Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent #2

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Clayton Henry Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 5, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 43
7.8Critic Rating
6.1User Rating

Kal-Els across the Multiverse are being murdered...and the culprit is the man who stole Jon Kent's childhood! Jon is joined by Earth-2's Superman, Val-Zod, and a surprise third hero to try to stop Ultraman's killing spree. But when Jon comes face-to-face with the man who tortured him and kept him imprisoned, he discovers an even greater threat!

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 4, 2023

    This has been a very great surprise. Not a total shock considering the talent behind the pages, but it's been a better and stronger read than I anticipated. The cliffhanger ensures the thrills have only just begun. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Apr 4, 2023

    This second issue is brilliant, brutal, and deeply addictive. This is storytelling at its finest. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Apr 4, 2023

    Despite a narrative misstep in the ending, Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent #2 delivers emotion, tragedy, and a top-notch superhero battle that absolutely has me looking forward to seeing where this story will take its hero next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 4, 2023

    This run is only six issues, likely wrapping up Tom Taylor's Jon Kent series, and what an adventure it is. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Lukas Shayo Apr 4, 2023

    All in all, the issue really amps up the stakes of the series. The twist at the end is enough to leave any Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent reader desperate for more, especially after Jon just watched a version of his father commit murder. If Jon needs to learn the reality of being a legacy hero, he is about to learn the downsides too. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 19, 2023

    The first issue got me pretty interested in this even though it goes big quickly and that's usually not my jam unless it's a limited project. This one has some solid character material and fun action stuff with a cost to it but I love the little nods, such as Val mentioning there aren't many universes with Jon this age and one of them that he saw was the DCeased timeline. Small stuff like that just delights. But the larger work here is strong and I'm really curious to see where Taylor goes with it next. Henry's artwork is fantastic and the sense of power that comes from the fight in just a few panels is beautifully done, especially with the color design applied. I'm excited to see more. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 5, 2023

    Where the series goes after Adventures Of Superman: Jon Kent #2 will be intriguing. It hints at a lot, not just Jon's dealing with “Injustice” Superman but also powers he can't really control. There's also questions that remain about Ultraman, Val-Zod, and so much more. While the debut dragged a bit, the second issue is a solid ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Apr 12, 2023

    Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent #2 is a fast, action-packed ride with a cool ending. Taylor does some good character stuff, and the art team makes it all look wonderful. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Apr 4, 2023

    Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent #2 ends the two-parter on a shocking but satisfying note. Jonathan has some great character moments and there are surprises galore. Though theres a huge plot hole in leaving Jay Nakamura out of the action, I enjoyed the book and look forward to seeing what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Apr 4, 2023

    Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent #2 definitively (or as definitively as it can in comics) ends the conflict between Jon Kent and Ultraman with a one-on-one fight across the multiverse. Henry and Bellaire's art sings, and the emergence of Jon's new (old?) Electric Blue Superman powers look great. However, the fight's ending will either be loved or hated. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Apr 10, 2023

    Jon clearly has quite a journey ahead of him. I hope that the creative team can turn it into something more interesting than the swerve we got here. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Apr 7, 2023

    But most importantly, will I care? I sound more down about this than I am. The character moments really do shine.  Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Chase Magnett Apr 5, 2023

    There's simply too little to the individual issues of Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent so far to make them read like a substantial development in a serialized narrative, which makes the connection to a story composed of brief, digital installments make more sense. Read Full Review

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