Superman #688

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Renato Guedes Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 27, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
8.3Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Mon-El's role as Superman's stand-in for Metropolis is threatened by a sudden and mysterious power loss. How can he be the hero he needs to be without any special abilities? Meanwhile the Guardian and his Science Police go to the rescue of a missing member of the Legion of Superheroes. And who is the spy within the Science Police ranks?

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk May 28, 2009

    Overall, Superman, chronicling Mon Els story as he adjusts to Earth, his job, and his role as superhero protector of Metropolis, while now having to deal with the serious news of this issues revelations, is really making a strong case for one of the best ongoing series currently being produced, rebounding very nicely from last months lackluster issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 30, 2009

    Additional seeds from as far back as the "Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen Special" are harvested here, as Guardian and Mon-El rescue Tellus and set up confrontations and adventures to come. During their daring rescue, some additional seeds are thrown onto the ground as images appear on the monitors of the facility Tellus is rescued from "- images of the Red Circle characters, Magog, the Shadow Cabinet, and Static as well as some less distinct images. It has been inferred that big things are afoot for the Superman titles this fall, perhaps these images of DC's other newsmakers are tied in with the autumn excitement to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Dan Phillips May 27, 2009

    Those complaints aside, it's reassuring that each of the Superman titles now finally seem to have established their own identity and direction in the wake of the New Krypton crossover. For the first time in a while, it feels like each book, Superman included, has their own story to tell and reason for existing beyond executing random story beats from the franchise's greater plot outline. Robinson's Superman isn't quite as enthralling as Rucka's Action Comics or even World of New Krypton, but that could very well change thanks to this latest development with Mon-El. The Superman franchise has lacked emotional weight for far too long following the start of New Krypton. Superman #688 changes all that in a big way, which is probably the best thing I can say about it. Read Full Review

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