Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent #1

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Clayton Henry Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 8, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 48
8.2Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

ANOTHER SUPERMAN HAS FALLEN. Across the Multiverse, Kal-Els are being murdered. Val-Zod, the Superman of Earth-2, believes only one man can help stop the killing-Kal-El's son, Jon Kent! Jon will have to step across dimensions and face the killer of the Kal-Els, the monstrous Ultraman, the man who kidnapped and tortured him for years. And Val-Zod is not acting alone in trying to save the Supermen. Who is the mysterious woman alongside him? And what is her shocking connection to the Super-Family?

  • 10
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Mar 8, 2023

    As well as the welcome return of Jon Kent into his own title, ‘Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent ‘#1, is also a statement of intent from Tom Taylor, Clayton Henry, Jordie Bellaire and Wes Abbott. A comic book that gives DC Comic book fans a good deal of crowd-pleasing characters and dramatic moments that grabs you by the lapels and draws you in from the very first page. A must-read book if there ever was one. If you aren't a Jon Kent fan yet, you will be after this powerhouse of a debut issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Mar 7, 2023

    This story is, in every sense, beautiful. It's enticing, dark, and brimming with the twin enticements of threat and desire. I cannot wait to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Daniel Berlin Mar 7, 2023

    With an ambitious story and powerful artwork, Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent #1 stands tall alongside DC's flagship series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 7, 2023

    This was a great start to Jons new adventures and should appeal to fans of the younger Superman, the Earth-2 characters or those seeking a compelling Multiverse story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 7, 2023

    This first issue is a little laid-back at times, due to setting up its plot, but it has some great emotional moments as Jon and Lois realize that the monster who took years from Jon is backand may be threatening their family again. Of course, we know that the headline threat here is someone else entirely, and this issue did a great job of setting up the journey to Injustice. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Mar 7, 2023

    Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent #1gets this series narrative off the ground with a wonderful mix of action and setup. It never fails to be interesting, even as it lays out a sizable amount of plot for the reader. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Mar 10, 2023

    Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent #1 is a pitch-perfect first issue. Taylor, Henry, Bellaire, and Abbott give readers a thrill ride that sinks its hooks into readers and dares them not to buy the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Mar 10, 2023

    There is an added bonus with Red Tornado being there. The Earth 2 Lois' persona was downloaded into the robot in that series. I hope we see more interactions between our Lois and the Tornado. Some grist there. Overall this was a good hook for the series. The art is delicious. The quest is noble. I like the co-stars. And it feels like a fresh start for Jon. Here is hoping the series continues like this! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Mar 10, 2023

    I think this is a great launch. It's just a little too try-hard in places. That doesn't prevent me from recommending it, especially for fans of the House of El. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Mar 7, 2023

    Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent #1 sets up a great big bad with Ultraman, has some great guest appearances by Val-Zod, Oracle and Mister Terrific, and gives us some fun glimpses into Jonathans personal life. I look forward to what comes next. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Quinn Tassin Mar 13, 2023

    "Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent #1 is a good issue but feels more like a promise of great things to come than a great product in its own right Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Mar 8, 2023

    Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent #1 is a good start. It takes a bit to get to the end's big reveal and also the mission ahead, but it does a good job as an opening chapter. There's a lot we know that's coming, and that's part of the issue. While the comic sets up Jon's adventure, it doesn't get us to where we want it to go, him heading to the world of “Injustice.” That's partially why it feels a bit slow getting to the point. Overall though, it's a first issue that'll fit in nicely as we get to read more of the series, sadly we need to wait for that to happen. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Mar 7, 2023

    Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent #1 looks great, reads great, and gives you plenty of super action for the cover price in a story that sets up Jon Kent's long-awaited confrontation with Ultraman. Unfortunately, the setup that gets Jon involved in the fight has more plot holes than a wheel of Swiss cheese, so the setup feels more contrived than it should for a moment this big. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Chase Magnett Mar 8, 2023

    Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent #1 is a comic that does not require reading. Fans concerned about events in the Superman family of books can be sure they know all they need from the solicit, while the story inside this issue remains cold, uninflected, and generally uninteresting. Read Full Review

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