Superman #690

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Pere Perez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 29, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
5.8Critic Rating
5.0User Rating

As media mogul Morgan Edge fans the flames of Earth's distrust of all things alien, Mon-El wrestles with his looming demise and what to do with his remaining life. At the same time, forces from the future must prevent Mon-El from meeting Sodam Yat the Green Lantern from Daxam known as Ion for the sake of tomorrow. And General Lane rolls out his plan to ensnare our hero by lining up a vicious crew of villains but to do this, Steel must fall. It's a wild ride setting up next month's crossover event in the SUPERMAN books!

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Aug 4, 2009

    The only other good thing about this issue, other than the focus on Steel (who many fans, including myself, would like to see much more of, Im sure), is Perezs art. He fills in well for Guedes, although Ive become accustomed to Guedes pencils with their sweeping panoramic outdoor views and epic drawings of heroes in flight. Perez does an excellent job though covering a wide range of characters from Atlas to Steel to Sodam Yat. Read Full Review

  • 5.9
    IGN - Dan Phillips Jul 29, 2009

    Much of James Robinson's run on Superman has felt disjointed and extremely odd in places, with the writer dancing around a number of tangential plot lines and characters, in some cases even abandoning certain stories and players for whole arcs at a time. Superman #690 dials that awkwardness up to eleven, leaving one with the impression that Robinson hasn't exactly planned out his story all that thoroughly. It's hard to believe that the man who so masterfully told the story of Jack Knight is also responsible for this clunky mess. Maybe he's still shaking off the cobwebs from his long hiatus from writing comics? Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jul 30, 2009

    For a book that's supposed to be starring Mon-El for a year while Superman is in "World of New Krypton," this latest "Superman" comes across particularly odd since Mon-El himself is barely here. At least it does move things forward with Robinson's other stories, but in the end this feels like Robinson's just stalling until next month's crossover. I'm not entirely sure that's the right call. Read Full Review

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