New Superman #5

Writer: Gene Luen Yang Artist: Richard Friend Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 9, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 20
8.1Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

"MADE IN CHINA" part five! The revelations keep coming! Kong Kenan has learned the disturbing truth about the Chinese Freedom Fighters, and his next move could make or break his entire country! Meanwhile, the noticeably insane Human Firecracker unleashes the might of his secret weapon. Two words: Starro. Bomb.

  • 10
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Nov 12, 2016

    Vivid artwork, convincing characterization, and thematic intricacies enriched this compelling superhero adventure and added to this series' consistent excellence. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 9, 2016

    Yang is well on his way to crafting DC's best kept secret with New Super-Man. This issue was another winner and doesn't seem to offer any signs of a letdown yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Nov 15, 2016

    Whew, a lot of twists and turns in this issue which makes it a nice heavy read. The background of Meitai and the back-and-forth nature of the family in terms of who they are fighting for added a nice layer of familial fidelity. So far, so good. I am really enjoying this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Nov 14, 2016

    There's a lesson about the Kong family's past, but really this issue is fun romp with Kenan acting his usual goofy but kind-hearted self. Plus we learn something that implies Super-Man's powers are different Superman's. See what I did there? For want of a hyphen, the horse was lost. Think about it, kids. I know I haven't. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Nov 12, 2016

    I'm still not quite sure what to make of New Super-Man overall as it has a lot of things I like but the execution is still kind of weird since it has so much it wants to do. This issue helps establish more backstory that readers need for Kenan's story and lineage, which explains certain things while opening up more intrigue. This issue spends its time in that area well enough while leaving it open to "a certain point of view" kind of thing since it's coming from Kenan's father and I'm curious to see how Kenan's going to roll with it all, especially in the face of so many new things revealed here, with the ministry, Omen, and the apparent use of genetically modified Starro's. I'm still trying to wrap my mind around that. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ian B Nov 9, 2016

    Ultimately, this issue was a bit of a disappointment because of the amount of potential that it had and did basically nothing with. Read Full Review

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