Super Powers #1

Super Powers #1

Writer: Art Baltazar, Franco Artist: Art Baltazar Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 23, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 3
7.1Critic Rating
5.2User Rating

Aw yeah, the World's Greatest Heroes are back in a new, all-ages miniseries-except for Batman! Superman helps out by cleaning up in Gotham City, where he discovers a clue that sends Wonder Woman into space to find the Caped Crusader. Her journey brings her a step closer to Batman, but can she uncover the truth behind his disappearance? From the award-winning creative team that brought you TINY TITANS and SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES!

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Nov 23, 2016

    If the comics you're reading are bringing you down, or if you need a nostalgia booster shot, give Super Powers #1 a try. I'm pretty sure you'll be joining me in saying, “Aw Yeah!” when the next issue comes out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Nov 23, 2016

    If you've ever found yourself enjoying Saturday morning cartoons you'll love this. It brings a bit of joy to the DC universe you can't get anywhere else. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 26, 2016

    While this book is very easy to recommend for children, it is one of those things that is equally great for adults as well.  The art could put a smile on the sourest face while the story and characters are fun, well laid out and great to teach anyone a little DC Comics history. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Nov 24, 2016

    It may look silly, but Super Powers has an interesting story to tell. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Nov 23, 2016

    I really enjoyed this issue. It's fun and silly which is nice. Kids will love this series but I think adults will get a kick out of the zaniness as well. The art is cool and a lot of the jokes are genuinely funny. I recommend checking this issue out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Nov 23, 2016

    The Saturday morning cartoons of comics, and that's a great thing. Super Powers is simple, pure fun from beginning to end, complete with great laughs and surprising depth. With charming artwork and whimsical storytelling, this book is perfect for kids, families, and longtime comic fans alike. I'm already a fan, so it's already won me over, but if you're on the fence, give it a chance. It just might make you a fan, too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Nov 25, 2016

    "Super Powers" looks to be special in the same way that Art & Franco's entire oeuvre is special, but doesn't do anything beyond that. These guys comfortably know who they are, and we're all luckier for it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Pwaelchl Nov 25, 2016

    Parents and others looking to get younger readers interested in comics have a great new series in Super Friends. Thanks to Batlzar and Franco, Super Friends is a prefect jumping off point for younger readers looking for explore the rich history of DC's legacy. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 28, 2016

    In short, this is a book I want more of, and I'm ready to sign on for all six issues right now, in the hopes of seeing more in this vein. (Perhaps a Baltazar/Franco JLA or Doom Patrol? One can but hope.) Super Powers #1 is fast, fun and charming, providing all-ages stories in the truest sense of the term, channeling the spirit of classic DC without the dismemberments and such, but never skimping on the story or excitement. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar Dec 2, 2016

    This is a great story for kids who want to get into superheroes, but aren't quite mature enough to handle stories like Arkham Asylum. For superhero fans who want a story with as much drama but a bit of a lighthearted execution, this is definitely the book for you. DC Comics doesn't have an overwhelming number of all ages comics, but the ones they do have are both adorable and entertaining. Head over to your local comic book shop, give this a read, and keep up to see what Lex Luthor is planning next! Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Nov 23, 2016

    Though Super Powers #1 contains a fun, anarchic energy and some great jokes that will appeal to youngsters, its focus on some pretty continuity-heavy details result in an issue too expository and divergent from the tried and true Superman origins. The result is an issue that, while still enjoyable, has some pretty clunky moments as it tries to get readers up to speed. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Dec 6, 2016

    Mainly targeting younger readers, Super Powers #1! is a fun (if lightweight) all-ages comic featuring DC's big three heroes. Opening in Gotham City where Batman has disappeared, Superman discovers clues leading him to discover Braniac is responsible. With the help of Wonder Woman who traces Braniac to New Krypton, the Big Blue Boy Scout finds and frees the Dark Knight Detective, leaving the heroes to deal with the villain. Personally, because it's geared to a younger audience, I'm a little disappointed that Baltazar and Aureliani (who tag-team the writing and drawing of the comic) didn't go for more classic Super Powers or Super Friends costumes of the heroes. Still, kids should enjoy this one. For fans. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Nov 29, 2016

    The new theory is that "all ages" means it has to look like a kid drew it because it's skewed towards kids, and it has to have writing so weak that the most intense emotional moment is Lara saying "Oh dear!" when it turns out Brainiac has been a bad boy. Seriously. Just think about that for a second. Read Full Review

  • 0.4
    Comic Crusaders - Lead Sharp Nov 28, 2016

    It doesn't seem to know who it's aimed at, because of that it falls to pieces. I'd feel weird giving this to a kid. 0.2/5 Read Full Review

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