Superman #39

Superman #39

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Klaus Janson, John Romita Jr. Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 18, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 15
8.7Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

This emotional story reveals a rarely seen side of The Man of Steel as an ordinary person, as the super-star team of Geoff Johns, John Romita, Jr. and Klaus Janson continue their epic run on the series!This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Mar 18, 2015

    We've seen Superman do some amazing feats but sometimes you need to step back and appreciate the little things. With Superman temporarily powerless, Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr. get to remind us that Superman is more than just about a guy with amazing powers. With this slight exploration into who he is and what makes his so super, we also have some more on Superman revealing his identity plus some more Daily Planet action. After all the action and craziness in the last few issues, it's great to be able to catch our breaths and to be reminded how human this Kryptonian can be. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Mar 18, 2015

    Superman #39 is the epilogue to Geoff Johns’ run and you have to go in thinking about that. There aren’t any grand moment or big twists. This is a small-scaled story about a powerless Superman’s day. Though, this issue strives because of Johns’ powerful understanding of the Man of Steel and the love he shows for the character. If you’re a fan of Superman, this is an issue that you must read. It has so much about the character that I love in one of the best moments I have ever read from a Superman comic. Goodbye Geoff Johns, I’m going to miss you. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Daniel Kalban Mar 20, 2015

    Who knew that to show the fans what makes Superman truly a hero was to make him a mortal for the day. Johns ends his terrific run with a great character piece back up with terrific art by Romita, Jensen, and Hi-Fi. With massive changes to be seen post Convergence, it will be interesting to see what will happen next to Superman. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Mar 23, 2015

    Anyways, stories like this are few and far between these days, a rest issue showcasing the character of Superman. While old timers like me remember this selfless Superman who emphasized the Clark within him, we haven't seen this too much recently. Of course, I loved it. This issue was the highlight of Johns' brief run for me. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 21, 2015

    I'm still not convinced that Clark should be going around revealing his identity like that - but if you can't trust your best friend, who can you trust? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Mar 19, 2015

    Geoff Johns' final issue on the series is a well written analyzation of what makes Superman Superman Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Mar 19, 2015

    "Superman" #39 is a fantastic close to this chapter of Superman's life. Geoff Johns has taken the Man of Tomorrow and distilled him to the parts that make him great. Though Romita Jr. and Janson are sticking around to maintain visual consistency, Romita Jr.'s next issue and post-"Convergence" stories do have some large shoes to fill. If they approach it the same way Superman approaches his humanity -- with confidence and humble curiosity -- then the Man of Tomorrow will be in great hands. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Mar 23, 2015

    Superman #39 is a fit companion piece to Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder's marvelous Action Comics #40; they're two books that take a necessary (and refreshing) detour in order to explore the many facets to the Man of Steel. Mark this month for the history books, kids: March 2015 was a great time to be a Superman fan. (Quite possibly the best in years.) Let's just hope that the creative Super-teams of the future " whoever they may be - always remember this essential truth: Epics and sagas are always welcome, but it is vital that they bring our hero down to Earth, even if it's only for a moment. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    The Latest Pull - Nate Stout Mar 18, 2015

    This issue is the aftermath of Johns' "The Men of Tomorrow" arc. While that arc was less than stellar on its own, if this issue did anything, it proved that Geoff Johns understands Superman. This is some of Johns' finest writing for Superman in the New 52. The dialog was very good, feeling natural and fluid. It was an issue entirely devoted to Superman's character and it hit all the right notes. He showed compassion and a desire to protect people, even when he isn't faster than a speeding bullet. By the end of it, I was saying, "Yes, this is Superman." Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Mar 18, 2015

    This is the end of the storyline, so those who have been reading it have no reason not to. This was a well-crafted narrative with excellent imagery that captures the essence of the Kryptonian. Id recommend picking up the single issues to jump on this, but waiting for the trade isnt a bad option either. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Mar 19, 2015

    Superman losing his powers isn't anything new, but Superman #39 shows us a Kal-El that has rarely looked more human. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 18, 2015

    Unfortunately, this isn't Romita's strongest issue. His pencils (as well as Klaus Janson's inks) seem a bit looser and blockier, which hinders the scenes that hinge on dialogue and facial work (i.e. - most of the book). The general storytelling is as fluid as ever, but the execution isn't quite there. I'm looking forward to the Convergence hiatus giving Romita a bit more breathing room and allowing him to come back strong with the book's new writer. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 18, 2015

    As far as interludes go, Superman #39 is a pretty good one. We've got lasting changes to the lead character, a neat new dynamic for writers to play upon, and most importantly, you inject some much-needed humanity to an invincible alien powerhouse with an Arctic bachelor pad who happens to be hooking up with the beautiful demi-goddess of war. Sometimes you need to walk among human beings to remind yourself of what you have in common with them. And in this instance, a day of being grounded might not be such a bad thing for Superman after all. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 18, 2015

    This was a nice little issue that shows everyone that even without powers, Superman is still a hero. Sure, it's not earth shattering or even that original, but it was a nice diversion.  Unfortunately, that kind of spells out what Geoff Johns' run on this book was as well.  Instead of epic, we got nice. Read Full Review

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