Superman #4

Writer: George Perez Artist: Jesus Merino Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 28, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 5
5.7Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

Discover the origin of the new foes who have been making The Man of Steel's life so painful and chaotic lately. What are their ties to the current ACTION COMICS epic? Plus, Lois Lane uncovers a tragic secret from Superman's past!

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jan 3, 2012

    But just why would Superman create these things? And why doesn't he remember doing it? And why such violent and malevolent entities? Unless they have outgrown what his original programming was and have become self-aware. While the fights scenes with these things have been well done, this origin piece is the most interesting things about these characters. Overall, this arc for me has been more up than down. The supporting cast stuff, the action scenes, even this reveal of the 'Eradicators' have all been solid. The story has been dense in a good way. And Jesus Merino brings a sort of scratchy sensibility to Perez' layouts. The only downside has been this theme of people not trusting Superman or wanting him around. It's time to put that plotline back into the store room and move on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jan 2, 2012

    While I look forward to what Keith Giffen and Dan Jurgens have in store for the Man of Steel, I will miss George Perez's non-take on the character and his confidantes. He created a rich world for Superman to soar in. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Dec 28, 2011

    We're getting closer to finding out what all the recent alien invasions have been about. We're still learning about the new residents and supporting characters in Metropolis and it's going to be interesting to see why new additions were made instead of using past characters. Lois seems to be maturing as she's become more responsible but Clark has a slacker feel to him. This issue finally breaks away from the formula of a strange alien attacking Metropolis and Superman and then being defeated right after spouting alien gibberish. There is more revealed but it's all building up to the arc's conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 29, 2011

    Unlike a fine wine, "Superman" has not improved with age, either in the comic or in the real world. Perez has written a lot of excellent comics over the years, but this doesn't feel like one of his finer hours. At this point, I'm ready to just wait until Keith Giffen and Dan Jurgens join Jesus Merino in "Superman" #7. This was a nice idea for a creative team, but it's just not gelling. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Crave Online - Blair Marnell Jan 3, 2012

    I don't even know what this is anymore, but it's not Superman. Read Full Review

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