All-Star Superman #9

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Frank Quitely Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 14, 2007 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 23
9.0Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

Behold the Eisner Award-winning creative powerhouse in another fantastic exhibition of All Star bravura! Perils loom as Superman faces the strangest of adversaries.

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Nov 17, 2007

    Previously I've spoken about Frank Quitely's scope, and while the anamorphic widescreen treatment can be seen in these pages, it's Quitely's treatment of character that proves to be more fascinating. Given two knew Kryptonians, Quitely uses body language to distinguish them from Kal-El. You actually don't need to read a single word in this comic book to understand the story and the characters. You can observe Quitely's artwork and comprehend the plot, the interaction of the cast and what makes each character tick. As well, you can feel the emotional depth that's reflected in Morrison's story. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    IGN - Dan Phillips Nov 14, 2007

    All-Star Superman is at the very least one of the best comic book series in decades, and at the very most one of the best Superman comics of all time, period. (Sorry, but I figured it'd be appropriate to end with such a bold, gushy statement.) I'm already counting down the days until the next installment ships. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Nov 23, 2007

    When I first read this issue, I enjoyed it a lot, but I thought that there were one or two flaws which prevented it from being as perfect as some of Morrison's previous issues. One of those complaints was that the manner in which Superman beats the Kryptonians was a little too convenient, and came out of nowhere. However, on reading the issue a second time, it became apparent that not only was Superman never trying to 'beat' the Kryptonians (in fact, he never attempts to fight them at all), but that Morrison also foreshadowed Bar-El and Lilo's Kryptonite-degeneration with some of their very first lines of dialogue. There are also a couple of strange Scottish idiosyncrasies which creep into Bar-El's speech which felt out of place. However, this was a minor distraction. The only other thing which prevents the issue from receiving full marks is that I feel that there aren't quite as many ideas packed into this issue as we've seen in the past - although it's still far more imaginative, ef Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Nov 15, 2007

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  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young Nov 19, 2007

    *And no one bothers to question Clark about how he survived in a closet for two months while eating three unopened Thanksgiving baskets (whatever a Thanksgiving basket is) and using the Complete Works of Shakespeare. Fortunately, Clark didnt explain what the pages of Shakespeare were used for, but it still leaves us with a disgusting scenario. Read Full Review

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