All-Star Superman #2

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Frank Quitely Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 18, 2006 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 26
7.7Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

The most recognizable icon in comics continues to get the ALL STAR treatment from creative powerhouses Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely! After the startling events of the first issue, Superman retreats with Lois Lane to his Arctic sanctuary. Find out what mystery haunts Superman's girlfriend as she spends her birthday in the strangest place on earth — the Fortress of Solitude!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jan 21, 2006

    J. Lo--the artist formerly known as Jennifer Lopez. A dubious singer who admittedly gave a decent acting performance in Anaconda. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Jan 29, 2006

    This book radiates an easy, effortless charm which cant help but win you over, both in the writing and the artwork. However, its biggest success is in its portrayal of the title character: Superman isnt godlike, majestic or removed from humanity in a way which distances him from the reader, and he isnt a moping weak-minded simpleton whose powers are the only thing hes got going for him. Hes that rare thing: the clean-cut good guy that you actually root for. Theres a sense of fun and wonder inherent in every page which makes you remember why you fell in love with the medium in the first place, and it manages to do so without being clich or overtly nostalgic. Im not even going to compare this book with DCs other All-Star title, because the two couldnt be more different: this is an all-ages, accessible take on the original iconic superhero which has finally enabled me to enjoy a character that has never before held any interest for me. I cant wait for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Bailey Jan 29, 2006

    Besides, how can you not like a comic that has a future Superman ask about J-LO? I understand his confusion. Heck, Im from the present and I'm still not sure what a J-Lo is. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Jan 29, 2006

    Im still not getting any particular Greatest Superman Story Ever vibes from this book, but it is proving to be a wonderfully entertaining romp and a welcome revitalisation of a lagging character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Jan 29, 2006

    This has all the makings of something really classic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - John Hays Jan 29, 2006

    Overall, Im really enjoying the storyline; I just hope we get to see the payoffs for everything Grant is setting up here. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin T. Brown Jan 29, 2006

    Overall, this was a huge disappointment, especially after the first issue. I dont know what Morrison was attempting to do with this story, but I dont think he was trying to bore the reader. Unfortunately, he did. Read Full Review

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