Dark Crisis: Worlds Without A Justice League: Superman #1

Event\Storyline: Dark Crisis Writer: Tom King, Brandon Thomas Artist: Chris Burnham Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 13, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 38
7.7Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

When Pariah and his forces of the Great Darkness laid waste to the most powerful superheroes of all time, all hope was lost…with the Man of Steel suffering the same fate as that of his comrades, join us for a look at a world of dreams he would never have thought possible while alive. Where there’s life there’s hope, and with that hope comes a deeper unraveling of the tapestry of DCU’s biggest event of 2022!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jul 25, 2022

    If this issue is any indication, the upcoming Worlds Without a Justice League one-shots are going to be something really special. I can't wait to see what worlds Pariah has created for the other members of the League. And the Superman story is like Tom King's best stories usually are heartbreaking but also somehow uplifting at the same time. Read Full Review

  • 10
    GWW - Joe Loves Comics Jul 11, 2022

    Great backup to close out such a great book. Would definitely recommend grabbing this if you've been liking Dark Crisis or have liked any of the books I've mentioned. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 12, 2022

    If the rest of the one-shots are on this level, they may just outshine the main mini. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jul 18, 2022

    The art is by Chris Burnham, whose work I have always enjoyed. The work nudges up against that sort of beautiful/grotesque style that works well, especially in the more gruesome battle scenes. I feel like Burnham is a wonderful mix of Shawn McManus and Frank Quitely. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Jul 12, 2022

    Dark Crisis: Worlds Without A Justice League #1: Superman is a fun exploration of growing pains with a Super Father raising a Super Son. We see how Clark would've reacted to Jon's years spent growing up. We see how much Clark missed by being robbed of that time with Jon. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 12, 2022

    Burnham delivers some impressive and entertaining visuals to the story. The art is lively, brutal and conveys emotion really well. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Jul 14, 2022

    "Dark Crisis: Worlds Without A Justice League Superman" #1 pushes the Aquaman franchise forward but stumbles to characterize Superman properly. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Jul 13, 2022

    Ultimately, your enjoyment of Dark Crisis: World Without a Justice League Superman #1 will be dependent on your feelings of past Tom King comics. If you like King's commentary on wartime framed through superheroes, then this comic will definitely be your speed. But if you're tired of the glorification of "just wars," instead of acknowledging that war is nothing but a repressive tool that churns through innocent lives and sullies the morals of anyone it touches, you're probably not going to like watching Jon Kent grow up to join the war effort. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 12, 2022

    Dark Crisis: World Without a Justice League Superman #1 isn't a necessary read for the Event, and I am interested to see what fans of Jon Kent feel about it. I think Tom King fans will enjoy it, but if you aren't a fan, I don't think this will change your mind. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jul 12, 2022

    Dark Crisis: Worlds Without a Justice League - Superman #1 consists of conflicting quality. Both stories are interesting to read but not what I expected from this alternate universe take. Whilst there isnt a Justice League and the tonal shifts in the book are clear, both maintain a recognisable core of characters. Read Full Review

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