Superman #17

Superman #17

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Kenneth Rocafort Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 6, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 2
4.1Critic Rating
5.5User Rating

The startling conclusion of HEL ON EARTH! Its the final fight with HEl and to win, one of the team will have to make a fatal sacrifice! The shocks continue as the all-new Oracleappears!

  • 7.5
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Mar 9, 2013

    Kenneth Rocafort's art is perfectly suited for this sort of storytelling. He's become one of my absolute favorite artists and his work here has been exceptional. As much as earlier artists like Curt Swan and later artists like John Byrne and Dan Jurgens presented definitive and iconic depictions of Superman for their particular eras, I do think Rocafort is well on his way to becoming the iconic Superman artist for *this* era. At least, in my eyes. I hope he stays on for while, as well as Lobdell. While the earlier part of this review makes it sound as if I didn't enjoy this issue, I actually *did* like it a lot. Despite mishandling Supergirl for the majority of the story, he did sort of set things right in the end. His Superman is phenomenal. For this reason, I give this issue a solid. Read Full Review

  • 4.7
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Mar 6, 2013

    While the plot is in disrepair, Kenneth Rocafort at least finishes things out solid enough. There are several atypical paneling layouts that confuse the flow of the story, but other than that it reads pretty well from a visual standpoint. He does a good job depicting the epic scale and majesty of the Oracle, which is almost enough to make you forget how pointless the ominous figure ends up being to the actual story. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 11, 2013

    Combining all this with a surprisingly complicated sci-fi plot (all of it is just geek-speak for "H'el's going to blow up the world!"), and this is definitely a tough book to make sense of, let alone a book that makes you root for Clark Kent as a hero. To be honest, even with his name on the cover, this doesn't even really feel like Superman's story. What once started as a new Bizarro story has taken on its own new identity, but Superman has become so convoluted and scatterbrained that only diehard fans of Lobdell or Rocafort's work need apply. And believe me"that's a lose-lose for everybody. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Mar 8, 2013

    I think I have laid out my concerns about the inconsistent plot points and characterization enough not to reiterate. I am glad this story is done. Because at least it is done. Read Full Review

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