Superman #22

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Eddy Barrows Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 24, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
6.5Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

Confronted with a Psi War, Superman falls before one of its leaders, the H.I.V.E. queen!

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jul 26, 2013

    As for art, I love this sort of anti-pieta. Sure it looks like Michaelangelo's Pieta. But that is one evil looking Queen Bee. And I doubt she is supposed to be comforting/mourning Superman. It is a dark reflection of the classic Pieta and that works here. So overall an entertaining issue on all levels. The PsiWar plot proceeds with Hammond and HIVE duking it out. We get some quality Clark/Cat moments. We learn Brainiac is enmeshed in this whole thing. And the art was solid throughout. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Jul 24, 2013

    Superman points out how all of his powers mean little against a psychic threat, and he's not wrong. Those are the kinds of Superman stories I love -- where he's got to get creative -- so I'm actually intrigued to see how he handles this. The twist in the end comes out of nowhere, but I didn't mind because it was entertaining and left me guessing as to what happens next. It's been no secret that this series has left me disappointed time and time again, so hopefully this will be the start of a string of high quality issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Jeremy Matcho Jul 24, 2013

    Superman has been the most consistent of the books in the Superman family. Action and Superman Unchained have bigger names writing them, but this is the most fun out of all three of them, with art that is just as exciting. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Jul 28, 2013

    Without giving anything away, there's definitely something coming that I'm excited to see unfold. Praise Grant Morrison all you want, but he can't touch Superman with anything comprehensible or entertaining. And I'm glad DC's giving a better writer a chance to bring one of Superman's most powerful enemies back for a more appropriate story arc. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Daren Taveras Jul 26, 2013

    Although Superman #22 has a great deal of action, the parts preceding those scenes deflated. With the possible exit of Kenneth Rocafort, it may be harder for readers to dive into Superman. That being said, the next issue in the Superman series promises a wide scale fight, the likes of which we have yet to see. Read Full Review

  • 5.2
    Comic Addicts - Akshay Dhar Jul 30, 2013

    Kudos DC, kudos to you for yet again turning a Superman story to garbage. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jul 24, 2013

    "Superman" #22 was a book that I'd been looking forward to since last month's issue, so this is definitely a bit of a stumble. There are enough little bits here and there that I'm not giving up hope yet, and I would like to see what happens when Lobdell and Barrows can collaborate on a story together right from the start rather than mid-stream. Still, this issue could have been a lot better. Read Full Review

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