New Superman #19

Writer: Mariko Tamaki Artist: Brent Peeples, Richard Friend Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 10, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 8
7.0Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

"A Day in the Life"! The New Super-Man and Justice League of China changed the metahuman landscape of China forever, and Laney Lan has reported on their heroics since day one. But there's more to Shanghai's ace reporter than meets the eye, and when faced with turmoil in her own family, Laney's commitment to reporting the truth will be tested like never before.

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 13, 2018

    All in all, this is a great comic book and this issue reminds me that you should be reading it, as it delves into part of the DC Universe that no one else ever has, and does so with creativity, heart and a tone of fascinating character. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 10, 2018

    The issue does take place early in the run, so it might feel a bit out of step, but this is an interesting sideways detour into one of DC's best books. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Multiversity Comics - Robbie Pleasant Jan 11, 2018

    A good start to a new run of "New Super-Man," with solid character work, focusing on Laney Lan, and enjoyable artwork. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    All-Comic - Joshua Hilgenberg Jan 14, 2018

    New Super-Man #19 is fun and treats one of the series' lesser known characters with a fresh story and is able to introduce new readers simultaneously. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jan 18, 2018

    Okay, so not a bad issue. If we care about Lois as Superman fans, we should care about Laney as Super-Man fans. I am glad there is more to her than just Hollywood style E! News. And maybe all this will bring her closer to Kenan. Hopefully it helps her iron out her own problems. My concern is that this book is now changing to a team book. And while that dynamic has basically been there all along, I wonder if the new focus means less time for a character like Laney. And if you are going to open this can of worms, as a reader, I'm going to want some progress. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jan 10, 2018

    Laney Lan fans rejoice! Your day has come. Other fans of the series should enjoy this issue as well. It provides a good amount of background and colors in a little more of Kenan Kong's world. Plus, I suspect Laney will be more important to the series when the title changes next month. It's a little poor visually, but not offensively. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jun 8, 2018

    The artwork from Brent Peeples and Richard Friend is serviceable, though a bit puzzling. Laney is portrayed constantly wearing gloves, though I'm completely confused as to why. Not sure if it's a fashion statement or a clue to a greater role alongside the JLC. Read Full Review

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