Superman #681

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Renato Guedes Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 29, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
7.9Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

"New Krypton" Part 2! Picking up directly from SUPERMAN: NEW KRYPTON SPECIAL #1, 100,000 Kryptonians have descended on Earth. But their introduction to the world follows a bumpy road, and humans and Kryptonians alike are wary of one another. Meanwhile, Clark must say goodbye to a long-standing member of his supporting cast while the threat behind Atlas makes his next move against the Man of Steel!

  • 10
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes Oct 30, 2008

    I haven't read all the books from my weekly stash yet, but it's going to be awfully tough to beat this issue. With the Superman titles getting better and better, these creators have got to hit a ceiling sooner or later. Hopefully it's later. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    IGN - Dan Phillips Oct 29, 2008

    Superman #681 is a very promising, expertly crafted kick-start to the New Krypton story, a beginning that stands head and shoulders above the hodgepodge of snapshots glimpsed in last week's New Krypton Special. That book was certainly entertaining and promising in its own right, but nowhere near the level of craft and consistency seen in these pages. Again, both issues are mostly set-up, but this time, it's masterful set-up. If each installment of New Krypton is as strong as this one, we're in for one hell of a crossover. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Erik Norris Oct 30, 2008

    With a smooth transition from the New Krypton Special, Superman #681 has delivered exactly what I was looking for: epic scope, character exploration, and a great cliffhanger, that is completely unexpected, to make me begin drooling for the next installment. I might even go as far to say this issue was better than the Special the preceded it and the best thing Robinson has done with Superman thus far. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 2, 2008

    It's such a treat to have a Superman story I actually look forward to. Now there's a tingle of nostalgia I didn't expect! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Oct 31, 2008

    Superman #681 was a solid read even if I was expecting more than what we got with this issue. Robinson does a good job setting the stage for what should be a dramatic showdown between the Kryptonians and Doomsday over in Action Comics. The New Krypton is in intriguing story that has numerous interesting plotlines and tons of potential. I would certainly recommend giving Superman and Action Comics a try. It is an exciting time for the Superman franchise and I think that this story will appeal to readers who have never been big Superman fans before. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Nov 1, 2008

    The second chapter in this new saga really takes off, and is able to hold my attention to the end. Without a lot of fanfare, DC is releasing a major event story without the hoopla that was Final Crisis or Amazons Attack. I think this story has promise, but when the story reaches its conclusion, I hope there is a definite change to the status quo, and not a return to normalcy. I liked this issue better than my previous review, but that villain reveal cause me to deduct a few points. I'm giving Superman #681 3.5 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Oct 29, 2008

    I think the issue only serves to downplay the actual Kryptonians with its human perspective and Robinson's dialogue has continued to turn me off of his Superman. The issue was a decent continuation of the New Krypton storyline, but it lacks the impact and appeal of Johns' setup issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Oct 31, 2008

    With Robinson joining team Johns, I don't think that will happen this time, but we'll have to wait and see. This issue, however, offers some hope that things might be different this time. Read Full Review

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