All-Star Superman #5

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Frank Quitely Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 30, 2006 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 25
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The Man of Steel is trapped behind the iron bars of a maximum-security penitentiary with Lex Luthor! Has Superman's archenemy finally succeeded in maneuvering his opponent to the wrong place at the wrong time? Find out in this thrilling installment of Grant Morrison's and Frank Quitely's All Star mega-hit!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Sep 2, 2006

    Only one mystery remains at the end of the issue. When exactly did Luthor lose that eyebrow? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Aug 31, 2006

    All Star Superman #5 is an exceptional read. Incredibly strong writing with excellent character work and dialogue combined with wonderful art makes this issue a real blast to read. I am not a big Superman fan at all and I absolutely love this title. That is a real compliment to Morrison and Quitely. Even if you are like me and have never loved the big red S, do yourself and favor and give this title a try. Unless you absolutely dislike Superman and silver age style stories, I think you will enjoy this title. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Sep 14, 2006

    On its own terms, though, this chapter of All-Star Superman has a charming elegance which hasnt been seen since issue #2, where none of Morrisons ideas exist simply as throwaway indulgences as with previous issues but all work in service of the story. Of course, the imaginative sci-fi concepts are still present, but theyre the icing on the cake: sure, icing on its own is tasty enough (and the last couple of issues are evidence of that) but issue #5 provides the best of both worlds with Morrisons stimulating ideas serving a solid, satisfying and only semi-serious done-in-one tale. Simply put, to make a Superman comic this consistently entertaining, fun and involving is no mean feat, and Im interested to see where the book takes us next. Read Full Review

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