Superman: The Coming of the Supermen #2

Superman: The Coming of the Supermen #2

Writer: Neal Adams Artist: Neal Adams Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 16, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 5
6.1Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

The terror of Apokolips continues as the combined might of Kal-El and the warriors from Kandor fight back against Darkseids legions!

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 16, 2016

    Neal Adams continues his Superman vs Apokolips story and while I wish we got more solid information, I was having too much fun to care too much.  The characters and dialogue were classic and whether you like it or not will depend more on what you are looking for than prior knowledge of the characters.  If you like Superman, the New Gods and/or having a good time, check this book out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Mar 16, 2016

    If this doesn't sound like your cup of tea you may want to stay away, or it may just have a car crash appeal to you if it doesn't. Take it from someone who reads a lot of comics every week there isn't anything else like it on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Mar 19, 2016

    Neal Adams's latest Superman story is a perpetual-motion nostalgia machine that churns out over-the-top fun. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Mar 18, 2016

    While the story is moved along at a breakneck speed, several concepts Adams has spoken of in interviews have yet to be introduced. I would rather not spoil them and will discuss them when they are eventually incorporated. I also wanted to see more of Darkseid and learn more of his lineage, but I guess that will be explored in the future. It seems the many threads are already starting to connect, although the cliffhanger raises even more questions. Say what you want about this series, but the hooks are enough to keep me coming back for more. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    GWW - Casey Walsh Mar 16, 2016

    Superman: The Coming of the Supermen #2 is mostly more of the same, and while we do get some additional plot, the cheesy dialogue and deep dive into nostalgia maybe too much for newer comic book readers. But where Adams may lose you on story and dialogue, he will tighten his grip and never let go thanks to his out-of-this-world art style that begs you to be a fan of Superman. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    FanboyNation - R.C. Samo Mar 16, 2016

    Legends never die, but they do need inkers. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 19, 2016

    Can we drag Bedard back to assist with the writing, please? It's like a completely different series, and especially heartbreaking given the promise of the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 0.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lead Sharp Mar 23, 2016

    The art. I almost cried reading this. Sometimes from laughing then from guilt. Everything is ramped up to operatic and none of it makes much sense. There's very little holding the different scenes together, one minute Superman is surrounding Lex Luthor in heat vision, the next minute Kalibak bursts back in holding aforementioned child with dog. The faces and anatomy are also referenced from fun house mirrors. I feel mean but, this isn't dignified and more than a bit strange and sad and someone has to say it. I just wish it wasn't me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 Mar 24, 2016

    So that thing I brought up about Superman and his blood and the testing done on it from before- seems to be coming true now. I don’t know how much of it will hold up through this story, and I’m not ACTUALLY confirming anything, because I know nothing that you don’t already know- I’m no industry insider. I’m not on anyone’s payroll, or in “big comic book’s” pockets (though, if you’re looking for a weird beard fella to fill up that empty pocket of yours- please get in touch. I don’t ask for much in order to sell out…) so I may be way off here. But what isn’t way off is the artwork on this book. And the action- it is really, really good. Some of the dialogue is weird, clunky and even felt weird rattling around in my brain, but beyond that, this was a solid issue- it followed up last issue well, and has got me to start letting go of my Neal Adams/Batman Odyssey fears, ands tart to unwind and really, truly enjoy this book. Who knows how long that will last, but for now- I am enjoying Uncle Neal’s Wild Ride. Kalibak v Superman was a pretty epic showdown, and I was glad for a bit of the fisticuffs with Kal-El involved instead of his three-cloned-stooges (I am using clone here ironically, not literally- I don’t know WHAT these dudes are!) and the throw down with Luthor was pretty savage, too. Though, to be honest, I do feel like that went down a bit oddly, and that the way that Superman and Lex had their confrontation in Superman American Alien felt a bit more akin to what would ACTUALLY happen. I know that no two books are the same, and no two people tell a story the same way, but it just felt a bit off to me, especially after reading American Alien this week. But beyond that it, was a solid issue and I really enjoyed it. Superb artwork, as usual- no surprises there.

  • 7.0
    Joe Mar 18, 2016

    I stand by the idea that this comic is still fun...but this issue felt really cluttered and squished together.

  • 5.0
    Vancha Apr 28, 2016

    I try to look past the art, since it's a style from another time, but the writing can't be excused, especially in the latter half. "This is a very bad thing going on here"...That's an actual line fron the comic and it says it all, really.

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Mar 19, 2016

  • 6.5
    Nuckster77 Mar 28, 2016

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