Superman #19

Superman #19

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Kenneth Rocafort Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 24, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
6.6Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

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  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Stephen Mitchell Apr 24, 2013

    This book is a must have if youve been reading Superman already, I dont need to tell you that because you already understand how great Lobdell and Rocafort have been together. But if you havent been reading, and are looking for a place to jump on board, this is a great place to start. With new villains, old villains and hints of things to come this book is setting you up for a great future run. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Apr 26, 2013

    After months and months of basically complaining about Superman, I was thrilled to finish this issue and feel entertained and satisfied. This was a well-paced issue, opening with some action, showing some good (if addled) character development, and ending with a good cliffhanger. As I said before, it is hard to know just how much to make of all the odd conversations in the party ... but I think that something is there. At the very least, I get the sense that Clark and Lois still have intense feelings for each other even if they aren't openly admitting it to each other. And Kenneth Rocafort really crushes it here. The art throughout the book just sizzles. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Jeremy Matcho Apr 24, 2013

    This issue will hopefully be the start of a trend for Lobdell. It was honestly just a fun issue of Superman with excellent artwork by Rocafort. This issue also ends with a decent cliffhanger. Lobdell has the opportunity to have a nice streak going here if he can deliver on the rest of the arc. Heres hoping he can. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 25, 2013

    For some, Scott Lobdell's writing might be jarring as he jumps from a super-powered intro to a soap operatic middle and end, but I found it to be actually kind of fun, albeit with some awkward dialogue to buoy the lighter tone. Not a bad book, but also not nearly as satisfying as that cover would imply. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Apr 24, 2013

    Not helping matters, Kenneth Rocafort's art has seen better days. He uses an atypical paneling style that isolates stylized panel shapes with excess white space. I see what he's going for, but all that white space adds up, making it feel like you're not getting the full 20 pages that you paid $2.99 for. There's also not enough to differentiate between his Lois and Wonder Woman. The whole switcheroo gag fell flat because I wasn't even aware that it was Lois in the costume. So actually, Clark saying it out loud was a good thing for once. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    PopMatters - Jay Mattson Apr 30, 2013

    Superman #19 is another in a long list of examples of why not to read Scott Lobdell's work. Unlike, say, Batman or Justice League Dark or…really most of the other titles throughout the New 52, Superman doesn't feel like a cohesive series under Lobdell's hand. It's like there isn't any plan. Each issue feels like a separate story that just so happens to have connecting factors, instead of reading like an ongoing narrative, which is what comic books are supposed to do. Read Full Review

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