landis and Jock provided a worthy conclusion to the best Superman story in a decade. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comicsverse - Dennis Mui May 19, 2016

    SUPERMAN AMERICAN ALIEN #7 is a great way to end the incredible miniseries. To fully become Superman, Clark needed to become the beacon of hope and Landis does this well by having Clark wear the costume while he defends earth for the whole world to see. It's sad to see the miniseries conclude, but it's refreshing to see a version of Superman's coming of age story done this way. From now on, whenever I read Superman, I'll think of this origin story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    CourtOfNerds - Grant Stoye May 19, 2016

    This series was just fantastic ; It hit a series of emotional notes and incredible interpersonal dynamics that makes the reader furious that there were only small glimpses of this Superman in the entirety of the New 52 run. Along with Birthright and Earth One volume One, this story is a fresh bit of interpretation that cultivates a strong emotional connection to the character thats been sorely lacking in recent years. I give this issue: Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth May 20, 2016

    It's weird that it was so late coming, but as it turns out, Max Landis ended up putting together a pretty decent lineup of unrelated, yet totally related, pieces of Superman lore with just about the best lineup of artists a writer could ask for. This final issue prevailed as quality Superman and is going to end up being the punctuation in Landis' take on the hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough May 18, 2016

    Superman: American Alien will undoubtedly go down as one of the best modern Superman stories, and perhaps even one of the greatest Superman stories of all time. Max Landis trims all the fat and cuts the character straight to his core, placing the key elements at the forefront without ever simply retreading old ground. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Hub City Review - Matthew J. Theriault May 21, 2016

    The Superman story which Landis has written is truly one which is capable of inspiring in all readers " even those who seem themselves as strange visitors here among humanity " the hope of likewise leaving behind such alienation to one day find a place of belonging. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 18, 2016

    This is another really good issue of American Alien and while I was expecting something "bigger" for the finale, Landis is not writing books to please me.  He should be, but he isn't.  Fans of the series will no doubt already be buying this, but if you haven't been reading, you can jump into this issue easily and see what the hype is all about.  After reading this series, I want Landis to write his take on so many more DC heroes and after this issue I demand he write a Lobo book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph May 19, 2016

    As for the ending itself, it not only leaves you wanting more, but also hints at more. There's so much material that Landis could reinterpret and I really hope he has the chance to in a sequel that can't come soon enough. But before then, I have one request:PLEASE PUT MAX LANDIS ON A BATMAN MINI-SERIES ASAP. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 18, 2016

    Superman: American Alien #7 may be the weakest installment of the series, but that doesn't say much considering how terrific this comic has been. While this finale may suffer from a misplaced villain and some muddled action scenes, it still caps off Clark's extended character arc and delivers the final words on the series' overarching themes. Landis can now officially enter the pantheon of great Superman writers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson May 20, 2016

    "Superman: American Alien" #7 is excellent as both a standalone story and the final chapter of Superman's pre-history, which not only sets up the character's iconic status as an American hero but also the hopeful possibility of a sequel. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 18, 2016

    The issue is a nice end cap to Landis' series. It's a solid story and the various themes feel like they come together here. For fans of Superman, this is a series that's one you have to check out. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 21, 2016

    A lot of strong pieces that don't quite cohere into a complete picture, with a nice emotional close. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge May 18, 2016

    Between this and the thudding "Final Days of Superman" crossover, DC Comics clearly has a Superman problem, and it may take Rebirth to truly solve it. Heavily promoted by the man himself, Max Landis' Superman: American Alien doesn't amount to much other than another disposable creative exercise from a famous fan accompanied by another hard to swallow "grounded" take on Superman that either makes him look petulant at best and a super-jerk at the worst. American Alien's Superman isn't a character, he's a collection of super powers posing as a character. Though Superman: American Alien features some of the best artwork and covers that DC has produced this year, its finale reveals the series true form: a story about a Superman that cares little about actually being or becoming Superman. Read Full Review

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