Superman #711

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski, Chris Roberson Artist: Eddy Barrows Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 11, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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Superman meets Sin City as the "Grounded" storyline takes The Man of Steel to Las Vegas! But waiting there for Superman is an out-of-control Livewire, who has become more powerful and erratic than ever. Can Superman (with the help of Jimmy Olsen) shut her down before she shuts all of Vegas down, and more important, is Superman somehow responsible for her condition?

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj May 12, 2011

    Still, that ending was like music to my ears. And it was just another step towards Superman becoming Superman again. And another step towards the end of 'Grounded'. I think it is supposed to end with Superman #714. So Roberson does it again. Superman has a wacky adventure with Jimmy Olsen, reconnects with a piece of his past (even if it is the goofy electric suit), and discusses compassion and acceptance and forgiveness. That sounds like Superman. It amazes me the 180 that this arc has taken; it really is a tremendous reclamation job. I hope the trend continues ... and I can't wait to see the Lois reconciliation issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    A Comic Book Blog - T. A. Ewart May 18, 2011

    The biggest problem I had was with the ending, which in light of what occurred in Action Comics 900, seems like a hat-in-hand apology on Superman's behalf, for an action that wasn't his own to begin with. Action 900 should have been a celebration of the character, and instead it made a mess that Roberson has to lend a hand to tidy, and "Grounded" was enough of a mess all ready. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 11, 2011

    One thing this issue certainly has going for it is the return of Eddy Barrows. Thankfully, Barrows' work is more attractive and consistent than it has been since the art shifts began plaguing this storyline. Between his cinematic art and a simplistic but not unenjoyable script, Superman #611 is a marked improvement over recent issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen May 16, 2011

    Roberson does his best to offer good Superman adventures in spite of the limitations of the story arc he has to work with, but you still can't help feeling underwhelmed. Read Full Review

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