Superman #2

Writer: George Perez Artist: Jess Merino Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 26, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 8
7.1Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

The all-new adventures of Superman continue! Everyone can see the new villain who's attacking Superman except The Man of Steel! How can he stop a threat that none of his super-senses can detect? Meanwhile, a Daily Planet reporter starts digging up some dirt on Superman, including a secret that could ruin him forever!

  • 9.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Nov 9, 2011

    I like receiving my comics in the mail through the subscription service offered by DC Comics, but it certainly sucks to have to wait two to three weeks to get them. However, I'm greatly looking forward to seeing where this story arc goes and why alien monsters are targetting Superman, as well as watching Lois and Clark's relationship blossom while General Lane's bigoted hatred towards Superman grow over time. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Oct 27, 2011

    Let's hope Perez's respect for tradition isn't why he's leaving the book after issue 6, to be replaced by Dan Jurgens and Keith Giffen. We were told at New York Comic-Con that Perez had a different project he was more jazzed about and might just not have had enough in the tank to keep going on Superman. Let's hope it was his choice, and not because he wasn't kewl and New 52 edgy-new enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Outer Realm Comics - Kieran McCaffray Jan 22, 2012

    Story: I love it. I love the way it builds from issue 1, I love the idea of the invisible attacker and the way that Lois helps Superman to defeat it and I love the way it raises more questions about past and future events. I can't get enough of this new Superman arc. I only wish he still had his pants! 5/5 Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 31, 2011

    My enjoyment of Superman has certainly been strained the last few years for good reason, but I was in the camp that wasn't sold on the modern approach used in the Superman: Earth One OGN. The younger Superman in Action Comics hasn't won me over yet, but I'm coming to like this incarnation of Superman (including his uniform) and what I find at the end of this issue is that I do want more, which is a good sign. The character is certainly similar yet different from his pre-Flashpoint self but there were definitely a lot of problems to be dealt with from so many years of writers, stories and events. This issue covers a fair bit of ground, plays in some predictable moments such as with the General, and continues to introduce different challenges for him that are part of a larger problem but invariably help to expand what Metropolis is like in this new world. It's fun, straightforward and definitely enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Oct 28, 2011

    So I don't know if all this hand-wringing angst is a good way to go with the initial arc of a new Superman. It is almost the anti-thesis of the young hero in Action. That guy seems confident, eager to help, and full of vitality. This one seems one insult away from crying. Only in the fight scene did I get a sense of Superman, the hero. Still, the big action sequence overshadowed these brief scenes showing an emotionally vulnerable Superman. The bigger part of this book was a fun romp. Now if only this weepy stuff can go away. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    A Comic Book Blog - T. A. Ewart Nov 2, 2011

    P. S. The new costume still hasn't caught on with me, and it's not going to. I prefer not to see the crack in Superman's arse. It's nice that they solved the dubious Clark Kent disguise: glasses and hair slicked back. Ha! Slick the hair forward. Yeah, that's it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Oct 31, 2011

    George Perez plants Superman in a world that closely resembles ours. The media is everywhere. However, Superman's lucky in having the fully liberated Lois Lane at its head. His constant ally, she ultimately gives Superman the edge. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Oct 26, 2011

    The art and color are good to see. In a Superman comic, you have to have a high level of detail and we get it here. Brian Buccellato's colors really enhance the scenes and adds a great layer in showing the city lights reflecting during the night as well as capturing just the right mood when the action goes below the surface. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Poet Mase Oct 26, 2011

    In Superman #2, the questions mount with respect to the greater threat facing Superman and its relationship to Krypton, and the interpersonal relationships become more defined. It can be a bit frustrating that Perez is taking his time revealing his larger purpose, but we're given a solid story in the meantime. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 30, 2011

    George Prez and Jess Merino are delivering a fun Superman story with a twist of a mystery and a bit of adventure, but they're doing it with a very mopey Superman. The challenges they've brought to the Man of Steel to this point have been interesting enough to actually allow some doubt and surprise to creep in, but in the end, this is a Superman comic. You're going to get everything you expect, just to varying degrees. For one, I'm enjoying this book and look forward to how this all pulls together for Superman and the denizens of Metropolis. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Oct 31, 2011

    Im not nearly hyperbolic enough to call this the best Superman run in years, not after only two issues, but those two issues have presented to us a very solid foundation that makes me believe that Superman, in the world of the New 52, is in very good hands. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 27, 2011

    A rather drab read, pulling out all manner of dynamics and plotlines we've seen way too often before"frequently with these very characters in this very title. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Nov 3, 2011

    Maybe Im just a little too old-fashioned, or too much of a Superman purist, but a casual sex Lois just seems like too much of a drastic change from how Lois has been portrayed over the decades. This is sad, because I really was starting to learn to live with, and slightly warm to, the DCnU changes to my favorite superhero. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Oct 28, 2011

    Superman is responsible for my love of comic books so it pains me to write what I'm about to write but please, don't waste your money on this issue. This story is trying too hard to be different and fresh and it has left me disillusioned with my childhood hero. Read Full Review

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