Countdown to Final Crisis #13

Writer: Paul Dini, Tony Bedard Artist: Tom Derenick, Wayne Faucher Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 30, 2008 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 3
7.8Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Superman-Prime faces off against Monarch as another player steps out of the shadows to join the Monitor Solomon. Plus, the battle of Earth-51 comes to an end in a devastating way!

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Jan 30, 2008

    I can understand why some might not like this book, but it really takes a few issues to get into and if you start back just before this Earth51 war, I think you'll really enjoy this entire string of issues. Many people just look at one scene, like the "kill you to death" one and claim the book is still crap when it's just not the case. Might not appeal to you, but it's far from the trash it was for the first 30 issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jim Beard Jan 31, 2008

    Major Tom to Ground Control: Cyborg Superman's origin is way too complicated. I bet the Six Million Dollar Man could kick his butt. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 30, 2008

    The rest of the issue is well worth the price of admission. Jason Todd is quickly becoming an interesting character after his recent metamorphosis, and I'm left wondering just what the DC higher-ups have planned for him after Countdown. We also enjoy another glimpse of Darkseid's grand scheme, followed by the promise that future issues will deliver much more in the way of answers. Once again, at no point do the more boring elements and characters of the series rear their heads. These other plotlines haven't all been resolved yet, but I'd gladly have them fall by the wayside if it means the remaining three months of Countdown can be as good as these past two weeks. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Jan 31, 2008

    Countdown to Final Crisis #13 was a slightly above average read. This issue does at least give me some hope that Dini might be able to pull off a somewhat exciting ending that could build some momentum leading into Morrison's Final Crisis. Countdown is still largely a waste of time and should have been reserved for a tight and fast paced 12 issue mini-series leading into Final Crisis. In that format, I think that Dini could have delivered a powerful story that would have had a nice impact on the reader and gotten us excited for Final Crisis. Read Full Review

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