Steel #1
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Steel #1

Writer: Steve Lyons Artist: Ed Benes Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 5, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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In this issue the start of "Reign of Doomsday" Doomsday has returned to Metropolis, and Steel is the only hero who can keep him from destroying the city! But how can Steel, a normal human, possibly hope to stop the monster who killed Superman?

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Walt Kneeland Jan 6, 2011

    As just one issue, with a focus on Steel and a very reasonable take on Doomsday...this is still well worth its $2.99. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jan 7, 2011

    And I am very happy that Steel didn't outright die here. I was worried. I remain conflicted about how I feel about this though. I was hoping Steel would really be showcased here. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    IGN - Jan 5, 2011

    If you were looking forward to Doomsday's return… well, that was your first mistake. But if you were looking for a return to prominence for John Henry Irons, don't hold your breath. You're going to have to keep waiting. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thomas Crawfor Jan 6, 2011

    All in all, Im afraid even Benes above average art couldnt save this issues paper-thin plot. To be honest, Im not even sure if a certain character was supposed to be alive or not at the end of the issue. Im sure this story will pick up steam as it progresses, but as an opening act this was a disappointment. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 6, 2011

    There's nothing new brought to the table here. Punches thrown, loud growls, sacrificing one's self to protect innocents, and even a deliberately murky "death" that could just as easily be undone. (In someone else's comic, no less, since it's unresolved here.) Lyons said he's been promised more work at DC. I hope that's true, but only because I want to see something that reminds me of his normally much stronger writing. This is a bad start to a crossover. Read Full Review

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