Superman Annual #14
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Superman Annual #14

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Javier Pina Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 19, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 2
7.4Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

Since Superman freed him from the Phantom Zone, Mon-El has spent all his time learning about Earth and its diverse cultures. But how much does he really know about Daxam, the homeworld he fled years ago? A gift from the Legionnaire Tellus allows Mon-El to explore the ancient history of Daxam from its founding as a Kryptonian colony to its connection to the Mayans of Earth to its bloody civil war. Join Mon-El as he discovers that the planet he always believed to be peaceful and dull is actually anything but.

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Aug 19, 2009

    Again, the current storylines in the Superman Family of books, and their annuals, continue to bring readers top notch stories and fantastic art. With the appearances recently of Superman in his classic suit, and back in action on Earth, while still continuing the World of New Krypton saga, and crossing it over into Blackest Night with Blackest Night: Superman; DC Comics is showing us that they can pull off a multi-layered and massive crossover, sometimes two at a time, and still deliver great stories and art. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Dan Phillips Aug 19, 2009

    If Superman Annual #14 is any indication, Robinson is just as capable and as individualistic a writer as ever. If the upcoming third issue of Cry for Justice didn't have part of me cringing in anticipation, I might even be comfortable claiming that the talent behind Starman was officially back in action. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Aug 24, 2009

    Its all a very complicated way of saying that Lar is by nature an explorer, an open-minded one at that, but the tale has mythological resonance. Pinas art is ideally suited to the story, creating beautiful Daxamites, recognizable extraterrestrial races from DCs lore in nascent developmental stages, and a suitably noble and heroic Lar at different stages of his life. Its just kind of funny that Mon-El turns out to be a little more human than Kal-El himself can ever be. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Aug 22, 2009

    This is a fine issue, overall, cleanly presented by Robinson and artist Javier Pina. But it's probably of little interest to anyone who's not already a fan of Mon-El. Or a fan of Daxam highlight reels. Read Full Review

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