Flashpoint: Project Superman #2

Event\Storyline: Flashpoint Writer: Lowell Francis, Scott Snyder Artist: Gene Ha Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 27, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 5
8.0Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

Subject 1 spent most of his life being experimented on both physically and psychologically. But when he gets a chance to escape, will he take it if it means destroying everything and everyone around him? A chance meeting with a young future reporter might hold the key to his decision.

  • 10
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Aug 8, 2011

    So how much of what is happening in Flashpoint will transcend into the DCnU's version of Superman and how much will stay behind. If this origin story sticks around, I truly think I'm going to enjoy the upcoming Superman reboot. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Aug 2, 2011

    Hmmm ... where is Supergirl in this world though? I will say, I have very much enjoyed this look at Superman, seen through a mirror darkly. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jul 27, 2011

    Everything you'd expect from this kind of story, yet totally unexpected at the same time. Elseworlds storytelling at its finest. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Aug 2, 2011

    This is a nice issue, filling in a lot of blanks about this weird new universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jul 31, 2011

    When you add in the comparison to the regular DC Universe, the humor becomes more apparent. Instead of a tragic turn for the worse, what happens here seems more like one of those issues of "What If...?" where the goal was to explore the 'darker' side of the Marvel Universe and wound up, many times, delivering over the top comedies. It may not be intended, but "Flashpoint: Project Superman" #2 delivered more laughs than any comic this week. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 7, 2011

    Going in a completely different direction in a way from the first issue, Project Superman has a book filled with potential but also familiarity as we see a particular take on how the creation of a superhero using alien information would go. It's a somewhat standard origin story in a way that we've seen many times over the years with some fun little twists to it since it's operating on the Superman dynamic and draws from the mythos with some main changes to things. While I would have preferred a bit more time spent with both him and subject zero, I did like what was here even if it doesn't seem like it's really going to go anywhere significant. Kal's a cute character here with some real problems and the narration is done well enough here that you really need to pay attention to it unlike most other books. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Joey Esposito Jul 27, 2011

    Project Superman #2 is, in some ways, more successful than its predecessor but is held back by the constraints of the structure of the story. Unfortunately, despite its fleeting moments of sincerity, this issue amounts to nothing more than a few nuggets of cool ideas lost within the greater whole. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jul 27, 2011

    It's not the best of the Flashpoint series, but it certainly isn't the worst (that honor goes to Secret Seven). This issue contains some great moments, like the relationship between General Lane and Kal, and the Krypto fight scene, but overall, for me, it falls a bit flat because of the story and the artwork of Gene Ha. I'm right down the middle on this one, and while I can recommend it for the big Flashpoint fans, I'm can't say the same for the casual reader. Read Full Review

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