Steelworks #1

Writer: Michael Dorn Artist: Sami Basri Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 7, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 10
8.1Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

FORGING THE FUTURE! The Metropolis of the future is here today, but can it survive a terrorist who's out for revenge against its builder--John Henry Irons, a.k.a. Steel--and his company, Steelworks...and who possesses secrets that could undo everything John has worked so hard to build? While John's professional life is firing on all cylinders, his personal life is even better, as his on-again, off-again relationship with Lana Lang might be back on, permanently. Now he must decide whether it's time to give up being Steel once and for all. But does John even know who he would be without his superhero identity? How does the other Steel--John's n more

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Jun 13, 2023

    The Dawn of DC continues as John Henry & Natasha Irons leap from ‘Action Comics' into their very own series. A colorful, bright, hopeful, and jam-packed first issue gets ‘Steelworks' off on the right foot for this new super era for the Super-family of characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comic Watch - Theron Couch Jun 6, 2023

    A comic book written by Michael Dorn sounded a bit gimmicky when announced. But Steelworks #1 isnt a gimmicky comic. Its a strong first issue thats developing an interesting plot while delivering thoughtful ideas. Pair this with strong art, and the result is a first issue that deserves your attention. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 6, 2023

    Sami Basri offers some fantastic art throughout the issue. Metropolis has always existed in the light and Basri's art is vibrant and beautifully detailed along with its characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 6, 2023

    I'm just hoping that as this series ramps up, Dorn continues to pull from the character's rich history and uses some of those supporting characters. It's great to see this character get a well-deserved solo spotlight after so long. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jun 21, 2023

    Dorn seems like he loves the character and the character's history so I don't think is a stunt. And Basri's art is smooth and beautiful. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Jun 6, 2023

    Steelworks #1 is a solid, simple, but engaging first issue that sets up John Henry Irons as a big hero with a big plan to give power to the people. Dorn's character work., plot structure, pacing, and dialog are excellent, and Sami Basri's art is fantastic. It's too soon to tell if this series is a winner, but issue #1 is a very promising start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 9, 2023

    The story hook here seems like a self-fulfilling prophecy, but the art is quite good and there's a real sense of character and story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Evan Valentine Jun 7, 2023

    Steelworks has some chinks in its armor, but it's a solid start and a definite buy for both Superman and Steel die-hards alike. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 6, 2023

    Despite the slow start, Steelworks' debut wasn't entirely rusty — Dorn has a respectable familiarity for the characters that should translate to a solid story if he's given the chance to build a readership in the long term. Read Full Review

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