New Superman #4

Writer: Gene Luen Yang Artist: Richard Friend Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 12, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 21
8.2Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

"MADE IN CHINA" part four! It's the Justice League of China vs. the Chinese Freedom Fighters! As the New Super-Man tests his power against the Flying Dragon General's team, a shocking new revelation will stop our young hero dead in his tracks. And trust us, you won't believe what Kenan Kong discovers! All this, plus the Chinese Freedom Fighters' ultimate weapon arrives, and it'll be the STAR of the show...

  • 10
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Oct 15, 2016

    Although Kenan Kong is still adjusting to his newfound role as the Super-Man of the Justice League of China, he is beginning to see the possible consequences of his impulsive actions but has the brash, rash hero overlooked critical clues about a mystery that threatens to hit him where he lives? Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Chad Waller Oct 12, 2016

    New Superman #4 is another great installment to a comic that I hope is getting the love it deserves. Its both fun and smart, which, you know, is what I want from a superhero comic. Fun first though! I have my priorities. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 12, 2016

    Events in this issue only further the Invincible comparison, but for a new DC title, that's hardly a bad thing. There's a few monthly titles I wish were on a bi-weekly schedule for the next hit faster and New Super-Man definitely earns a spot on that list. It'll be a long 30 days, but there's little doubt the creative team won't make it work the wait. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Oct 20, 2016

    Maybe, the point here is that the two will secretly team up to reveal the corruption of both sides. But this definitely is an intriguing wrinkle. Overall, a nice fast-paced issue pushing things forward while tweaking the characters enough to bring growth. So far, this is a surprisingly entertaining book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Konrad Oct 12, 2016

    This book continues to impress its readers. I initially thought it was cute and we might get six issues from it. Seeing now how this series and particularly this issue have played out, I'm hoping for much more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 15, 2016

    New Super-Man continues to have a lot to deal with and a decent chunk of that simply comes from reader expectations and desires that goes against the type of storytelling that's being employed here. Storytelling I like, which means I have to shift my expectations to where they should be instead of where I want them to be. As we've seen before, Bogdanovic does some great stuff here with the flow of the action and the general impact of the bigger scenes, but he damn well wins book of the week for me for one of the best last pages I've seen in a bit, especially with some lush coloring from Hi-Fi that really shines even more through the digital installments I'm getting here as opposed to print. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Oct 24, 2016

    New Super-Man still remains a surprisingly good read out a batch of good reads launched out of DC Comics' Rebirth initiative. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Pop Break - MJ Rawls Oct 12, 2016

    The 'Made In China' story line continues to sore peering into a confident, yet insecure superhero and how he tries to exist in the world with these great attributes and how to temperament restraint. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Robert Reed Oct 16, 2016

    Ultimately, New Super-Man #4 is a good installment in a great series. The pacing issues in the script hold the book back a bit, but Gene Luen Yang's Kenan Kong makes for a fun protagonist to follow. The exciting artwork by Viktor Bogdanovic and Richard Friend keep the action thrilling, and the color work by Hi-Fi gives New Super-Man #4 a great tone and real stakes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ian B Oct 12, 2016

    I remain a fan of this series, although at this point I would very much like to see some real character growth start to happen with Kenan, who seems to take two steps forward and one step back at all times. Hopefully with the General revelation we can begin to really reveal what the main ongoing plot of this series will be and start to strip away the outer layers of Kenan's personality, finally being left with the hero that he clearly has inside of him deep down. Read Full Review

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