All-Star Superman #4

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Frank Quitely Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 21, 2006 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 24
7.2Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

Jimmy Olsen, the Daily Planet's "Mister Action," is young, brilliant, and reckless! For this week's story he must become the director-for-a-day of P.R.O.J.E.C.T. With top agents assigned to protect him, he's looking forward to an easy day of jet-setting and international liaisons all in the name of scientific discovery. Instead, P.R.O.J.E.C.T. receives a terrifying directive — to take down a rogue Superman!

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Aronson Jun 23, 2006

    The next issue seems to be, once again, a change of pace with a new character dynamic in a new setting. Thats what Ive come to expect from this series, and its thus far delivered. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Jun 23, 2006

    All Star Superman is a blast to read. The stories are fun, a little campy and very entertaining. Morrison is an excellent writer and Quitely is a fantastic artist. They make a great combination and have done a great job with this title. If you are the type that only wants to read grim, dark and violent Marvel comics, then this title is definitely not for you. But, I would recommend All Star Superman to everyone else. Even if you are like me and aren't a big Superman fan. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Jun 26, 2006

    That said, I dont want to sound completely down on the book, as its a solid comic and a very enjoyable read. Its not often that I bemoan that a book has too many ideas in it, and Id much rather have it be this way than see the story stretched out to six issues and constantly delayed for no other reason than to give Frank Quitely a chance to draw a six-page fold-out panel of the Fortress of Solitude (yes All-Star Batman, Im looking at you). Morrisons book is just so much shameless fun that I think it would be impossible to truly dislike. The running gag about Jimmy Olsens Gypsy curse, the scenes with Perry White at the Daily Planet, and the scenes which has Olsen take on the role of P.R.O.J.E.C.T. director with a goofy, wacky abandon are all light moments which could come off as cheesy or derivative if handled wrongly, but are crafted into genuinely funny and charming scenes under Morrisons pen (although I really dont think I needed to see Olsen in a bra and heels on the iss Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jun 24, 2006

    Bearing in mind that I hate Jimmy Olsen and hate Doomsday, I still feel that the story is only a passable diversion in the All-Star Superman canon. However, I do not feel I can judge this tale too harshly even though I sorely want to do so, especially since it seems that Jimmy is going to have sex with Lucy at the end of the story. The character is just too unwarrantedly lucky. Read Full Review

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