JSA Kingdom Come Special: Superman #1
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JSA Kingdom Come Special: Superman #1

Writer: Alex Ross Artist: Alex Ross Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 12, 2008 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
7.0Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

  • 10
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes Nov 14, 2008

    This is well worth you $3.99 if not more. This is easily one of the best comics produced this year or any year. With people like Geoff Johns, Gary Frank, Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely, James Robinson, and now Alex Ross surrounding him, Superman as a character hasn't had it this good in decades. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Nov 12, 2008

    So ignore all of your preconceptions about Alex Ross and enjoy this story for what it is: a deeply passionate and vividly illustrated exploration of a supremely powerful man who lacks the power to help those he cares most about. It's a mythic tragedy of a superhuman sort, but one with a deeply human resonance. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Dan Phillips Nov 12, 2008

    All in all, I'd say this one-shot special is worth every penny of its $3.99 cover price, and is a can't miss for Alex Ross enthusiasts. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young Nov 15, 2008

    Its not that Frank Kasy (Rosss model for Superman) looks bad for a man in his mid to late 50s. However, a super-powered Kryptonian, who draws upon yellow sunlight for a great deal of his energy and whose super-charged metabolism should have no trouble burning calories, ought not to look as thick-bodied and weathered as Ross depicts him. This bit of verisimilitude actually works against its intent as far as Im concerned. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Nov 15, 2008

    I always like Alex Ross' art and layouts, and when he writes his own stories everything comes together nicely. I'm not sure we really need more Kingdom Come stories at this point, as everything that needed to be said seems to have already been done over a decade ago. As much as I like the issue, the cost and fact this could have been part of a JSA Annual are huge letdowns. I'm giving JSA: Kingdom Come Special - Superman 3 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Aldridge Nov 20, 2008

    Anway, I can't say the book is bad, just nothing new. If you read Kingdom Comeor read JSA, then there's no reason for you to read this. If you're a new reader, you might get something out of this. Though, I have to wonder, if don't read JSA or haven't read Kingdom Come, then what reason would you have to pick up this book? Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Nov 12, 2008

    Unless you absolutely love Alex Ross' artwork or need every Kingdom Come appearance possible, there's absolutely nothing here worth reading and there's nothing that furthers the current Gog storyline either. I asked why DC didn't hype this book more than it did in my previews this week and now I know why they didn't. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    MyNameIsNotJohn Feb 27, 2019

    This was a really cool issue and was a real beauty to look at. The story itself was a bit bare bones but this was the first comic written fully by Alex Ross so I didn't mind. It was cool to read an Alex Ross painted comic in the single issue form, one of those unique things the comic medium delivers. The bonus material, which I usually don't care for as far as breakdowns of how artists and writers work in tandem, was actually really freaking good and it was so cool to see Alex's process and his stand-in models.

  • 8.5
    tonpas1989 Jul 6, 2020

  • 8.5
    Nicetrylaoche Dec 13, 2018

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