New Superman #7

Writer: Gene Luen Yang Artist: Billy Tan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 11, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 9
9.0Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

"TRAINING DAY" part one! To uncover the truth behind his mother's murder, the New Super-Man must reawaken his full power under the tutelage of the mysterious I-Ching! But as training begins, Kong Kenan's ego isn't the only thing taking a beating! Plus, Baixi's return to his alma mater, the Academy of the Bat, has turned from triumphant to deadly! What shocking betrayal lurks in the shadows of the school that trained the New Bat-Man of China?

  • 10
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Jan 16, 2017

    The start of a new arc sees the series shift gears without losing momentum, as characterization is highlighted and nuances abound. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jan 17, 2017

    There was a lot to like about this issue which helped fill in some background information on the characters while starting new plots. I love the Luthor moment. The hint at Deilan's origin is very intriguing. I love the subtle introduction of a Bat-Man/Wonder Woman romance. I love Rongpei, the vile jock who can't believe he lost. Even I Ching and his wisdom is a nice addition to the book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Feb 15, 2017

    Still a top of the pile read as far as the DC Comics' Rebirth line of books are considered, New Super-Man remains one of DC Comic's best. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jan 11, 2017

    Kenan begins the long and painful journey to mastery of his super powers, and it includes humiliation. And pain. Humiliating pain. We also learn more about Bat-Man's background, as well as some quiet time with Wonder-Woman that couldn't be afforded in previous issues. Plus, I-Ching is in this issue! If you can't appreciate the re-emergence of this racist caricature, then appreciate the appropriation of said caricature by an all-Asian create team. Can you dig it? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Kyle Pinion Jan 11, 2017

    Not many Rebirth books attempt to break too much away from the typical superhero mold, which is understandable, but New Super-Man is playing just a bit more to a younger crowd and I think that sort of effort should always be welcomed, especially when done in an entertaining fashion. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Holyjiebus Jan 19, 2017

    Comic Book Review (9.5/10) "Amazing!"
    New Super-Man
    Writer: Gene Luen Yang
    Penciller: Billy Tan
    Plot: It's Chinese Lunar New Year and Kenan Kong is on a mission to find his mother's killer, but Bat-man and Wonder-Woman have separate engagements. Meanwhile, Kenan is learning tai chi from a blind master and Baixi must enter into a contest against his rival at the Academy of the Bat!
    This is probably the best setup issue I have read for Rebirth thus far as the separate storylines are fun and engaging. Yang is a great character writer as all of his characters are not just cardboard cutouts of other characters, but compelling characters with depth - especially Kenan and Baixi in this issue. Kenan is dealing with loss a more

  • 9.0
    Sav Jan 11, 2017

    I love this series. There's always just enough story in the pages. It's funny. It's different though it may seem copied. It's just unique in its own way. I love it. This latest one is a great example

  • 10
    Jason The Dude Jan 14, 2017

  • 9.5
    ComickerPerson Jan 13, 2017

  • 8.5
    Rotivv Jan 11, 2017

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 Jan 12, 2017

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Jan 12, 2017

  • 8.5
    Omer Jun 16, 2018

  • 8.0
    JCP Jan 23, 2018

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