Superman #687

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Renato Guedes Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 29, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
7.0Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

Mon-El has agreed to be Metropolis's new champion unfortunately Metropolis wants nothing to do with him! In the wake of the events in the "New Krypton" saga, Mon-El faces fierce anti-Kryptonian sentiments from a city that assumes he's Kryptonian. Oh, and there's also the not-so-small problem of Rampage. Meanwhile, the Guardian and his Science Police must deal with the Prankster's new wave of murderous fun. And Black Lightning and Steel face the repercussions of a world without Superman.

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Apr 29, 2009

    Overall, witnessing Mon Els development as a superhero has been and eventful one, but weve seen him do battle a few times now and were pretty sure, by this point, that he can handle himself so a little more personal development of his identity as Jonathan Kent and his attempts at fitting into Metropolis non-superhero scene is now needed to round him out as a character and set the stage for his, sure to be, further adventures after Supermans return to Metropolis. With the events of this issue though, the stage might be getting set for this development. Hopefully so, since Mon Els story hasnt lost my attention, yet, and Im not talking about missing Superman from his own namesakes book anymore, for now Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Dan Phillips Apr 29, 2009

    As far as the art is concerned, I continue to be just as conflicted in my opinions of Renato Guedes' work as I am with this run as a whole. At times, Guede's work is beautiful in its simplicity. Other times however, his minimalist approach leaves one with the impression that certain images are incomplete. Few artists have the ability to provide breathtaking panels and lackluster panels on the same page, but Guedes retains that confounding tendency. All in all, his work remains as inconsistent as Robinson's run has been from the get-go. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Mania - Chad Derdowski May 4, 2009

    I am interested in all of the characters and where they’re going and I am pleasantly surprised at how much I’m enjoying the book in the absence of the main character. While the book didn’t have me salivating and turning the pages as fast as I can to find out what happens next, I will definitely be back next month to see what happens. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 30, 2009

    Still, "Superman" is doing well considering that its title character is off in his own mini-series for a year, and at the end of the day I want to keep reading more. While it's hard to not suspect that Mon-El will be back in the Phantom Zone by the end of the year (so to be set for his eventual restoration in the 30th century), "Superman" #687 makes me hope that somehow we get a new Mon-El series out of this entire experience once Superman comes back for his own comic. I'd be happy with that. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Charles Webb May 4, 2009

    If you liked this review, be sure to check out more of the authors work at Monster In Your Veins Read Full Review

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