Superman #27

Superman #27

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Kenneth Rocafort Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 29, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 4
4.4Critic Rating
5.5User Rating

The Parasite can't be stopped-and he hungers for the power that Lois Lane possesses. Is there anything The Man of Steel can do, or will he lose his best friend? The answer will surprise you!

  • 6.1
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jan 29, 2014

    Ed Benes's art is the best thing about this issue. His highly-detailed style fills every page and panel with flying debris, fire and muscle. Parasite looks fantastic, a giant purple hulk that dominates every scene. That said, there is a bit too much black, a heavy-inked look that overshadows many otherwise great moments. Peter Pantazis colors are bright and poppy, so it would be nice if that ink was scaled back some, if the colors had more room. Regardless, Superman #27 is a handsome comic book, it's just a shame so much of that art is covered by excess narration and monologues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Jan 29, 2014

    Parasite is one of Supermans better and more threatening villains and Lobdell used him pretty well. The cameo at the end of the issue could lead into the next story line, which is pretty exciting. This was a decent issue, heres hoping the next arc can be as good or better. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Daren Taveras Jan 29, 2014

    Superman #27 is an overall better issue than its predecessor, but not by much. With dialogue that harkens back to 90s animated puns, sloppy handling of multiple characters, and a topic thoroughly beaten to death, Superman is having a difficult start to the New Year. Although the artwork has improved, nothing else makes this issue shine on the comic stands. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Feb 1, 2014

    Superman #27 is not a good read.  It's nice to look at, but man is it bogged down by narration and nonsense.  Superman shouldn't come off as a jerk, but that's what he is here.  A selfish jerk. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Feb 3, 2014

    So this is an awful issue. Superman is an egotistical ruffian, risking Lois' life, risking the lives of everyone in the hospital, thinking only of himself. And the art is the roughest I have ever seen of Ed Benes. It is hard to believe that the parts of this issue that raise the grade are Cat Grant and General Lane! I can't believe I just typed that! Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jan 30, 2014

    The Parasite had the potential to be an interesting foe after the last issue, but Scott Lobdell and artist Ed Benes opt to make him a roaring pile of purple puss with a wholly inconsistent power set. Read Full Review

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