Knight Terrors: Superman #1

Event\Storyline: Knight Terrors Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Tom Reilly Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 19, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 18
9.0Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

What does the Man of Steel have nightmares about? Clark Kent knows why he’s been pulled into the Nightmare Realm and goes in search of his family and friends, but that journey takes him to the haunted Nightly Planet, where he is confronted by the Super-Reaper! In the waking world, Superman was midflight when he was hit by the nightmare wave. Where he crash-lands will surprise you!

  • 10
    AIPT - Piper Whitaker Jul 18, 2023

    Written by DC veteran Joshua Williamson, drawn by The Thing's Tom Reilly, and colored by Nathan Fairburn, Knight Terrors: Superman sets itself as a strong story for Superman and, interestingly enough, his cousin Supergirl. The story follows the generalized Knight Terrors format but with an ending twist as Insomnia comes after the Red-Blue Blur and manipulates his dreams to reveal his greatest fears. Williamson plays with Clark Kent's fears a lot better than he did his dark and brooding companion in Knight Terrors: Batman, and it shows. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jul 18, 2023

    Knight Terrors: Superman #1 helps advance the larger story within the whole DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Christopher R. Ford Aug 23, 2023

    The emotional storytelling and the art that is a mix and old school and new, come together to make one of the best issues in the Knight Terrors saga so far. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jul 24, 2023

    The Knight Terrors crossover event has had a dazzlingly weird variety of different stories that all manage to come from the same heart. Supermans foray into the horror is the first one to really openly embrace the dark absurdity of the situation. Its a very cool approach that makes for a truly enjoyable Superman story. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 18, 2023

    This is the second Knight Terrors tie-in written by Williamson besides the main series, and it's also far and away the best of these miniseries. That's not a surpriseWilliamson is writing the main Superman book at the moment, and it's one of DC's best books. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comic Watch - Anthony Bergamini Jul 18, 2023

    Knight Terrors: Superman #1 continues the tradition of Supermans ability to overcome adversity. Thankfully, this tie-in is brought to us from the scribe of the main ongoing book, so the characterization is consistent and powerful. The art teams show off a variety of skills here, utilizing this title to showcase all their different capabilities. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jul 21, 2023

    I love this panel and I love this plot. Reilly brings it here ... all the costumes, all the creepiness! So if Superman the title is going on pause for 2 months but we get a deep dive into the super-cousins personalities, I am happy. I really liked this. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 18, 2023

    Reilly delivers some impressive art in the issue. The visuals are really engaging and I love the visual shifts through periods from past comics. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Jul 15, 2023

    Knight Terrors: Superman #1 takes a nightmarish tour through the deepest fears and worries of Superman's mind. The story is fine and the art is fine, but there's nothing in this issue considered required reading for the Knight Terrors event. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    sawright20 Jul 26, 2023

    I went into this event pretty down on it since it killed the Dawn of DC momentum, but by golly this was a great comic! The art was spectacular! I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for Tom Reilly from now on. For once I actually didn’t mind that this took the place of the main Superman title, which is surprising. This was a good Superman story, and I’m looking forward to next month’s!

    I’ve been avoiding most of the Knight Terror books, but I liked this enough that I’m going to give the core storyline a try. We’ll see how that goes.

  • 8.5
    ResearchReader Jul 20, 2023

    Honestly I really liked the art. It really gave an old silver age drawing style. The panelling was also awesome with Superman crashing through the panels in one page. I am aware it is not to everyone style, but I love a nod to the old classic styles.

    Story wise, it was pretty strong, which I expected with Williamson doing such a great job on Superman. It also moves the plot of the story forward a bit, which is appreciated. Unlike most other issues, this one clearly is a tie into to the main event.

    It is a fun great read. Worth it in my opinion.

  • 8.0
    Mout Aug 23, 2023

    Why is Tom Reilly not doing more titles right now? Excellent art

  • 7.5
    Screaming Enigma Sep 24, 2023

    A little upset about Knight Terrors screwing with DC's lineup, but this wasn't bad. Reilly's art might be the main highlight of this issue. Reilly is an especially great artist when the setting of the book is in the past, as seen with his work on Al Ewing's Ant-Man miniseries, which is why I really liked his stuff in the beginning of the story. The story itself here was cool, but not quite up with the quality of Williamson's main Superman series right now.

  • 7.0
    daspidaboy Jul 18, 2023

    this issue would have had a higher grade, but the art drags it down. I still think its pretty good

  • 6.5
    derbycomics Jul 21, 2023

    Joshua Williamson is back to write another Knight Terrors event, after helming the main miniseries & Batman’s individual tie-in. His writing on KNIGHT TERRORS: SUPERMAN #1 is an improvement from the story he crafted for Batman and introduces twi interesting twists to the Knight Terror mythos.

    While we saw two characters enter a nightmare together in the Robin tie-in, for the first time during the event we witness a character break through their own nightmare and enter the nightmare of another character. In this instance, we see Supergirl literally punch her way into her cousin’s nightmare. They’ve both become fully aware of their situation and now must work together to fight off Insomnia’s creations before they’re defe more

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