DC/Hanna-Barbera: Superman/Top Cat #1

Writer: Dan DiDio, J.M DeMatteis Artist: Shane Davis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 31, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 4
5.8Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

It's Superman versus super food with Top Cat caught in the middle. While searching for his missing friend Bennie, TC uncovers a dietary danger that threatens the healthier portions of mankind, and it's up to the Man of Steel to stop the probiotic menace of Kalien! In the salad bar, no one can hear you scream. Plus, part four of a Secret Squirrel backup story written by J.M. DeMatteis.

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Nov 2, 2018

    I generally love these Hanna Barbera crossovers, some more than others. Superman/Top Cat is one of these better ones. Not only does it strike a nostalgic chord for me, but it's a fun, entertaining story " plus I'm an unrepentant cat person. I hope that we will see Top Cat return the next time there is a DC/Hanna Barbera crossover event. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Brazen Bull - Robert Zadotti Oct 31, 2018

    This crossover is funny and sharp, but the fact that it just seems like two unfitting characters mushed together makes it not as funny as it perhaps could have been. Regardless, it's a Hanna-Barbera Crossover so it's not going to be judged too harshly, and is a fine entry into this series of one shot issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Oct 30, 2018

    DiDio had one of the better pairings in the Hanna-Barbera " DC crossovers. Top Cat is conning everyone he can, per usual, and is paired with pretty much his opposite. I wouldn't mind seeing them work together again. They keep it fairly light, as it should be with Hanna-Barbera cartoons. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jeremy Daw Oct 31, 2018

    With a Top Cat removed from his familiar trappings, there was the real danger of this story getting bogged down in the nonsense of one sort or another. This comic largely sidesteps that, however, and instead gives us an enjoyable tale that affectionately riffs on classic horror tropes while delivering superhero action laced with just the right amount of social commentary and sly humor. Not amazing, admittedly, but still worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 31, 2018

    This is a fun issue with a relatively benign story with low stakes. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 31, 2018

    There's a fun, silly vibe to the whole thing, but it's a very thin story that doesn't leave much of an impact. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Oct 31, 2018

    As the story winds down, it's easy to foresee the customary "misunderstood monster" ploy, but what I failed to anticipate is a comic history reference point most fans should recognize. If you don't, turn in your geek card. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Oct 31, 2018

    This issue is the rare fifth week crossover that should simply be skipped altogether. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Oct 31, 2018

    Were you ever going to check this out? If not, move along. If so, maybe you should do some re-evaluating. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Nov 2, 2018

    It just didn't work for me. And that's a shame. Because I wanted to revisit Top Cat, the intellectual who I (as a close friend) get to call TC. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GTMedia Reviews Nov 22, 2018

    Top Cat is another Hanna Barbera character that I have no experience with. He's also another character in this series of One-Shots that I found to be instantly endearing and would like to see more of. 

    The story is wonderfully absurd to the point of parody and I think that's the point. People are mysteriously dying after consuming Kale. The story reveals that Kale may appear to be a green veggie, but it's really a sentient alien race that is being exploited as a superfood. (Extremely dark huh?) Superman and Top Cat team up to battle the last of the Kale species and wind up having to deal with an even more insidious situation. 

    Top Cat is the most fun of the Hanna Barbera characters in this series of One-Shots. He m more

  • 7.5
    sebastianorellana95 Nov 7, 2018

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