Blackest Night: Superman #2

Event\Storyline: Blackest Night Writer: James Robinson Artist: Eddy Barrows Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 23, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 9
6.8Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

It's a crisis in Smallville as Psycho Pirate attacks! Plus, Superman's dead bride returns as a Black Lantern! And she joins in on the haunting of Smallville in the second part of this terrifying 3-issue epic from writer James Robinson (SUPERMAN, STARMAN) and artist Eddy Barrows (TEEN TITANS, ACTION COMICS)!

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Koppy McFad Sep 25, 2009

    The art is detailed and powerful looking, making the emotions of all the characters, including the zombies, come through very well. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comix 411 - David Torres Sep 26, 2009

    One more issue to go for this series. Will the Superman family show up in the main Blackest Night series? How will this story end? We'll find out soon enough. Having a blast with this series in case you haven't guessed yet. Can't wait for more! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Sep 23, 2009

    The Blackest Night storyline has a lot of potential, so it's unfortunate that this story was so average. It was drawn by an extraordinary art team, though. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Dan Phillips Sep 23, 2009

    Without any of the fun horror trappings of last issue or a book like Blackest Night: Batman, Blackest Night: Superman #2 is essentially just one long fight scene. Pyscho Pirate adds an interesting little twist to the story's exploration of emotions, but other than that, what we're left with is a sequence of characters punching each other. Eddy Barrows does his best to deliver dynamic action scenes, but even his kinetic pencils can't elevate this story into exciting territory, nor can they cover up for his inconsistent anatomy. All in all, I think this series would have benefited greatly from wrapping up before Blackest Night #3 hit the stands. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Comic Addiction - Aziz Bawany Sep 24, 2009

    These awkward moments and a complete three hundred and sixty at the end of the story ruin any kind of ominous mood. While it’s a great trek back into the Golden Age Robinson’s Blackest Night: Superman #2 needs more than it offers in plot and a better direction for the story. The writer clearly has a handle on the character and artist Eddie Barrows does a mighty fine job at rendering the important points of the plot but there needs to be more if the book hopes to graduate beyond a waste of money. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Sep 24, 2009

    In my review of the first issue, I noted I enjoyed Eddy Barrows's work. While he handles the horror elements and the action well in this issue, I found the exaggerated tone in his style here to be distracting. The expressions on the everyday characters' faces on the first page are far too exaggerated and distorted. The barber and customer, for example, look like goofy cartoons rather than average, down-to-earth people. Again, Rod Reis's colors are vibrant and really allows the emotional-spectrum aspect of the plot to really pop. Read Full Review

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